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Guide to the Gay Cable Network Archives
1982-2001
 MSS 231

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Collection processed by Zachary Dabbs, YZ Chin, Zoë Eckman, John M. Sapp, Timothy M. Woitas, and Benjamin P. Peeples. Finding Aid edited by Rhyannon J. Rodriguez, Brent Phillips.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on March 02, 2016
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

 
Title: Gay Cable Network Archives
Dates [inclusive]: 1982-2001
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1984-2000
Abstract: Founded in 1982 by Louis P. Maletta, the Gay Cable Network was the premiere media chronicler of events and personalities of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community for nearly two decades. GCN programming broadcast on public access television in New York City and other major cities worldwide.
Quantity: 400.0 linear feet (254 Boxes)
Call Phrase: MSS 231

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Biographical Note

Under the direction of Lou Maletta, and broadcast on Manhattan Cable Television Channel 35, Gay Cable Network (GCN) began in 1982 and stopped production in 2001. GCN was the first network in the nation to openly appeal to a gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender audience. GCN initially broadcast a series titled "Men in Films," which explored the gay male image in media and male erotica, and the network soon evolved to host a wider variety of content, including news and current affairs programs which covered political developments affecting the LGBT community and the AIDS/HIV epidemic. Throughout its time, GCN provided coverage of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, with on-floor correspondents interviewing candidates and delegates, as well as coverage of the 1987 and 1993 LGBT rights marches on Washington. A documentary aired on GCN, "Out in the 90's," earned the network a Special Recognition Award at the inaugural GLAAD Media Awards in 1990.

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Scope and Content

Founded in 1982 by Louis P. Maletta, the Gay Cable Network was the premiere chronicler of major events and personalities of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community for nearly two decades. Broadcast on public access television in New York City and other major cities worldwide, GCN covered key LGBT civil rights battles, five presidential conventions, as well as the AIDS pandemic and social protests often marginalized in the mainstream media. On televised programs like Gay USA, Pride and Progress, The Right Stuff, Men and Films, Candied Camera, In the Dungeon, and Lavender Health, GCN conducted numerous interviews with leading politicians, medical and educational professionals, entertainers, and social activists.

Arrangement

Series II, X, XXI, and XXII are the only series with accessible video viewing material at this time. Some titles remain unavailable due to tape deterioration.

Other GCN programs will be made available as they are preserved.

Series I: About Entertainment- Unavailable
Series II: AIDS Memorial Quilt- Unavailable
Series III: Be Our Guest- Unavailable
Series IV: Candied Camera- Unavailable
Series V: Commercials, Trailers, and Miscellaneous Promos- Unavailable
Series VI: Dungeon Knights- Unavailable
Series VII: Emerald City- Unavailable
Series VIII: Events- Unavailable
Series IX: Gay Games and Sporting Events- Unavailable
Series X: Gay USA
Series XI: Health and Fitness with Jessie Garcia- Unavailable
Series XII: Interviews- Unavailable
Series XIII: In the Dungeon- Unavailable
Series XIV: In the Life- Unavailable
Series XV: Lavender Health- Unavailable
Series XVI: LGBT Parades, Marches, and Rallies- Unavailable
Series XVII: Men & Films- Unavailable
Series XVIII: Miscellaneous Programs and Clips- Unavailable
Series XIX: Music Videos- Unavailable
Series XX: Out on Wednesdays- Unavailable
Series XXI: Political Conventions- Unavailable
Series XXII: Pride and Progress / The Right Stuff
Series XXIII: Public Service Announcements- Unavailable
Series XXIV: Sixth Floor Harrison- Unavailable
Series XXV: Sports Scan- Unavailable
Series XXVI: Static- Unavailable
Series XXVII: Stonewall Place After Dark- Unavailable
Series XXVIII: Small Format Video- Unavailable
Series XXIX: Lou Maletta and GCN Files
Oversize Series XXIX: Lou Maletta and GCN Files
Series XXX: Photographs
Series XXXI: Objects
Oversize Series XXXI: Objects
Series XXXII: Lou Maletta Interviews- Unavailable

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Humm, Andy
  • Maletta, Louis P.
  • Northrop, Ann

Subject Organizations

  • Gay Men's Health Crisis, Inc..

