Gay USA: Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2012

At the top of our hour, we are joined by comedian and social commentator Kate Clinton to give her unique perspective on the news and to tell us about LPAC, the new lesbian political action committee which is trying to make a difference on LGBT and feminist issues in this year’s elections. Kate is appearing in Provincetown at the Crown and Anchor from October 6-13, in New York at Caroline’s on Broadway on October 17, and in Alexandria, VAon October 26. For full details and more about this wonderful entertainer and activist, go to www.kateclinton.com. IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK WITH ANN AND ANDY:  The United States Supreme Court put off announcements about how it is going to handle same-sex marriage cases;  Paul Ryan will not protect our troops and national security from openly gay and lesbian soldiers; The Catholic Archbishop of Newark tells supporters of same-sex marriage not to go to communion; a suspect is arrested in the slashing of a transgender person in a Greenwich Village McDonald’s;  Chick-fil-A goes back and forth on whether it will continue to contribute to anti-gay causes; The Stonewall National Museum in Fort Lauderdale censors a photo exhibit, “Men in Living Rooms”; the former owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates comes out on the verge of his 50thbirthday;  Bettye Lane, the photographer who chronicled fights for civil rights, women’s rights, gay and lesbian rights and AIDS activism, has died at 82; Tereska Torres, author of a best-selling lesbian pulp fiction novel from 1950, “Women’s Barracks,” has died at 92; Keith Griffith, creator of the “Cruising for Sex” website, died at 53; New HIV infections are down in San Francisco; Andy reviews a play about genocide in Armenia.

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