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Host: Katherine Linton.  Correspondents: Bill Britt, Liz Abzug, Greg Watt, Miguel Arenas.  Featured guests: Neil Meron, Craig Zadan, Judith Light, Margarethe Cammermeyer, Melissa Etheridge, Lea DeLaria, Marjorie Hill, Barney Frank, Betty Shabbazz, Paula Ettelbrick, Terry McKeon, Ann Quinn, Scott Davenport, Tim Fisher, Doug Robinson, Michael Elsasser, Roberta Stokes, Jacqué Dupreé, Terry Boggis, Charles Busch, Eduardo Valoria, Lizbet Gispert Oliva, Lazaro Chavez, Odaymara Cuesta Rousseaux, Osbel Suarez Breijo, Andrix Gudin Williams, April Martin, Barbara Smith, Thomas Glave, Donald Suggs, Buju Banton, Brand Nubian, Cornel West, Reverend Jones, Michael Franti, Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Keith Randolph Smith, Calvin Trillin, Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne, Kevin McDonough, Ivy Young, Esther Kopkind.

Summary: The first segment, Television Focus, is about the TV movie Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (starring Glenn Close, and executive produced by Barbra Streisand), and includes clips of the movie and interviews with producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, Judith Light, Margarethe Kammermeyer, Melissa Etheridge and Lea DeLaria.  Next, the Neighborhood Focus segment features a discussion of the similarities and differences between the African-American civil rights movement and the gay rights movement, with interviews with Dr. Marjorie Hill, Representative Barney Frank, Dr. Betty Shabazz, Paula Ettelbrick (Empire State Pride Agenda).  The first of three Family Album: Gay Families segments features interviews with gay families, and more interviews air later in the episode, including author April Martin.  Greg Watt introduces the Theater Spotlight segment, which covers You Should Be So Lucky, starring writer/actor Charles Busch and includes clips of the play and interview with Busch.  Following this segment is International Focus with correspondent Miguel Arenas, which covers Cuba featuring interviews with gays and lesbians in Cuba and clips from the film Fresa y Chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate).  This episode's Celebrity ID segment features writer and actor Quentin Crisp.  Segment Black LGBT History includes the Schomburg Center's recognition of Langston Hughes, a discussion between author Barbara Smith and writer Thomas Glave about Bayard Rustin.  The Documentary segment includes an interview with director Isaac Julien, followed by a clip from his film, The Darker Side of Black, which discusses homophobia in hip-hop, and includes Donald Suggs (GLAAD), Buju Banton, Brand Nubian, Professor Cornel West, Rev. Zachary Jones, songwriter Michael Franti and Language of Violence by Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.  Greg Watt introduces a second Theater Spotlight segment, which covers the play Holiday Heart, directed by Tazewell Thompson, and includes interviews with Thompson and Keith Randolph Smith, as well as rehearsal footage featuring Smith and Afi McClendon.  A memorial service at Rockefeller University for journalist and author Andrew "Andy" Kopkind includes, among others, writers Calvin Trillin, Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne.  The show concludes with clips and the music video Language of Violence by Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.

Note:  Some audiovisual content removed due to copyright restrictions.
25:02: Film clip from Strawberry and Chocolate (1993).
52:41 - 54:05: Fred Astaire, "They Can't Take That Away From Me."
54:29 - 55:37: The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, "Language of Violence."

Host: Billy Porter.  Featured guests: Alan Steinman, Sharon Kleinbaum, Dawn Rose, Lisa Moore, Harvey Fierstein.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 1209, 1302, 1305, 1306 and 1309 cover such topics as "Don't ask, don't tell," the bear subculture, lesbian rabbis, advertising in the HIV/AIDS drug industry, Redbone Press, and the documentary, Bombay Eunuch. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes segment is a rebroadcast of episode 1109's "Good One."

Featured guests:  Guests: Julianne Moore, Christine Vachon, Patricia Charbonneau, Donna Deitch.

Summary: The episode begins with a rebroadcast of the behind-the-scenes look at The L Word, originally from episode 1404. The A Conversation with… segment features Julianne Moore and Christine Vachon discussing lesbian representation in film, the state of queer cinema, and homophobia in Hollywood. The Real to Reel segment is a rebroadcast of the spotlight on Desert Hearts from episode 1612.

Featured guests: Kathleen Turner, Edward Albee, Julian Bond, Jonathan Capehart, Julianne Moore, Christine Vachon.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes, all of which are A Conversation with… segments. Segments from episodes 1707, 1801 and 1806 feature conversations between Edward Albee and Kathleen Turner, Julian Bond and Jonathan Capehart, and Julianne Moore and Christine Vachon.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment about the relationship between faith leaders and politicians, and its effects on equality for the LGBT community. The next segment focuses on a proposed anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda and the political and financial support it receives from individuals and groups in the United States.

Featured guests: Frank Mugisha, Rachel Maddow, Welton Gaddy.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. The episode begins with an update to the segment from episode 1909 about an anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda, featuring an interview with Frank Mugisha of Sexual Minorities Uganda and a profile of activist David Kato. The episode also features a rebroadcast of a segment from episode 1904, with Rachel Maddow discussing Rev. Dr. Welton Gaddy.

Featured guests: Hensley "Bam Bam" Meulens, Tiki Barber, Ben Cohen, Hudson Taylor.

Summary: The final episode of season 19 begins with a segment about professional athletes and leaders standing up against homophobia in sports. The next segment spotlights Kadeem Swenson, a gay teen who was kicked out of his house after coming out in high school, and is now the first in his family to attend college.

Summary: The first episode of the final season begins with a segment about how anti-LGBT rhetoric is changing as cultural acceptance of LGBT people grows throughout the United States and overt hate speech becomes less acceptable. The In the States segment focuses on Minnesota, looking at the LGBT experience in public schools, harassment of LGBT students and a proposed initiative to limit marriage to heterosexual couples.

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