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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.
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Summary: This program includes an introduction by Karen Williams, a musical performance by Doug Stevens and the OutBand, and a dance performance by Howard Richman and the Times Squares. Georgia Ragsdale acts out a skit about her first visit to a lesbian bar. Doug Stevens and the OutBand perform with two-steppers, and square dance caller Howard Richman gives Karen Williams a dance lesson.
Summary: The first episode of season two begins with an introduction featuring Lea DeLaria and parade marchers. Stand-up comedy performances feature Georgia Ragsdale and Kate Clinton. The Pride Politicians segment includes speeches by and interviews with LGBT-friendly political figures. A folk music performance is followed by people joking about their gay pets. Next, a musical tribute to Cole Porter features the Seattle Men's Chorus performing "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," followed by Harvey Fierstein and Diane Schuur performing a duet of "Love for Sale." The Back to Stonewall segment features Lea DeLaria at the old location of Stonewall, where she introduces clips of people at Pride events worldwide. Among other Pride clips are women singing, organizations and occupations marching, and family members of gays and lesbians. Lea DeLaria then gives a brief introduction about Bronski Beat, followed by Jimmy Somerville singing "When the Boy in Your Arms (Is the Boy in Your Heart)."
Summary: The first segment, Television Focus, is about the TV movie Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (starring Glenn Close, and executive produced by Barbra Streisand), and includes clips of the movie and interviews with producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, Judith Light, Margarethe Kammermeyer, Melissa Etheridge and Lea DeLaria. Next, the Neighborhood Focus segment features a discussion of the similarities and differences between the African-American civil rights movement and the gay rights movement, with interviews with Dr. Marjorie Hill, Representative Barney Frank, Dr. Betty Shabazz, Paula Ettelbrick (Empire State Pride Agenda). The first of three Family Album: Gay Families segments features interviews with gay families, and more interviews air later in the episode, including author April Martin. Greg Watt introduces the Theater Spotlight segment, which covers You Should Be So Lucky, starring writer/actor Charles Busch and includes clips of the play and interview with Busch. Following this segment is International Focus with correspondent Miguel Arenas, which covers Cuba featuring interviews with gays and lesbians in Cuba and clips from the film Fresa y Chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate). This episode's Celebrity ID segment features writer and actor Quentin Crisp. Segment Black LGBT History includes the Schomburg Center's recognition of Langston Hughes, a discussion between author Barbara Smith and writer Thomas Glave about Bayard Rustin. The Documentary segment includes an interview with director Isaac Julien, followed by a clip from his film, The Darker Side of Black, which discusses homophobia in hip-hop, and includes Donald Suggs (GLAAD), Buju Banton, Brand Nubian, Professor Cornel West, Rev. Zachary Jones, songwriter Michael Franti and Language of Violence by Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. Greg Watt introduces a second Theater Spotlight segment, which covers the play Holiday Heart, directed by Tazewell Thompson, and includes interviews with Thompson and Keith Randolph Smith, as well as rehearsal footage featuring Smith and Afi McClendon. A memorial service at Rockefeller University for journalist and author Andrew "Andy" Kopkind includes, among others, writers Calvin Trillin, Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne. The show concludes with clips and the music video Language of Violence by Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.
Summary: The first segment looks at how Hollywood studios discuss sexual orientation in the workplace. LGBT war veterans are featured in a segment about gays in the military, while the Veterans of AIDS segment includes an interview with and performance by choreographer Bill T. Jones, plus a tribute to author Paul Monette. The Outwrite conference, a meeting of gay authors in Boston, is spotlighted, and the episode also includes a profile of Audre Lorde. Chay Yew's play, A Language of Their Own, is the focus of the theater spotlight. Maria Maggenti provides the episode celebrity ID. A segment about women with HIV follows, and the L.A. Women's Night segment is about a fundraiser honoring famous lesbians. The episode presents excerpts from the documentaries, Tuesday Night, about a group meeting of parents of AIDS patients, and Coming Out Under Fire, about gay veterans. Next is the segment Harvey Milk, which features a profile of the politician, Hetrick-Martin students remembering him, and a look at an opera about his life. A tribute to Michael Callen concludes the program.
