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...

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 6/2/2021

Celebrating lesbian pioneer Kay Lahusen; White House proclamation celebrates Pride. ∎ Pioneering lesbian activist Kay Lahusen has died at 91. ∎ We also lost Maryland transgender leader Sharon Brackett, 59, and White Party impresario Jeffrey Sanker, 65. ∎ President Biden proclaims LGLBTQ Pride Month...

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.