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Host: Kate Clinton.  Featured guests: New York City Gay Men's Chorus, Casselberry & DuPree, Amy Pivar and Scot Willingham, Su Friedrich, Hilton Als, Todd Haynes, Martha Gever, Spence Halpern, Ellen Carton, Harvey Fierstein, Urvashi Vaid, Daryl Chin, Marlon Riggs, B. Ruby Rich, Pratibha Parmar, Debbie Harry, Five Lesbian Brothers, John Kelly, Lavender Light Gospel Choir.

Summary: The pilot episode begins with a musical performance by the New York City Gay Men's Chorus, followed by an introduction by Kate Clinton. There is a mock commercial for the Stonewall Collection, a music performance by Casselberry & DuPree and a dance performance by Amy Pivar and Scot Willingham. A panel discussion on gay film follows, featuring clips of lesbians and gays in film. Debbie Harry provides this episode's Celebrity ID, and the Theater Spotlight segment features Five Lesbian Brothers. There is also a musical performance by John Kelly, a public service announcement for ACT UP, and a musical performance by the Lavender Light Gospel Choir.

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Host: Lea DeLaria.  Featured guests: Janis Ian, Georgia Ragsdale, Kate Clinton, Bob Hattoy, Sherrie Harris, Cal Anderson, Roberta Achtenberg, David Dinkins, Mike Lowry, Norm Rice, Seattle Men's Chorus, Diane Schuur, Harvey Fierstein, Jimmy Somerville.

Summary: The first episode of season two begins with an introduction featuring Lea DeLaria and parade marchers. Stand-up comedy performances feature Georgia Ragsdale and Kate Clinton. The Pride Politicians segment includes speeches by and interviews with LGBT-friendly political figures. A folk music performance is followed by people joking about their gay pets. Next, a musical tribute to Cole Porter features the Seattle Men's Chorus performing "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," followed by Harvey Fierstein and Diane Schuur performing a duet of "Love for Sale." The Back to Stonewall segment features Lea DeLaria at the old location of Stonewall, where she introduces clips of people at Pride events worldwide. Among other Pride clips are women singing, organizations and occupations marching, and family members of gays and lesbians. Lea DeLaria then gives a brief introduction about Bronski Beat, followed by Jimmy Somerville singing "When the Boy in Your Arms (Is the Boy in Your Heart)."

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3:50 - 7:31: Janis Ian, "At Seventeen"

Hosts: Katherine Linton, Garrett Glaser.  Featured guests: Mimi Bowling, Molly McGarry, Martin Duberman, Joan Nestle, Lee Grant, Pete Seeger, Serkan Altan, Meg Satterthwaite, Mark Unger, Stockard Channing, John Loprieno, Judy Nelson, Dave Lohse, Rick Peterson, Bruce Hayes, Rene Oldrich, Jack Hilovsky, Bruce Gallard-Grant, John Breckenridge, Lisa Meyer, Gary Riese, David Fazio, Collette Francel, Kate Bornstein, Charles Busch, Bill T. Jones, the Flirtations, Petula Clark, Ian McKellen, Kate Clinton, Sandra Bernhard, Suzy Berger, Bob Smith, Nathan Lane, Chita Rivera, Ellen Carton, Lidell Jackson, Sue Hyde, Reverend Zachary Jones, Tim McFeeley, Joy Tomchin, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, Krishna Stone, Jeanne Manford, Masaki Shiomi, Hunter Reynolds, David Marshall Grant, Peri Jude Radecic, Morris Knight, Suzy Byrne, Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers.

Summary: The second season concludes with an episode devoted to the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. The hosts introduce the episode with a discussion about pre- and post-Stonewall life for gays and lesbians. The first segment is about the New York Public Library's "Becoming Visible" exhibit, and features clips from the documentary, Before Stonewall. Brief spotlights on important moments in LGBT history occur throughout the episode. One segment discusses LGBT issues in Turkey. The Gay Games IV segment includes sports footage and interviews, along with performances and art from the Gay Games IV Cultural Festival. Notable LGBT figures profiled in this episode include Martina Navratilova, Harvey Fierstein and Audre Lorde. The theater spotlight features Ian McKellen in A Knight Out, followed by stand-up comedy routines. Many LGBT activists are interviewed in a segment focusing on the growth of gay and lesbian organizations. A segment on activism in the face of AIDS features the AIDS Memorial Dress, a performance clip from the play, The Normal Heart, and the 10th annual AIDS Candlelight March with a memorial service and burial. This is followed by speeches from Peri Jude Radecic, Morris Knight, Suzy Byrne, Stonewall veterans and Liza Minnelli.

