Gay USA 11/17/2021

LGBTQ activists fight book burning; guest Jim Hubbard shows us exciting, revamped ACT UP Oral History Project website. ∎ The fight over LGBTQ books in school libraries gets heated.   ∎ Religious groups object to Biden child care plan if they can’t discriminate against us. ∎ It’s Transgender...

Gay USA 11/03/2021

Election results good for LGBTQ candidates; but right wing relentlessly attacking LGBTQ in schools. ∎ Election results: some scary wins for the anti-LGBTQ rightwing but also some big victories for out LGBTQ candidates across the country. ∎ The US Supreme Court lets a trans man sue a Catholic...

Gay USA 10/20/2021

More anti-trans turmoil at Netflix; Texas targets trans in school sports. ∎ Turmoil continues at Netflix over Dave Chappelle’s transphobic “special.” ∎ Texas advances egregious bill targeting transgender youth. ∎ Four stars for Admiral Rachel Levine. ∎ Colin Powell’s role in keeping gays out of the...

Gay USA 10/6/2021

Documentary celebrates psychiatrists changing their minds about LGBTQ+; Real Housewives of Salt Lake City takes on gay and trans issues. ∎ Our guest is Bennett Singer, co-director of the documentary “CURED” about how early gay and lesbian activists got the APA to drop homosexuality from its index of...

Gay USA 9/29/2021

Switzerland votes for marriage equality; Liz Cheney finally supports it, too. ∎ Switzerland finally says yes to marriage equality. ∎ Liz Cheney finally says yes to marriage equality. ∎ Texas HS students walk out in support of a lesbian teacher. ∎ Polish regions reversing anti-LGBT policies to open...

Gay USA 9/15/2021

Carl Nassib is a football hero; Lil Nas X is a winner at the Video Music Awards. ∎ California retains their pro-LGBTQ governor. ∎ The fired president of HRC charges board with racial bias. ∎ We mourn the loss of Black, gay and AIDS activist Archbishop Carl Bean and Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong...

Gay USA 6/30/2021

Pride roundup from NYC, U.S. and the world; Supreme Court supports trans students. ∎ Pride reports from here and abroad along with attendant controversies. ∎ The US Supreme Court lets stand a ruling protecting trans students. ∎ President Biden hosts a White House Pride event, signs a bill creating...

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...