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Hosts: Karen Williams, Garrett Glaser.  Featured guests: Marian Stone, Michael Jenkins, Pat Schroeder, Bob Hattoy, Nancy Pelosi, Paul Wellstone, David Mixner, Larry Kramer, Martina Navratilova, Tim McFeeley, Urvashi Vaid, Jesse Jackson, Doug Stevens and the Outband, Holly Near, Betty, Lea DeLaria, Kate Clinton, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Romanovsky & Phillips, Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge, Patti Austin, RuPaul, Judith Light, Kathy Najimy, Cybill Shepherd, Ian McKellen, Lorna Luft.

Summary: The first season concludes with an entire episode devoted to the March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay, and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation, a large political rally that took place in Washington, D.C. on April 25, 1993. Organizers estimated one million attended the March. Karen Williams and Garrett Glaser host the coverage, with clips of celebrities, dancing, marchers, politicians, and organization leaders. One segment spotlights gay civil rights organizations, and the President Clinton's Support segment includes an interview with Bob Hattoy and a speech from Nancy Pelosi. Other speeches include Senator Paul Wellstone, David Mixner, Larry Kramer, Martina Navratilova, Tim McFeeley and Urvashi Vaid. More highlights include a "One in Ten" art exhibit about AIDS, a Harvey Milk memorial, a vigil at the Holocaust Museum, a choir singing, a mass wedding and a same-sex parents meeting. Entertainment clips include musical and stand-up comedy performances, with surprise performances from Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge, Patti Austin, and RuPaul. The episode features archival footage for a history of activism segment. Celebrity supporters shown in this episode include Judith Light, Martina Navratilova, Melissa Etheridge, Sir Ian McKellen, Kathy Najimy, Cybill Sherpherd and Lorna Luft.

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19:58 - 20:37: RuPaul, "Supermodel."

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"

Host: Karen Williams.  Featured guests: Romanovsky & Phillips, David Nieves, Mary Hansen, William Balgobin, Manuel Osorio, Emma Kramer-Wheeler, Joey Smith, Frances Kunruether, Carl Strange, Raisa Lawrence-Pena, Joan Jubela, Nicole Charles, Alternate Visions.

Summary: Karen Williams hosts this episode from the Hetrick-Martin Institute, opening with a group discussion featuring the Peer Education Team. A P-FLAG profile features clips from Out: Stories of Lesbian & Gay Youth. The next two group discussions are about family support and education. There is also an interview with Ron Romanovsky and Paul Phillips and musical performance of their song, "One of the Enemy," followed by an interview with an out New York City public school teacher. The fourth group discussion is with three members of the Hetrick-Martin Institute. A spotlight on the film Homoteens features an interview with producer/director Joan Jubela and a clip featuring a poetry performance. The theater spotlight features the Alternate Visions performance group of the New York Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center. The episode concludes with Romanovsky & Phillips performing the song, "Missy and Heidi."

Hosts: Katherine Linton, Greg Watt.  Featured guests: Cris Williamson, June Millington, Rosa von Praunheim, Melissa Etheridge, Chrisanne Eastwood.

Summary: This episode opens with a segment spotlighting gay musical artists, showcasing Olivia Records as a groundbreaking label for women's music in the 1970s, featuring an interview with Jim Fouratt and archival interviews with Cris Williamson and June Millington. A discussion of the disco craze focuses largely on Sylvester. A look at gay cinema includes an interview with Rosa von Praunheim and clips from her film, I Am My Own Woman, along with a historical film segment featuring a clip from Robert Anthony Doucette's animated film, Triangle. There is also a musical profile about Melissa Etheridge and an independent commentary by Chrisanne Eastwood titled "Things I Would like."

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15:39 - 16:16: Marlene Dietrich, "Give Me the Man."
21:36 - 23:19: Melissa Etheridge, "I'm the Only One."

Hosts: Katherine Linton, Greg Watt.  Featured guests: Joel David, Dennis Lee, Norman Wang, Jessica Hagedorn, John Glines, Peter Morris, Dr. Stephen Kritsick, Me'Shell NdegéOcello, Chrisanne Eastwood.

Summary: Greg Watt and Katherine Linton host this episode, opening with a segment on gay Asians in cinema, including commentary from Joel David, Norman Wang and Jessica Hagedorn, as well as clips from The Wedding Banquet, Farewell My Concubine and M. Butterfly. The Theater Spotlight segment features John Glines and Peter Morris, with clips from the plays, Kiss of the Spider Woman and Whoop-De-Doo. The AIDS profile segment is about veterinarian Dr. Stephen Kritsick, followed by a Musical profile about Me'Shell N'degéOcello. Chrisanne Eastwood's independent commentary is titled "Lesbian Chic." The show concludes with the music video for "Queen's English" by Jose and Luis.

Hosts: Katherine Linton, Greg Watt.  Featured guests: Franklin Fry, Jay Hill, Willa Taylor, Jerry Snee, Wayne Koestenbaum, James McCourt, Lenny Levine, RuPaul, Ebony Jet, Lady Bunny, John Carlin, Smashing Pumpkins, Chrisanne Eastwood, Jimmy Somerville.

Summary: In the introduction, hosts Katherine Linton and Greg Watt reflect on 25 years of gay liberation. Kris Montgomery presents a Stonewall 25 preview, which looks ahead to the Stonewall 25 celebrations and Gay Games. The National Climate Report is a mock weather report, and the opera spotlight features interviews with Lenny Levine, Wayne Koestenbaum and James McCourt, clips from the Metropolitan Opera's production of Aida, and a brief discussion of Maria Callas. A segment about drag spotlights New York City's Wigstock event, and features clips of drag performers, including RuPaul, Lady Bunny and Lypsinka. The musical spotlight focuses on the No Alternative compilation album and other AIDS relief efforts put out by the non-profit Red Hot Organization. It features an interview with founder John Carlin, and clips from the No Alternative home video release, including archival footage of David Wojnarowicz, Tamara Davis' No Alternative Girls short film, and Derek Jarman's video for Patti Smith's memorial tribute to Robert Mapplethorpe. Chrisanne Eastwood's independent commentary is titled, "How Gay Are You?" The show concludes with the music video for Jimmy Somerville's "From This Moment On."

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16:45 - 17:25: Lauren Bacall, "But Alive."

Hosts: Katherine Linton, Greg Watt.  Featured guests: Linda Akamine, Charlie Carson, Bruce Hayes, Marie-Helene Charlap, Patrick Riordan, Juan Pable Ordonez, Linda Chapman, Karen Brown, Ann Northrop, Lou Maletta, Marvin Schwam, Scott Capurro, Chrisanne Eastwood, the Flirtations.

Summary: The first segment is a preview of Gay Games IV, including footage of Team New York Aquatics and interviews with Bruce Hayes and other athletes. The Global Minute about gay life in other countries features Colombian attorney Juan Pablo Ordoñez. The segment on gay cable programming features interviews with television producers and clips from numerous cable programs. A tribute to Michael Callen includes clips from his life as an LGBT activist, including a 1989 PWA (People With AIDS) Health Group press conference, testimony at the 1988 AIDS Commission hearings, and footage from the March on Washington. Actor Scott Capurro is profiled with clips from Mrs. Doubtfire and his stage performances. Chrisanne Eastwood's independent commentary is titled, "Am I on a Date?" The episode concludes with a performance by the Flirtations.

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18:31 - 19:11: Film clip from Philadelphia (1993).

Hosts: Katherine Linton, Greg Watt.  Featured guests: Pat Lagon, Joe Melillo, Ninia Baehr, Genora Dancel, Dan Foley, Anne Maguire, Paul Rudnick, Betty.

Summary: The first segment features correspondent Kris Montgomery with same-sex marriage license applicants in Hawaii and attorney Dan Foley. The Global Minute about gay life in other countries is with Anne Maguire, co-founder of ILGO (Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization). Alan Tulin introduces a segment on Paul Rudnick, featuring an interview with the screenwriter/playwright on his career, mainly focusing on Addams Family Values and his play Jeffrey. A clip of the play features John Michael Higgins. A segment about GLAAD Media Award winners includes clips from the winning television programs, plays and movies. Sheridan Bailey presents a segment about gay independent film, with clips from Desperate Remedies, Savage Nights and Zero Patience, as well as an interview with Stewart Main and Peter Wells. The music segment is about the all-woman band, Betty, including performance clips and an interview with the band. The show concludes with the music video for Elton John and RuPaul's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart."

Hosts: Katherine Linton, Greg Watt.  Featured guests: Stephen Spinella, Marcia Gay Harden, Ron Leibman, Ellen McLaughlin, Stas Novikov, David Drake, Urvashi Vaid, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rep. Barney Frank, Cybil Shepherd, Holly Near, Marina Navratilova, Roberta Achtenberg, Scott Capurro, Melissa Etheridge, Harvey Fierstein, Tom Stoddard, Jehan Agrama, David Mixner, Dick Sargent, V.S. Brodie, Chrisanne Eastwood.

Summary: Following an introduction by hosts Greg Watt and Katherine Linton, the theater segment on Angels in America includes an interview with writer Tony Kushner and clips from the play. In this episode's Global Minute, a college student discusses growing up gay in Russia, while the segment about out performers features an interview with David Drake, along with clips from his performance of The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me from episode 202. The March on Washington segment includes clips from episode 207 and other past episodes that spotlighted the march. The Celebrity profile includes clips from episode 202 featuring Dick Sargent of television's Bewitched. The gay cinema segment is about Go Fish by Rose Troche and Guinevere Turner, and includes V.S. Brodie and clips from the movie. Chrisanne Eastwood's independent commentary is about Stonewall 25.

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25:58 - 26:48: k.d. lang, "Just Keep Me Moving."

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: Rob Eichberg, Amanda Bearse, Wes Combs, David Mixner, Bruce Hayes, Julio Rosa, Laurie Howarter, Sky Johnson, Kathleen Dermody, Richard Mayora, Sandra Schow, Wayne Schow, Tom Potter, Sandra Washington, Mildred Washington, Michael Bussee, Lily Gurk Marnell, Richad La Fortune, Beverly Little Thunder, Randy Burns, Sharon Day, Ulali, Muriel Miguel, Carole Lafavor, Paula Gunn Allen, Katie Potter, Mitzi Henderson, Tom Henderson, Jamie Henderson, Edward Browning, Pat Thorne, Roscoe Thorne, Tracy Thorne, Ian McKellen, Stephen Spinella, Nathan Lane, Joe Montello, Paula Grant, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Sarah Schulman, Norman Wong.

