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Tag: Foreign Service Officer Program

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"


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.

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