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  • So This Is Network Q, Eh?

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    Network Q is the LGBT video magazine and television series produced from 1992 to 1996 in the United States. Originally distributed on videotape by subscription (because in 1992 gay stuff was largely taboo on broadcast TV and cable), it ultimately ran on public television in the U.S. in 1995 and 1996 as Network Q: Out Across America. Although we covered lots of big events, celebrities, politics, books, movies, music and comedy, the main focus was to showcase real people living out of the closet in cities and towns all over the US. We also did shows in Canada and Australia. Along the way I think we produced the most comprehensive video history of mid-1990's LGBT life that I've seen. It was the moment when queers really hit the mainstream even as our separate-but-fabulous culture was at a post-AIDS outbreak peak. It often still wasn't physically safe to be out, and there were numerous legislative attacks on our rights, so the gay ghettos and events and media of the time -- and early internet chat rooms -- helped us to connect and organize and develop our political leverage as more of us found the support to come out. It was the period that in my opinion set the stage for the amazing progress that's come recently.

    Rob Eichberg, founder of national Coming Out Day, always said that visibility would be the solution. He was right.

    This video has a few clips to give you the flavor of the show. If you like it, subscribe! Eventually, we're uploading most everything from the archive, plus compilations, outtakes, updates, interviews with the producer and crew, and maybe some new stuff. You can explore via our Google+ page or the channel home page. The music is from the YouTube audio library.

    Enjoy! Your feedback is welcomed.

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    • Q30 Sydney Mardi Gras: Parade (1994) - Duration: 17 minutes.

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      Network Q travels to Australia for Mardi Gras, a month-long LGBT cultural festival and pride event capped by a weekend of parties and the world-famous Mardi Gras parade. Featuring Susan Herben, Pre...
    • Q26 Michael & Jim From Monk Magazine (1993) - Duration: 14 minutes.

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      Partners in life and travel and work, Jim Crotty and Michael Lane, aka The Mad Monks, made their way around the country in their colorful RV, with an early Macintosh computer, publishing Monk maga...
    • Q32 California AIDS Ride (1994) - Duration: 15 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
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      This is the inaugural California AIDS Ride, in which bicyclists rode for seven days from San Francisco to West Hollywood to raise money for AIDS services at the Gay & Lesbian Center of LA. Featurin...
    • "Watching Network Q" Supercut #1 - Duration: 3 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
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      People want to be on camera. They just want to be ON. Before we could Instagram or Vine ourselves to scratch that itch, we needed an accommodating camera crew. The Q crew was them.
    • Q25 Not A "Practicing" Homo - I'm Pretty Good At It (1993) - Duration: 93 seconds.

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      Rep. Gerry Studds of Massachusetts relating a story about being confronted by a constituent about his homosexuality, which brought a big laugh from the crowd at the 1993 PFLAG convention in New Orl...
    • Q33 Queer Holiday: Memorial Day In Pensacola, FL (1994) - Duration: 9 minutes, 46 seconds.

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      Memorial Day is the biggest party of the year in the Panhandle. Pensacola is the center of the action. In addition to the beaches, the bars and clubs and all the regular attractions, Memorial Day f...
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    Comedy bits from individual episodes of Network Q.
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    • Q32 SDSU's Gay Fraternity Guys (1994) - Duration: 13 minutes.

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      The rising visibility of gay men in college social fraternities is the subject of this segment shot at San Diego State University. Featuring longtime Greek advisor Doug Case, plus current and forme...
    • Q35 LGBT Youth and HIV (1994) - Duration: 14 minutes.

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      Young people talk about their experiences navigating their way through "safer sex" at a time when it wasn't entirely clear what that meant, and when most of the resources and support were geared to...
    • Q29 LGBT Life In Utah (1994) - Duration: 12 minutes.

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      It may come as a surprise that even in 1994, Salt Lake City was estimated to have the 3rd largest per capita LGBT population in the US (queer folk as a percentage of the total). We talked with a bu...
    • Q31 Helping Homeless LGBT Youth In Austin (1994) - Duration: 12 minutes.

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      OutYouth Austin is a peer support organization for LGBTQ youth in Austin, Texas. Their Project Phase provides assistance to homeless queer and questioning youth in Austin, which at the time of this...
    • Q28 Perils Of The Young And Beautiful In Weho (1994) - Duration: 44 seconds.

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      Sean Mahoy from Wasilla, Alaska talks about getting acclimated to West Hollywood. From Network Q Out Across America Episode 28, February 1994. Watch the rest of the episode at http://www.youtube.co...
    • Q34 Queer And Straight (1994) - Duration: 2 minutes, 14 seconds.