Summary: The first episode of season three opens with host Katherine Linton discussing National Coming Out Day with creator Rob Eichberg, followed by footage of the day's events and interviews about coming out. Members of the LEAGUE organization and employees at AT&T and Time Warner discuss coming out at work. Excerpts from Dee Mosbacher's documentary about parents of gay children, Straight from the Heart, are featured throughout the episode, as well as excerpts from I Was a Lesbian Child. The Two-Spirit People segment features interviews with LGBT Native Americans, as well as footage from the Gathering of Native American Lesbians and Gays. Ian McKellen provides the celebrity ID, and the theater segment is about Terrence McNally's Love! Valour! Compassion! The Independent Film vs. Hollywood segment utilizes clips from contemporary films to consider LGBT representation in cinema. A literature spotlight focuses on LGBT writers, and the show concludes with Ulali's "Follow Your Heart's Desire" music video.

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46:11 - Film clip from I Like It Like That (1994).

Host: Katherine Linton.  Correspondents: Bill Britt, Liz Abzug, Greg Watt, Miguel Arenas.  Featured guests: Neil Meron, Craig Zadan, Judith Light, Margarethe Cammermeyer, Melissa Etheridge, Lea DeLaria, Marjorie Hill, Barney Frank, Betty Shabbazz, Paula Ettelbrick, Terry McKeon, Ann Quinn, Scott Davenport, Tim Fisher, Doug Robinson, Michael Elsasser, Roberta Stokes, Jacqué Dupreé, Terry Boggis, Charles Busch, Eduardo Valoria, Lizbet Gispert Oliva, Lazaro Chavez, Odaymara Cuesta Rousseaux, Osbel Suarez Breijo, Andrix Gudin Williams, April Martin, Barbara Smith, Thomas Glave, Donald Suggs, Buju Banton, Brand Nubian, Cornel West, Reverend Jones, Michael Franti, Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Keith Randolph Smith, Calvin Trillin, Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne, Kevin McDonough, Ivy Young, Esther Kopkind.

Summary: The first segment, Television Focus, is about the TV movie Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (starring Glenn Close, and executive produced by Barbra Streisand), and includes clips of the movie and interviews with producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, Judith Light, Margarethe Kammermeyer, Melissa Etheridge and Lea DeLaria.  Next, the Neighborhood Focus segment features a discussion of the similarities and differences between the African-American civil rights movement and the gay rights movement, with interviews with Dr. Marjorie Hill, Representative Barney Frank, Dr. Betty Shabazz, Paula Ettelbrick (Empire State Pride Agenda).  The first of three Family Album: Gay Families segments features interviews with gay families, and more interviews air later in the episode, including author April Martin.  Greg Watt introduces the Theater Spotlight segment, which covers You Should Be So Lucky, starring writer/actor Charles Busch and includes clips of the play and interview with Busch.  Following this segment is International Focus with correspondent Miguel Arenas, which covers Cuba featuring interviews with gays and lesbians in Cuba and clips from the film Fresa y Chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate).  This episode's Celebrity ID segment features writer and actor Quentin Crisp.  Segment Black LGBT History includes the Schomburg Center's recognition of Langston Hughes, a discussion between author Barbara Smith and writer Thomas Glave about Bayard Rustin.  The Documentary segment includes an interview with director Isaac Julien, followed by a clip from his film, The Darker Side of Black, which discusses homophobia in hip-hop, and includes Donald Suggs (GLAAD), Buju Banton, Brand Nubian, Professor Cornel West, Rev. Zachary Jones, songwriter Michael Franti and Language of Violence by Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.  Greg Watt introduces a second Theater Spotlight segment, which covers the play Holiday Heart, directed by Tazewell Thompson, and includes interviews with Thompson and Keith Randolph Smith, as well as rehearsal footage featuring Smith and Afi McClendon.  A memorial service at Rockefeller University for journalist and author Andrew "Andy" Kopkind includes, among others, writers Calvin Trillin, Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne.  The show concludes with clips and the music video Language of Violence by Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.

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25:02: Film clip from Strawberry and Chocolate (1993).
52:41 - 54:05: Fred Astaire, "They Can't Take That Away From Me."
54:29 - 55:37: The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, "Language of Violence."

Host: Katherine Linton.  Correspondents: Bill Britt, Cathay Che.  Featured guests: Sid Sheinberg, Richard Jennings, Kirby Tepper, Elton John, Allan Bérubé, Vernon Berg, Michelle Benecke, Bill T. Jones, Linda Villarosa, Urvashi Vaid, Ann Northrop, Charles Flowers, Phillip Sherman, Tony Kushner, Ann Bannon, Barbara Hammer, Jim Fouratt, Chay Yew, Francis Jue, B.D. Wong, George C. Wolfe, Maria Maggenti, Amber Hollibaugh, Risa Denenberg, Martina Navratilova, Melissa Etheridge, Arthur Dong, Stewart Wallace, Michael Korie, Robert Orth.

Summary: The first segment looks at how Hollywood studios discuss sexual orientation in the workplace. LGBT war veterans are featured in a segment about gays in the military, while the Veterans of AIDS segment includes an interview with and performance by choreographer Bill T. Jones, plus a tribute to author Paul Monette. The Outwrite conference, a meeting of gay authors in Boston, is spotlighted, and the episode also includes a profile of Audre Lorde. Chay Yew's play, A Language of Their Own, is the focus of the theater spotlight. Maria Maggenti provides the episode celebrity ID. A segment about women with HIV follows, and the L.A. Women's Night segment is about a fundraiser honoring famous lesbians. The episode presents excerpts from the documentaries, Tuesday Night, about a group meeting of parents of AIDS patients, and Coming Out Under Fire, about gay veterans. Next is the segment Harvey Milk, which features a profile of the politician, Hetrick-Martin students remembering him, and a look at an opera about his life. A tribute to Michael Callen concludes the program.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Dan Butler, Gene Ulrich, Maria Maggenti, Denys Arcand, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Armistead Maupin, Marlon Riggs, Paul Rudnick, Patrick Stewart.

Summary: The final episode of the third season opens with a historical retrospective about the 1970 Christopher Street Liberation Parade, the first pride parade in New York City. Segments about gay life in San Francisco and Milwaukee cover theater and sports in those cities. The next segment is a profile of Dan Butler, followed by coverage of the San Francisco Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. A look at San Francisco politics profiles Harvey Milk and other gay supervisors, and Missouri mayor Gene Ulrich is the subject of another profile. Suzanne Westenhoefer talks about small town life in Columbus, Ohio. Looks at AIDS activism feature San Francisco's California AIDS ride and the South Vermont AIDS project. Filmmaker Marlon Riggs and writer Paul Rudnick are spotlighted in the next segment. The Stapes High School Gay/Straight Alliance in Connecticut is profiled, and Patrick Stewart provides this episode's Celebrity ID.

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: 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.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Charlene Colthran, Keith Boykin, Kay Shelby, Dirk Shafer, Ciprian Cucu, Troy Perry.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment comparing and contrasting African American civil rights and gay civil rights. The next segment features the religious right's involvement regarding gay and lesbian issues in the public school system. The Bayard Rustin Rally segment is an interview with Charlene Cothran, and an interview with Keith Boykin of Leadership Forum follows. The theater spotlight is about the "Think It's Not When It Iz" Theatre and a lesbian sensitivity workshop. The next segment looks at gay religious organizations. An interview with Playgirl's Man of the Year Dirk Shafer follows. The In the World segment covers gay history and rights in South Africa, the film Out in Africa, and the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission with Ciprian Cucu, speaking about human rights abuses in Romania. Hate crime statistics are provided, and Chelsea House Press highlights author James Baldwin. The Spellman College Lesbian Bisexual Alliance provides the episode's celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Correspondent: Kate Clinton.  Featured guests: Marga Gomez, Barney Frank, Susan Miller, Michael Kearns, Gene Ulrich.

Summary: The first segment is about gay rights and issues used in presidential campaigns and elections, and the second segment focuses on the viability of gay candidates for political office. The theater spotlight segment is on Marga Gomez and her show, A Line around the Block. The In the Press segment features a look at gay journalists coming out. Kate Clinton interviews U.S. Representative Barney Frank. The next segment spotlights the Mautner project, which provides aid to lesbians with breast cancer, followed by a segment focusing on Susan Miller and Michael Kearns using theater to promote awareness of breast cancer and AIDS. There is also a rebroadcast of the segment about Gene Ulrich, the gay mayor of Bunceton, MO first seen in episode 404. Marga Gomez provides the episode's Celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: John Schlesinger, Rick McKay, Johnny Symons, Barbara Anderson, Brad Newcombe.

Summary: The final episode of the fourth season focuses on gay documentary cinema. Films profiled include It's Elementary, Both of My Moms' Names are Judy, All God's Children and Lifetime Surviving AIDS. The episode also spotlights openly gay directors John Schlesinger and Rick McKay. A showcase of the winners of In the Life's short film and video festival includes No Regrets and Johnny Symon's Shaving the Castro. Clips from previous episodes are re-aired, covering activism in Cuba, the NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) conference, Ciprian Cucu, and gay Native Americans in modern and pre-Columbian times. A profile of the movie, Stonewall, includes interviews with the cast and crew. Patrick Swayze provides the episode's celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton. Correspondents: Trish Cosgrove, C.D. Ignacio. Featured guests: Mandy Carter, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Gean Harwood, Peter Worth, Betty (musical group).

Summary: The first episode of season five begins with a segment covering Log Cabin Republicans at the 1996 Republican National Convention in San Diego, as well as Voices 1996, an organization protesting the convention. The second segment spotlights Mandy Carter and the Mobilization '96 political action committee. The next segment is about bi-national couples, immigration laws and marriage. Suzanne Westenhoefer performs and presents queer comedians at the Montreal Comedy Festival, and a segment about same-sex couple Gean Harwood and Bruhs Mero follows. The Gala Festival V segment covers the international gay choral festival in Florida. This episode's A Day in the Life segment is about Peter Worth. Rock band Betty provides the episode's Celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton. Correspondents: Hal German, C.D. Ignacio, Janet Baus, John Catania, Amy Harrison. Featured guests: John Corigliano, Michelle Lopez.

Summary: The first segment, The State of AIDS, focuses on the examination of protease inhibitors, and the second segment is John Corigliano: Of Rage and Remembrance. This episode's A Day in the Life segment profiles AIDS activist Michelle Lopez, while the theater spotlight focuses on AIDS on stage with the casts of Rent, When Pigs Fly and Cowgirls. The next segment focuses on transgender community issues, followed by coverage of the 1996 International Gay & Lesbian Rodeo. The organization, Pet Owners With AIDS Resource Service (POWARS), is also profiled. Quentin Crisp provides this episode's Celebrity ID.

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Host: Katherine Linton. Correspondents: Janet Baus, John Catania, Amy Harrison, Desireena Almoradie, C.D. Ignacio, Trish Cosgrove. Featured guests: Leone & MacDonald, Samuel Delany, Lady Chablis.

