Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List

Season 5 Episode 8

Norma Gay

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jul 27, 2009 on Bravo

Episode Recap

Kathy ventures to Sacramento with the notion that she will become an activist. In the hubbub following the pass of proposition eight in California, Kathy centers on repealing the proposition as her cause.
She travels to the home of A-list, singing sensation Melissa Etheridge and visits with her and her wife, asking for valuable advice. Kathy also gets knighted by Melissa and her Oscar; she is pronounced Norma Gay.
In Sacramento, she goes to a Gay and Lesbian Youth Center, where she meets with teens that for one reason or another are not welcome at their homes. Kathy shows them a video about Matthew Shepard, a young man who was beaten to death for his sexuality.
With Matthew in mind, Kathy and the youths march after a canvas of precincts that overwhelmingly voted against gay marriage. Kathy then performs for them, and auctions of Melissa Etheridge's cookies.
At the end of the day, even Maggie is fighting for the gays; although the ruling of proposition eight does not go well, Kathy is determined to keep on speaking her mind.