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Host: Kate Clinton.  Featured guests: The Flirtations, Dick Sargent, David Mixner, Lily Tomlin.

Summary: The first episode of season one features an introduction by Kate Clinton and musical performances by the Flirtations. Dick Sargent provides the Celebrity ID, and the Politics segment features David Mixner, a Clinton Campaign Senior Advisor. There is a public service announcement for the Anti-Violence Campaign. A tribute to activist Vito Russo includes clips from Our Time, a remembrance from Lily Tomlin, and a biography segment featuring clips of and interviews with Russo.

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3:40: "Schmitts Gay" mock commercial from Saturday Night Live.

Host: Kate Clinton.  Featured guests: Sara Cytron, Garrett Glaser, Dick Sargent, David Drake, Frank Maya.

Summary: This episode begins with an introduction by Kate Clinton, followed by a mock commercial for the Stonewall Collection and a stand-up comedy performance by Sara Cytron. Garrett Glaser provides the episode's Celebrity ID. The Actor segment features an interview with Dick Sargent, who talks about his decision to come out and outlines how an episode of Bewitched could address the topic. The Theater spotlight features actor David Drake, writer of The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, performing a segment of the play. The episode concludes with a stand-up comedy performance by Frank Maya.

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13:30 - 14:45: New York Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta, "Love is Here to Stay."
24:29 - 26:20: Diana Ross, "I'm Coming Out."

Host: Karen Williams.  Featured guests: Randy Allen, Jehan Agrama, David Ehrenstein, Nicole Conn, Phillip Hoffman, Stephen Bogardus, Heather McCray, Maureen Moore, Liza Minnelli, Lily Tomlin, Bonnie Franklin, Shari Belafonte, Judith Light, Joel Grey, Jonathan Hadary, Phranc.

Summary: The episode begins with an introduction by Garrett Glaser, followed by a performance by Bette Davis impersonator Randy Allen. A segment on the gay and lesbian protest at the Academy Awards features Jehan Agrama, David Ehrenstein and Nicole Conn. The Theater Spotlight segment is about the musical, Falsettos, and the AIDS Memorial Quilt segment features Liza Minnelli, Lily Tomlin, Bonnie Franklin, Shari Belafonte, Judith Light and Joel Grey. There is also an interview with actor Jonathan Hadary, a mock commercial for Gaydar, and the music video for "One o' the Girls" by Phranc.

Host: Karen Williams.  Featured guests: Doug Stevens and the OutBand, Howard Richman, the Times Squares, Georgia Ragsdale.

Summary: This program includes an introduction by Karen Williams, a musical performance by Doug Stevens and the OutBand, and a dance performance by Howard Richman and the Times Squares. Georgia Ragsdale acts out a skit about her first visit to a lesbian bar. Doug Stevens and the OutBand perform with two-steppers, and square dance caller Howard Richman gives Karen Williams a dance lesson.

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14:54 - 16:41: Tony Bennett, "Stranger in Paradise."

Featured guests: John Scagliotti, Sara Cytron, Gay Men's Chorus, Kate Clinton, Frank Maya, Karen Williams, Lily Tomlin, Randy Allen, Garrett Glaser, Charles Busch, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Funny Gay Males, Suede, Robert Bray, Ivy Young, Eric Rofes, Lavender Light Gospel Choir, Phranc, the Flirtations, Doug Stevens and the Outband, Judith Light, Todd Haynes, David Ehrenstein, Jehan Agrama, Joan Jett Black, David Mixner, Five Lesbian Brothers, David Drake, Phillip Hoffman, Stephen Bogardus.

Summary: This is a retrospective program including a fairy tale skit with executive producer John Scagliotti and Sara Cytron. The episode highlights clips from past episodes of the show's first season, featuring Kate Clinton, Lily Tomlin and Charles Busch, as well as a commercial parody titled "That's Adult Entertainment." It also includes footage from the 1993 Triangle Ball and musical performances from previous episodes. Clips of politics and activism include the AIDS Memorial Quilt, an Academy Awards protest and an interview with David Mixner. Film and theater clips from past episodes are also featured. The episode concludes with a stand-up comedy performance by Sara Cytron.

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: 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.

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.

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: 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: 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: Margaret Cho, Michael Mayer, Gus Van Sant, Martina Navratilova.

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

Host: Katherine Linton.  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.

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: 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.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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: 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 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.

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.

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.

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