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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.

Note: Some audio content removed due to copyright restrictions.
3:10 - 3:39: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, "Find the Cost of Freedom"
52:21 - 54:31: Joe Jackson, "Real Men"

Host: Staceyann Chin.  Featured guests: George Ratliff, Emil Wilbekin, Harvey Fierstein, Maple Flagg, Judy Shepard, Bill Thomas, Jade Estrada.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. Excerpts from episodes 1109, 1209, 1301, 1305 and 1306 explore LGBT harassment in high school, religion in the classroom, George Ratliff's Hell House, the Host Home organization in Minnesota, VIBE Magazine, and a push for a gay youth center in Newark, New Jersey. Harvey Fierstein's Out Takes segment is titled "Freedom Of and From." The Lisa/Gill Foundation, Maple Flagg, Judy Shepard, Bill Thomas and Jade Estrada provide PSAs during the episode.

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