Gay USA is a weekly news program recorded in the Manhattan Neighborhood Network Studios, that deals with gay, lesbian and LGBT issues and is hosted by longtime gay rights activists and journalists Andy Humm and Ann Northrop.

The hour-long program includes coverage of local, national and international news of interest to the gay community. Northrop and Humm anchor the show and go out in the field to cover events — national political conventions, local political debates, pride parades, weddings, funerals, AIDS demonstrations. They also interview guests in the studio, ranging from political figures to authors and entertainers.

Both Humm and Northrop have long careers in journalism and activism. Northrop worked with WCBS and ABC Sports, was a writer and producer for "Good Morning America" and "CBS Morning News" and worked as an AIDS educator before joining Gay USA in 1996. From 1991-1995, Humm hosted WNET-TVs Informed Sources, a weekly prime-time public affairs roundtable; he has been the host or co-host of Gay USA (or its predecessor on the Gay Cable Network, Pride and Progress) since 1985.

Gay USA airs Thursdays, 11 pm/ET on MNN1 (FiOS 33, RCN 82, Spectrum 34 & 1995) and MNN HD (Spectrum 1993). 

Episodes

Gay USA 12/8/2021

A moving World AIDS Day speech by longterm survivor Shep Wahnon; blockbuster news that a lesbian wrote the “Little House on the Prairie” books. ∎ A heartbreaking story from Tennessee about a bullied 12-year old. ∎ On Long Island, 74-yr. old arrested for a decade of threats to LGBTQ leaders and...

Gay USA 12/1/2021

We’ve lost Stephen Sondheim and several great LGBTQ activists; trans woman Amy Schneider is a big Jeopardy champion. ∎ We mourn the losses of Stephen Sondheim; Phil Saviano; Maria Perez; and Rev. Jerry Sloan.   ∎ A breakthrough for non-binary people in Atlanta. ∎ A gay nurse and activist, Damian...

Gay USA 11/24/2021

Republicans fight among themselves about LGBTQ issues; lots of LGBTQ nominees for Grammys. ∎ Florist who denied service to gay couple drops appeal to Supreme Court. ∎ Biden nominates another out lesbian to the federal appeals bench—and reverses more anti-LGBTQ Trump policies. ∎ The head of the...

Gay USA 11/17/2021

LGBTQ activists fight book burning; guest Jim Hubbard shows us exciting, revamped ACT UP Oral History Project website. ∎ The fight over LGBTQ books in school libraries gets heated.   ∎ Religious groups object to Biden child care plan if they can’t discriminate against us. ∎ It’s Transgender...

Gay USA 11/10/2021

Hero lesbian couple murdered in Virginia; recommendations of new movies, theater and music.
 

Gay USA 11/03/2021

Election results good for LGBTQ candidates; but right wing relentlessly attacking LGBTQ in schools. ∎ Election results: some scary wins for the anti-LGBTQ rightwing but also some big victories for out LGBTQ candidates across the country. ∎ The US Supreme Court lets a trans man sue a Catholic...

Gay USA 10/27/2021

Another gay teacher fired by Catholic school; recommendations of good new movies and theater. More anti-trans turmoil at Netflix; Texas targets trans in school sports. ∎ Turmoil continues at Netflix over Dave Chappelle’s transphobic “special.” ∎ Texas advances egregious bill targeting transgender...