Summary: The first segment is about a civil suit against the Louisiana sodomy statute, and the second segment is the New Orleans gay heritage tour. This episode's A Day in the Life segment profiles the Lady Chablis, who also provides the episode's celebrity ID. The next segment features visual artists Leone & MacDonald discussing their video piece, "Passing." A segment about advertising and gay consumers follows. A look at documentaries about the gay Jewish experience features Sandi Dubowski's Trembling Before G-d and Treyf. The theater spotlight covers Robert O'Hara's play Insurrection, and the episode also includes a profile of author Samuel Delany.

Host: Katherine Linton. Correspondents: Janet Baus, Desireena Almoradie, Hal German, C.D. Ignacio, John Catania, Trish Cosgrove. Featured guests: Sabrina Sojourner, Eric Michael Gillett.

Summary: The first segment is about labor and equal rights at the Chrysler Corporation, and the second segment profiles U.S. Representative Sabrina Sojourner. The Under the Big Top segment is about being out at the circus, featuring Eric Michael Gillett, who also provides the episode's celebrity ID. A visit to the Andy Warhol Museum follows. The next segment focuses on Disney's support of gay employees and consumers, and another segment is about gay farmers. This episode also spotlights the PFLAG organization.

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54:30 - Clip from The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996).

Host: Katherine Linton. Correspondents: C.D. Ignacio, Roger Ross Williams, John Catania, Jeff Collins, Desireena Almoradie. Featured guests: Donna Isman, Jason Alexander.

Summary: The episode begins with coverage of Sundance Film Festival winners, Licensed to Kill and Brink of Summer's End, and then looks at the controversy surrounding the National Endowment for the Arts' support of the films, Watermelon Woman and Hide and Seek. The movie, Love! Valour! Compassion!, also receives a spotlight, along with TV producer Donna Isman. Educational videos Risk, Only Human and Rhetoric of Intolerance are the subject of the next segment. Katherine Linton introduces the 1997 In the Life short film contest winnner, Junky Punky Girlz, and then offers sneak previews of the films, Alive and Kicking and Different for Girls. Jason Alexander provides this episode's Celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton.

Summary: The final episode of the fifth season is a retrospective on the first five years of In the Life, hosted by Katherine Linton. It begins with a history of the program, including footage of Bob Dole criticizing its funding, and its evolution from variety show to newsmagazine program. Clips from each episode of the first season are featured, as well as from episodes 301 and 302. Kate Clinton discusses the early days of the program in an interview, followed by more clips from previous episodes. Darius de Haas introduces a retrospective segment on art and performances featured over the course of the series, followed by interviews with Charles Busch and Garrett Glaser. The episode includes an in memoriam tribute to notable figures featured on In the Life, and ends with more clips from previous episodes.

Host: Katherine Linton. Featured guests: Cherry Jones, Kevin Kline, Tom Selleck, Joan Cusack, Stephen Spinella, Lulu Mitchell.

Summary: The first episode of season six begins includes excerpts from the short film, Trevor, and covers the story of Robbie Kirkland, a gay teen who committed suicide. Cherry Jones provides teen suicide statistics, and the next segment looks at gay youth rights in Massachusetts and Utah. The episode then spotlights the documentary, Out of the Past, and the film, In & Out, featuring interviews with Kevin Kline, Tom Selleck and Joan Cusack, who also provides the episode's celebrity ID. The In the Line of Fire segment is about the ex-gay movement, and the following segment features Stephen Spinella discussing the American Psychological Association. Teen outreach worker Lulu Mitchell of the Hetrick-Martin Institute is profiled, and a spotlight on youth organizations covers District 202 in Minneapolis and Indiana Youth Group.

Host: Katherine Linton. Featured guest: Joi Cardwell.

Summary: The first segment covers the ACOSIDA AIDS clinic in Tijuana, Mexico, followed by a profile of lesbian dance club diva Joi Cardwell. The art spotlight is about a gay Jewish renaissance in music, film and theater, while the film spotlight is about the documentary, Family Name. The next segment is about the diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder in children and adolescents, followed by a segment about the impact of internet resources and websites for the LGBT community. The Audre Lorde Project is also profiled in this episode.

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15:22 - 16:00: Joi Cardwell, "Run to You."
17:18 - 18:30: Joi Cardwell, "Soul to Bare."
27:46: Clip from Family Name (1997).
28:06: Clip from Family Name.
28:11: Clip from Family Name.
31:36: Clip from Ma Vie en rose (1997).

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: Virginia Apuzzo, k.d. lang.

Summary: The first segment covers support for same-sex marriage and the movement for LGBT inclusion in the military and the Boy Scouts. This episode's A Day in the Life segment profiles gay activist Virginia Apuzzo at the White House, followed by a segment spotlighting the Los Angeles production company, World of Wonder, featuring interviews with founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey. The next segment includes photographer JEB (Joan E. Biren), who has been documenting the lesbian community since the 1970s, and also profiles the output of Olivia Records in the 1970s, featuring an interview with co-founder Judy Dlugacz. The In the Line of Fire segment is about pro-gay Methodist ministers, and the next segment covers the GLAAD Awards and the Gay and Lesbian Music Awards. The episode also profiles a gay couple in Iowa named Foster Parents of the Year. k.d. lang provides this episode's celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton.

Summary: The final episode of the sixth season begins with coverage of gay and lesbian film festivals in New York and San Francisco. Three documentaries about aging, Beauty before Age, Some Ground to Stand On, and Rules of the Game, are then profiled, followed by a spotlight on It's Elementary, a documentary about the reactions of school children to discussions about gays and lesbians. A look at international gay filmmakers contains excerpts from African, Indian and Chinese films. A segment about the In the Life Film Festival winners showcases Good Night I Love You and Love and Dinner.

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50:12 - 52:12:  Bob Marley, "Stir It Up."
53:21 - 53:53:  Angélique Kidjo, "Malaika."

Host: Katherine Linton. Featured guest: John Waters.

Summary: The first episode of season seven begins with a segment about Hawaii's historic ruling on same-sex marriage. The theater spotlight covers lesbian folk heroes and the opera, Patience & Sarah, while the next segment focuses on SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders), particularly looking at senior housing options. The Southern Baptist segment covers pro-gay churches against discrimination. The next segment examines a controversy in Wichita Falls, Texas, surrounding LGBT families in children's books. A look at same-sex casting features the Romeo & Juliet adaptation, R & J, and the LA Women's Shakespeare Company. John Waters provides this episode's celebrity ID.

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: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Pamela Sneed, Quentin Crisp, Kate Clinton, Tammy Baldwin.

Summary: The show opens with a segment focusing on the increase of AIDS in the African American community, followed by the Out Actors Speak Out segment with Pamela Sneed, Quentin Crisp and Kate Clinton. The next segment examines bisexuality, and a segment about transgendered musicians follows. The episode's A Day in the Life segment profiles gay congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, and the theater spotlight is about the play, Stop Kiss. The final segment covers Irish, Indian and Filipino gay cultural organizations. Quentin Crisp provides this episode's celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: David Marshall Grant, Paul Rudnick, Michael McElroy.

Summary: The first segment covers gay and lesbian cruises and related controversies, while the next segment, Out Actors Speak Out, features David Marshall Grant, Paul Rudnick and Michael McElroy. The Bali segment is a travel journal with Katherine Linton that explores gay and lesbian tourism. LGBT issues related to airline companies are covered in the next segment, followed by a look at the Condega Homemakers Project. This episode spotlights the documentary, Rock the Boat, and also features interviews with deaf LGBT couples.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Lea DeLaria, Stockard Channing, Irene Monroe, Paula Vogel, Marga Gomez, Paul Rudnick.

Summary: The first segment covers Judy Garland's death and its relation to the Stonewall riots, followed by two bumpers about Stonewall featuring Lea DeLaria and Stockard Channing. The Project YES segment is about a Miami gay youth support group. This episode's A Day in the Life segment is about Irene Monroe. The next segment covers the PIGS animal sanctuary, while the theater spotlight features playwright Paula Vogel. Clips from the In the Life archives feature Marga Gomez and coverage of Stonewall 25. Paul Rudnick provides this episode's celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Bruce Vilanch, Mitchell Anderson, Pamela Sneed.

Summary: The final episode of the seventh season begins with the segment about It's Elementary and the controversy surrounding the documentary. Another documentary, Get Bruce!, about Bruce Vilanch, is profiled, and the episode also features bumpers for Stonewall 30 with Mitchell Anderson and Pamela Sneed. The In the Life short film content winner, Tomboy, is presented in this episode.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Samantha Gellar, Holly Hughes, Kate Clinton, Scott Heim, Marc Wolf, Susan Morabito, Michele Kammerer, Dennis Peron, Reverend Jimmy Creech, Reverend Cecil Williams, Dan Savage, Sheila Reid, Aiden Gillen.

Summary: The episode opens with a segment about artists and censorship, with Samantha Gellar, Holly Hughes and Kate Clinton. The Out Artists Speak Out segment features Scott Heim, Marc Wolf and Susan Morabito. The next segment is about transgendered fire chief Michele Kammerer. Marijuana advocate Dennis Peron then talks about California Proposition 215. The next segment includes footage from International Friendship Weekend, the LLEGO Convention, and the Empire State Pride Agenda dinner, followed by a segment with pastors Jimmy Creech and Cecil Williams. Dan Savage discusses gay parenting in this episode, and activist and publisher Sheila Reid is also profiled. Aiden Gillen provides this episode's celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Tim Miller, Sam Harris, Michael Musto, Davide Rousseve.

Summary: The first segment is about the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center in San Antonio, Texas, while the Out Artists Speak Out segment features Tim Miller, Sam Harris and Michael Musto. The next segment covers David Roussève and the Dancers & AIDS organization, followed by a look at the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association's work in education regarding LGBT doctors. This episode includes footage from the Creating Change Conference, the Anti-violence Forum in Lynchburg and the SAGE awards in New York. The Queer as Folk segment spotlights the British television series. The segment about gay and deaf couples from episode 804 is rebroadcast. This episode also includes a tribute to Quentin Crisp. Charlie Hunnam provides this episode's celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Betty DeGeneres, Paris Barclay, Ulrike Ottinger, Madonna, Rupert Everett.

Summary: The first segment is about the Rainbow Support Group for mentally disabled gays and lesbians. A commercial for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation featuring Betty DeGeneres follows. This episode's A Day in the Life is a rebroadcast of the Paris Barclay profile from episode 802, and the next segment features avant-garde filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger. This episode includes footage of same-sex marriage hearings in Vermont, a children's services conference in New York and a discussion of permanent partners immigration laws in New York. Films showcased in this episode include Boys Don't Cry, Monika Treut's Gendernauts, Yvonne Welbon's Living with Pride: Ruth C. Ellis at 100 documentary, and The Next Best Thing, featuring interviews with Rupert Everett and Madonna, who also provides the episode's celebrity ID. This episode also includes an anti-hate campaign public service announcement by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN).

