Gay USA: May 1-7, 2012

Mitt Romney’s openly gay foreign affairs spokesperson, Richard Grenell, resigned under pressure from the religious right. Romney’s campaign officially said that it regrets Grenell’s departure, but reports are that he had been cut out of the loop in the campaign soon after being appointed less than two weeks ago. We will have more on this story next week. GUEST CO-HOST THIS WEEK is Corey Johnson. Ann will be back next week. OUR GUEST THIS WEEK in the second half of our show is Ana Oliviera, president of the New York Women’s Foundation and a former director of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis. Ana will discuss with us how they are responding to the “war on women,” the plight of LGBT youth, poverty among women, the ongoing epidemic of HIV among women of color, sexual abuse of women in the military, and more. You can learn more about the foundation here: www.nywf.org

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