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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."

Hosts: Katherine Linton, Garrett Glaser.  Featured guests: Mimi Bowling, Molly McGarry, Martin Duberman, Joan Nestle, Lee Grant, Pete Seeger, Serkan Altan, Meg Satterthwaite, Mark Unger, Stockard Channing, John Loprieno, Judy Nelson, Dave Lohse, Rick Peterson, Bruce Hayes, Rene Oldrich, Jack Hilovsky, Bruce Gallard-Grant, John Breckenridge, Lisa Meyer, Gary Riese, David Fazio, Collette Francel, Kate Bornstein, Charles Busch, Bill T. Jones, the Flirtations, Petula Clark, Ian McKellen, Kate Clinton, Sandra Bernhard, Suzy Berger, Bob Smith, Nathan Lane, Chita Rivera, Ellen Carton, Lidell Jackson, Sue Hyde, Reverend Zachary Jones, Tim McFeeley, Joy Tomchin, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, Krishna Stone, Jeanne Manford, Masaki Shiomi, Hunter Reynolds, David Marshall Grant, Peri Jude Radecic, Morris Knight, Suzy Byrne, Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers.

Summary: The second season concludes with an episode devoted to the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. The hosts introduce the episode with a discussion about pre- and post-Stonewall life for gays and lesbians. The first segment is about the New York Public Library's "Becoming Visible" exhibit, and features clips from the documentary, Before Stonewall. Brief spotlights on important moments in LGBT history occur throughout the episode. One segment discusses LGBT issues in Turkey. The Gay Games IV segment includes sports footage and interviews, along with performances and art from the Gay Games IV Cultural Festival. Notable LGBT figures profiled in this episode include Martina Navratilova, Harvey Fierstein and Audre Lorde. The theater spotlight features Ian McKellen in A Knight Out, followed by stand-up comedy routines. Many LGBT activists are interviewed in a segment focusing on the growth of gay and lesbian organizations. A segment on activism in the face of AIDS features the AIDS Memorial Dress, a performance clip from the play, The Normal Heart, and the 10th annual AIDS Candlelight March with a memorial service and burial. This is followed by speeches from Peri Jude Radecic, Morris Knight, Suzy Byrne, Stonewall veterans and Liza Minnelli.

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52:30 - 54:03: Liza Minnelli with the Women of the St. Cecilia Chorus, the New York Gay Mens Chorus, the Newark Boys Choir and Singers Forum, "The Day After That."

Host: Katherine Linton.  Correspondents: Jocelyn Taylor, Charles Busch, Darius de Haas.  Featured guests: Ad Melkert, Anna Leah Sarabia, Daphne Scholinski, Helen Zia, Patrick Swayze, Bruce Cohen, Wesley Snipes, Beeban Kidron, John Leguizamo, Jeff Roberson, John Epperson, Everett Quinton, Ira Siff, Heather MacDonald, Keith Christopher, Nedra Johnson, Tom McCormack, Charley Lang, Evan Wolfson, Paula Ettelbrick, Fred Hollister, Jewel Thais-Williams, Rue Thais-Williams.

Summary: The first episode of season four begins with a segment about the 4th World Conference on Women's Rights in Beijing, China, with a focus on international lesbian rights. The next segment is about the roots of L.A. activism, and includes the Mattachine Society and Daughters of Bilitis, followed by a look at drag films in the mainstream, particularly To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, along with a panel on drag. The In the Arts segment is about the documentary film, Ballot Measure 9, and the OUTMUSIC segment features Keith Christopher, Nedra Johnson and Tom McCormack. A second film segment is about the documentary short, Live to Tell, and the In the News segment provides an update on the gay marriage lawsuit in Hawaii first discussed in episode 307. The segment about L.A. help organizations covers centers for homeless gays and alcohol/addiction recovery, and also visits the Catch One Club, a gay disco that helps the local black community. Wesley Snipes provides this episode's Celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Dan Savage, Rue Thais-Williams, Jewel Thais-Williams, Jon Galluccio, Michael Galluccio, Susan Morabito, Kate Clinton.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts are taken from previously aired episodes 401, 804 and 902, featuring such figures as Dan Savage and Dee Mosbacher, and covering such topics as gay parenting, deaf LGBT couples, and the documentary, Straight from the Heart. It also features a segment about New York City's Father Mychal Judge. Los Angeles activists Rue and Jewel Thais-Williams are also profiled. Susan Morabito, Kate Clinton, and Jon and Michael Galluccio provide PSAs during the episode.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Virginia Apuzzo, Elizabeth Birch, Rich Tafel, David Mixner, Urvashi Vaid, Keith Boykin, Sabrina Sojourner, Gene Ulrich, Deborah A. Batts, Tammy Baldwin, Scott Seomin, Christian de la Huerta.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts are taken from previously aired episodes 502, 604, 705, 803, 905 and 1005, presenting a focus on LGBT leadership, including such figures as Virginia Apuzzo, Elizabeth Birch, Rich Tafel, Urvashi Vaid, David Mixner, Bayard Rustin, Sabrina Sojourner, Gene Ulrich, Deborah A. Batts and Tammy Baldwin. Historical PSAs are provided by Scott Seomin, Keith Boykin and Christian de la Huerta during the episode.

Featured guestsLady Bunny, Larry Kramer, Gilbert Baker.

Summary:  The episode begins with a segment about how the LGBT movement has developed in the forty years since the Stonewall Riots. The next segment focuses on early and modern pioneers of queer communication, from early independent press publications to blogs. Another segment is about LGBT youth service providers and issues related to today's young LGBT community. The A Conversation with… segment features Wigstock founder Lady Bunny and activist Larry Kramer discussing gays in the White House, the state of activism, and the importance of teaching LGBT history to future generations. Rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker is also profiled.

Related videos:

Lady Bunny interviews Larry Kramer [unedited]

Interview with Gilbert Baker [unedited]


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