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Hosts: Katherine Linton, Greg Watt.  Featured guests: Franklin Fry, Jay Hill, Willa Taylor, Jerry Snee, Wayne Koestenbaum, James McCourt, Lenny Levine, RuPaul, Ebony Jet, Lady Bunny, John Carlin, Smashing Pumpkins, Chrisanne Eastwood, Jimmy Somerville.

Summary: In the introduction, hosts Katherine Linton and Greg Watt reflect on 25 years of gay liberation. Kris Montgomery presents a Stonewall 25 preview, which looks ahead to the Stonewall 25 celebrations and Gay Games. The National Climate Report is a mock weather report, and the opera spotlight features interviews with Lenny Levine, Wayne Koestenbaum and James McCourt, clips from the Metropolitan Opera's production of Aida, and a brief discussion of Maria Callas. A segment about drag spotlights New York City's Wigstock event, and features clips of drag performers, including RuPaul, Lady Bunny and Lypsinka. The musical spotlight focuses on the No Alternative compilation album and other AIDS relief efforts put out by the non-profit Red Hot Organization. It features an interview with founder John Carlin, and clips from the No Alternative home video release, including archival footage of David Wojnarowicz, Tamara Davis' No Alternative Girls short film, and Derek Jarman's video for Patti Smith's memorial tribute to Robert Mapplethorpe. Chrisanne Eastwood's independent commentary is titled, "How Gay Are You?" The show concludes with the music video for Jimmy Somerville's "From This Moment On."

Note: Some audio content removed due to copyright restrictions.
16:45 - 17:25: Lauren Bacall, "But Alive."

Host: RuPaul.  Featured guests: Miss Richfield 1981, Harvey Fierstein, Billie Jean King, Susan Sarandon.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment that explores the push to broaden American views of gender identity. The Real to Reel segment is about the documentary, Venus of Mars. The next segment is a profile of the Midwestern drag performer, Miss Richfield. Another segment examines tensions between the intersex community and medical professionals. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes segment is titled "We Are What We Are." Billie Jean King, RuPaul and Susan Sarandon provide PSAs during the episode.

Note: Some audio content removed due to copyright restrictions.
32:38 - 33:31: The B-52's, "The World's Green Laughter"
54:10 - 55:43: Boy George, "She Was Never He"

Host: Alan Cumming.  Featured guests: Michele Kammerer, Tom Schumacher, Miss Richfield 1981, Irene Monroe, Bev Ditsie, Judy Shepard, Sam Behrens, Howard Dean.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 805, 902, 1004, 1209 and 1406 spotlight such individuals as firefighter Michele Kammerer, Disney employee Tom Schumacher, drag performer Miss Richfied, Reverend Irene Monroe and South African AIDS activist Simon Nkoli. The Coming Out stories segment features six individuals sharing their stories of coming out in the workplace. Judy Shepard, Sam Behrens and Howard Dean provide PSAs during the episode.

Note: Some audio content removed due to copyright restrictions.
33:53 - 34:44: The B-52's, "The World's Green Laughter."

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