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: David Drake, Bruce Vilanch, Toshi Reagon, Danny Pintauro, Bill Sherwood, Kathy Kinney, Steve Buscemi, Hon. Judge Deborah A. Batts, Alix Olson, Emanuel Xavier, Regie Cabico.

Summary: The first segment is a news excerpt about a public health campaign regarding hepatitis, and the Out Artists Speak Out segment features David Drake, Bruce Vilanch, Toshi Reagon and Danny Pintauro. Bill Sherwood's film Parting Glances is showcased, featuring interviews with Steve Buscemi and Kathy Kinney, who also provides the episode's celebrity ID. The episode features archival footage of Montana's first gay pride parade and coverage of the Human Rights Millennium March in Washington, D.C. The A Day in the Life segment profiles Judge Deborah A. Batts of New York City, and the spotlight on theater covers The Laramie Project. This episode also features queer poets Alix Olson, Emanueal Xavier and Regie Cabico.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Margarita Sanchez, Marga Gomez, E. Lynn Harris, Edmund White, Wilson Cruz.

Summary: The first episode of season nine begins with a segment about the Millennium March and Festival in Washington, D.C. held to raise awareness about LGBT issues. The activism spotlight features Margarita Sanchez in Puerto Rico, and the Out Artists Speak Out segment features Marga Gomez and E. Lynn Harris, who is profiled in this episode. The theater segment covers the play, Avow, and the Elizabeth Streb Dance Company performing at Grand Central Station. The next segment is about independent bookstores. The In the News segment features coverage of Georgia Governor Roy Barnes, Al Gore and Hillary Clinton speaking at LGBT events, as well as a consideration of gay issues and the Republican Party. The next segment is about author Edmund White. Wilson Cruz provides this episode's celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Alex Sichel, Peter Frechette, Juanita Owens, Irene Farerra, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment about funding challenges for the AIDS charities, Food & Friends and the Whitman-Walker Clinic. The Out Artists Speak Out segment features Alex Sichel and Peter Frechette, followed by a profile of activist Juanita Owens. The In the Arts segment covers HomoCorps at CBGB, Irene Farrera with Sounds of Venezuela, and Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's Third Reich documentary Paragraph 175. The Romaine Brooks segment focuses on the artist's retrospective in Washington, D.C. The indie films, Punks and Chutney Popcorn, are spotlighted, and the In the News segment covers the Stop Dr. Laura! protest and the GLBT Christian Conference in DeKalb, Illinois. The episode also features a rebroadcast of the Rainbow Support Group segment from episode 904.

Host: Wilson Cruz.  Featured guests: Wendi O'Neal, Jordan Roth, Scott Heim, Samantha Gellar, Holly Hughes, Regie Cabico, Alix Olson, Emanuel Xavier, Madonna.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts are taken from previously aired episodes 701, 805, 902, 904 and 905, and cover such topics as teen suicide, LGBT youth support organizations, slam poetry, and art censorship. The In the Arts segment covers queer Latino and Latina writers, as well as Emily Solomon's play, The Last Time I Wore a Dress. Youth activist Wendi O'Neal of Atlanta's Spelman College is profiled. The Out Artists Speak Out segment features Jordan Roth and Scott Heim, and the In the News segment covers the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) conference in Chicago. The episode also spotlights the film, That's a Family.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Barbara Gittings, Frank Kameny, Alison Bechdel, Robert La Fosse, Tanya Barfield, Chatles Busch, Tom Schumacher, Ennis Smith.

Summary: The first segment focuses on gay pioneers Barbara Gittings and Frank Kameny, followed by a spotlight on Alison Bechdel's Dykes to Watch Out For, whose character, Mo, provides the episode's celebrity ID. The Out Artists Speak Out segment features Robert La Fosse and Tanya Barfield, and the In the News segment covers the World March of Women and the Lambda Literary Foundation's writer's conference. The next segment is a rebroadcast of segment from episode 502 about Nazi persecution of homosexuals. The In the Arts segment covers Charles Busch's Broadway show, Tale of the Allergist's Wife, as well as the TV movie, What Makes a Family. The next segment spotlights Tom Schumacher of the Walt Disney Company. A look at Ennis Smith's work with the LIFEbeat organization follows.

Host: RuPaul Andre Charles.  Featured guests: Keith Boykin, Irene Monroe, Toshi Reagon, Pamela Sneed, Cherry Jones, Michelle Lopez, Ruth Ellis.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts are taken from previously aired episodes 503, 602, 803, 805 and 904, and cover such figures as Bayard Rustin, Irene Monroe, James Baldwin and Ruth Ellis, as well as such topics as civil rights and AIDS in the African-American community. The Out Artists Speak Out segment features Toshi Reagon, Pamela Sneed and Cherry Jones. The In the News segment covers the Balm in Gilead organization's AIDS conference and Team Harmony VII. The In the Arts segment looks at the films, A Luv Tale and Punks. Women of Spelmen College provide the episode's celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Samantha Gellar, Holly Hughes, Kate Clinton, Scott Heim, Marc Wolf, Susan Morabito, Michele Kammerer, Dennis Peron, Reverend Jimmy Creech, Reverend Cecil Williams, Dan Savage, Sheila Reid, Aiden Gillen.

Summary: This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 902, originally broadcast December 17, 1999. The episode spotlights LGBT people and allies in such roles as artists, firefighters, marijuana advocates, ministers, parents, activists and publishers.

Host: Katherine Linton. Featured guests: Billy Bean, Susan Sarandon, Harmony Hammond, Kathy Najimy, John Dugdale, Duane Michals, RuPaul Andre Charles.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment about gays in the military. Billy Bean and Susan Sarandon provide PSAs, while the next segment spotlights Harmony Hammond's book, Lesbian Art in America. The In the News segment covers the Coalition for Equality in New Mexico and the 24th Annual Aspen Gay & Lesbian Ski Week. The next segment focuses on domestic partner violence recovery programs. The In the Arts segment covers Kathy Najimy's play, Dirty Blonde, and Quentin Crisp's Resident Alien. The Common Threads camp in Fishkill, NY is then spotlighted. The next segment profiles photographer John Dugdale and includes an interview with Duane Michals. RuPaul Andre Charles provides the episode's celebrity ID.

Host: Kate Clinton.  Featured guests: Jennifer Camper, Howard Cruse, Isabella Rossellini, Varla Jean Merman, Chris Ramos, David Rousseve, Thomas Glave, Alec Mapa, Jeanie Cunningham, Mark Christopher, Susan Sarandon.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previously aired episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 502, 801, 901 and 903 include spotlights on the Lesbian Herstory Archives, same-sex Shakespeare adaptations, the Dancers & AIDS organization, the Patience & Sarah opera, and comics artists Jennifer Camper and Howard Cruse. The In the News segment covers a God's Love We Deliver benefit, the Harlem United Community AIDS Center, Broadway stars at the Apollo, and a stage reading of Caged featuring Isabella Rossellini and Varla Jean Merman. The episode also spotlights author Thomas Glave and musician Billy Tipton. Alec Mapa, Jeanie Cunningham and Mark Christopher provide PSAs during the episode, and Susan Sarandon provides the celebrity ID.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Shelly Meyers, Martin Atkin, John Cameron Mitchell, Holly Near, Stormé DeLarverie, Kate Clinton, Billy Bean, Jewelle Gomez.

Summary: The first segment looks at Walter Schubert's Gay Financial Network (gfn.com) list of 25 power players, featuring interviews with Shelly Meyers and Martin Atkin. The next segment features John Cameron Mitchell discussing the film, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The In the News segment covers the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission Felipa Awards in New York and the ONE Institute and Archives in Los Angeles. The next segment focuses on gays in foreign armed services. The In the Arts segment covers Jewish Women Roar! event put on by Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, as well as the Astraea XXIII benefit with Holly Near. The episode features a rebroadcast of a segment about hepatitis from episode 905, and also spotlights Stonewall veteran Stormé DeLarverie. Kate Clinton and Billy Bean provide PSAs during this episode, and Jewelle Gomez provides the celebrity ID.

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53:30 - 54:04: Hedwig and The Angry Inch, "Wig in a Box."

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Barbara Gittings, Frank Kameny, Alison Bechdel, Robert La Fosse, Tanya Barfield, Chatles Busch, Tom Schumacher, Ennis Smith.

Summary: This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1004, originally broadcast January 2001. The episode spotlights such figures as Barbara Gittings, Frank Kameny, Alison Bechdel, Robert La Fosse, Tanya Barfield, Charles Busch, Tom Schumacher and Ennis Smith.

Host: Katherine Linton. Featured guests: Marga Gomez, Alec Mapa, Dan Pintauro.

Summary: The first episode of season ten begins with a segment focusing on the "AIDS, a Living Archive" and "Pride 2001" art exhibits. The next segment looks at the ONE Institute & Archives in Los Angeles. The episode features a rebroadcast of a segment about the Condega Homemaker's Project from episode 804. The Out & About segment covers the murder of Fred Martinez, the LGBT Community Center opening in New York City, and the film, Iron Ladies. It also spotlights writers Edward Albee, Terrence McNally, Lanford Wilson, Howard Cruse and Samuel R. Delany. The next segment focuses on jazz songwriter Billy Strayhorn. The Out Takes segment features Marga Gomez, while Alec Mapa and Dan Pintauro provide PSAs during the episode.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Keith Christopher, Nedra Johnson, Tom McCormack, Gary Beach, Roger Bart, Paul Rudnick.

Summary: The episode begins with the segment about the death of transgender Native American teen Fred Martinez. It also features a rebroadcast of the segment about OUTMUSIC artists from episode 501. The Out & About segment covers Tony award winners Gary Beach and Roger Bart, and then spotlights the “Day to be Gay” in Sullivan County, New York, along with domestic partnerships at the Gannett company and controversy surrounding a Gay Pride Month exhibit in Alamogordo, New Mexico. The next segment spotlights GRIOT Circles, a New York City organization for African-American seniors, while another segment profiles two gay truckers. The Out Takes segment features Paul Rudnick.

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: Dr. Kate O'Hanlan, Lea DeLaria.

Summary: The first segment is about sex in the age of AIDS, and the second segment is a profile of Dr. Kate O'Hanlan. The theater spotlight is about Oscar Wilde and Lea DeLaria, who also provides the episode's celebrity ID. The next segment covers a gay German history exhibit. The In the Line of Fire segment looks at the Promise Keepers organization, with footage of and reactions to their rally in Washington, DC. The spotlight on TV covers Ellen's coming out episode, while the next segment examines the media's coverage of serial killer Andrew Cunanan. The episode also features tributes to Tom Stoddard and Allen Ginsberg.

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Dan Savage, Rue Thais-Williams, Jewel Thais-Williams, Jon Galluccio, Michael Galluccio, Susan Morabito, Kate Clinton.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts are taken from previously aired episodes 401, 804 and 902, featuring such figures as Dan Savage and Dee Mosbacher, and covering such topics as gay parenting, deaf LGBT couples, and the documentary, Straight from the Heart. It also features a segment about New York City's Father Mychal Judge. Los Angeles activists Rue and Jewel Thais-Williams are also profiled. Susan Morabito, Kate Clinton, and Jon and Michael Galluccio provide PSAs during the episode.

