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 10/6/2021

Documentary celebrates psychiatrists changing their minds about LGBTQ+; Real Housewives of Salt Lake City takes on gay and trans issues. ∎ Our guest is Bennett Singer, co-director of the documentary “CURED” about how early gay and lesbian activists got the APA to drop homosexuality from its index of...

Gay USA 9/29/2021

Switzerland votes for marriage equality; Liz Cheney finally supports it, too. ∎ Switzerland finally says yes to marriage equality. ∎ Liz Cheney finally says yes to marriage equality. ∎ Texas HS students walk out in support of a lesbian teacher. ∎ Polish regions reversing anti-LGBT policies to open...

Gay USA 9/15/2021

Carl Nassib is a football hero; Lil Nas X is a winner at the Video Music Awards. ∎ California retains their pro-LGBTQ governor. ∎ The fired president of HRC charges board with racial bias. ∎ We mourn the loss of Black, gay and AIDS activist Archbishop Carl Bean and Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong...

Gay USA 9/1/2021

∎ March on Washington for voting rights highlights peril our democracy is in. And the US Supreme Court lets an abortion ban go into effect in Texas—overturning Roe v. Wade without even writing an opinion.   ∎ Big win for trans student activist Gavin Grimm. But a setback for trans students elsewhere...

Gay USA 8/25/2021

Alabama Mayor stands up for LGBTQ+ rights; cute new Australian lesbian teen movie.  ∎ Alabama mayor ready to send business to rival city after his Council nixes human rights bill. ∎ In Utah, a lesbian couple on a camping trip were found murdered. ∎ A rainbow flag desecrated in New York and raised in...

Gay USA 8/18/2021

First out gay Ambassador James Hormel dies; Pete and Chasten Buttigieg become parents. ∎ We mourn the losses of James C. Hormel, our first out gay US ambassador, and Paulette Goodman who served PFLAG for almost 40 years. ∎ President Biden names two LGBTQ activists with disabilities to a federal...

Gay USA 8/11/2021

Cuomo scandal ensnares 2 LGBTQ leaders; more LGBTQ triumphs at Tokyo Olympics. ∎ President Biden makes more big LGBTQ appointments. ∎ The Andrew Cuomo scandal ensnares two LGBT leaders. ∎ At a Brooklyn grade school, the kids’ mural quoting Audre Lorde is destroyed by school officials. ∎ At the...

Gay USA 08/04/2021

Tons of LGBTQ+ Olympic medal winners; hero lesbian teen in Kansas. ∎ The White House welcomes trans women of color and makes more LGBTQ appointments to the administration. ∎ Disgraced NY Governor Andrew Cuomo says that he kisses men, too. ∎ LGBTQ elected officials increase especially among Black...