Gay USA 07/21/2021

Court win for trans kids in Arkansas; Catholic high official resigns for gay sex ∎ Pioneering California lesbian activist Sally Gearhart has died at 90. ∎ Firsts in the NHL, on a Disney show, on “Jeopardy!” and on the cover of Sports Illustrated. ∎ Deputy Sheriff in Spotsylvania indicted in the...

Gay USA 7/14/2021

Boston Pride organization disbands; LGBTQ Emmy nominations ∎ Federal judge blocks new anti-LGBTQ law in Tennessee. ∎ NYC looks as if it will have six out LGBTQ City Council Members. ∎ Parents in Tampa sue a Catholic school for not being anti-LGBTQ enough. ∎ Arrests made in the killing of a gay...

Gay USA 7/7/2021

Legendary activist Urvashi Vaid on a new survey and a new museum; big win in the Supreme Court. ∎ Our guest is veteran activist Urvashi Vaid to tell us about the National LGBTQ+ Women’s Survey, the planned American LGBTQ+ Museum, her decades of advocacy, and her take on the current state of our...

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 6/9/2021

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 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...