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...

Ending Solitary Confinement in NYC Jails & NYS Prisons

In this episode of "Both Sides of the Bars," we are joined by The Fortune Society’s Executive Vice President and Board of Corrections member Stanley Richards and HALT Solitary Confinement’s statewide organizer Jerome Wright to talk about the ending of solitary confinement in NYC jails and the...

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...

Gay USA 3/31/2021

Trans people under attack in half the states; LGBTQ students sue to stop discrimination by Christian colleges. ∎ As vicious anti-trans legislation starts passing in the states, our guest is Arli Christian of the ACLU on how to fight back. ∎ The Georgia state legislator arrested for trying to see Gov...