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Tag: Desert Hearts

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:  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.

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