Featured guests: Walter Schubert, Shelly Meyers, Joi Cardwell, Dr. Kate O'Hanlan, Irene Monroe, Dan Butler, Mel Johnson, Jr., Lee Rose, Patricia Clarkson.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts are taken from previously aired episodes 604, 702, 703, 805, 1007 and 1010, and spotlight such figures as Walter Schubert, Joi Cardwell, Dr. Kate O'Hanlan and Irene Monroe, and such topics as equal rights at the Chrysler Corporation and gays in the military. Dan Butler, Mel Johnson, Jr., Lee Rose and Patricia Clarkson provide historical PSAs during the episode.

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: Virginia Apuzzo, Elizabeth Birch, Rich Tafel, David Mixner, Urvashi Vaid, Keith Boykin, Sabrina Sojourner, Gene Ulrich, Deborah A. Batts, Tammy Baldwin, Scott Seomin, Christian de la Huerta.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts are taken from previously aired episodes 502, 604, 705, 803, 905 and 1005, presenting a focus on LGBT leadership, including such figures as Virginia Apuzzo, Elizabeth Birch, Rich Tafel, Urvashi Vaid, David Mixner, Bayard Rustin, Sabrina Sojourner, Gene Ulrich, Deborah A. Batts and Tammy Baldwin. Historical PSAs are provided by Scott Seomin, Keith Boykin and Christian de la Huerta during the episode.

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: Wilson Cruz. Featured guests: Wendi O'Neal, Jordan Roth, Scott Heim, Samantha Gellar, Holly Hughes, Regie Cabico, Alix Olson, Emanuel Xavier, Madonna.

Summary: This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1003, originally broadcast December 2000. This episode focuses on support and education for LGBT youth.

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

Summary: 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: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Shelly Meyers, Martin Atkin, John Cameron Mitchell, Holly Near, Stormé DeLarverie, Kate Clinton, Billy Bean, Jewelle Gomez.

Summary: This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1010, originally broadcast July 2001. The episode covers such topics as LGBT business professionals, gays in foreign armed services, hepatitis, Stonewall and Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

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53:30 - 54:04: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, "Wig in a Box."

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Keith Christopher, Nedra Johnson, Tom McCormack, Gary Beach, Roger Bart, Paul Rudnick.

Summary: This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1102, originally broadcast November 2001. Topics covered in this episode include LGBT music artists, GRIOT Circles, gay truckers, and the murder of Fred Martinez.

Host: Staceyann Chin.  Featured guests: Imani Henry, Kevin Cata, Bill Brochtrup, Carrie Brownstein, JD Samson, Sarah Dougher, Harvey Fierstein, Martina Navratilova, Nathan Lane, Patricia Clarkson.

Summary: The episode begins with a retrospective celebrating the 35th anniversary of The Advocate. The Real to Reel segment focuses on the film, Brother Outsider, about the life of Bayard Rustin. The Out & About segment covers a SAGE event, Live Out Loud, the Black Like Us launch, Imani Henry, the Food of Love film, and Sesame street's new HIV-positive character, Kami. The next segment spotlights Native American artist Kevin Cata, followed by a profile of actor Bill Brochtrup. Another segment focuses on female underground rock artists, featuring interviews with Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney, JD Samson of Le Tigre, and Sarah Dougher. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes segment is titled "Silly Simpsons," and Martina Navratilova's PSA is about coming out. Nathan Lane and Patricia Clarkson provide the episode's Celebrity IDs.

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55:29 - 56:50: Barbra Streisand, "I've Got No Strings"

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: 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.

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54:46 - 56:15: Tracy Chapman, "Talkin Bout a Revolution"

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: 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: 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."

Host: Sharon Gless.  Featured guests: Howard Grossman, Ron Valdiserri, Larry Kramer.

Summary: The final episode of season 13 begins with a segment examining how perceptions of AIDS have changed over time, the seriousness of the crisis and new HIV treatments. The next segment is about methamphetamine use in the LGBT community, particularly relating to the increased risk of contracting HIV. Another segment spotlights homeless LGBT youth in Los Angeles and New York City, highlighting their struggles and HIV risk. The Real to Reel segment is about Of Men and Gods, a Haitian documentary that explores the nature of homosexual orientation within the context of voodoo and the shadow of AIDS.

Host: Kate Clinton. Guests: John Scagliotti, Charles Ignacio, Katherine Linton, Anita Lo, Barbara Rick, Jerry Herman, Carol Channing, Angela Lansbury.

Summary: The first episode of season 14 begins with a trip through In the Life's early years, followed by a profile of celebrity chef Anita Lo. The Real to Reel segment spotlights Barbara Rick's documentary, In Good Conscience, about a Catholic nun countering the church's view of homosexuality. Jerry Herman is profiled in a rebroadcast of a segment originally from episode 1109. The Coming Out Stories segment features six individuals sharing their personal memories of coming out to their loved ones.

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.

Host: Alan Cumming.  Featured guests: Michele Kammerer, Tom Schumacher, Miss Richfield 1981, Irene Monroe, Bev Ditsie, Judy Shepard, Sam Behrens, Howard Dean.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 805, 902, 1004, 1209 and 1406 spotlight such individuals as firefighter Michele Kammerer, Disney employee Tom Schumacher, drag performer Miss Richfied, Reverend Irene Monroe and South African AIDS activist Simon Nkoli. The Coming Out stories segment features six individuals sharing their stories of coming out in the workplace. Judy Shepard, Sam Behrens and Howard Dean provide PSAs during the episode.

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33:53 - 34:44: The B-52's, "The World's Green Laughter."

Host: Ani DiFranco. Guests: Emily Frerichs, Jeremy Hooper, Miss Elizabeth Latex.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment about Emily Frerichs, an openly gay 17-year-old Christian in a small Iowa community. The next segment spotlights blogger Jeremy Hooper. Another segment profiles Miss Elizabeth Latex, a transgendered youth on a journey through New York City's ballroom community. The Coming Out Stories segment features three LGBT youths sharing their experiences of coming out.

Host: Charles Busch.  Featured guests: Catie Curtis, Deborah Dickson, Kate Clinton.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 1102, 1210, 1309, 1312, 1401 and 1406 cover such subjects as health care issues in same-sex marriage, Catie Curtis, gay truckers, PFLAG, and the documentaries, Venus of Mars and Ruthie and Connie. Kate Clinton offers ideas on how to become an active member of your community, and during the interstitials, six couples discuss how they met and fell in love.

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47:47: Clip from Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House (2002)
53:51: Dolly Parton, "Here You Come Again"

Host: Michael Cunningham.  Featured guests: Jacqueline Woodson, James Howe, Alex Sanchez, Kevin Jennings, Joycelyn Elders, Ann Bannon, Debra Chasnoff, E. Lynn Harris.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 1001, 1207, 1306 and 1401 spotlight such subjects as LGBT young adult fiction, the Black Gay and Lesbian Archives at the Schomburg Center in Harlem, school textbook controversies in Texas, Ann Bannon, E. Lynn Harris, and the documentary, Let's Get Real.

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54:10 - 55:40: The Sundays, "Here's Where the Story Ends"

Host: Rosie O'Donnell. Featured guests: Toshi Reagon, Murray Nossel.

Summary: The episode begins with a profile of musician Toshi Reagon, who discusses her music and family, including mother Bernice Johnson Reagon. The next segment is on the legal custody battle, Miller v. Jenkins. The Real to Reel segment is about Paternal Instinct, Murray Nossel's documentary about a gay couple and a surrogate mother in their quest to have a child.

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21:55 - 22:15: Domenico Scarlatti, "Sonate in Fmin L88"
39:55 - 40:40: Tony Bennett, "Anything Goes"

Host: Kate Clinton.  Featured guests: John Paul Sanchez, Emily Frerichs, Charles Ignacio, John Catania.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment about medical student John Paul Sanchez serving his Bronx community. Next is a rebroadcast of the segment about Emily Frerichs, originally from episode 1504. The Real to Reel segment is about The Lady in Question is Charles Busch, Charles Ignacio and John Catania's documentary about the actor and playwright.

Host: Cherry Jones.  Featured guests: Barbara Gittings, Frank Kameny, Ann Bancroft, Liv Arnesen.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 901, 1004, 1009, 1101 and 1103 spotlights such subjects as Barbara Gittings, Frank Kameny, Ann Bancroft, Liv Arnesen, Mychal Judge, the Lesbian Herstory Archives, and the Estate Project.

Host: Alan Cumming. Guests: Elizabeth Streb, Dan Fishback.

Summary: The final episode of season 14 begins with a segment about Cowpokes, a gay bar in New Orleans whose patrons helped rebuild the Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina. The next segment profiles dancer and choreographer Elizabeth Streb, followed by a spotlight on Dan Fishback, who came out to his family at age fifteen. The Real to Reel segment showcases Saint of 9/11, a documentary about New York City's Father Mychal Judge.

Host: Cherry Jones.  Featured guests: Christine Quinn, Tug Yourgrau.

Summary: The first episode of the 15th season begins with a segment about the ramifications of "Don't ask, don't tell" in the United States military after 9/11, followed by a profile of Christine Quinn, the first woman and first openly gay Speaker of the New York City Council. The Real to Reel segment spotlights The Great Pink Scare, Tug Yourgrau's documentary about three gay professors who were targeted by the anti-pornography movement of the 1950s and early 1960s.

Host: Wilson Cruz.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 602, 703, 1302, 1305 and 1412 explore HIV/AIDS treatments in the mid-1990s, aging with AIDS, the ACOSIDA clinic in Mexico, crystal meth's connection to HIV/AIDS transmission, and funding issues for the Stop AIDS Project.

Host: Anthony Rapp.  Featured guests: Phil Jimenez, Susan Raymond, Alan Raymond.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment about the lesbian activists who joined forces with the ACT UP in the 1980s, followed by a profile of Phil Jimenez, an openly gay comic book creator. The Real to Reel segment spotlights The Congregation, Susan and Alan Raymond's documentary about a Methodist Associate Pastor preparing to come out to her church in German Town, Pennsylvania. The Coming Out Stories segment features three LGBT youths sharing their experiences of coming out.

Host: Katherine Linton. Featured guests: Billy Bean, Susan Sarandon, Harmony Hammond, Kathy Najimy, John Dugdale, Duane Michals, RuPaul Andre Charles.