Subject Topics

  • Cable television
  • Gay activists -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Gay liberation movement.
  • Gay men.
  • Gays in popular culture.
  • Gays -x Political activity -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Lesbians -- United States.
  • LGBT activism.
  • Video recordings -- Political aspects.
  • Video recordings -- Social aspects.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers. Appointments are necessary for the use of manuscript and archival collections. At this time, only certain series are currently available for viewing: Series II, X, XXI, and XXII. Pride and Progress/ The Right Stuff and Gay USA can be viewed by using the links provided. Other series are currently available for viewing in the Fales reading room by appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

Collection use is subject to all copyright laws. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Director of Fales Library and Special Collections. Please contact fales.library@nyu.edu. or call 212 998 2596.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Gay Cable Network Archives; MSS 231; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.

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Container List

Series II: AIDS Memorial Quilt

Scope and Content

Titles have been transcribed from original container annotations. These tapes have not been viewed by an archivist.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 103 Media : ID: 231.1630 Names Project

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: Unknown

August 12, 1987
Box: 103 Media : ID: 231.1631A Quilt at the Elipse - Tape Number 1

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: Unknown

October 8, 1988
Box: 103 Media : ID: 231.1632 [1]--Quilt at the Elipse - Tape Number 2 [2]--Number 15

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: Unknown

Conditions Governing Access

Currently not available for viewing.

October 8, 1988
Box: 103 Media : ID: 231.1633 Candlelight March - Tape Number 3

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: Unknown

Conditions Governing Access

Currently not available for viewing.

October 8, 1988
Box: 103 Media : ID: 231.1634 Candlelight March - Tape Number 4

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: Unknown

October 8, 1988
Box: 103 Media : ID: 231.1635 [1]--Quilt-Lincoln Memorial and B-roll - Tape Number 5 [2]--Gay Cable Network - Number 3

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: Unknown

October 8-9, 1988
Box: 103 Media : ID: 231.1636A The Quilt, Washington D.C.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: VHS

Duration: Unknown

Conditions Governing Access

Currently not available for viewing.

October 8, 1988
Box: 103 Media : ID: 231.1637A Dupont Circle - Tape Number 6

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: VHS

Duration: Unknown

October 9, 1988
Box: 103 Media : ID: 231.1638 Dupont Circle - Tape Number 7

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: VHS

Duration: Unknown

Conditions Governing Access

Currently not available for viewing.

October 9, 1988
Box: 103 Media : ID: 231.1639A [1]--Dupont Circle - Tape Number 8 [2]--Fred

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: VHS

Duration: Unknown

October 9, 1988; October 21, 1991
Box: 103 Media : ID: 231.1640 [1]--B-roll of Capitol Building and Quilt, October 9,1988 [2]--VHS Tape Number 1, Washington D.C., October 8, 1988

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: VHS

Duration: Unknown

Conditions Governing Access

Currently not available for viewing.

1988
Box: 103 Media : ID: 231.1641A Children's Quilt Project - Tape Number 1

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: 3/4" Umatic

Duration: Unknown

October 10, 1988
Box: 103 Media : ID: 231.1642A Washington D.C. B-roll

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: VHS

Duration: Unknown

Conditions Governing Access

Currently not available for viewing.

October 10, 1988
Box: 103 Media : ID: 231.1643 Common Threads: Stories From the Quilt, Part 1 of 2

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: 3/4" Umatic

Duration: 60 minutes

Conditions Governing Access

Currently not available for viewing.

1988
Box: 103 Media : ID: 231.1644 Common Threads: Stories From the Quilt, Part 2 of 2

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: 3/4" Umatic

Duration: 20 minutes

Conditions Governing Access

Currently not available for viewing.

1988
Box: 103 Media : ID: 231.1645 Common Threads: Stories of the Quilt

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: VHS

Duration: 80 minutes

Conditions Governing Access

Currently not available for viewing.

