Gay USA: Saddleback Church Presidential Forum

Watch out! The vice presidents are coming. But because we tape on Tuesday afternoons, we don't have any new news that has broken on that front this week. Or the news that Rachel Maddow, openly lesbian and extremely smart journalist, will have her own show on MSNBC beginning Sept. 8th.But this week Chris Cooper sits in again for the still vacationing Andy Humm. Andy will be back next week with his London theatre reviews.At the top of this week's show, Chris and I discuss at length the Saddleback Church "Civil Forum" with Sens. Obama and McCain, with video clips of the answers by each to questions about same-sex marriage.The co-founder of is "outed" as a McCain donor and "ousted" from the Board of Directors; a gay man wins the Democratic primary for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado; the California Supreme Court says fundamentalist Christian doctors were wrong to refuse alternative semination to a lesbian patient; England is now recruiting gay and lesbian spies; the American Psychological Association supports legal and social equality for transgender and gender-variant people; and Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi marry and make the cover of People Magazine.Gay USA, 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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