Gay USA 4/30/14

IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK ON "GAY USA" with Ann and Andy: In a first, a religious denomination is suing the state—in this case North Carolina—challenging the validity of the amendment there barring same-sex marriage A victory for same-sex couples in Alaska The US Navy boots a seaman for transitioning from woman to man The Boy Scouts deny a summer job to a 19-year old Scout they discovered is gay A street is dedicated to the founders of PFLAG in a quiet New York suburb The US Department of Education issues a guidance affording students more protection from harassment based on gender identity and expression Queer Nation launches its "ENDA is Not Equal" campaign: www.queernationny.org A South African doctor who tortured hundreds of gay soldiers in the '70s and '80s is finally sent to prison in Canada A new CEO for the Gay Men's Health Crisis It was cross-dressing week on Broadway with a new play by Harvey Fierstein and a revival of "Hedwig" starring Neil Patrick Harris—both Tony nominated. Daniel Radcliffe is here in the wonderful "Cripple of Inishmaan." And another Harry Potter alum has a show off-off-Broadway.

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