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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: 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: Charlene Colthran, Keith Boykin, Kay Shelby, Dirk Shafer, Ciprian Cucu, Troy Perry.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment comparing and contrasting African American civil rights and gay civil rights. The next segment features the religious right's involvement regarding gay and lesbian issues in the public school system. The Bayard Rustin Rally segment is an interview with Charlene Cothran, and an interview with Keith Boykin of Leadership Forum follows. The theater spotlight is about the "Think It's Not When It Iz" Theatre and a lesbian sensitivity workshop. The next segment looks at gay religious organizations. An interview with Playgirl's Man of the Year Dirk Shafer follows. The In the World segment covers gay history and rights in South Africa, the film Out in Africa, and the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission with Ciprian Cucu, speaking about human rights abuses in Romania. Hate crime statistics are provided, and Chelsea House Press highlights author James Baldwin. The Spellman College Lesbian Bisexual Alliance provides the episode's celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Correspondent: Kate Clinton.  Featured guests: Marga Gomez, Barney Frank, Susan Miller, Michael Kearns, Gene Ulrich.

Summary: The first segment is about gay rights and issues used in presidential campaigns and elections, and the second segment focuses on the viability of gay candidates for political office. The theater spotlight segment is on Marga Gomez and her show, A Line around the Block. The In the Press segment features a look at gay journalists coming out. Kate Clinton interviews U.S. Representative Barney Frank. The next segment spotlights the Mautner project, which provides aid to lesbians with breast cancer, followed by a segment focusing on Susan Miller and Michael Kearns using theater to promote awareness of breast cancer and AIDS. There is also a rebroadcast of the segment about Gene Ulrich, the gay mayor of Bunceton, MO first seen in episode 404. Marga Gomez provides the episode's Celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton. Featured guests: Cherry Jones, Kevin Kline, Tom Selleck, Joan Cusack, Stephen Spinella, Lulu Mitchell.

Summary: The first episode of season six begins includes excerpts from the short film, Trevor, and covers the story of Robbie Kirkland, a gay teen who committed suicide. Cherry Jones provides teen suicide statistics, and the next segment looks at gay youth rights in Massachusetts and Utah. The episode then spotlights the documentary, Out of the Past, and the film, In & Out, featuring interviews with Kevin Kline, Tom Selleck and Joan Cusack, who also provides the episode's celebrity ID. The In the Line of Fire segment is about the ex-gay movement, and the following segment features Stephen Spinella discussing the American Psychological Association. Teen outreach worker Lulu Mitchell of the Hetrick-Martin Institute is profiled, and a spotlight on youth organizations covers District 202 in Minneapolis and Indiana Youth Group.

Host: Katherine Linton.

Summary: The segment on China covers gays, lesbians, Communism and culture, followed by a look at the "Transforming the Crown" art exhibit in Great Britain, featuring the work of African, Asian and Caribbean artists. The next segment is about lesbian activism in the Philippines, and the episode also spotlights the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. Another segment covers gay culture and rights in Brazil. The Pact of Common Interest and domestic partnership law in France is also discussed, and the episode features a preview of the 1998 Amsterdam Gay Games.

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2:56 - 3:06: Lei Qiang, "Pick Up the Betel / The Purple Bamboo Song."

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Margarita Sanchez, Marga Gomez, E. Lynn Harris, Edmund White, Wilson Cruz.

Summary: The first episode of season nine begins with a segment about the Millennium March and Festival in Washington, D.C. held to raise awareness about LGBT issues. The activism spotlight features Margarita Sanchez in Puerto Rico, and the Out Artists Speak Out segment features Marga Gomez and E. Lynn Harris, who is profiled in this episode. The theater segment covers the play, Avow, and the Elizabeth Streb Dance Company performing at Grand Central Station. The next segment is about independent bookstores. The In the News segment features coverage of Georgia Governor Roy Barnes, Al Gore and Hillary Clinton speaking at LGBT events, as well as a consideration of gay issues and the Republican Party. The next segment is about author Edmund White. Wilson Cruz provides this episode's celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton. Featured guests: Billy Bean, Susan Sarandon, Harmony Hammond, Kathy Najimy, John Dugdale, Duane Michals, RuPaul Andre Charles.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment about gays in the military. Billy Bean and Susan Sarandon provide PSAs, while the next segment spotlights Harmony Hammond's book, Lesbian Art in America. The In the News segment covers the Coalition for Equality in New Mexico and the 24th Annual Aspen Gay & Lesbian Ski Week. The next segment focuses on domestic partner violence recovery programs. The In the Arts segment covers Kathy Najimy's play, Dirty Blonde, and Quentin Crisp's Resident Alien. The Common Threads camp in Fishkill, NY is then spotlighted. The next segment profiles photographer John Dugdale and includes an interview with Duane Michals. RuPaul Andre Charles provides the episode's celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton.

