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10. DVD: Cho Dependent
Margaret Cho's sixth concert film, directed by Lorene Machado and recorded at Atlanta's Tabernacle during her 2010 tour, finds the queer-identifying comedian riffing on marriage equality, the Palins, sexting, her mother, and her stint on Dancing With the Stars, during which LGBT pride and combating antigay bullying were her major platforms. The show also features performances of songs from Cho's recent album of the same name.

9. DVD: The L Word: The Complete Series
Although all six seasons of the groundbreaking 2004-2009 Showtime series about lesbian and bisexual women in L.A. are already available on DVD, a new 25-disc boxed set is now available in an attractive lipstick-pink package. A bonus disc features an exclusive new reunion special with commentary by creator Ilene Chaiken and stars like Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Katherine Moennig, Laurel Holloman, Eric Mabius, and Erin Daniels.

8. BOOK/DVD/MUSIC: Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson; Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden; Born This Way -- The Remix; and Born This Way -- The Collection
It's Gagapalooza! Terry Richardson snapped more than 450 shots of Lady Gaga over 10 months for a hot hardcover photo book; the DVD of her HBO concert film includes never-before-seen footage; a remixed Born This Way features remixes from artists like Foster the People and Goldfrapp; and a Born This Way collection package includes the original album, the remixed album, and the concert DVD. For more info visit LadyGaga.com.

7. MUSIC: Fear Nothing, Beverly McClellan
Out singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist McClellan's debut international release -- her first since appearing as a contestant on NBC's The Voice -- is an easygoing, edgy, and empowering collection of upbeat yet heartfelt blues. Highlights include survivalist anthem "I See Love" and "I Can't Hide Me," on which the Floridian powerhouse growls, "I can't hide me; I don't want to anyway. Let them talk about me every single day."

6. DVD: The Green
Reminiscent of Doubt and The Children's Hour, this fall's must-see gay film is now on DVD. Penned by out Verizon pitchman Paul Marcarelli, out director Steven Williford's earnest drama stars the arresting Jason Butler Harner as a gay teacher accused of inappropriate behavior with a male student. Cheyenne Jackson's terrific as the boyfriend, as is Julia Ormond as their lesbian lawyer. For more info visit TheGreenTheMovie.com.

5. FILM: Tomboy
Out now in limited release, Celine Sciamma's charming exploration of childhood gender identity -- a beautifully shot French-language follow-up to her celebrated 2007 coming-of-age film Water Lilies -- focuses on 10-year-old Laure (Zoe Heran), a short-haired girl who decides to pass herself off as a boy named Mikael after she moves to a new town, striking the fancy of a pretty young girl. For a list of theaters visit TomboyMovie.com.

4. DVD: Making the Boys
Crayton Robey's captivating documentary celebrates the legacy of The Boys in the Band, Mart Crowley's groundbreaking yet polarizing 1968 play and 1970 film. Half the fun is the insightful commentary -- Cheyenne Jackson calls it "a bunch of queens getting drunk," Christian Siriano never heard of it -- and archival footage like home movies of a 1965 party at Roddy McDowall's beach house. For more info visit MakingTheBoys.com.

3. TV: 30 Years From Here
Premiering November 25, this original here! TV documentary features personal accounts from those affected by the AIDS pandemic over the past 30 years. Focusing on how the disease unfolded in New York City, the film includes new interviews with Terrence McNally, Larry Kramer, Dr. Frank Spinelli, and director-choreographer Jerry Mitchell (pictured at his annual AIDS benefit Broadway Bares). For more info visit HereTV.com.

2. TV: All on the Line With Joe Zee
Out Elle creative director Joe Zee nurtures struggling designers and sets up meetings with buyers on his stylish reality series, which returns November 25 for a second season on the Sundance Channel. Among those in need of Zee's expertise is Czar, a new line created by out designer Cesar Galindo after his partner's death. Designers will also create a look for celebrities like Adam Lambert and power couple Mark Badgley and James Mischka.

1. TV: Being Chaz
A follow-up to World of Wonder's Emmy-nominated documentary Becoming Chaz -- which is out this week on DVD -- Being Chaz catches up with Bono and fiancee Jennifer Elia and captures the controversy as the trans activist readies to debut on Dancing With the Stars. The November 27 premiere on OWN will be followed by I Am Jazz: A Family in Transition, an original documentary special about an 11-year-old's gender identity.

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