1988
Box: 103 Media : ID: 231.1646 The Names Project, AIDS Quilt Public Service Announcement Number 1

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: 3/4" Umatic

Duration: Unknown

September 16, 1996
Box: 103 Media : ID: 231.1647 The Names Project, AIDS Quilt Public Service Announcement Number 2

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: 3/4" Umatic

Duration: Unknown

September 16, 1996
Box: 103 Media : ID: 231.1648 Names Project Public Service Announcement Selection

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: 3/4" Umatic

Duration: Unknown

Conditions Governing Access

Currently not available for viewing.

circa 1985-1999
Box: 103 Media : ID: 231.1649 [1]--Washington Quilt [2]--Mr. Leather New York

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: VHS

Duration: Unknown

Scope and Content

Program content: David Ranada's Camera

Conditions Governing Access

Currently not available for viewing.

Undated
Box: 103 Media : ID: 231.2163 Universal Studios Florida, World AIDS Day Candlelight Ceremony and AIDS Memorial Quilt

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 11 minutes

Program content: B-roll, Dub with AMOL

December 1, 1996

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Series X: Gay USA

Scope and Content

Some titles and program content have been transcribed from original container annotations. These tapes have not been viewed by an archivist.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 36 Media : ID: 231.0564 Gay USA No. 2

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available for viewing.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: VHS

Duration: [unknown]

Scope and Content

Program Content: GCN National Show: Parades

1990
Box: 7 Media : ID: 231.0098 [1]--Gay USA, Vol. [VIII], Episode No. 2
[Air date: 7/5/1990] [2]--Pride and Progress

Conditions Governing Access

Currently not available for viewing.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

Program Content: Parades

July 1990
Box: 7 Media : ID: 231.0099 Gay USA, Vol. [VIII], Episode No. 3
[Air date: 7/12/1990]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently not available for viewing.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Program content: Parades

Scope and Content

Program Content: Unknown

July 1990
Box: 7 Media : ID: 231.0100 [1]--Gay USA, Vol. [VIII] Episode No. 4
[Air date: 7/19/1990]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available for viewing.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: OutWeek Magazine

1. Footage of the International AIDS Conference in San Francisco

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .10 MIN - .20 FIRST MIN

2. Phil Zwickler, Editor of PWA “Newsline”, interviews Peter Staley and Garance Frank-Ruta, of ACTUP New York, regarding the International AIDS Conference in San Francisco.

COMMERCIAL: Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), “The Time Is Now…Get the Facts”

3. Footage of the 13th Anniversary Celebration of MECLA. Includes footage of Christopher McCauley; Sheila James Kuehl, of the So. Calif. Womens Law Center; and Dave [Pallone], gay ex-Major League Catcher.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

4. Footage of the Human Rights Campaign Fund Gala with Joan Rivers

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .10 MIN - .20 FIRST MIN

5. Human Rights Campaign Fund “Washington Update” regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, which would include individuals with HIV/AIDS. Includes interview with Karen Friedman, lobbyist.

COMMERCIAL: OutWeek Magazine

6. Lou Maletta interviews Robert Brading, Director of the Fund for Human Dignity, regarding a recent staff walk-out. Also includes footage of David Stickle, former staff member of the Fund, discussing the recent staff walk-out.

COMMERCIAL: Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), “The Time Is Now…Get the Facts”

7. “Naming Names”: Janet Rogers, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), discusses a recent newspaper article regarding the Gay Officers Action League (GOAL).

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

8. “Lavender Health”: Ron Vachon, Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Polly Thomas, M.D., Director of the AIDS Surveillance Unit, regarding recent HIV/AIDS-related statistics.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .10 MIN - .20 FIRST MIN

9. Footage of play “Men of Manhattan”.

COMMERCIAL: Brought to you in part by 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .10 MIN - .20 FIRST MIN


July 1990
Box: 7 Media : ID: 231.0101 Gay USA, Vol. [VIII], Episode No. 5
[Air date: 7/26/1990]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .10 MIN - .20 FIRST MIN

1. Andy Humm discusses recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Footage of Hon. David N. Dinkins, NYC Mayor, at the First Mayor’s Conference for Lesbian and Gay Press. Includes footage of Lou Maletta.

