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Host: Kate Clinton.  Featured guests: New York City Gay Men's Chorus, Casselberry & DuPree, Amy Pivar and Scot Willingham, Su Friedrich, Hilton Als, Todd Haynes, Martha Gever, Spence Halpern, Ellen Carton, Harvey Fierstein, Urvashi Vaid, Daryl Chin, Marlon Riggs, B. Ruby Rich, Pratibha Parmar, Debbie Harry, Five Lesbian Brothers, John Kelly, Lavender Light Gospel Choir.

Summary: The pilot episode begins with a musical performance by the New York City Gay Men's Chorus, followed by an introduction by Kate Clinton. There is a mock commercial for the Stonewall Collection, a music performance by Casselberry & DuPree and a dance performance by Amy Pivar and Scot Willingham. A panel discussion on gay film follows, featuring clips of lesbians and gays in film. Debbie Harry provides this episode's Celebrity ID, and the Theater Spotlight segment features Five Lesbian Brothers. There is also a musical performance by John Kelly, a public service announcement for ACT UP, and a musical performance by the Lavender Light Gospel Choir.

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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: Charles Busch.  Featured guests: Sande Zeig, Jeffrey Lunger, Mark Finch, Raoul O'Connell.

Summary: This episode begins with an introduction by Charles Busch, followed by a skit about gay film critics featuring clips from Forbidden Love, Okoge and the documentary, Movie Star! Mary Dale's Hollywood. The Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Clips segment features interviews with Sande Zeig, Jeffrey Lunger, and Mark Finch, with clips from Time Out and The Teapot. The Gay Movie Heroes segment features an interview with director Raoul O'Connell and clips from the short, A Friend of Dorothy.

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18:41 - 19:16: Ella Fitzgerald, "Skylark This Time the Dream's On Me."

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."

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: 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.  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:  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 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.

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