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Tag: John Bartlett

Host: John Bartlett. Featured guests: Jonathan Capehart, Sharon Smith, Harvey Fierstein, Dan Butler, Rachel True, Dirk Shafer, Paris Barclay, Beth Anthony, Arthur Dong.

Summary: The first episode of season eleven begins with a segment about Sharon Smith's fight for same-sex spousal rights after her partner, Diane Whipple, was killed in a dog attack in San Francisco. The Real to Reel segment profiles the film, Family Fundamentals, and interviews filmmaker Arthur Dong. The next segment spotlights gay and lesbian churches in Los Angeles and Dallas. The Out & About segment covers seven gay couples in New Jersey, Bill T. Jones, a rainbow flag exhibit, and the Gay Games in Sydney. The Hairspray segment looks at the Broadway musical. Harvey Fierstein talks about voting in this episode's Out Takes segment. Dan Butler, Rachel True, Dirk Shafer and Paris Barclay provide historical PSAs in this episode, and Beth Anthony provides the Celebrity ID.

Host: E. Lynn Harris.  Featured guests: Lesley Gore, Ann Bannon, Harvey Fierstein, Pamela Sneed, Lisa Kron, John Bartlett, Chris Rice, Kelly Ripa.

Summary: The episode begins with a look at the history of gay and lesbian community centers and places, particularly New York City's Center Spaces. Next, special guest correspondent Lesley Gore profiles pulp fiction writer Ann Bannon. The next segment is about tension between the gay rights movement and the Christian Coalition in Maine. Another segment presents a gentrification conflict in the Boys Town section of Chicago, and then spotlights Decatur, Georgia, a lesbian-friendly suburb of Atlanta. The Eco-Challenge is a Subaru-sponsored segment in which gay and lesbian teams compete in Fiji. Harvey Fierstien's Out Takes segment is titled "The Date and I." Pamela Sneed, Lisa Kron, John Bartlett and Chris Rice provide historical PSAs during the episode, and Kelly Ripa provides the celebrity ID.

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51:48 - 53:12: Petula Clark, "Downtown"

Host: Denis O'Hare.  Featured guests: John Bartlett, Pamela Sneed, Bev Ditsie, Patricia Clarkson, Harvey Fierstein, Billie Jean King, Wilson Cruz, Martina Navratilova.

Summary: In the first segment, John Bartlett covers the HIV-positive modeling agency Proof Positive. The next segment features Pamela Sneed taking a close look at LGBT nursing home options. The Real to Reel segment spotlights Simon and I, Bev Ditsie's documentary about South African AIDS activist Simon Nkoli. The next segment discusses gay harassment in high school, and Patricia Clarkson covers the Broadway play, Take Me Out. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes segment is titled "Gay Pride Day." Billie Jean King, Wilson Cruz and Martina Navratilova provide historical PSAs throughout the episode.

Note: Some audio content removed due to copyright restrictions.
54:53 - 55:22: Dolly Parton, "Light of a Clear Blue Morning"

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