COMMERCIAL: OutWeek Magazine

3. Footage of ACTUP protest of President George Bush. Includes footage of Lou Maletta interviewing protest attendees.

COMMERCIAL: Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), “The Time Is Now…Get the Facts”

4. Footage of Human Rights Campaign Fund Dinner in Los Angeles. Includes footage of Karen [Ocamb], of GCN Los Angeles, interviewing Midge Costanza, Assistant to President Carter; [Jeannie Wolf, host]; [Tom Gingerella, chairperson]; and Tim McFeeley, Executive Director of the Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF).

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

5. Footage of Grace Jones performing at the Palladium, to raise money for ACTUP and the Keith Haring Foundation. Includes footage of Lou Maletta interviewing attendee Robert Parker.

COMMERCIAL: New Millennium Productions presents “Tarzana Queen of the Jungle”

6. Lou Maletta interviews Marc Huestis, director, regarding his film “Men in Love”.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .10 MIN - .20 FIRST MIN

COMMERCIAL: Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), “The Time Is Now…Get the Facts”

7. Lou Maletta interviews Shirley [Purvitis], Indianapolis Police Department Liaison, regarding her position and responsibilities.

8. “Naming Names”: Dr. Henry Yeager, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), discusses recent homophobia in New York Magazine.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

9. “Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Project Coordinator at [Men of Color AIDS Prevention Services (MOCA)], interviews Craig Harris, of Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), regarding HIV/AIDS in the black gay community.

COMMERCIAL: Brought to you in part by 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .10 MIN - .20 FIRST MIN


July 1990
Box: 7 Media : ID: 231.0102 Gay USA, Vol. [VIII], Episode No. 6
[Air date: 8/2/1990]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently not available for viewing.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

Program Content: Unknown

August 1990
Box: 7 Media : ID: 231.0103 Gay USA, Vol. [VIII], Episode No. 7
[Air date: 8/9/1990]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Duration: 3/4 in. Umatic

TRT: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .10 MIN - .20 FIRST MIN

1. Lou Maletta interviews Rick Panson, owner of Duplex bar, regarding the boycott of Miller beer.

2. Lou Maletta interviews Dino Rossi, of ACTUP, regarding the boycott of Miller beer.

COMMERCIAL: OutWeek Magazine

COMMERCIAL: Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), “The Time Is Now…Get the Facts”

3. Karen [Ocamb], of GCN Los Angeles, questions Reverend Louis Sheldon, Fundamentalist minister, regarding his tax-exempt status. Includes undercover footage.

4. Karen [Ocamb] of GCN Los Angeles, interviews John Duran, Esq., Attorney at Law, regarding Reverend Louis Sheldon’s tax-exempt status.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .10 MIN - .20 FIRST MIN

5. Footage of “Pink Panthers On The Prowl” event. Includes interviews with Gerri Wells, Coordinator of the Pink Panthers; Red Mahoney, Chair Christopher Street Festival; Dale, of the Pink Panthers; Byron, of the Pink Panthers; [Allen] Contini, victim of bashing; [Ron Gruenwald] of ACTUP and Queer Nation; and Mike and Tina, ‘Just visiting NYC’.

COMMERCIAL: SF AIDS Foundation, “The Condom: Don’t leave home without it”

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

6. “All About Women”: Rebecca Lewin interviews Marjorie Hill, NYC Mayor Dinkins’ Liaison to the gay and lesbian community, regarding her position and responsibilities.

COMMERCIAL: OutWeek Magazine

7. Karen [Ocamb] interviews John Duran, Esq., Mr. Christopher St. West, regarding a neo-Nazi group in Orange County called White Aryan Resistance (WAR).