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52:30 - 54:03: Liza Minnelli with the Women of the St. Cecilia Chorus, the New York Gay Mens Chorus, the Newark Boys Choir and Singers Forum, "The Day After That."

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Alan Ball, Harvey Fierstein, Paul Rudnick, Keith Boykin, RuPaul Andre Charles.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment about gay Muslims. The next segment spotlights the Callen-Lorde Health Center in New York City, which is followed by an Out & About segment. This episode features a rebroadcast of the segment about the Lesbian Herstory Archives from episode 901. Filmmaker Alan Ball is profiled, and the Out Takes segment features Harvey Fierstein. Paul Rudnick and Keith Boykin provide historical PSAs during the episode, and RuPaul Andre Charles provides the celebrity ID.

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.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Jerry Herman, Emil Wilbekin, Harvey Fierstein, Paris Barclay, Judith Light, Albita.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment about Florida's legislation against gay adoption. The next segment profiles Jerry Herman, and the Out & About segment covers a Fred Phelps protest, Victory Fund candidates, the Gay MBA Conference and The Advocate. This episode features a retrospective about In the Life's first ten years. The next segment features Emil Wilbekin, editor-in-chief of Vibe magazine. The Out Takes segment features Harvey Fierstein, while historical PSAs are provided by Paris Barclay and Judith Light during the episode. Recording artist Albita provides the celebrity ID.

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19:32 - 20:25: Carol Channing, Shepard Coleman, "Hello, Dolly!"
20:40 - 21:37: Angela Lansbury, "We Need a Little Christmas"

Host: Mark Christopher.  Featured guests: Alan Ball, Rue Thais-Williams, Jewel Thais-Williams, Michele Kammerer, Harvey Fierstein.

Summary: The final episode of season 10 is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. The episode begins with Alan Ball: Hollywood player, a profile of the Six Feet Under creator. The next segment showcases the ONE Institute & Archives in Los Angeles. Rue & Jewel spotlights the Los Angeles activists. The Same-Sex Shakespeare segment highlights the L.A. Women's Shakespeare Co. The lesbian & gay distributors segment is about Strand Releasing. Followed by a segment on transgendered Los Angeles fire chief Michele Kammerer. Out Takes features Harvey Fierstein, and the episode also includes History PSAs and a montage of Celebrity IDs.

Host: John Bartlett. Featured guests: Jonathan Capehart, Sharon Smith, Harvey Fierstein, Dan Butler, Rachel True, Dirk Shafer, Paris Barclay, Beth Anthony.

Summary: The first episode of season eleven begins with a segment about Sharon Smith's fight for same-sex spousal rights after her partner, Diane Whipple, was killed in a dog attack in San Francisco. The Real to Reel segment profiles the film, Family Fundamentals. The next segment spotlights gay and lesbian churches in Los Angeles and Dallas. The Out & About segment covers seven gay couples in New Jersey, Bill T. Jones, a rainbow flag exhibit, and the Gay Games in Sydney. The Hairspray segment looks at the Broadway musical. Harvey Fierstein talks about voting in this episode's Out Takes segment. Dan Butler, Rachel True, Dirk Shafer and Paris Barclay provide historical PSAs in this episode, and Beth Anthony provides the Celebrity ID.

Host: E. Lynn Harris.  Featured guests: Lesley Gore, Ann Bannon, Harvey Fierstein, Pamela Sneed, Lisa Kron, John Bartlett, Chris Rice, Kelly Ripa.

