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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: 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: Keith Christopher, Nedra Johnson, Tom McCormack, Gary Beach, Roger Bart, Paul Rudnick.

Summary: The episode begins with the segment about the death of transgender Native American teen Fred Martinez. It also features a rebroadcast of the segment about OUTMUSIC artists from episode 501. The Out & About segment covers Tony award winners Gary Beach and Roger Bart, and then spotlights the “Day to be Gay” in Sullivan County, New York, along with domestic partnerships at the Gannett company and controversy surrounding a Gay Pride Month exhibit in Alamogordo, New Mexico. The next segment spotlights GRIOT Circles, a New York City organization for African-American seniors, while another segment profiles two gay truckers. The Out Takes segment features Paul Rudnick.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Keith Christopher, Nedra Johnson, Tom McCormack, Gary Beach, Roger Bart, Paul Rudnick.

Summary: This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1102, originally broadcast November 2001. Topics covered in this episode include LGBT music artists, GRIOT Circles, gay truckers, and the murder of Fred Martinez.

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