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Hosts: Karen Williams, Garrett Glaser.  Featured guests: Marian Stone, Michael Jenkins, Pat Schroeder, Bob Hattoy, Nancy Pelosi, Paul Wellstone, David Mixner, Larry Kramer, Martina Navratilova, Tim McFeeley, Urvashi Vaid, Jesse Jackson, Doug Stevens and the Outband, Holly Near, Betty, Lea DeLaria, Kate Clinton, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Romanovsky & Phillips, Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge, Patti Austin, RuPaul, Judith Light, Kathy Najimy, Cybill Shepherd, Ian McKellen, Lorna Luft.

Summary: The first season concludes with an entire episode devoted to the March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay, and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation, a large political rally that took place in Washington, D.C. on April 25, 1993. Organizers estimated one million attended the March. Karen Williams and Garrett Glaser host the coverage, with clips of celebrities, dancing, marchers, politicians, and organization leaders. One segment spotlights gay civil rights organizations, and the President Clinton's Support segment includes an interview with Bob Hattoy and a speech from Nancy Pelosi. Other speeches include Senator Paul Wellstone, David Mixner, Larry Kramer, Martina Navratilova, Tim McFeeley and Urvashi Vaid. More highlights include a "One in Ten" art exhibit about AIDS, a Harvey Milk memorial, a vigil at the Holocaust Museum, a choir singing, a mass wedding and a same-sex parents meeting. Entertainment clips include musical and stand-up comedy performances, with surprise performances from Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge, Patti Austin, and RuPaul. The episode features archival footage for a history of activism segment. Celebrity supporters shown in this episode include Judith Light, Martina Navratilova, Melissa Etheridge, Sir Ian McKellen, Kathy Najimy, Cybill Sherpherd and Lorna Luft.

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19:58 - 20:37: RuPaul, "Supermodel."

Host: Lea DeLaria.  Featured guests: Janis Ian, Georgia Ragsdale, Kate Clinton, Bob Hattoy, Sherrie Harris, Cal Anderson, Roberta Achtenberg, David Dinkins, Mike Lowry, Norm Rice, Seattle Men's Chorus, Diane Schuur, Harvey Fierstein, Jimmy Somerville.

Summary: The first episode of season two begins with an introduction featuring Lea DeLaria and parade marchers. Stand-up comedy performances feature Georgia Ragsdale and Kate Clinton. The Pride Politicians segment includes speeches by and interviews with LGBT-friendly political figures. A folk music performance is followed by people joking about their gay pets. Next, a musical tribute to Cole Porter features the Seattle Men's Chorus performing "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," followed by Harvey Fierstein and Diane Schuur performing a duet of "Love for Sale." The Back to Stonewall segment features Lea DeLaria at the old location of Stonewall, where she introduces clips of people at Pride events worldwide. Among other Pride clips are women singing, organizations and occupations marching, and family members of gays and lesbians. Lea DeLaria then gives a brief introduction about Bronski Beat, followed by Jimmy Somerville singing "When the Boy in Your Arms (Is the Boy in Your Heart)."

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3:50 - 7:31: Janis Ian, "At Seventeen"

Host: Katherine Linton.  Correspondents: Bill Britt, Liz Abzug, Greg Watt, Miguel Arenas.  Featured guests: Neil Meron, Craig Zadan, Judith Light, Margarethe Cammermeyer, Melissa Etheridge, Lea DeLaria, Marjorie Hill, Barney Frank, Betty Shabbazz, Paula Ettelbrick, Terry McKeon, Ann Quinn, Scott Davenport, Tim Fisher, Doug Robinson, Michael Elsasser, Roberta Stokes, Jacqué Dupreé, Terry Boggis, Charles Busch, Eduardo Valoria, Lizbet Gispert Oliva, Lazaro Chavez, Odaymara Cuesta Rousseaux, Osbel Suarez Breijo, Andrix Gudin Williams, April Martin, Barbara Smith, Thomas Glave, Donald Suggs, Buju Banton, Brand Nubian, Cornel West, Reverend Jones, Michael Franti, Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Keith Randolph Smith, Calvin Trillin, Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne, Kevin McDonough, Ivy Young, Esther Kopkind.

