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Host: Katherine Linton.

Summary: The segment on China covers gays, lesbians, Communism and culture, followed by a look at the "Transforming the Crown" art exhibit in Great Britain, featuring the work of African, Asian and Caribbean artists. The next segment is about lesbian activism in the Philippines, and the episode also spotlights the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. Another segment covers gay culture and rights in Brazil. The Pact of Common Interest and domestic partnership law in France is also discussed, and the episode features a preview of the 1998 Amsterdam Gay Games.

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2:56 - 3:06: Lei Qiang, "Pick Up the Betel / The Purple Bamboo Song."

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Margaret Cho, Michael Mayer, Gus Van Sant, Martina Navratilova.

Summary: The first episode of season eight begins with a segment about updated airline policies regarding same-sex partner benefits. The Out Actors Speak Out segment features Margaret Cho and Michael Mayer, and the next segment visits the Lesbian Herstory Archives in New York City. The theater spotlight features Chicago's About Face Theater Company, which focuses on LGBT arts. The next segment features footage of OutFest 1999, Gus Van Sant, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA), and a Human Rights Campaign dinner. The next segment is about gays in fraternities. LGBT teen films showcased in this episode include Edge of Seventeen, Get Real, Show Me Love, and But I'm a Cheerleader. The episode's A Day in the Life is a rebroadcast of the Peter Worth profile from episode 601. Martina Navratilova provides this episode's celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton.

Summary: The final episode of the eighth season is a rebroadcast of episode 704, originally broadcast April 14, 1998. The episode explores LGBT life in China, Great Britain, the Philippines, Brazil, France, the Netherlands, and elsewhere around the world.

Host: Katherine Linton. Featured guests: Sarah Waters, Christopher Rice, Harvey Fierstein, Mathew St. Patrick, Jim J. Bullock, Angela Lansbury.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment about victims of the 9/11 attacks, followed by a profile of the film, Southern Comfort. The Out & About segment covers arson in Montana, a benefit for the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, a Human Rights Campaign dinner, suicide in Rhode Island, authors Sarah Waters and Christopher Rice, and the film, Kissing Jessica Stein. The next segment spotlights Project 10 in Los Angeles. The episode also features a rebroadcast of the segment about The Laramie Project from episode 905. The Out Takes segment features Harvey Fierstein, while historical PSAs are provided by Mathew St. Patrick and Jim J. Bullock during the episode. Angela Lansbury provides the celebrity ID.

Featured guest: Sirdeaner Walker.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment about high depression and suicide rates among bullied LGBT youth, featuring Sirdeaner Walker among the family members fighting for federal legislation to protect their children. The In the States segment focuses on Ohio, considers such topics as domestic partner benefits and employee discrimination, and spotlights locals with deep ties to the LGBT community organizing for equal rights in the state.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes. It includes two In the States segments from past episodes: a look at Iowa from episode 2007 and a segment about Ohio from episode 1906.

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