In the Life

A gay and lesbian-themed magazine series that includes investigative reports and profiles of newsmakers, along with features on aspects of gay culture. The series drew fire even before it aired when then-senator Bob Dole attacked it as a `gay Ed Sullivan show.' The show persevered, however, went on to win awards from several gay and lesbian organization (more…)

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In the Life

First Aired: August 1, 2008

Sandra Bernhard and Camille Paglia on sexuality, lesbian identity and the gay male influence on art and culture; the Nation's Richard Kim and host Michael Billy on the maturing of the LGBT movement; actor Wilson Cruz and Gay Men's Health Crisis CEO Marjorie Hill on the AIDS epidemic and the role of education in overcoming LGBT stereotypes.

MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
MYKAL-MICHELLE HARRIS, ARICA HIMMEL, ETHAN WILLIAM CHILDRESS
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