Summary: The final episode of the eighth season is a rebroadcast of episode 704, originally broadcast April 14, 1998. The episode explores LGBT life in China, Great Britain, the Philippines, Brazil, France, the Netherlands, and elsewhere around the world.

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"

Hosts: Cherry Jones, David Marshall Grant.  Featured guests: Marlon Riggs, Paul Rudnick, Melanie Henderson, Peter Gomes, Pamela Sneed, Harvey Fierstein.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 404, 501, 701, 702, 801, 806 and 1105 cover It's Elementary, Daddy's Roommate, Heather Has 2 Mommies, Ballot Measure 9, gay Muslims, the ex-gay movement, the Promise Keepers organization, and Marlon Riggs' views on race, gender identity and sexuality. Paul Rudnick's Out Takes segment from episode 1102 discusses Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and September 11. Melanie Henderson, Peter Gomes and Pamela Sneed provide historical PSAs during the episode, and Harvey Fierstein provides the celebrity ID.

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55:07 - 56:19: Lesley Gore, "You Don't Own Me."

 

Host: Bill Brochtrup.  Featured guests: Lesley Gore, Ann Bannon, Gair Bridges, Ron Travis, Jimmy Creech, Harvey Fierstein, Bill Coleman, Barbara Garrick, Imani Henry, Jade Esteban Estrada, E. Lynn Harris.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 501, 704, 705, 902, 1107 and 1207 cover such subjects as Ann Bannon, gay rights in Maine, the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, Southern Comfort, gay foster parents, Jimmy Creech, the Fourth World Conference on Women's Rights in Beijing, and lesbian activism in the Philippines. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes segment is titled "Grocery Store." Bill Coleman, Barbara Garrick, Imani Henry and Jade Esteban Estrada provide historical PSAs throughout the episode, and E. Lynn Harris provides the celebrity ID.

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54:46 - 56:15: Tracy Chapman, "Talkin Bout a Revolution"

Host: Katherine Linton. Featured guests: Billy Bean, Susan Sarandon, Harmony Hammond, Kathy Najimy, John Dugdale, Duane Michals, RuPaul Andre Charles.

Summary: This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1007, originally broadcast in April 2001. The episode begins with a segment about gays in the military. Billy Bean and Susan Sarandon provide PSAs, while the next segment spotlights Harmony Hammond's book, Lesbian Art in America. The In the News segment covers the Coalition for Equality in New Mexico and the 24th Annual Aspen Gay & Lesbian Ski Week. The next segment focuses on domestic partner violence recovery programs. The In the Arts segment covers Kathy Najimy's play, Dirty Blonde, and Quentin Crisp's Resident Alien. The Common Threads camp in Fishkill, NY is then spotlighted. The next segment profiles photographer John Dugdale and includes an interview with Duane Michals. RuPaul Andre Charles provides the episode's celebrity ID.

Hosts: Cherry Jones, David Marshall Grant.  Featured guests: Marlon Riggs, Paul Rudnick, Melanie Henderson, Peter Gomes, Pamela Sneed, Harvey Fierstein.

Summary: This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1208, which was originally broadcast May 2003. This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 404, 501, 701, 702, 801, 806 and 1105 cover It's Elementary, Daddy's Roommate, Heather Has 2 Mommies, Ballot Measure 9, gay Muslims, the ex-gay movement, the Promise Keepers organization, and Marlon Riggs' views on race, gender identity and sexuality. Paul Rudnick's Out Takes segment from episode 1102 discusses Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and September 11. Melanie Henderson, Peter Gomes and Pamela Sneed provide historical PSAs during the episode, and Harvey Fierstein provides the celebrity ID.