Summary: The episode begins with a look at the history of gay and lesbian community centers and places, particularly New York City's Center Spaces. Next, special guest correspondent Lesley Gore profiles pulp fiction writer Ann Bannon. The next segment is about tension between the gay rights movement and the Christian Coalition in Maine. Another segment presents a gentrification conflict in the Boys Town section of Chicago, and then spotlights Decatur, Georgia, a lesbian-friendly suburb of Atlanta. The Eco-Challenge is a Subaru-sponsored segment in which gay and lesbian teams compete in Fiji. Harvey Fierstien's Out Takes segment is titled "The Date and I." Pamela Sneed, Lisa Kron, John Bartlett and Chris Rice provide historical PSAs during the episode, and Kelly Ripa provides the celebrity ID.

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51:48 - 53:12: Petula Clark, "Downtown"

Hosts: Cherry Jones, David Marshall Grant.  Featured guests: Marlon Riggs, Paul Rudnick, Melanie Henderson, Peter Gomes, Pamela Sneed, Harvey Fierstein.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 404, 501, 701, 702, 801, 806 and 1105 cover It's Elementary, Daddy's Roommate, Heather Has 2 Mommies, Ballot Measure 9, gay Muslims, the ex-gay movement, the Promise Keepers organization, and Marlon Riggs' views on race, gender identity and sexuality. Paul Rudnick's Out Takes segment from episode 1102 discusses Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and September 11. Melanie Henderson, Peter Gomes and Pamela Sneed provide historical PSAs during the episode, and Harvey Fierstein provides the celebrity ID.

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55:07 - 56:19: Lesley Gore, "You Don't Own Me."

 

Host: Denis O'Hare.  Featured guests: John Bartlett, Pamela Sneed, Bev Ditsie, Patricia Clarkson, Harvey Fierstein, Billie Jean King, Wilson Cruz, Martina Navratilova.

Summary: In the first segment, John Bartlett covers the HIV-positive modeling agency Proof Positive. The next segment features Pamela Sneed taking a close look at LGBT nursing home options. The Real to Reel segment spotlights Simon and I, Bev Ditsie's documentary about South African AIDS activist Simon Nkoli. The next segment discusses gay harassment in high school, and Patricia Clarkson covers the Broadway play, Take Me Out. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes segment is titled "Gay Pride Day." Billie Jean King, Wilson Cruz and Martina Navratilova provide historical PSAs throughout the episode.

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54:53 - 55:22: Dolly Parton, "Light of a Clear Blue Morning"

Host: Bill Brochtrup.  Featured guests: Ann Bancroft, Ruth Ellis, Deborah Dickson, Harvey Fierstein, Herman Agoya [sic], Judith Light, Paris Barclay, Howard Dean, Jewelle Gomez.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 904, 1007 and 1009 spotlight explorer Ann Bancroft, Living with Pride: Ruth C. Ellis @ 100, the COLAGE organization, and the "Don't ask, don't tell, don't pursue" military policy. There is also a segment about queer comic book characters from Marvel and DC. The Real to Reel segment is about Deborah Dickson's documentary, Ruthie and Connie, spotlighting Ruthie Berman and Connie Kurtz. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes segment is titled "Hero Worship." Herman Agoyo, Judith Light, Paris Barclay and Howard Dean provide historical PSAs throughout the episode, and Jewelle Gomez provides the celebrity ID.

Host: Bill Brochtrup.  Featured guests: Phill Wilson, John Dugdale, Harvey Fierstein, Pamela Sneed, Alan Menken, Kristen Johnston.

Summary: This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1206, originally broadcast March 2003. The episode primarily focuses on art, science, culture and activism related to AIDS.

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54:39 - 56:06: Pet Shop Boys, "Being Boring"

Host: Emanual Xavier.  Featured guests: Margarita Sanchez, Bill Brochtrup, Harvey Fierstein, Staceyann Chin, Klaus Wowereit.

Summary: The final episode of season 11 is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 1001, 1007, 1107, 1109, 1201 and 1205 cover such topics as the spouses of LGBT 9/11 victims, gay adoption and physical abuse in LGBT couples. They also spotlight such individuals as Margarita Sanchez, Sharon Smith and Bill Brochtrup. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes segment is titled "Are Heterosexuals Obsolete?" Staceyann Chin provides a historical PSA, and Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit provides the episode's celebrity ID.