Summary: This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1007, originally broadcast in April 2001. The episode begins with a segment about gays in the military. Billy Bean and Susan Sarandon provide PSAs, while the next segment spotlights Harmony Hammond's book, Lesbian Art in America. The In the News segment covers the Coalition for Equality in New Mexico and the 24th Annual Aspen Gay & Lesbian Ski Week. The next segment focuses on domestic partner violence recovery programs. The In the Arts segment covers Kathy Najimy's play, Dirty Blonde, and Quentin Crisp's Resident Alien. The Common Threads camp in Fishkill, NY is then spotlighted. The next segment profiles photographer John Dugdale and includes an interview with Duane Michals. RuPaul Andre Charles provides the episode's celebrity ID.

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: Ani DiFranco. Guests: Emily Frerichs, Jeremy Hooper, Miss Elizabeth Latex.

Summary: This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1504, which originally broadcast January 2006. The episode begins with a segment about Emily Frerichs, an openly gay 17-year-old Christian in a small Iowa community. The next segment spotlights blogger Jeremy Hooper. Another segment profiles Miss Elizabeth Latex, a transgendered youth on a journey through New York City's ballroom community. The Coming Out Stories segment features three LGBT youths sharing their experiences of coming out.

Host: Sharon Gless.  Featured guests: Howard Grossman, Ron Valdiserri, Larry Kramer.

Summary: This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1412, which originally broadcast September 2005. It begins with a segment examining how perceptions of AIDS have changed over time, the seriousness of the crisis and new HIV treatments. The next segment is about methamphetamine use in the LGBT community, particularly relating to the increased risk of contracting HIV. Another segment spotlights homeless LGBT youth in Los Angeles and New York City, highlighting their struggles and HIV risk. The Real to Reel segment is about Of Men and Gods, a Haitian documentary that explores the nature of homosexual orientation within the context of voodoo and the shadow of AIDS.

Host: Kate Clinton. Guests: John Scagliotti, Charles Ignacio, Katherine Linton, Anita Lo, Barbara Rick, Jerry Herman, Carol Channing, Angela Lansbury.

Summary: This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1501, which was originally broadcast October 2005. It begins with a trip through In the Life's early years, followed by a profile of celebrity chef Anita Lo. The Real to Reel segment spotlights Barbara Rick's documentary, In Good Conscience, about a Catholic nun countering the church's view of homosexuality. Jerry Herman is profiled in a rebroadcast of a segment originally from episode 1109. The Coming Out Stories segment features six individuals sharing their personal memories of coming out to their loved ones.

Host: Rosie O'Donnell.  Featured guests: Toshi Reagon, Murray Nossel.

Summary: This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1508, which originally broadcast May 2006. It begins with a profile of musician Toshi Reagon, who discusses her music and family, including mother Bernice Johnson Reagon. The next segment is on the legal custody battle, Miller v. Jenkins. The Real to Reel segment is about Paternal Instinct, Murray Nossel's documentary about a gay couple and a surrogate mother in their quest to have a child.

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21:55 - 22:15: Domenico Scarlatti, "Sonate in Fmin L88"
39:55 - 40:40: Tony Bennett, "Anything Goes"

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.

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

Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Christopher Durang, Lorenzo Taylor.

Summary: The final episode of season 15 celebrates the diversity of the LGBT community through its art, personal journeys and those fighting for change. The first segment celebrates the 20th anniversary of the film, Desert Hearts, followed by a profile of playwright and actor Christopher Durang. The next segment is about Taylor v. Rice, a suit against the Department of State, filed in opposition to a ban on the hiring of HIV-positive people as Foreign Service Officers. The Real to Reel segment is about Red Without Blue, a documentary about an identical twin's decision to transition from male to female. The episode ends with a discussion about gay pride with members of the LGBT community, as well as first-hand accounts of the May 2007 Pride celebration in Moscow, Russia.

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54:24 - 55:52: Brandi Carlile, "Follow"

 

Host: Charles Busch.  Featured guests: Helen Boyd, Betty Crow.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 602, 1008, 1312 and 1406 explore such topics as gender choices for intersex people, transgender community issues, views on gender identity, transgender marriage in the United States, and the life of Billy Tipton. Another segment profiles an LGBT student leader at Vanderbilt University.

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53:34 - 55:34: Ingo Herrman, "Space Tango"

 

Host: Martina Navratilova.  Featured guests: Ann Bancroft, Liv Arnesen, Alison Bechdel.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 901, 1002, 1004, 1009, 1301 and 1404 spotlight such subjects as Romaine Brooks, the Lesbian Herstory Archives, Ann Bancroft, Liv Arnesen, Alison Bechdel, The L Word, and Muslim lesbians.

 

Host: Diana Nyad.  Featured guests: John Amaechi, Ann-Marie Saccurato, Angel Bovee.

Summary: This episode focuses on LGBT issues in the sports world, and begins with an interview with John Amaechi, the former NBA center who, with his post-retirement announcement, became the first NBA player to come out as gay. The second segment spotlights out female boxers Ann-Marie Saccurato and Angel Bovee.

 

Host: Alan Cumming.  Featured guests: Elizabeth Streb, Dan Fishback.

Summary: This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1512, originally broadcast September 2006. The episode includes spotlights on Elizabeth Streb, Daniel Fishback, Mychal Judge, and the Cowpokes gay bar in New Orleans.

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8:17 - 10:40: John Fahey, "St. Louis Blues"
14:57 - 16:47: Willie Nelson, "Goin' Home"
17:34 - 18:01: Philip Sheppard, "Primary Colors"
18:19 - 18:58: Philip Sheppard, "Roulette - First Corn"

 

Summary:  Betsy Driver interview for the "Size Matters" segment of Episode 1406, "American Gender."


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Host: John Amaechi.  Featured guests: Pedro Ruiz, Kate Clinton.

Summary: This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1609, originally broadcast June 2007. The episode spotlights Pedro Ruiz, Beautiful Daughters (2006), LGBT issues related to health care and religion, and Kate Clinton's view on pride.

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39:40 - 41:48: excerpts from Beautiful Daughters (2006)

Host: Michael Billy.  Featured guests: Josie Smith-Malave.

Summary:  The first episode of season 16 begins with a segment about the controversy surrounding American Episcopalians electing their first openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson, and the debate between the conservative and progressive factions of the Anglican Communion Church. Next is a segment that spotlights the Caffe Cino, a public theatre that was a vibrant meeting place for the gay community in Greenwich Village during the 1950s and early 1960s. The next segment profiles chef Josie Smith-Malave. The Real to Reel segment is about Lulu Gets a Facelift, a documentary about a San Francisco drag performer getting plastic surgery. Another segment focuses on the measures low income transgender women take to pass as female.

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56:43 - 57:35: Madonna, "Lo Que Siente La Mujer"

Host: Anthony Rapp.  Featured guests: Phil Jimenez, Susan Raymond, Alan Raymond.

Summary:  This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1604, originally broadcast January 2007. The episode spotlights the women of ACT UP, Phil Jiminez, coming out, and the documentary, The Congregation.

Featured guests: Kate Clinton, Katherine Linton, Barney Frank, Rachel Tiven, Charles Busch.

Summary:  This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 401, 504, 804 and 805 spotlight Barney Frank, LGBT Native Americans, deaf LGBT couples, the Fourth United Nations Conference on Women, To Wong Foo… Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, and the connections between Judy Garland's death and the Stonewall Riots. Rachel Tiven also provides an update to a segment from episode 601 about the Defense of Marriage Act's effect on bi-national couples.

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53:19 - 54:00: Judy Garland, "Get Happy"
54:24 - 55:44: PJ Harvey, "A Place Called Home"

Featured guests: Daniel Karslake, Gerald Mocarsky, Shorty Roc, KIN, Margaret Cho, Kate Clinton.

Summary:  The first segment is an update on the conflict between conservative and progressive parties in the Episcopal Church over homosexuality, a topic first covered in episode 1701. The Real to Reel segment is about For the Bible Tells Me So, Daniel Karslake's documentary about homosexuality and the Bible. Next is a spotlight on photographer Gerald Mocarsky, followed by a segment showcasing young rappers who strive to counter such negative stereotypes of rap music as violence, objectification of women and homophobia. The next segment examines the sex scandal involving Senator Larry Craig, including a historical look at public sex and entrapment of gay and closeted men. In the A Conversation with… segment, Kate Clinton interviews comedian Margaret Cho.

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15:39 - 16:46: Verme, "Notch, Baby Ranks"

 

Featured guest:  Larry Kramer.

Summary:  This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 201, 905, 1009, 1202, 1207 and 1309 include spotlights on Vito Russo, the history of LGBT community centers, early scientific debates over LGBT issues, gay parents, the COLAGE organization, Larry Kramer, and the film, Parting Glances.

Host:  Michael Billy.  Featured guests: Ann Bannon, Linda S. Chapman, Kate Moira Ryan, Leigh Silverman, Harriet Leve, Autumn Dornfeld, Marin Ireland, Margarita Sanchez, Lisa Moore, Elizabeth Streb.

Summary:  This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. The episode honors women in the LGBT community. Excerpts from episodes 501, 704, 705, 1001, 1302 and 1512 spotlight activist Margarita Sanchez, Olivia Records, the Catch One Club, Lisa Moore, lesbian activism in the Philippines, and Elizabeth Streb. An update to the profile of author Ann Bannon from episode 1207 focuses on the adaptation of her lesbian pulp novels into a stage play.

Host: Michael Billy.  Featured guests: Peter Parnell, Justin Richardson, Edward Albee, Kathleen Turner.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment about And Tango Makes Three, a children's book in which two male penguins partner and dream of starting a family. The A Conversation with… segment features Edward Albee and Kathleen Turner. The next segment explores gay rights and visibility in Poland, followed by a look at campgrounds for gays and lesbians, focusing primarily on Camp Oneida in rural Pennsylvania.

Featured guests: Judy Shepard, Michael Billy, Scott Long, Francesca Zambello.

Summary:  In this episode's A Conversation with… segment, Michael Billy interviews Judy Shepard. In the next segment, Scott Long of Human Rights Watch presents stories of LGBT people working for change and visibility in Nepal. The next segment is about Saving Marriage, a documentary looking back at the battle for same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. Next is a profile of openly lesbian opera director, Francesca Zambello, followed by a behind-the-scenes look at the Broadway musical adaptation of the film, Xanadu.

Related videos:

Interview with the cast of Xanadu [unedited]

 

Host: Cherry Jones.  Featured guests: Christine Quinn, Tug Yourgrau.

Summary:  This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1601, originally broadcast October 2006. The episode features a look at the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, a profile of Christine Quinn, and a spotlight on the film, The Pink Scare.

Host: Michael Billy. Featured guests: Camille Paglia, Sandra Bernhard, Richard Kim, Marjorie Hill, Wilson Cruz.

Summary:  This episode consists of three installments of the A conversation with… segment. In the first segment, Camille Paglia and Sandra Bernhard discuss the sexuality in their work, the many faces of lesbian identity, and the influence of the gay male sensibility in contemporary art and culture. In the next segment, associate editor of The Nation Richard Kim sits down with host Michael Billy to look at issues in the LGBT community. In the final segment, CEO of Gay Men's Health Crisis Dr. Marjorie Hill speaks with Wilson Cruz about the AIDS epidemic and the continuing importance of education in confronting the disease and LGBT stereotypes.

