Gay USA - October 2-8, 2012

A NOTE TO FREE SPEECH VIEWERS ON LAST WEEK’S SHOW WITH KATE CLINTON: Last week’s show was miscoded and FSTV ran the previous week’s show again. So if you missed our program with comedian and activist Kate Clinton, you can see it online at

California bars therapists from inflicting so-called “reparative therapy” on LGBT children as Governor Jerry Brown signs a new bill into law. A constitutional challenge to the new law is being mounted by the religious right;  in a historic move, the Obama administration makes explicit its policy that foreign-born same-sex partners can be considered family in deciding not to deport them. Romney adviser and general all-around monster John Bolton uses an anti-gay slur to characterize President Obama’s foreign policy; we’ll show you a new PSA about the perils of voting while transgender. Or you can watch it right now at; the case of Edie Windsor, 83, widow of Thea Spyer, goes before the US Court of Appeals to determine whether her federal marriage rights should be upheld;  firefighters in Maine stand up for their gay colleague in fight for his right to marry. We’ll show you that ad as well as ads from states where same-sex marriage is on the ballot in November: Minnesota, Maryland, and Washington State; the U.S. grants asylum to a Mexican gay man who said he was the lover of the President-elect of Mexico for seven years;  a Hong Kong businessman offers $65 million to the man who can win the heart of his lesbian daughter. We’ll show you her reaction; France’s President tells the United Nations to end the criminalization of homosexuality; Pope Benedict says gay people are not fully human; first out lesbian to head a government is stepping down; there are reports of a cluster of cases of people with HIV dying of invasive meningitis. Anyone with possible symptoms should seek treatment immediately. Toronto and Chicago are ordering up vaccines, New York is not; Andy reviews the new Broadway production of Ibsen’s “Enemy of the People” with Richard Thomas and Boyd Gaines and Adam Rapp’s “Through the Yellow Hour,”

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