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54:35 - 56:00: R.E.M., "Shiny Happy People"

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.

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3:10 - 3:39: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, "Find the Cost of Freedom"
52:21 - 54:31: Joe Jackson, "Real Men"

Host: Lesley Gore.  Featured guests: Dan Jinks, Bruce Cohen, Lisa Moore, Juan Carlos Zaldívar, Billie Jean King, Harvey Fierstein, André De Shields, Paris Barclay, Lisa Leslie.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment about funding issues surrounding HIV/AIDS prevention and LGBT organizations. In the next segment, Hollywood producers Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen discuss being out in Hollywood, followed by a spotlight on publisher Lisa Moore. The Real to Reel segment is about Juan Carlos Zaldívar's documentary, 90 Miles. Next is a profile of Billie Jean King. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes segment is titled "Negative Role Models. André De Shields and Paris Barclay provide historical PSAs during the episode, and Lisa Leslie provides the Celebrity ID,

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54:10 - 55:57: Lesley Gore, "It's My Party"

Host: Staceyann Chin.  Featured guests: Howard Dean, Harvey Fierstein, Judy Shepard, Judith Light.

Summary: The episode begins with a historical look at circuit parties and the controversies surrounding them. Next, lesbian rabbis face issues surrounding their sexuality and faith. The next segment focuses on Host Homes in Minnesota, where gay homeless youth are taken in by gay couples. Next is a profile of Howard Dean. The Real to Reel segment is about Dangerous Living, a documentary on homosexuals living in third world countries. Then, older gay men discuss aging and living with AIDS. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes segment is titled "Being Useful." Judy Shepard gives a PSA on about the Matthew Shepard Foundation, and Judith Light provides the celebrity ID.

Host: Cherry Jones.  Featured guests: Dennis Kucinich, Harvey Fierstein, Lesley Gore, Pamela Sneed, Alex Sanchez.

Summary: The episode begins with an Out and About segment spotlighting New York City as a destination for gay travelers. The next segment offers a look at the gay subculture of bears, followed by a spotlight on an addition to the Schomburg Center that archives black gay and lesbian history. Dennis Kucinich is then profiled. The Real to Reel segment spotlights Let's Get Real, a documentary about classroom bullying. The next segment focuses on a gay student association in a suburban Chicago high school. In the next segment, Newark LGBT activists and parents seek a center for their city's gay youth following the murder of lesbian teen Sakia Gunn. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes segment is titled "Holiday Madness." Lesley Gore and Pamela Sneed provide PSAs during the episode, and Alex Sanchez provides the Celebrity ID.

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56:01 - 57:10: Laura Bell Bundy, Matthew Morrison, Linda Hart, "You Can't Stop the Beat"

Host: Frank DeCaro.  Featured guests: Kevin Cata, Harmony Hammond, E. Lynn Harris, Harvey Fierstein, Bill Brochtrup, Martin Sherman, Pamela Sneed, Rachel True

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 1001, 1002, 1007, 1201 and 1205 spotlight such art and artists as Hairspray, Kevin Cata, Harmony Hammond's Lesbian Art in America, E. Lynn Harris, Chutney Popcorn and underground female rock musicians. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes segment is titled "Woe Biz." Bill Brochtrup, Martin Sherman and Pamela Sneed provide historical PSAs during the episode, and Rachel True provides the celebrity ID.

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54:23 - 55:25: Mick Jagger with David Bowie, "Dancing in the Street"

Host: Cherry Jones.  Featured guests: Martin Duberman, Lillian Faderman, Barbara Gittings, Frank Kameny, Harvey Fierstein, André DeShields, Judy Shepard, E. Lynn Harris.

Summary: The episode begins with a historical look at defining the term homosexuality and the overturning of the American Psychological Association's decision to declare homosexuality an illness. The Real to Reel segment spotlights Bombay Eunuch, a documentary about hijras in India. The next segment highlights McCarthyism's influence on "Don't ask, don't tell" and gay translators kicked out of the armed services. Another segment focuses on the evolution of PFLAG. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes is titled "Bringing Up Babies." André DeShields and Judy Shepard provide PSAs during the episode, and E. Lynn Harris provides the Celebrity ID.