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      Stefan Lynch from San Francisco, in New York to play tennis in Gay Games IV, talks about being a straight son of two lesbians.

      From Episode 34 of Network Q Out Across America, August 1994.

      Networ...
    • Q32 Viewer Mail With Gay Fraternity (1994) - Duration: 6 minutes, 52 seconds.

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      The guys of Delta Lambda Phi help out with Viewer Mail in San Diego. Featuring Lance Smith, Tim McWilliams, Mike Contreras, Scott Echard, Sam Reeves, Carl Kline and Hugh Porter. From Network Q Out ...
    • Q36 Censoring Art & Media In Canada (1994) - Duration: 12 minutes.

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      In this segment, produced during our trip to Toronto for the 1994 Kumbaya Music Festival (here: http://youtu.be/WEWFWO4K4Ps), we look at the increasingly difficult climate in Canada regarding media...
    • Q32 Outtake: Gay Greeks On Network Q (1994) - Duration: 18 seconds.

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      The men of Delta Lambda Phi at San Diego State University. Check out our full story on out gay fraternity members at http://youtu.be/9XzPO-W9cXk. From Network Q Out Across America Episode 32, June ...
    • Q31 Coming Out At Austin HS (1994) - Duration: 11 minutes.

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      The story of one of the first openly gay students at Austin High School. After getting involved with OutYouth Austin, she and her mom set about establishing a support group for LGBTQ students at th...
    • Q29 LGBT Mormons Part 1 (1994) - Duration: 10 minutes.

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      The dilemma facing queer Mormons and their families is one where to be true to yourself is to potentially become alienated from your entire way of life. In this story, produced in 1994 in and aroun...
    • Q41 Richmond LGBT Youth Program (1996) - Duration: 3 minutes, 42 seconds.

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      1996 interview with Executive Director John Klein and Jamie Baker from the Richmond Organization for Sexual Minority Youth in Richmond, Virginia. From the second broadcast season of Network Q Out A...
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    Travel-related segments from individual episodes of Network Q
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    • Q34 Gay Games IV Part 2 (1994) - Duration: 13 minutes.

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      More coverage of the competition and interviews with athletes during Gay Games IV in New York. Featuring Denver cyclist Maria Timiraos; Paul Dessureau, DC Power Lifting; Stefan Lynch, San Francisco...
    • Q23 Gay & Lesbian Sports Festival In Seattle (1993) - Duration: 10 minutes.

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      Coverage of 1993's Northwest Gay & Lesbian Summer Sports Festival in Seattle. Over 1500 athletes competed in 31 different events, including swimming, water polo, tennis, croquet, softball, physique...
    • Q37 Frontrunners LGBT Running Club (1994) - Duration: 2 minutes, 35 seconds.

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      Interview with Corbin Woodling and other members of Frontrunners Chicago, a club for LGBT runners. From Network Q Out Across America Episode 37, November 1994.

      Watch the rest of this episode at ht...
    • Q29 Queer Holiday: Park City UT (1994) - Duration: 7 minutes, 30 seconds.

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      With the boycott of Colorado's Gay Ski Week as the result of the Amendment 2 controversy, Peter Siderius of Club Travel organized Winterfest in Park City. The inaugural event in 1994 drew about 2,5...
    • Q30 Gay Australian Volleyballers (1994) - Duration: 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

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      Interview with Shane Parker of Aussie Boys Team Sydney Volleyball as they get ready to travel to New York for Gay Games IV. From Network Q Out Across America Episode 30, May 1994. Watch the rest of...
    • Q31 Remembering Gay Games Vancouver (1994) - Duration: 45 seconds.

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      Gary Reese of Team Austin describes the powerful and moving experience of being at a bike race during the Gay Games in Vancouver, and seeing for the first time gay people being openly gay at a majo...
    • Q28 Gay Games Swimmer Michael Mealiffe (1994) - Duration: 4 minutes, 39 seconds.

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      In West Hollywood, swimmer Michael Mealiffe prepares to compete in New York during Gay Games IV, where over 11,000 athletes gathered in 1994 for the world's largest sporting event.

      From Network Q...
    • Q34 Gay Games IV/Stonewall 25 Show Open (1994) - Duration: 2 minutes, 4 seconds.

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      The beginning of Network Q Out Across America Episode 34, which is all about Gay Games IV and the Stonewall 25 anniversary in New York City during June, 1994.

      Our show on the Games became the offi...
    • Q34 Gay Games IV Part 1 (1994) - Duration: 6 minutes, 45 seconds.

