Gay USA: Pride around the globe; Obama and McCain take sides in California

This week, we bring you our on-scene coverage of New York's LGBT Pride March (Part I) where we hear from some of the major political leaders who participated including David Paterson, the first New York governor to march, his human rights commissioner Galen Kirkland, out City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, City Comptroller Bill Thompson, and out State Senator Tom Duane, and civil rights attorney Norman Siegel.IN THE NEWS: Is Obama shifting to the right? McCain comes out for the California initiative against same-sex marriage; Obama comes out against it Arizona will have an anti-gay marriage amendment on the ballot in November The US Army discharges the gay medic who came out on "60 Minutes" The NYC Department of Health wants to test everyone in the Bronx for HIV And Ann watches "30 Days: Gay Parents" on Fox The Gay USA website and podcast are available at GayUSATV“Gay USA” is seen in Manhattan on MNN on Thursdays at 11 PM on Time-Warner 34 and RCN 84 and simulcast at channel 34/84. It is distributed nationally on the Dish Network (Ch. 9415) through Free Speech TV. Go to for the schedule. The show now also airs on Saturdays at 11 PM on WYBE in Philadelphia. A, a weekly news-hour, offers comprehensive news and analysis by and about the LGBTQ community. The program features lively repartee between hosts Ann Northrop and Andy Humm, as well as interviews with special guests. Produced at Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Gay USA airs several times a week on Free Speech TV. Each week’s complete episode is streamed on and is available as an RSS feed. A weekly news summary—ideal for sharing with friends—is available on

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