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55:10 - 56:38: The Troggs, "Love is All Around"

Host: Lesley Gore.  Featured guests: Stormé DeLarverie, Harvey Fierstein, Alec Mapa, Cherry Jones, Sam Behrens, Quentin Crisp.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 803, 1002, 1004, 1010, 1101, 1102 and 1205 spotlight Billy Strayhorn, GRIOT Circles, Romaine Brooks, Billy Tipton, Bayard Rustin, Barbara Gittings, Frank Kameny and Stormé DeLarverie. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes segment is titled "Being Useful." Alec Mapa, Cherry Jones and Sam Behrens provide historical PSAs during the episode, and Quentin Crisp provides the celebrity ID.

Host: Emil Wilbekin.  Featured guests: E.J. Graff, Evan Wolfson, Eric Criswell, Martin Bedogne, Harvey Fierstein, Gavin Newsom, Jason Stuart, Judith Light.

Summary: The final episode of season 12 begins with a marriage montage segment highlighting then-recent events surrounding same-sex marriage. The next segment presents the history of the institution of marriage, followed by conservative Christians providing their viewpoints on gay marriage. Another segment spotlights a New York City same-sex couple whose wedding plans were waylaid by a major illness. The next segment examines the current state of transgender marriage in the United States, with a profile of a transgender couple. The Real to Reel segment is about Out in the Cold, a documentary film on homeless gay youth. Another segment considers the recognition of Canadian same sex marriages in the United States. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes segment is titled "First Amendment." Gavin Newsom, Jason Stuart, Judith Light and Log Cabin Republicans provide historical PSAs during the episode.

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55:59 - 57:32: Lesley Gore, "Wedding Bell Blues"

Host: Alan Cumming.  Featured guests: Jacqueline Woodson, James Howe, Alex Sanchez, Catie Curtis, Harvey Fierstein, Martin Sherman, E. Lynn Harris.

Summary: The first episode of season 13 begins a segment about the Christian Coalition's relationship with local school boards, followed by an examination of the political process in which school textbooks are censored and selected for use. An update of a segment originally from episode 1302 looks at funding difficulties for gay-related HIV organizations. The next segment profiles gay best-selling young adult authors Jacqueline Woodson, James Howe and Alex Sanchez. The Real to Reel segment is about Treading Water, a film about rural gay America. Gay folk singer Catie Curtis is also profiled. Harvey Fierstein's Out Take is titled "And the Winner Is," and he and Martin Sherman also provide historical PSAs during the episode. E. Lynn Harris provides the celebrity ID.

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54:39 - 56:10: Aretha Franklin, "Think"

Host: Staceyann Chin.  Featured guests: George Ratliff, Emil Wilbekin, Harvey Fierstein, Maple Flagg, Judy Shepard, Bill Thomas, Jade Estrada.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 1109, 1209, 1301, 1305 and 1306 explore LGBT harassment in high school, religion in the classroom, George Ratliff's Hell House, the Host Home organization in Minnesota, VIBE Magazine, and a push for a gay youth center in Newark, New Jersey. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes segment is titled "Freedom Of and From." The Lisa/Gill Foundation, Maple Flagg, Judy Shepard, Bill Thomas and Jade Estrada provide PSAs during the episode.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Phill Wilson, Harvey Fierstein.

Summary: The episode begins with a profile of AIDS activist Phill Wilson, followed by a spotlight on animal rights activists in Maryland. The Out & about segment includes an update on the Fred Martinez murder trial, and also covers the Young Gay America Youth Conference and gay penguins at the New York aquarium. The next segment looks at the Catholic Church and gay priests. This episode features a rebroadcast of the segment about Father Mychal Judge from episode 1103. The documentary, Questioning Faith: Confessions of a Seminarian, is profiled, and the Out Takes segment features Harvey Fierstein.