COMMERCIAL: Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), “The Time Is Now…Get the Facts”

8. “Naming Names”: Karin Schwartz, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), discusses the exclusion of gays and lesbians in a new promotion by American Express and Continental Airlines.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .10 MIN - .20 FIRST MIN

9. “Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Project Coordinator for [Men of Color AIDS Prevention (MOCA)], interviews Eric Perez, Community Associate of the (MOCA) Project, regarding a recent study on black men concerning AIDS prevention.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

10. Footage of the Gay Games 1990 in Vancouver, British Columbia

COMMERCIAL: Brought to you in part by 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .10 MIN - .20 FIRST MIN


August 1990
Box: 7 Media : ID: 231.0104 [1]--Gay USA, Vol. [VIII], Episode No. 8
[Air date: 8/16/1990] [2]--Pride and Progress

Conditions Governing Access

Currently not available for viewing.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

Program Content: Unknown

August 1990
Box: 7 Media : ID: 231.0105 Gay USA, Vol. [VIII], Episode No. 9
[Air date: 8/24/1990]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently not available for viewing.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

Program Content: Unknown

August 1990
Box: 7 Media : ID: 231.0106 Gay USA, Vol. [VIII], Episode No. 10
[Air date: 8/30/1990]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently not available for viewing.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

Program Content: Unknown

August 1990
Box: 7 Media : ID: 231.0107 Gay USA, Vol. [VIII], Episode No. 11
[Air date: 9/6/1990]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently not available for viewing.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

Program Content: Unknown

September 1990
Box: 7 Media : ID: 231.0108 Gay USA, Vol. [VIII], Episode No. 12
[Air date: 9/13/1990]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently not available for viewing.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

Program Content: Unknown

September 1990
Box: 7 Media : ID: 231.0109 Gay USA, Vol. [VIII], Episode No. 13
[Air date: 9/20/1990]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

1. Footage of victory party for Deborah Glick, Democratic nominee for NYS Assembly. Includes Andy Humm interviewing Deborah Glick regarding her political views.

COMMERCIAL: Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), “The Time Is Now…Get the Facts”

2. “All About Women”: Rebecca Lewin interviews Sandra Rovira, surviving spouse of AT&T employee Marjorie Forlini, regarding her lawsuit against AT&T regarding her denial of surviving spouse benefits.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

3. Clip of music video “Blood Bath” by Phranc, lesbian music artist. Introduced by Brandon Judell.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

4. Nicholas Schaeffner, Philip-Morris stockholder, discusses his letter to Philip-Morris regarding his family’s disapproval of the company’s support of Senator Jesse Helms.

5. “Lavender Health”: Ron Vachon, Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Marjorie Hill, PhD, Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office for Lesbian and Gay Community, regarding the functions of her office.

COMMERCIAL: Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), “The Time Is Now…Get the Facts”

6. “Naming Names”: Dr. Henry Yeager, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), discusses a recent article in Ebony magazine titled “An Honest Look at Black Gays and Lesbians”.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

7. Lou Maletta interviews Catherine Saalfield, Curator of the Lookout Lesbian and Gay Video Festival, regarding the festival. Includes clips of “Laws and Skin” by Chris Martin and “Degas of the B-Boys” by Matt Ebert.

COMMERCIAL: OutWeek Magazine

8. Barry Miller, of the Gay and Lesbian Switchboard, discusses the Fall Frolic Festival and Follies.

9. Lou Maletta interviews [Matthew] Geller, Exhibit Curator of “From Receiver to Remote Control” at The New Museum of Contemporary Art.

10. Lou Maletta encourages viewers to contact Richard Aurelio, President of Time Warner NYC, to give GCN more time to negotiate their contract.

COMMERCIAL: Long Island Association for AIDS Care (LIAAC), for the second annual pledge walk

11. Footage of Jack Hoffman in “Don’t Tell Mama”.

COMMERCIAL: Brought to you in part by 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN


September 1990
Box: 7 Media : ID: 231.0110 Gay USA, Vol. [VIII], Episode No. 14
[Air date: 9/27/1990]

Scope and Content

Program Content: Unknown

Conditions Governing Access

Currently not available for viewing

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

September 1990
Box: 7 Media : ID: 231.0111 Gay USA, Vol. [VIII], Episode No. 15
[Air date: 10/4/1990]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

1. Andy Humm discusses the demise of the Fund for Human Dignity.

2. Interview: Ed Mickens, Former Consultant, discusses the demise of the Fund for Human Dignity.

COMMERCIAL: OutWeek Magazine

3. Lou Maletta discusses GCN’s move to a different channel at a different time.

COMMERCIAL: Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), “The Time Is Now…Get the Facts”

