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Host: Katherine Linton.  Correspondents: Tanya Barfield, Alan Tulin.  Featured guests: John Blandford, Mark Jordan, Regina Coll, Klaus Müller, David Mixner, Stefan K., Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, Urvashi Vaid, Elizabeth Birch, David Mixner, Rich Tafel, Melinda Paras, George Stephanopoulos, Barney Frank, Jennifer Camper, Howard Cruse, George C. Wolfe, Anne Harris, Madeleine Olnek, Peggy Shaw, Holly Hughes, Ira Jeffries, Gail Shister, Vanessa Agnew.

Summary: The Gay and Catholic segment begins by covering the gay and lesbian student organization at Notre Dame University. Other college gay and lesbian groups are discussed, and the segment also considers the Catholic Church's relationship with homosexuality, ministry outreach and reactions to the film, Priest. The Holocaust segment provides a history of the German gay movement before the rise of Nazism, and the subsequent persecution of gays in the Holocaust. The significance of the pink triangle is discussed, along with the Holocaust Memorial Museum's exhibit on homosexuals in the Holocaust. It also previews a documentary about The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles visiting a Concentration Camp on their European tour. The next segment covers reactions to a poll in The Advocate about gay leaders, followed by speeches about the Non-discrimination Employment Act by George Stephanopoulos and Barney Frank. Katherine Linton then interviews Stephanopoulos. The next segment is about gay comic strips, featuring Jennifer Camper and Howard Cruse, while the theater spotlight covers how local lesbian theater, primarily focusing on WOW Cafe. Interviewees offer reflections about Christmas, and animated character Wendell Trupstock provides this episode's Celebrity ID.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment about Messengers of Hope, a gospel choir from Oakland, California that engages African American churches in conversation about HIV and AIDS. The next segment is about federal protection laws against workplace discrimination and the progress of LGBT people in corporate America.

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