Summary: The first segment, Television Focus, is about the TV movie Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (starring Glenn Close, and executive produced by Barbra Streisand), and includes clips of the movie and interviews with producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, Judith Light, Margarethe Kammermeyer, Melissa Etheridge and Lea DeLaria.  Next, the Neighborhood Focus segment features a discussion of the similarities and differences between the African-American civil rights movement and the gay rights movement, with interviews with Dr. Marjorie Hill, Representative Barney Frank, Dr. Betty Shabazz, Paula Ettelbrick (Empire State Pride Agenda).  The first of three Family Album: Gay Families segments features interviews with gay families, and more interviews air later in the episode, including author April Martin.  Greg Watt introduces the Theater Spotlight segment, which covers You Should Be So Lucky, starring writer/actor Charles Busch and includes clips of the play and interview with Busch.  Following this segment is International Focus with correspondent Miguel Arenas, which covers Cuba featuring interviews with gays and lesbians in Cuba and clips from the film Fresa y Chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate).  This episode's Celebrity ID segment features writer and actor Quentin Crisp.  Segment Black LGBT History includes the Schomburg Center's recognition of Langston Hughes, a discussion between author Barbara Smith and writer Thomas Glave about Bayard Rustin.  The Documentary segment includes an interview with director Isaac Julien, followed by a clip from his film, The Darker Side of Black, which discusses homophobia in hip-hop, and includes Donald Suggs (GLAAD), Buju Banton, Brand Nubian, Professor Cornel West, Rev. Zachary Jones, songwriter Michael Franti and Language of Violence by Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.  Greg Watt introduces a second Theater Spotlight segment, which covers the play Holiday Heart, directed by Tazewell Thompson, and includes interviews with Thompson and Keith Randolph Smith, as well as rehearsal footage featuring Smith and Afi McClendon.  A memorial service at Rockefeller University for journalist and author Andrew "Andy" Kopkind includes, among others, writers Calvin Trillin, Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne.  The show concludes with clips and the music video Language of Violence by Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.

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25:02: Film clip from Strawberry and Chocolate (1993).
52:41 - 54:05: Fred Astaire, "They Can't Take That Away From Me."
54:29 - 55:37: The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, "Language of Violence."

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Paris Barclay, Mitchell Anderson, Lisa Kron, Lea DeLaria, Everett Quinton, Sir Ian McKellen.

Summary: The episode begins with a spotlight on hate crimes and the Matthew Shepard murder. The episode's A Day in the Life segment profiles television director Paris Barclay. The Out Actors Speak Out segment features Mitchell Anderson, Lisa Kron, Lea DeLaria, and Everett Quinton. A medical segment covers breakthroughs in lesbian health care, and the next segment focuses on innovative AIDS fundraising approaches. The next segment is about James Whale and the film, Gods and Monsters. The episode also features a recap of Gay Games V in Amsterdam. Ian McKellen provides this episode's celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Lea DeLaria, Stockard Channing, Irene Monroe, Paula Vogel, Marga Gomez, Paul Rudnick.

Summary: The first segment covers Judy Garland's death and its relation to the Stonewall riots, followed by two bumpers about Stonewall featuring Lea DeLaria and Stockard Channing. The Project YES segment is about a Miami gay youth support group. This episode's A Day in the Life segment is about Irene Monroe. The next segment covers the PIGS animal sanctuary, while the theater spotlight features playwright Paula Vogel. Clips from the In the Life archives feature Marga Gomez and coverage of Stonewall 25. Paul Rudnick provides this episode's celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Dr. Kate O'Hanlan, Lea DeLaria.

Summary: The first segment is about sex in the age of AIDS, and the second segment is a profile of Dr. Kate O'Hanlan. The theater spotlight is about Oscar Wilde and Lea DeLaria, who also provides the episode's celebrity ID. The next segment covers a gay German history exhibit. The In the Line of Fire segment looks at the Promise Keepers organization, with footage of and reactions to their rally in Washington, DC. The spotlight on TV covers Ellen's coming out episode, while the next segment examines the media's coverage of serial killer Andrew Cunanan. The episode also features tributes to Tom Stoddard and Allen Ginsberg.

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