Discussing homosexuality and American society and interviewing members of the Mattachine Midwest organization: Jim Bradford, Valerie Taylor (pen name of Velma N. Tate, 1913-1997), and Henry Weimhoff.
Edmund White talks about his book "States of Desire: Travels in Gay America," published in 1980.
Program includes an excerpt of a discussion with Shilts about his book "And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic."
Cleve Jones talks about the AIDS quilt (NAMES project) that he started, the politics surrounding treating AIDS, and the compassionate feelings that the quilt engenders (compared to American barn raisings). There is a postscript with Mike Savage from Dignity Chicago, a lesbian and gay Catholic organization.
Discussing the book, "Gay American History: Lesbians and Gay Men in the U.S.A.: A Documentary," and interviewing its author, Jonathan Katz.