Gay USA - October 9-15, 2012

Our guest today is David Rothenberg, a truly veteran gay activist, advocate for ex-offenders, radio host, and a publicist for stars. On the cusp of 80, he will talk about his new book, “Fortune in My Eyes: A Memoir of Broadway Glamour, Social Justice, and Political Passion.”  


 We will give you our perspective on the ever-changing presidential race.  The Log Cabin Republicans want Romney to endorse the Employment Non-Discrimination Act so they can endorse him. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia shows contempt for gay people.  Following California’s lead, New Jersey looks to bars therapists from inflicting so-called “reparative therapy” on LGBT children. The Boy Scouts dump a candidate for Eagle Scout whose project fought bullying because he is gay. Time to dump the Boy Scouts.  Gay and AIDS activist Donald Suggs of New York died suddenly at 51. He is the reason we get to do “Gay USA” at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network.  A gaming company funded NGLTF to fight a gambling bill in Maryland to open competing casinos.  We’ll update you on the invasive meningitis scare that has been hitting people with HIV around the country. New York is now making vaccines available. With the rapid home HIV test on the market, will people start asking their partners to test before sex?. Good Morning America weatherman Sam Champion announces his upcoming wedding to his male partner and all of ABC celebrates;  GLAAD finds that there are a record number of LGBT series regulars on broadcast TV and a rise in cable LGBT characters this past year.  Andy reviews a new play by Daisy Foote called “Him” and an old one by William Shakespeare: “Hamlet” from the Globe

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