ABOUT GAY USA
Co-hosted by Andy (since 1985) and Ann (since 1996), the show continues to report — every week — the latest developments on legalizing same-sex marriage in the U.S. and worldwide, fighting for equality in Russia and South America and Asia, stopping murders of LGBT people in Africa and Central America, and much, much more. We continue to cover the HIV/AIDS pandemic and other health news. And we have an Entertainment News segment each week, focused on LGBT people and subjects in show business and in movies, TV, theater and books.
In 2002, GAY USA was invited to move to MNN in NYC and, shortly thereafter, was picked up by Free Speech TV for national distribution. Richard Speziale took on the role of Director. Rich is an award winning producer, broadcaster and blogger. He scripted and served as editor on the film Burma: An Indictment, winner of Best Documentary — 2010 Soho International Film Festival.
In almost thirty years of programming GAY USA has built a loyal viewership in New York, around the nation, and — through the Internet — around the world, with new viewers finding us every week. Thousands of emails from an extremely diverse audience of LGBT and non-gay viewers testify to what a unique and indispensable source of news and context Gay USA is for them. We don’t just tell the news; our informal, conversational format allows us to explain it as we go. Reaching into areas of the country and the world where visible LGBT life is scant, the show is cherished as a life-saver by many.
With a new program every week of the year, GAY USA provides insight into timely news stories, with in-depth analysis and the perspectives of expert guests, including movement leaders, attorneys, filmmakers, grassroots activists, authors and more.
GAY USA shows back to 1984 are archived at New York University’s Fales Library
We have donated archives of our programs to The NYU Fales Library located in the heart of New York City’s Greenwich Village. GAY USA and other shows produced by the Gay Cable Network (1984-2001) and GAY USA at MNN (2002-present) can be viewed by appointment and — for some video — free online. Click here to learn more.
News Coverage of GAY USA
Headliner: Ann Northrop, Vassar, The Alumnae/i Quarterly, 2008
19 Years of LGBT Video History Preserved; NYU acquires Gay Cable Network’s 6,100-hour archive, Gay City News, 2009
Lou Maletta, Gay-Television Pioneer, Dies at 74, New York Times, 2011