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Tag: Matthew Shepard

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Paris Barclay, Mitchell Anderson, Lisa Kron, Lea DeLaria, Everett Quinton, Sir Ian McKellen.

Summary: The episode begins with a spotlight on hate crimes and the Matthew Shepard murder. The episode's A Day in the Life segment profiles television director Paris Barclay. The Out Actors Speak Out segment features Mitchell Anderson, Lisa Kron, Lea DeLaria, and Everett Quinton. A medical segment covers breakthroughs in lesbian health care, and the next segment focuses on innovative AIDS fundraising approaches. The next segment is about James Whale and the film, Gods and Monsters. The episode also features a recap of Gay Games V in Amsterdam. Ian McKellen provides this episode's celebrity ID.

Host: André DeShields.  Featured guests: George Ratliff, Klaus Wowereit, Harvey Fierstein, Christian de la Huerta, Lesley Gore, Bill Thomas, Judith Light, Keith Boykin, Jason Stuart, Patricia Clarkson.

Summary: The first episode of season 12 begins with a segment on the fifth anniversary of Matthew Shepard's death and the rise of hate crimes, with an emphasis on Sakia Gunn. The Real to Reel segment is about George Ratliff's documentary, Hell House. The next segment examines religion in the classroom and an Arkansas public school administration's treatment of a gay student. Another segment focuses on the political evolution of Germany and Klaus Wowereit, the openly gay mayor of Berlin. Next, four lesbian Muslims discuss their experiences with gender, religion and sexuality. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes segment is titled "3 Questions." Christian de la Huerta, Lesley Gore, Bill Thomas, Judith Light, Keith Boykin and Jason Stuart provide historical PSAs throughout the episode, and Patricia Clarkson provides the celebrity ID.

Note: Some audio content removed due to copyright restrictions.
3:10 - 3:39: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, "Find the Cost of Freedom"
52:21 - 54:31: Joe Jackson, "Real Men"

Host: Janeane Garofalo.  Featured guests: Alex Sanchez, Rosie O'Donnell.

Summary: This episode begins with a segment about the Postcards from Buster episode, "Sugartime," which U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings urged PBS not to air due to its spotlight on a Vermont lesbian couple. The next segment considers controversies surrounding journalistic agendas and the government's influence on headline news as it relates to LGBT people. Another segment focuses on sources and methodology of the 20/20 special, "Matthew Shepard: Secrets of a Murder." Alex Sanchez and Rosie O'Donnell provide PSAs during the episode.

Host: Janeane Garofalo. Guests: Alex Sanchez, Rosie O'Donnell.

Summary: This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1409, originally broadcast June 2005. The episode explores controversies surrounding headline news journalism, a 20/20 special about Matthew Shepard's murder, and the PBS program, Postcards from Buster.

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