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55:07 - 56:19: Lesley Gore, "You Don't Own Me."

Host: Michael Billy.  Featured guests: Peter Parnell, Justin Richardson, Edward Albee, Kathleen Turner.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment about And Tango Makes Three, a children's book in which two male penguins partner and dream of starting a family. The A Conversation with… segment features Edward Albee and Kathleen Turner. The next segment explores gay rights and visibility in Poland, followed by a look at campgrounds for gays and lesbians, focusing primarily on Camp Oneida in rural Pennsylvania.

Featured guests: Judy Shepard, Michael Billy, Scott Long, Francesca Zambello.

Summary:  In this episode's A Conversation with… segment, Michael Billy interviews Judy Shepard. In the next segment, Scott Long of Human Rights Watch presents stories of LGBT people working for change and visibility in Nepal. The next segment is about Saving Marriage, a documentary looking back at the battle for same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. Next is a profile of openly lesbian opera director, Francesca Zambello, followed by a behind-the-scenes look at the Broadway musical adaptation of the film, Xanadu.

Related videos:

Interview with the cast of Xanadu [unedited]

 

Featured guest: Sirdeaner Walker.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment about high depression and suicide rates among bullied LGBT youth, featuring Sirdeaner Walker among the family members fighting for federal legislation to protect their children. The In the States segment focuses on Ohio, considers such topics as domestic partner benefits and employee discrimination, and spotlights locals with deep ties to the LGBT community organizing for equal rights in the state.

Featured guests: Kirsten Gillibrand, David Hall, Julianne Sohn.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment about advances the Obama administration has made for LGBT issues, as well as a number of promises about key issues that have gone unfulfilled, and the tactics LGBT rights groups are using to bring about change. The A Conversation with… segment features New York State Senator Kirsten Gillibrand discussing "Don't ask, don't tell" with former service members David Hall and Julianne Sohn, both discharged under the policy.

Featured guests: Martin Gill, Craig Lowe, Charles Busch, Liza Minnelli.

Summary: The first episode of season 19 begins with an In the States segment focusing on Florida and considers the tensions between the state's religious conservatives and its gay-friendly beach communities. The segment examines the push for legislative equality in the state, and features interviews with openly gay mayor Craig Lowe and foster parent Martin Gill as he challenges the state's ban on gay adoption. The A Conversation with… segment features Charles Busch talking to Liza Minnelli about her career and role as a gay icon.

Featured guests: Deborah A. Batts, Jonathan Capehart, Julian Bond, Frank Kameny, Barbara Gittings.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes. Excerpts from episodes 905, 1004 and 1801 feature Deborah A. Batts, Jonathan Capehart, Julian Bond, Frank Kameny and Barbara Gittings.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes. It includes two In the States segments from past episodes: a look at Iowa from episode 2007 and a segment about Ohio from episode 1906.

Summary: The first segment is about the Rainbow Support Group for mentally disabled gays and lesbians. A commercial for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation featuring Betty DeGeneres follows. This episode's A Day in the Life is a rebroadcast of the Paris Barclay profile from episode 802, and the next segment features avant-garde filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger. This episode includes footage of same-sex marriage hearings in Vermont, a children's services conference in New York and a discussion of permanent partners immigration laws in New York. Films showcased in this episode include Boys Don't Cry, Monika Treut's Gendernauts, Yvonne Welbon's Living with Pride: Ruth C. Ellis at 100 documentary, and The Next Best Thing, featuring interviews with Rupert Everett and Madonna, who also provides the episode's celebrity ID. This episode also includes an anti-hate campaign public service announcement by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN).

Featured guest: John Becker.

Summary: The final episode of season 20 begins with an In the States segment focusing on Wisconsin, speaking with LGBT union workers about Governor Scott Walker and his plan for the benefits and collective bargaining rights of teachers and state employees. The next segment features activist John Becker investigating the ex-gay movement and the reparative therapies practiced at the Bachmann clinic in Minnesota.

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