Gay USA 1/19/2022

Bad Kyrsten Sinema destroying voting rights; good Jim Obergefell running for Ohio state House. ∎ Bi Sen. Sinema obstructs voting rights. ∎ A gay marriage rights pioneer in bid for the Ohio state legislature. ∎ A leading gay marriage activist in Florida is found murdered. ∎ Fashion editor André Leon...

Gay USA 1/12/2022

 Minneapolis City Council elects trans President; rabidly anti-LGBTQ+ U.S. Senator has bisexual daughter. ∎ A transgender first in US politics out of Minneapolis. ∎ Clay Aiken makes another run for Congress from NC. ∎ In another first, a non-binary athlete qualifies for the Winter Olympics. ∎ A gay...

Gay USA 12/1/2021

We’ve lost Stephen Sondheim and several great LGBTQ activists; trans woman Amy Schneider is a big Jeopardy champion. ∎ We mourn the losses of Stephen Sondheim; Phil Saviano; Maria Perez; and Rev. Jerry Sloan.   ∎ A breakthrough for non-binary people in Atlanta. ∎ A gay nurse and activist, Damian...

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 5/26/2021

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...

Gay USA 5/12/2021

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...

Gay USA 5/5/2021

Legendary author Alison Bechdel tells us about her new book; President Biden supports transgender youth. ∎ Our guest at the top of the show is writer and artist Alison Bechdelon her new graphic memoir “The Secret to Superhuman Strength” offering her reflections on self-improvement, death and her...