Gay USA 5/12/2021

May 13, 2021

Biden restores some LGBTQ+ rights; various states still taking them away. ∎ Biden’s HHS restores ban on anti-LGBTQ discrimination in healthcare. ∎ We’ll tell you about the first out transgender bishop in a US Christian denomination. ∎ Reclaim Pride in New York announces its marching route for June 27th. ∎ We mourn the loss of Winston Johnson of Atlanta, a leading advocate for LGBTQ rights in the South for decades, and a young US gay activist who died of COVID working to open things up more in India. ∎ Trans women murdered in Florida, Texas, and El Salvador. And an Iranian man killed by his own family for being gay. ∎ Catholic priests in Germany defy the Vatican and bless same-sex couples.

Episode Number
1018
Program
Neighborhood
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Gay USA

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.


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