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34:38 - 35:12: Sarah McLachlan, "Angel"
36:44 - 41:27: Clips from Questioning Faith: Confessions of a Seminarian (2002)

Host: Laura Linney.  Featured guests: RuPaul, Sonja Sohn, Barry Monush, Michelangelo Signorile, David Collins, Will Wikle, Stuart Krasnow, Joan Garry, Harvey Fierstein, Beth Anthony, Chip Arndt, Rosie O'Donnell, Mathew St. Patrick.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment that explores the evolution of queer imagery throughout TV history. The next segment examines how the gay identity is constructed in advertising, followed by a look at reality television as it relates to LGBTQ representation. The next segment goes behind-the-scenes of The L Word. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes segment is titled "Where's Your Anger?" Beth Anthony, Chip Arndt, Rosie O'Donnell and Mathew St. Patrick provide PSAs during the episode.

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54:19 - 55:48: Pet Shop Boys, "Positive Role Model"

 

Host: Leslie Gore.  Featured guests: Stormé DeLarverie, Harvey Fierstein, Alec Mapa, Cherry Jones, Sam Behrens, Quentin Crisp.

Summary: This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1310, originally broadcast July 2004. The episode spotlights notable figures in LGBT history.

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55:10 - 56:37: The Troggs, "Love is All Around"

Host: RuPaul.  Featured guests: Miss Richfield 1981, Harvey Fierstein, Billie Jean King, Susan Sarandon.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment that explores the push to broaden American views of gender identity. The Real to Reel segment is about the documentary, Venus of Mars. The next segment is a profile of the Midwestern drag performer, Miss Richfield. Another segment examines tensions between the intersex community and medical professionals. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes segment is titled "We Are What We Are." Billie Jean King, RuPaul and Susan Sarandon provide PSAs during the episode.

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32:38 - 33:31: The B-52's, "The World's Green Laughter"
54:10 - 55:43: Boy George, "She Was Never He"

Host: Bill Brochtrup.  Featured guests: Juan Carlos Zaldívar, Harvey Fierstein, Barbara Gittings, Rosie O'Donnell.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 801, 805, 1301, 1302 and 1305 cover such topics as lesbian Muslims, aging with AIDS, Project YES, same-sex marriage in Hawaii, and the documentary, 90 Miles. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes segment is titled "Catch Me If You Want." Barbara Gittings and Rosie O'Donnell provide PSAs during the episode.

Host: Bill Brochtrup.  Featured guests: Juan Carlos Zaldívar, Harvey Fierstein, Barbara Gittings, Rosie O'Donnell.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 601, 1105, 1207, 1210 and 1302 spotlight such notable women as Ruth Peter Worth, Ann Bannon, Audre Lorde, Ruthie Berman, Connie Kurtz and Billie Jean King. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes segment is titled "Bringing Up Babies." Maple Flagg and Lesley Gore provide PSAs during the episode.

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1:52 - 3:07: Tom Jones, "She's a Lady"
5:03 - 5:41: Danny Yates & His Orchestra, "He's My Secret Passion"
53:45 - 55:30: Shania Twain, "She's Not Just a Pretty Face"

Host: Laura Linney.  Featured guests: RuPaul, Sonja Sohn, Barry Monush, Michelangelo Signorile, David Collins, Will Wikle, Stuart Krasnow, Joan Garry, Harvey Fierstein, Beth Anthony, Chip Arndt, Rosie O'Donnell, Mathew St. Patrick.

Summary: This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1404, originally broadcast January 2005. The episode focuses primarily on LGBT representation on television and in advertising. The episode begins with a segment that explores the evolution of queer imagery throughout TV history. The next segment examines how the gay identity is constructed in advertising, followed by a look at reality television as it relates to LGBTQ representation. The next segment goes behind-the-scenes of The L Word. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes segment is titled "Where's Your Anger?" Beth Anthony, Chip Arndt, Rosie O'Donnell and Mathew St. Patrick provide PSAs during the episode.

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54:19 - 55:48: Pet Shop Boys, "Positive Role Model"

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."

Hosts: Cherry Jones, David Marshall Grant.  Featured guests: Marlon Riggs, Paul Rudnick, Melanie Henderson, Peter Gomes, Pamela Sneed, Harvey Fierstein.

