GAY USA: TV’s Weekly LGBT News Hour

Ann Northrop and Andy Humm report and analyze the week’s stories on the LGBT activist movement, politics and government, legal cases, AIDS and community health, and entertainment. We also interview timely newsmakers. GAY USA has been telecast continuously since 1985.

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This Week on Gay USA 4/18/18:

Andy Humm and guest host Blanche Wiesen Cook

∎ The Trump administration is set back in the courts on its campaigns against immigrants and transgender people—but he’s still working to fill the courts with anti-LGBT bigots and erase LGBT existence from government surveys.

∎ Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, won’t repudiate his characterization of homosexuality as “a perversion.”

∎ Three very notable deaths in our communities to report: Veteran lesbian activist Donna Red Wing, LGBT rights attorney David Buckel, and poet J.D. McClatchy.

∎ Chinese activists get censors to back down on banning gay content on a social media site.

∎ A high court judge in Trinidad & Tobago declares the anti-buggery law unconstitutional.

∎ Our guest is Ain Gordon, author of a play about a pioneering gay psychiatrist who challenged the APA’s classification of homosexuality as a mental illness from behind a mask in 1972.

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