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).
Gay USA 5/18/2022
∎ We mourn the loss of Urvashi Vaid, one of the premier LGBTQ activists of our time. ∎ Federal judge stops AL from enforcing its criminalization of trans health care for minors. ∎ TX Supreme Court renders mixed decision on investigations of those providing trans health care for minors. ∎ In FL...
Gay USA 5/11/2022
The fight for abortion rights and LGBTQ freedom gets hotter; all the LGBTQ Tony nominations. ∎ Resistance builds to the Supreme Court’s assault on abortion rights that has divided the nation and threatens LGBTQ rights. ∎ One lesbian rises in the White House and another falls on “Jeopardy!,” but only...
Gay USA 5/5/2022
ACLU’s James Esseks explains the draft Supreme Court decision on abortion rights and how it threatens LGBTQ+ people.
Gay USA 4/27/2022
Attacks on LGBTQ+ people are increasingly violent; but “Jeopardy” has a new lesbian winning streak. ∎ Florida and other red states continue war on LGBTQ people, women, and Black people. President weighs in. ∎ An anti-trans activist threatens dictionary company. ∎ In Chile, a lesbian Catholic school...
Gay USA 4/20/2022
FL Gov. DeSantis still on an anti-LGBTQ rampage; but Gay CO Gov., gay MO Rep. and straight MI Sen. fight back ∎ More anti-LGBTQ bigotry from FL Gov. De Santis. Out CO Gov. Polis hits back. ∎ A NY Democrat supports “Don’t Say Gay,” then backtracks. ∎ Legislators in Missouri and Michigan confront...
Gay USA 4/13/2022
Republicans and Fox heighten attacks on LGBTQ+; but some parents and politicians fight back ∎ Republican strategy for 2022: pass disgusting anti-LGBT laws and accuse opponents of being pedophiles. ∎ A Disney heir comes out as trans. ∎ Closeted guv of Alabama signs most anti-LGBTQ legislation of year...
Gay USA 4/6/2022
Biden administration steps up for trans youth; LGBTQ show up at the Grammys. ∎ Dept. of Justice warns states of lawsuits over anti-LGBTQ laws. ∎ Biden announces substantial advances on policies affecting transgender people. ∎ Florida Republicans now trying to destroy Disney for defying them. ∎...
Gay USA 3/30/2022
Florida Gov. signs anti-LGBT bill, violates it; Oscars “gay, gay, gay” ∎ Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson survives Republican bullying. ∎ Gov. DeSantis signs Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill and promptly violates it. ∎ TX, AZ, OK, AL terrorize trans children. The US Air Force vows to protect the kids. ∎...
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