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 07/21/2021

Court win for trans kids in Arkansas; Catholic high official resigns for gay sex ∎ Pioneering California lesbian activist Sally Gearhart has died at 90. ∎ Firsts in the NHL, on a Disney show, on “Jeopardy!” and on the cover of Sports Illustrated. ∎ Deputy Sheriff in Spotsylvania indicted in the...

Gay USA 7/14/2021

Boston Pride organization disbands; LGBTQ Emmy nominations ∎ Federal judge blocks new anti-LGBTQ law in Tennessee. ∎ NYC looks as if it will have six out LGBTQ City Council Members. ∎ Parents in Tampa sue a Catholic school for not being anti-LGBTQ enough. ∎ Arrests made in the killing of a gay...

Gay USA 7/7/2021

Legendary activist Urvashi Vaid on a new survey and a new museum; big win in the Supreme Court. ∎ Our guest is veteran activist Urvashi Vaid to tell us about the National LGBTQ+ Women’s Survey, the planned American LGBTQ+ Museum, her decades of advocacy, and her take on the current state of our...

Gay USA 6/30/2021

Pride roundup from NYC, U.S. and the world; Supreme Court supports trans students. ∎ Pride reports from here and abroad along with attendant controversies. ∎ The US Supreme Court lets stand a ruling protecting trans students. ∎ President Biden hosts a White House Pride event, signs a bill creating...

Gay USA 6/23/2021

ACLU on Supreme Court decision on religion vs. LGBTQ; sports stars coming out everywhere ∎ The US Supreme Court rules that Philadelphia has to pay a Catholic agency to deliver anti-gay foster care services. We’ll talk about the implications of the decision for LGBTQ rights with James Esseks...

Gay USA 6/17/2021

Dr. Larry Mass on the first 1981 reports of AIDS; Pres. Biden’s message for Pride. ∎ Our guest is Larry Mass, a gay doctor, writer, and activist in New York who wrote the first published story about what would become AIDS forty years ago. ∎ The Bidens deliver their 2021 LGBTQ Pride address. ∎ Vice...

Gay USA 6/9/2021

NYC Pride Co-Chair on banning police in uniform; S.F. Giants wear turn team logo rainbow. ∎ LOTS of LGBTQ Pride news from around the world from bakeries, baseball, and the Stonewall. Our guest is André Thomas, the Co-Chair of NYC Pride which has ignited a firestorm by banning uniformed police—a...

Gay USA 6/2/2021

Celebrating lesbian pioneer Kay Lahusen; White House proclamation celebrates Pride. ∎ Pioneering lesbian activist Kay Lahusen has died at 91. ∎ We also lost Maryland transgender leader Sharon Brackett, 59, and White Party impresario Jeffrey Sanker, 65. ∎ President Biden proclaims LGLBTQ Pride Month...