Gay USA 6/3/2020

Black, gay activist DeRay Mckesson on the protests; NYC gay activist beaten by police. ∎ In the wake of the police murder of George Floyd, a week of Black Lives Matter protests nationwide and a federal government turning on its own people. We will speak with DeRay Mckesson: educator, civil rights...

Gay USA 5/28/2020

∎ Gay USA guest co-host and bird watcher Chris Cooper tries to get a woman in Central Park to put her dog on a leash and she calls the cops on him, saying an African American man was threatening her. Chris is OK but it did not end well for her.


∎ As we pass 100,000 dead in the US from COVID-19...

Gay USA 5/20/2020

Trans Navy officer gets waiver to serve; new HIV prevention drug just requires injection every 8 weeks. ∎ Joe Biden marks the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. ∎ Thomas Sokolowski, museum exec and gay and AIDS activist, has died at 70. ∎ Maryland school district launches course...

Gay USA 5/13/2020

Two great pioneers lost — trans activist Aimee Stephens and the king of rock and roll, Little Richard. ∎ Aimee Stephens, transgender hero, dies before Supreme Court rules on her case. ∎ Little Richard, the father of rock ‘n’ roll who died at 87, brought gay flamboyance to 1950’s America. ∎ US...

Gay USA 5/6/2020

∎ LGBT activism helps get the anti-LGBT Franklin Graham to leave town when he was on the verge of expanding his Samaritan’s Purse operation in New York.   ∎ Reclaim Pride press conference to hold the Governor, Mayor, and Mount Sinai hospital to account for collaborating with bigotry was busted up by...

Gay USA 4/29/2020

AIDS drug may help people with coronavirus; new TV recommendations. ∎ Fauci says AIDS drug shortens recovery for people with COVID-19. ∎ Trump set to legalize discrimination vs. LGBT people in health care. ∎ Among those we lost this week: AIDS activist Deloris Dockrey, gay author Seymour Kleinberg...

Gay USA 04/22/2020

Gay COVID-19 survivor still can’t donate blood plasma; Broadway celebrates Sondheim’s 90th birthday online this Sunday. In the news with Ann and Andy (taped 4-22-20):   ∎ Pride events in June canceled from coast to coast due to pandemic.   ∎ LGBTQ groups maintaining services despite closed offices....

Gay USA 4/15/2020

A mother of the movement, Phyllis Lyon, dies at 95; Reclaim Pride protests homophobic Franklin Graham in Central Park.∎ Phyllis Lyon, a mother of the US lesbian movement in the 1950s, dies at age 95.   ∎ Reclaim Pride challenges Franklin Graham’s bigoted ministry in Central Park.   ∎ COVID-19 claims...

Gay USA 4/8/2020

More LGBT people lost to Covid-19; and activist arrested in Central Park protesting Franklin Graham