Gay USA 5/26/2021

May 27, 2021

Prospects bad for Equality Act in Congress; interview with Sarah Schulman on her massive history of ACT UP/New York. ∎ Our guest is Sarah Schulman on her epic and highly praised new book, “Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993.” ∎ The Nashville DA won’t enforce Tennessee’s anti-transgender law. ∎ Gov. Cuomo nominates another gay man to NY’s high court. ∎ Activists and family in Massachusetts challenge authorities who say lesbian teen Mikayla Miller took her own life. ∎ We mourn the deaths of two more trans victims of violence as well as AIDS activist and museum big Terry Riley and lesbian singer and activist Alix Dobkin. ∎ Illinois is the second state to pass HIV decriminalization legislation. ∎ L’il Nas X performs the gayest number in SNL history.

Episode Number
1020
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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