Summary: This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1208, which was originally broadcast May 2003. This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 404, 501, 701, 702, 801, 806 and 1105 cover It's Elementary, Daddy's Roommate, Heather Has 2 Mommies, Ballot Measure 9, gay Muslims, the ex-gay movement, the Promise Keepers organization, and Marlon Riggs' views on race, gender identity and sexuality. Paul Rudnick's Out Takes segment from episode 1102 discusses Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and September 11. Melanie Henderson, Peter Gomes and Pamela Sneed provide historical PSAs during the episode, and Harvey Fierstein provides the celebrity ID.

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55:07 - 56:19: Lesley Gore, "You Don't Own Me."

Host: Bill Brochtrup.  Featured guests: Larry Kramer, Albita, Wan Yanhai, Harvey Fierstein, Judith Light, Larry Sullivan, Beth Anthony, Katherine Linton, Shauntay Hinton.

Summary: This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1202, which was originally broadcast November 2002. The episode begins with a profile of Larry Kramer. The next segment focuses on civil unions in Quebec, and the Albita segment spotlights the Latin music icon. The Real to Reel segment is about the film, Daddy and Papa. The Out & About segment covers Arkansas sodomy law, Black Pride, Wan Yanhai in China, a sequel to The Boys in the Band, Dixon Place, sexual orientation law, and Harlem Song. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes is called "Spread This." Judith Light, Larry Sullivan, Beth Anthony and Katherine Linton provide historical PSAs in this episode, and Miss USA 2002, Shauntay Hinton, provides the Celebrity ID.

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54:02 - 55:20: The 5 Stairsteps, "O-o-h Child."

Host: Emil Wilbekin.  Featured guests: E.J. Graff, Evan Wolfson, Eric Criswell, Martin Bedogne, Harvey Fierstein, Gavin Newsom, Jason Stuart, Judith Light.

Summary: This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1312, which originally broadcast September 2004. The final episode of season 12 begins with a marriage montage segment highlighting then-recent events surrounding same-sex marriage. The next segment presents the history of the institution of marriage, followed by conservative Christians providing their viewpoints on gay marriage. Another segment spotlights a New York City same-sex couple whose wedding plans were waylaid by a major illness. The next segment examines the current state of transgender marriage in the United States, with a profile of a transgender couple. The Real to Reel segment is about Out in the Cold, a documentary film on homeless gay youth. Another segment considers the recognition of Canadian same sex marriages in the United States. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes segment is titled "First Amendment. Gavin Newsom, Jason Stuart, Judith Light and Log Cabin Republicans provide historical PSAs during the episode.

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55:59 - 57:32: Lesley Gore, "Wedding Bell Blues"

Host: Bill Brochtrup.  Featured guests: Ann Bancroft, Ruth Ellis, Deborah Dickson, Harvey Fierstein, Herman Agoya [sic], Judith Light, Paris Barclay, Howard Dean, Jewelle Gomez.

Summary:  This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1210, which originally broadcast July 2003. It is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 904, 1007 and 1009 spotlight explorer Ann Bancroft, Living with Pride: Ruth C. Ellis @ 100, the COLAGE organization, and the "Don't ask, don't tell, don't pursue" military policy. There is also a segment about queer comic book characters from Marvel and DC. The Real to Reel segment is about Deborah Dickson's documentary, Ruthie and Connie, spotlighting Ruthie Berman and Connie Kurtz. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes segment is titled "Hero Worship." Herman Agoyo, Judith Light, Paris Barclay and Howard Dean provide historical PSAs throughout the episode, and Jewelle Gomez provides the celebrity ID.

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35:41: Clip from Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House (2002)
53:34 - 54:57: Ike & Tina Turner, "Proud Mary"

Host: Bill Brochtrup. Featured guests: Phill Wilson, John Dugdale, Harvey Fierstein, Pamela Sneed, Alan Menken, Kristen Johnston.

Summary: This episode primarily focuses on art, science, culture and activism related to AIDS.

Note: Some audio content removed due to copyright restrictions.
54:39 - 56:06: Pet Shop Boys, "Being Boring"

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