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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: 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.

Note: Some audio content removed due to copyright restrictions.
54:46 - 56:15: Tracy Chapman, "Talkin Bout a Revolution"

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