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Monica Nolan, author of favorite stocking-filler Lois Lenz, Lesbian Secretary, read a Dickensian coke-sniffing scene from the Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories. Sexologist-violinist Paul Festa performed Alfred Schnittke's version of “Silent Night,” accompanied by Gary Lutes. Then Paul read most of an essay about why months of listening to Olivier Messaien have done more for him than years of therapy, and Paul and Gary played some Messaien. James Warner recorded his story "Hecklers" for Apostrophe Cast. Julia Jackson, our guest MC comedienne, left her newborn at home for long enough to tell us about the first gay marriage she went to, which was her own.