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Tag: Margaret Cho

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.

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.

Note: some audio content removed due to copyrighte restrictions:
15:39 - 16:46: Verme, "Notch, Baby Ranks"


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.

Note:  Some audio content removed due to copyright restrictions.
56:15-56:47: Bette Midler, "Chapel of Love"


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