Summary: The segment on China covers gays, lesbians, Communism and culture, followed by a look at the "Transforming the Crown" art exhibit in Great Britain, featuring the work of African, Asian and Caribbean artists. The next segment is about lesbian activism in the Philippines, and the episode also spotlights the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. Another segment covers gay culture and rights in Brazil. The Pact of Common Interest and domestic partnership law in France is also discussed, and the episode features a preview of the 1998 Amsterdam Gay Games.
Summary: The episode begins with a spotlight on hate crimes and the Matthew Shepard murder. The episode's A Day in the Life segment profiles television director Paris Barclay. The Out Actors Speak Out segment features Mitchell Anderson, Lisa Kron, Lea DeLaria, and Everett Quinton. A medical segment covers breakthroughs in lesbian health care, and the next segment focuses on innovative AIDS fundraising approaches. The next segment is about James Whale and the film, Gods and Monsters. The episode also features a recap of Gay Games V in Amsterdam. Ian McKellen provides this episode's celebrity ID.
Summary: The first segment covers gay and lesbian cruises and related controversies, while the next segment, Out Actors Speak Out, features David Marshall Grant, Paul Rudnick and Michael McElroy. The Bali segment is a travel journal with Katherine Linton that explores gay and lesbian tourism. LGBT issues related to airline companies are covered in the next segment, followed by a look at the Condega Homemakers Project. This episode spotlights the documentary, Rock the Boat, and also features interviews with deaf LGBT couples.
Summary: The first segment is about the Rainbow Support Group for mentally disabled gays and lesbians. A commercial for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation featuring Betty DeGeneres follows. This episode's A Day in the Life is a rebroadcast of the Paris Barclay profile from episode 802, and the next segment features avant-garde filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger. This episode includes footage of same-sex marriage hearings in Vermont, a children's services conference in New York and a discussion of permanent partners immigration laws in New York. Films showcased in this episode include Boys Don't Cry, Monika Treut's Gendernauts, Yvonne Welbon's Living with Pride: Ruth C. Ellis at 100 documentary, and The Next Best Thing, featuring interviews with Rupert Everett and Madonna, who also provides the episode's celebrity ID. This episode also includes an anti-hate campaign public service announcement by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
Host: Mark Christopher. Featured guests: Alan Ball, Rue Thais-Williams, Jewel Thais-Williams, Michele Kammerer, Harvey Fierstein.Summary: The final episode of season 10 is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes as well as new segments. The episode begins with Alan Ball: Hollywood player, a profile of the Six Feet Under creator. The next segment showcases the ONE Institute & Archives in Los Angeles. Rue & Jewel spotlights the Los Angeles activists. The Same-Sex Shakespeare segment highlights the L.A. Women's Shakespeare Co. The lesbian & gay distributors segment is about Strand Releasing. Followed by a segment on transgendered Los Angeles fire chief Michele Kammerer. Out Takes features Harvey Fierstein, and the episode also includes History PSAs and a montage of Celebrity IDs.
Summary: The first episode of season eleven begins with a segment about Sharon Smith's fight for same-sex spousal rights after her partner, Diane Whipple, was killed in a dog attack in San Francisco. The Real to Reel segment profiles the film, Family Fundamentals, and interviews filmmaker Arthur Dong. The next segment spotlights gay and lesbian churches in Los Angeles and Dallas. The Out & About segment covers seven gay couples in New Jersey, Bill T. Jones, a rainbow flag exhibit, and the Gay Games in Sydney. The Hairspray segment looks at the Broadway musical. Harvey Fierstein talks about voting in this episode's Out Takes segment. Dan Butler, Rachel True, Dirk Shafer and Paris Barclay provide historical PSAs in this episode, and Beth Anthony provides the Celebrity ID. 041b061a72