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...

Gay USA 4/28/2021

Biden appoints LGBT leaders to Dept. of Defense; federal judge dismisses lawsuit against trans school athletes.

Gay USA 4/14/2021

NCAA promises support for trans athletes; Pres. Biden nominates gay sheriff to run Customs and Border Protection.  ∎ The NCAA pulls its major events out of states that prohibit trans participation in school sports. ∎ Biden picks out gay Trump critic to lead Customs and Border Protection. ∎...

Gay USA April 7, 2021

Merryn Johns & Andy Humm on Arkansas's vicious anti-trans law, Biden's opening military to trans people, and Kate Winslet's tease about closeted LGBT actors. ∎ President Biden lifts ban on transgender troops. ∎ DOJ says LGBTQ people are protected in schools. Again. ∎ Arkansas’ governor vetoes...