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      This is an updated version of our overview of Gay Games IV, which aired as part of our coverage of the event, as well as on the public TV series In The Life. Gay Games IV brought more than 11,000 a...
    • Q34 Gay Games IV Opening Ceremonies (1994) - Duration: 3 minutes, 44 seconds.

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      Gay Games IV took place over 8 days in June, 1994 in New York City. Here is our coverage of the opening ceremonies. From Network Q Out Across America Episode 34, August 1994.

      Network Q's show on t...
    • Q34 Gay Games IV Closing Ceremonies (1994) - Duration: 3 minutes, 36 seconds.

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      These are clips of the closing ceremonies from Gay Games IV at Yankee Stadium in New York City in June, 1994. Featuring more than 11,000 athletes, plus The Flirtations, Ian McKellan, Armistead Maup...
    • Q31 Gay Games IV: Team Austin (1994) - Duration: 5 minutes, 38 seconds.

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      As Gay Games IV in New York approached, we profiled some of the athletes preparing to compete. Here we visit with members of Team Austin, including co-chairs Gary Reese and Cheron Bolin, Clifford U...
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    Collections of comedy clips, vierwer mail, music, events, outtakes, etc. for your viewing pleasure.
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    • Q22 CK Fashion Show w/Marky Mark at APLA Benefit (1993) - Duration: 2 minutes, 24 seconds.

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      The sort-of NSFW (brief boobies, lots of CK briefs) fashion show from 1993's AIDS Project Los Angeles benefit honoring Calvin Klein, which featured (this was before he became an action hero) the im...
    • Q27 Comedy: Lea DeLaria (1994) - Duration: 18 minutes.

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      Interview and some performance clips from our encounter with the one and only Lea DeLaria. Comedian, actor, activist, musician, big dyke, and force of nature. We met up with her in Raleigh, North C...
    • Q28 Inside The Gay Adult Video Industry (1994) Part 2 - Duration: 11 minutes.

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      Part 2 of our documentary on the gay adult video industry in 1994 from the perspective of those working in it (we've age-restricted it based on theme rather than explicit content). The Justice Depa...
    • Q22 A Trip To Mr. S. Leather, BDSM Superstore (1993) - Duration: 5 minutes, 24 seconds.

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      Garrett Ball genially walks us through the wares at Mr. S. Leather, San Fransisco's go-to emporium for all things BDSM. Being uninitiated, we found (and find) the subculture fascinating. Age restri...
    • Q23 Joe Mantello & Stephen Spinella from 'Angels In America' (1993) - Duration: 8 minutes, 11 seconds.

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      Sandra Glorian interviews Stephen Spinella and Joe Mantello, cast members in the original Broadway production of Tony Kushner's play "Angels In America." At a time when it was still very unusual fo...
    • Q28 Inside The Gay Adult Video Industry (1994) Part 1 - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 7,743 views
      Part 1 of our documentary on the gay adult video industry in 1994 from the perspective of those working in it (we've age-restricted it based on theme rather than explicit content). The Justice Depa...
    • Q34 Gay Games IV Part 1 (1994) - Duration: 6 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 6,410 views
      This is an updated version of our overview of Gay Games IV, which aired as part of our coverage of the event, as well as on the public TV series In The Life. Gay Games IV brought more than 11,000 a...
    • Q32 Gay Fraternity Guys at SDSU (1994) - Duration: 14 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 5,975 views
      There's a new version of this video at http://youtu.be/mHSl_Yuqh4w



      More stories about gay youth: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdga93I4JxjraWVQCcf...

      From Network Q Out Acros...
    • Q28 Amanda Bearse, Out In Hollywood (1994) - Duration: 9 minutes, 22 seconds.

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      In an era where it was still potentially a fatal career move to be openly queer in Hollywood, actor and director Amanda Bearse blew a lot of people away when she came out as a lesbian in 1993, at t...
    • Q34 Gay Games IV Part 2 (1994) - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 5,186 views
      More coverage of the competition and interviews with athletes during Gay Games IV in New York. Featuring Denver cyclist Maria Timiraos; Paul Dessureau, DC Power Lifting; Stefan Lynch, San Francisco...
    • Lea DeLaria: Dental Dams (1993) - Duration: 4 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 5,063 views
      Interview and some performance clips from our encounter with the one and only Lea DeLaria. Comedian, actor, activist, musician, big dyke, and force of nature. This is Part 1 of 4 in this segment (a...
    • Best of LGBT Comedy #1 - Duration: 7 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 5,003 views
      Some funny moments from some of our favorite queer comedians. Drawn from the Network Q archives. Featuring Lea DeLaria, Michael Greer, Jaffe Cohen, Georgia Ragsdale, Elvira Kurt, Suzanne Westenhoef...
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