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Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Margaret Cho, Michael Mayer, Gus Van Sant, Martina Navratilova.

Summary: The first episode of season eight begins with a segment about updated airline policies regarding same-sex partner benefits. The Out Actors Speak Out segment features Margaret Cho and Michael Mayer, and the next segment visits the Lesbian Herstory Archives in New York City. The theater spotlight features Chicago's About Face Theater Company, which focuses on LGBT arts. The next segment features footage of OutFest 1999, Gus Van Sant, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA), and a Human Rights Campaign dinner. The next segment is about gays in fraternities. LGBT teen films showcased in this episode include Edge of Seventeen, Get Real, Show Me Love, and But I'm a Cheerleader. The episode's A Day in the Life is a rebroadcast of the Peter Worth profile from episode 601. Martina Navratilova provides this episode's 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: Katherine Linton.Featured guests: Felicia Park-Rogers, Sal Piro, Susan Sarandon, Nancy Lanoue, Ann Bancroft, James Dale, E. Lynn Harris.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment covering the COLAGE organization and Felicia Park-Rogers in San Francisco. The next segment features Sal Piro and Susan Sarandon discussing The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and the In the News segment covers a pledge drive to protest an anti-LGBT website in Madison, WI. The next segment spotlights Nancy Lanoue and the Thousand Waves Martial Arts and Self-Defense Center in Chicago. The In the Arts segment covers the 25th anniversary of the San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, and looks at the films, The Adventures of Felix, Lost & Delirious and Kiss of the Spider Woman. The next segment looks at leather culture, and another spotlights explorer Ann Bancroft's Antarctic expedition. The Galluccio family and James Dale provide PSAs during the episode, and E. Lynn Harris provides the celebrity ID.

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