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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.  Featured guests: Christopher Durang, Lorenzo Taylor.

Summary: The final episode of season 15 celebrates the diversity of the LGBT community through its art, personal journeys and those fighting for change. The first segment celebrates the 20th anniversary of the film, Desert Hearts, followed by a profile of playwright and actor Christopher Durang. The next segment is about Taylor v. Rice, a suit against the Department of State, filed in opposition to a ban on the hiring of HIV-positive people as Foreign Service Officers. The Real to Reel segment is about Red Without Blue, a documentary about an identical twin's decision to transition from male to female. The episode ends with a discussion about gay pride with members of the LGBT community, as well as first-hand accounts of the May 2007 Pride celebration in Moscow, Russia.

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54:24 - 55:52: Brandi Carlile, "Follow"


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