Featured guests:  Johnny Symons, Pratibha Parmar, Margaret Cho, The Cliks, Charles Busch, John Schlesinger.

Summary:  The final episode of season 16 focuses primarily on the world of film. It begins with a visit to the 10th Annual Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, with a prominent focus on Ask Not, Johnny Symons' documentary about the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy. The next segment is about It's Still Elementary, a documentary that revisits the students from It's Elementary. Pratibha Parmar's film, Nina's Heavenly Delights, is also showcased. Next, Margaret Cho discusses the U.S. Air Force's proposal to develop a "gay bomb," a chemical weapon that would cause homosexual behavior in enemy soldiers, followed by a spotlight on The Cliks, a documentary about the gender-queer, trans Canadian punk band. In a rebroadcast of a segment from episode 505, Charles Busch interviews director John Schlesinger.

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56:15-56:47: Bette Midler, "Chapel of Love"

 

Featured guests:  Jonathan Capehart, Julian Bond, Del Martin, Phyllis Lyon.

Summary:  The first episode of season 17 begins with a segment about Proposition 8, a constitutional referendum to end marriage equality in California. In the A Conversation with… segment, Jonathan Capehart speaks with civil rights leader Julian Bond. The episode ends with San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom joining together Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, a lesbian couple of over fifty years, in matrimony.

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26:40-27:13: Hedwig & The Angry Inch, "The Origin of Love"

 

Featured guests:  Randi Weingarten, Alan Van Capelle, Cynthia Wade.

Summary:  The episode begins with a segment about the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention organization for LGBT youth. The A conversation with… segment features Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers and Alan Van Capelle of Empire State Pride Agenda as they discuss the converging paths of the American labor and LGBT movements. The Real to Reel segment is about Freeheld, Cynthia Wade's documentary about a New Jersey police lieutenant's fight to have her pension benefits extended to her life partner.

Featured guests: Mathilde Krim, Phill Wilson.

Summary:  The episode begins with a segment about the web-based AIDS/HIV prevention campaign, "HIV Is Still a Big Deal." Next is an update on Taylor v. Rice, a suit against the Department of State for employment discrimination in the Foreign Service that spurred the lifting of its ban on hiring HIV-positive officers, first covered in episode 1612. The A conversation with… segment features Dr. Mathilde Krim and Phill Wilson discussing the fight against AIDS and the current state of the epidemic.

Featured guests: Sharon Kleinbaum, Gene Robinson, Parvez Sharma.

Summary:  The episode begins with a segment about evangelical ex-gay ministries, largely focusing on the EXODUS organization. The A conversation with… segment features Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum and Bishop Gene Robinson discussing LGBT issues, particularly as they relate to religion. The Real to Reel segment is about A Jihad for Love, Parvez Sharma's documentary about gay and lesbian Muslims.

Featured guests:  George Chauncey, David Paterson.

Summary:  The episode begins with a segment about the ballroom scene in Newark, New Jersey. The A conversation with… segment features Professor George Chauncey and New York State Governor David Paterson discussing their shared battle against bigotry and discrimination, and the current fight for marriage equality. The Real to Reel segment is about On the Downlow, a documentary about gay men in the black community.

Featured guests:  Mara Keisling, Paisley Currah.

Summary:  The episode begins with a segment about the tension between the psychiatric and transgender communities over whether to reform or eliminate Gender Identity Disorder as a diagnosis. The A Conversation with… segment features Mara Keisling of the National Center for Transgender Equality and political theorist Paisley Currah discussing the future of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and legislation designed to protect trans-people from discrimination in public places. Another segment spotlights the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a global collective of queer performance artists.

Featured guests:  Kris Hayashi, Glen-Michael Francis.

Summary:  The episode begins with a segment about AIDS in black and Latino communities in the United States, and how issues of race, class and poverty affect HIV prevention and treatment. The A conversation with… segment features Kris Hayashi of the Audre Lorde Project and Glen-Michael Francis of GRIOT Circle discussing their groups and the LGBT community. The Real to Reel segment is about Derek, a documentary about Derek Jarman.

Host:  Kate Clinton.  Featured guests:  John Scagliotti, Charles Ignacio, Katherine Linton, Anita Lo, Barbara Rick, Jerry Herman, Carol Channing, Angela Lansbury.

Summary:  This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1501, which was originally broadcast October 2005. The episode begins with a trip through In the Life's early years, followed by a profile of celebrity chef Anita Lo. The Real to Reel segment spotlights Barbara Rick's documentary, In Good Conscience, about a Catholic nun countering the church's view of homosexuality. Jerry Herman is profiled in a rebroadcast of a segment originally from episode 1109. The Coming Out Stories segment features six individuals sharing their personal memories of coming out to their loved ones.

 

Host: John Amaechi.  Featured guests: Pedro Ruiz, Kate Clinton.

Summary: This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1609, originally broadcast June 2007. The episode spotlights Pedro Ruiz, Beautiful Daughters (2006), LGBT issues related to health care and religion, and Kate Clinton's view on pride.

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39:40 - 41:48: excerpts from Beautiful Daughters (2006)

Featured guests:  Guests: Julianne Moore, Christine Vachon, Patricia Charbonneau, Donna Deitch.

Summary: The episode begins with a rebroadcast of the behind-the-scenes look at The L Word, originally from episode 1404. The A Conversation with… segment features Julianne Moore and Christine Vachon discussing lesbian representation in film, the state of queer cinema, and homophobia in Hollywood. The Real to Reel segment is a rebroadcast of the spotlight on Desert Hearts from episode 1612.

Featured guestsLady Bunny, Larry Kramer, Gilbert Baker.

Summary:  The episode begins with a segment about how the LGBT movement has developed in the forty years since the Stonewall Riots. The next segment focuses on early and modern pioneers of queer communication, from early independent press publications to blogs. Another segment is about LGBT youth service providers and issues related to today's young LGBT community. The A Conversation with… segment features Wigstock founder Lady Bunny and activist Larry Kramer discussing gays in the White House, the state of activism, and the importance of teaching LGBT history to future generations. Rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker is also profiled.

Related videos:

Lady Bunny interviews Larry Kramer [unedited]

Interview with Gilbert Baker [unedited]

 

Featured guests:  Lady Bunny, Larry Kramer, Gilbert Baker.

Summary:  This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. An excerpt from episode 1010 spotlights Stormé DeLarverie, and a segment from episode 1207 looks at LGBT community centers. The A conversation with… segment features Katherine Acey of Astraea and Kevin Cathcart of Lambda Legal discussing their lives as activists, the impact of Stonewall on their generation, and the passion that keeps them advancing the movement.

Featured guests: Edmund White, Doric Wilson, Crayton Robey.

Summary: The episode begins a rebroadcast of the segment about Caffe Cino from episode 1701. The A Conversation with… segment features writers Edmund White and Doric Wilson sharing first-hand accounts of the Stonewall Riots and discussing how bearing witness to the uprising informed their work and shaped their politics. The Real to Reel segment is about Making the Boys, Crayton Robey's documentary about The Boys in the Band as both a play and film.

Featured guests: Jennie Chin Hansen, Michael Adams, Greta Olafsdottir, Susan Muska.

Summary: The final episode of season 17 begins with a segment about activists creating safe spaces for elderly LGBT people. The A Conversation with… segment features AARP president Jennie Chin Hansen and Michael Adams of Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) discussing the unique needs of LGBT seniors and how their organizations build constituencies and communities dedicated to advocating for the elderly. The Real to Reel segment is about Edie and Thea: A Very Long Engagement, Greta Olafsdottir and Susan Muska's documentary about a life-long romance.

Featured guests:  Thai Pham, Rickke Mananzala.

Summary:  The first episode of season 18 begins with a segment that looks at poverty, unemployment and homelessness in the LGBT community. The A Conversation with… segment features Thai Pham of the Stonewall Community Foundation and Rickke Mananzala of FIERCE discussing philanthropy in the LGBT community, economic activism and the synergy of their organizations. The next segment focuses on Habitat for Humanity's first LGBT Unity Build Day.

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26:20 - 27:09: The Black Eyed Peas, "Where is the Love?"

Featured guests:  Greg Stewart, C. Roebuck Reed.

Summary:  This episode presents an extended excerpt from Preacher's Sons, a documentary about five children adopted by Reverend Greg Stewart and his husband. The episode also features filmmaker C. Roebuck Reed discussing the film, the Stewart family and gay adoption.

Featured guests: Kenneth Cole, Regan Hofmann. 

Summary: The episode begins with a segment about scientists working to find a vaccine for HIV. The A Conversation with… segment features fashion designer Kenneth Cole and POZ magazine editor-in-chief Regan Hofmann discussing the stigma surrounding HIV. The next segment is about the effectiveness of the "HIV Is Still a Big Deal" web series, originally spotlighted in episode 1803.

Featured guests: Emily Eastwood, Welton Gaddy, Barney Frank, Andrew Tobias.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment that profiles LGBT-faith movement elder Emily Eastwood and Interfaith Alliance President Rev. Dr. Welton Gaddy. The next segment is about Broadway Impact, an organization of Broadway community members supporting marriage equality in New York State. The A Conversation with… segment features Congressman Barney Frank and Andrew Tobias discussing politics and the future of LGBT leadership.

Featured guests: Kathleen Turner, Edward Albee, Julian Bond, Jonathan Capehart, Julianne Moore, Christine Vachon.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes, all of which are A Conversation with… segments. Segments from episodes 1707, 1801 and 1806 feature conversations between Edward Albee and Kathleen Turner, Julian Bond and Jonathan Capehart, and Julianne Moore and Christine Vachon.

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.

Featured guest: Alix Smith.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment about hate speech and its impact on violence against LGBT people. The next segment spotlights photographer Alix Smith, whose work seeks to expand public perception by framing LGBT families into conventional portraits.

Featured guests: Jennie Chin Hansen, Michael Adams, Greta Olafsdottir, Susan Muska.

Summary: This episode is a rebroadcast of episode 1812, originally broadcast September 2009. The episode focuses on issues in the LGBT elder community.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment about the relationship between faith leaders and politicians, and its effects on equality for the LGBT community. The next segment focuses on a proposed anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda and the political and financial support it receives from individuals and groups in the United States.

Featured guests: Kirsten Gillibrand, David Hall, Julianne Sohn.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment about advances the Obama administration has made for LGBT issues, as well as a number of promises about key issues that have gone unfulfilled, and the tactics LGBT rights groups are using to bring about change. The A Conversation with… segment features New York State Senator Kirsten Gillibrand discussing "Don't ask, don't tell" with former service members David Hall and Julianne Sohn, both discharged under the policy.

