Andy Humm, Co-Host and Co-Executive Producer
Andy’s gay activism began in 1974 as President of the Gay Student Union at the University of Virginia. In New York, he was a spokesperson for the Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights from 1977-91, part of the team that guided the City’s gay rights bill through the City Council. He was a NY City Human Rights Commissioner from 1991-93.
From 1986-95, Andy was Director of Education at the Hetrick-Martin Institute for Lesbian and Gay Youth doing pioneering work in the education of young people and youth-service providers on issues of sexual orientation as well as AIDS and adolescents. His work with the AIDS Advisory Council to the New York City Public Schools led to the adoption of comprehensive AIDS education and condom availability in 1991. He holds a Masters in Public Health (MPH).
From 1978-86, Andy worked at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York on projects in self-help, mentoring, and peer education.
Andy has covered LGBT news since 1974 and AIDS news since the inception of the pandemic in 1981 as a reporter for gay and mainstream print, radio, and TV news shows.
Andy hosted WNET-TVs “Informed Sources” (1991-95), a weekly prime-time public affairs roundtable about city issues. At WNET in 1991, he also hosted segments of the “Live Wire” and “Thirteen Live” public affairs programs and was moderated the national PBS special “Out in America.” In 1997, he co-hosted “Out in New York” with Kate Clinton. He was a regular contributor to PBS’s “In the Life” gay newsmagazine.
Andy has written regularly for the gay press from the “New York City News” in the 1970s to “Gay City News” (formerly “LGNY”) from 1995 to the present where in addition to his regular political, cultural and LGBT movement coverage he reviews London theatre. His articles also have appeared in the “Village Voice” and “POZ” and “Next” magazines with op-eds in “The New York Times,” “NY Daily News,” and “NY Post.” He was human rights columnist for GothamGazette.com for many years. From 1996-2001, he was the editor of “Social Policy” magazine about progressive social movements.
Andy’s work has been honored by the New York Press Association, New York University, the AIDS and Adolescents Network, Advocates for Youth, the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, the Cincinnati Gay and Lesbian Coalition, the Human Rights Campaign, the NYC Public Advocate, the NYC Comptroller, the NYC Council, the Bar Association for Human Rights of Greater NY, and the Arkansas Lesbian and Gay Task Force. Gov. Bill Clinton named him an “Arkansas Traveler” in 1990. He was a Charles Revson Fellow at Columbia University in 1996-97.
Andy is a native of Baldwin, Long Island and has lived in New York City since 1977.
Contact Andy at Andy@gayusatv.org.
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