Featured guests: Martin Gill, Craig Lowe, Charles Busch, Liza Minnelli.

Summary: The first episode of season 19 begins with an In the States segment focusing on Florida and considers the tensions between the state's religious conservatives and its gay-friendly beach communities. The segment examines the push for legislative equality in the state, and features interviews with openly gay mayor Craig Lowe and foster parent Martin Gill as he challenges the state's ban on gay adoption. The A Conversation with… segment features Charles Busch talking to Liza Minnelli about her career and role as a gay icon.

Featured guest: Stu Maddux.

Summary: This episode presents an extended excerpt from Gen Silent, a documentary about issues LGBT seniors face in the health care system. The excerpt includes the story of a transwoman struggling to find acceptance and community while battling terminal illness. The episode also includes an interview with director Stu Maddux about the film and the issues it raises.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment considering laws that criminalize HIV exposure, transmission or nondisclosure of an individual's HIV status, looking at the stigma and misinformation in laws meant to curb the spread of disease and their impact on HIV-positive individuals. The next segment focuses on the health struggles of bisexual women.

Featured guests: Dustin Lance Black, Sirdeaner Walker.

Summary: The episode begins with a rebroadcast of a segment from episode 1906 that focuses on bullied LGBT youth. The next segment features screenwriter Dustin Lance Black returning to his hometown of Salinas, California for Live Out Loud's homecoming project, delivering a message of survival for a new generation of high school students.

Featured guest: Carson Kressley.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment featuring LGBT youth sharing stories about correctional institutions, along with advocates fighting for change. The next segment investigates how enforcing the concepts of gender-appropriate dress and behavior affects the lives of LGBT youth.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment that uses the example of Iowa to pose the question of whether or not voters should be allowed to decide whether gay and lesbian couples have the right to marry. The next segment focuses on how public support for marriage equality is edging upward as victories and defeats ebb and flow state by state.

Featured guests: Frank Mugisha, Rachel Maddow, Welton Gaddy.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. The episode begins with an update to the segment from episode 1909 about an anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda, featuring an interview with Frank Mugisha of Sexual Minorities Uganda and a profile of activist David Kato. The episode also features a rebroadcast of a segment from episode 1904, with Rachel Maddow discussing Rev. Dr. Welton Gaddy.

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.

Featured guests: Gavil Creel, Crayton Robey, Alix Smith, Jonathan Katz.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 1811, 1904, 1907 and 2004 focus on Broadway Impact, Making the Boys, Alix Smith, and the controversy surrounding David Wojnarowicz's A Fire in My Belly.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes. It includes the segment about the lesbian travel company, SWEET, from episode 1910, and the segment about Camp Oneida from episode 1707.

Featured guests: Hensley "Bam Bam" Meulens, Tiki Barber, Ben Cohen, Hudson Taylor.

Summary: The final episode of season 19 begins with a segment about professional athletes and leaders standing up against homophobia in sports. The next segment spotlights Kadeem Swenson, a gay teen who was kicked out of his house after coming out in high school, and is now the first in his family to attend college.

Summary: The first episode of season 20 begins with an In the States segment about New York, looking at its historic vote for marriage equality. The next segment looks back at the impact of In the Life during its two decades on the air.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment about True Colors Residence, Cyndi Lauper's permanent, affordable housing organization for at-risk LGBT youth in New York City. The next segment is about LGBT youth who are kicked out of their homes.

Featured guests: Charles King, Harmony Santana.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment that looks back at the many HIV/AIDS-related stories In the Life has covered over the years. The A Conversation with… segment features Charles King of Housing Works and actress Harmony Santana discussing HIV prevention and the National AIDS Strategy.

Featured guests: Deborah A. Batts, Jonathan Capehart, Julian Bond, Frank Kameny, Barbara Gittings.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes. Excerpts from episodes 905, 1004 and 1801 feature Deborah A. Batts, Jonathan Capehart, Julian Bond, Frank Kameny and Barbara Gittings.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment that focuses on women who have been stigmatized and prosecuted under HIV-criminalization laws. Next is an update on a segment about HIV criminalization from episode 2003, looking at the public education efforts and Congressional briefing on the issue that happened after that segment aired.

Featured guests: Jonathan Katz, Ed Hardy, Justin Spring.

Summary: This episode is a look back at episode 2004, with most of its content sourced from that episode. The episode begins with a segment about the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery's "Hide/Seek" exhibition and David Wojnarowicz's A Fire in My Belly. The next segment profiles Sam Steward.

Featured guests: Jonathan Katz, Ed Hardy, Justin Spring.

Summary:  The episode begins with a segment about the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery's "Hide/Seek" exhibition featuring artwork exploring sexual difference and gender expression, which sparked particular controversy for its inclusion and subsequent removal of David Wojnarowicz's A Fire in My Belly. The next segment profiles Sam Steward, the 20th century out novelist and tattoo artist whose influence ranged from the Kinsey report to fashion design.

Host: Katherine Linton.Featured guests: Felicia Park-Rogers, Sal Piro, Susan Sarandon, Nancy Lanoue, Ann Bancroft, James Dale, E. Lynn Harris.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment covering the COLAGE organization and Felicia Park-Rogers in San Francisco. The next segment features Sal Piro and Susan Sarandon discussing The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and the In the News segment covers a pledge drive to protest an anti-LGBT website in Madison, WI. The next segment spotlights Nancy Lanoue and the Thousand Waves Martial Arts and Self-Defense Center in Chicago. The In the Arts segment covers the 25th anniversary of the San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, and looks at the films, The Adventures of Felix, Lost & Delirious and Kiss of the Spider Woman. The next segment looks at leather culture, and another spotlights explorer Ann Bancroft's Antarctic expedition. The Galluccio family and James Dale provide PSAs during the episode, and E. Lynn Harris provides the celebrity ID.

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Excerpts from The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975):
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Summary: This episode features eight families with transgender and gender non-conforming children, ranging from ages five to 25, telling their stories, discussing controversial parenting decisions, and recounting their struggles facing perceptions of gender.

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.

Summary: This episode explores the complexity of the Latino LGBT experience in the United States with a look at gay and lesbian Latinos becoming leaders within their communities.

Featured guests: Hensley "Bam Bam" Meulens, Tiki Barber, Ben Cohen, Hudson Taylor, Isis King, Janet Mock.

Summary: This episode pays particular attention to hate speech and anti-gay vocabulary in the media. It begins with a rebroadcast of a segment from episode 2012 about the treatment of homosexuality in sports. The A Conversation with… segment features transgender model Isis King discussing representations of transgender people in media with transgender advocate Janet Mock.

Summary: The first segment is about the Rainbow Support Group for mentally disabled gays and lesbians. A commercial for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation featuring Betty DeGeneres follows. This episode's A Day in the Life is a rebroadcast of the Paris Barclay profile from episode 802, and the next segment features avant-garde filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger. This episode includes footage of same-sex marriage hearings in Vermont, a children's services conference in New York and a discussion of permanent partners immigration laws in New York. Films showcased in this episode include Boys Don't Cry, Monika Treut's Gendernauts, Yvonne Welbon's Living with Pride: Ruth C. Ellis at 100 documentary, and The Next Best Thing, featuring interviews with Rupert Everett and Madonna, who also provides the episode's celebrity ID. This episode also includes an anti-hate campaign public service announcement by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN).

Featured guest: John Becker.

Summary: The final episode of season 20 begins with an In the States segment focusing on Wisconsin, speaking with LGBT union workers about Governor Scott Walker and his plan for the benefits and collective bargaining rights of teachers and state employees. The next segment features activist John Becker investigating the ex-gay movement and the reparative therapies practiced at the Bachmann clinic in Minnesota.

Summary: The first episode of the final season begins with a segment about how anti-LGBT rhetoric is changing as cultural acceptance of LGBT people grows throughout the United States and overt hate speech becomes less acceptable. The In the States segment focuses on Minnesota, looking at the LGBT experience in public schools, harassment of LGBT students and a proposed initiative to limit marriage to heterosexual couples.

Summary: This episode focuses on LGBT youth in foster care in the United States. It features seven LGBT youth from foster care sharing their stories and discussing rejection from foster families, invisibility within the system and obstacles to healthy development.

Summary: The final episode of In the Life looks back at highlights from the show's twenty years on public television.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment about the lesbian travel company, SWEET, and their eco-friendly cruise, following a group of lesbian travelers to the Caribbean. The next segment is a rebroadcast of the spotlight on young LGBT rappers from episode 1704.

Host: Cherry Jones.  Featured guests: Kathy Kinney, Steve Buscemi, Gair Bridges, Ron Travis, Scott Heim, Pamela Sneed, Wilson Cruz.

Summary: The final episode of the ninth season is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts are taken from previously aired episodes 704, 705, 801, 805 and 905, covering such topics as children's literature, same-sex parents, China, Judy Garland, Stonewall and the film, Parting Glances. The In the News segment covers a talk in Newsweek between Seth Berkley and Larry Kramer, as well as the Gay Men of African Descent organization. Scott Heim, Pamela Sneed and Wilson Cruz provide PSAs during the episode.

Featured guests:  Kate Bornstein, Leslie Feinberg.

Summary:  Interviews with Kate Bornstein and Leslie Feinberg for the Gender Warriors segment of Episode 602, "The State of AIDS."


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Hosts: Kate Clinton, Charles Busch, Garrett Glaser, Karen Williams.  Featured guests: Lily Tomlin, Frank Maya, Sara Cytron, Georgia Ragsdale, Doug Stevens & the Outband, the Flirtations, Dick Sargent.

Summary:  Promotional video for In the life, highlighting comedic moments from its first season. Host Kate Clinton, broadcasting from Times Square studios, opens with a monologue discussing the presentation of lesbians on talk shows and the San Francisco earthquake. Commercial parodies include a mock commercials for Stonewall commemerative action figures, a mock compilation video titled That's adult entertainment!, and gaydar. Stand-up comedians featured on the video include Frank Maya, Sara Cytron and Kate Clinton, and there is also a pantomime performance from Georgia Ragsdale. Lily Tomlin performs a tribute to Vito Russo, and an archival clip of her as Judith Beasley is also featured. Musical acts include Doug Stevens & the Outband and the Flirtations, who perform Mr. Sandman. Host segments with Charles Busch feature the actor playing a variety of characters, including classic movie diva, Mary Dale. A segment spotlights Dick Sargent, who discusses Bewitched. In a host segment, Garrett Glaser discusses Entertainment tonight, coming out in Hollywood and criticisms of gay actors, and another host segment features Karen Williams discussing country-western music. The Was he or wasn't he? segment considers rumors of Michelangelo's homosexuality.

Note:  Some audio content removed due to copyright restrictions.
45:35 - 25:35: Tony Bennett, "Stranger in Paradise"
47:03 - 47:35: Bette Midler, "Strangers in the Night"

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