4. “All About Women”: Rebecca Lewin interviews Dell Richards, author, regarding her book “Lesbian Lists: A Look at Lesbian Culture, History, and Personalities”.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

5. Lou Maletta interviews Tim Sweeney, of Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), regarding his recent promotion to Executive Director from Deputy Director of Policy upon the resignation of Jeffrey Braff.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

6. Footage of the Greater Gotham Business Council forum on “The Media and the Community”. Includes footage of Susan [Chasen], Publisher at Visibilities Magazine; Lou Maletta, National Director of GCN; and Jean Sidebottom, Publisher at Sappho’s Isles.

COMMERCIAL: Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), “The Time Is Now…Get the Facts”

7. Lou Maletta interviews Michael [Farnham], artist, at The Right to Light fundraiser, regarding the lavender lights atop the Empire State Building in recognition of gay pride.

COMMERCIAL: OutWeek Magazine

8. Chris Burns encourages viewers to volunteer for his self-defense video in response to an increase in gay bashing.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

9. Lou Maletta interviews Georg Osterman and Everett Quinton, actors, discuss the drag version of “Camille” at The Charles Ludlam Theater (The Ridiculous Theatrical Company). Includes performance footage.

10. Robert Patrick, playwright, encourages viewers to see his new play “Hello, Bob”.

11. “Naming Names”: Karin Schwartz, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), discusses a recent episode of The Marsha Warfield Show in which Warfield, the show’s host, promoted misinformation regarding the gay community.

12. Bob Hope speaks out against anti-gay bigotry.

13. “Lavender Health”: Ron Vachon, Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Ellen Rautenberg, Assistant Commissioner of the NYC Department of Health, regarding AIDS prevention in NYC.

14. Additional footage of [“Camille”].

COMMERCIAL: Brought to you in part by 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN


October 1990
Box: 7 Media : ID: 231.0112 Gay USA, Vol. [VIII], Episode No. 16
[Air date: 10/11/1990]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

1. Raymond Jacobs, of the Young Adult Institute and the AIDS Advisory Council to the Board of Education, and Catherine Lynch, of the AIDS and Adolescents Network of New York and the AIDS Advisory Council to the Board of Education, discuss AIDS prevention.

COMMERCIAL: OutWeek Magazine

2. Footage of Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) forum: “Gay Access to Cable”. Includes footage of Lou Maletta, National Director of GCN, and Robert Jacobs, General Council and Vice President of Time Warner City Cable Group. COMMERCIAL: Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), “The Time Is Now…Get the Facts”

3. Nick Curto interviews David [Bear], President of [the Network], regarding the new Network Room at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center, also called The Center. Includes footage of Marjorie Hill, Lesbian and Gay Liaison to Mayor’s Office, giving speech thanking those who funded the Network Room.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

4. Lou Maletta interviews Odell Mays, Director of Information and Education at Identity House, and Kay Lockridge, Treasurer and Peer Counselor at Identity House, regarding their organization’s purpose as a resource for the LGBT community.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

5. Footage of Stop Jesse Benefit for N.C. Senate Vote 90. Includes footage of Robin Burdulis, Laura Wetzler, Greg Harris, and Laurie Anderson.

COMMERCIAL: Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), “The Time Is Now…Get the Facts”

COMMERCIAL: Music For Life, for benefit concert for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC)

6. Footage of memorial service for Ethyl Eichelberger, [actor and playwright].

COMMERCIAL: OutWeek Magazine

7. “Lavender Health”: Ron Vachon, Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Ellen Zaltzberg, Project Coordinator for the Lesbian Health Project, regarding the Project’s functions.

8. “Naming Names”: Kirk-Evan Billet, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), discusses the United States Navy regarding the expulsion of female officers who might be lesbian.

9. Footage of The Flirtations, [an a cappella group].

COMMERCIAL: Brought to you in part by 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN


October 1990
Box: 8 Media : ID: 231.0113 Gay USA, Vol. [VIII], Episode No. 17
[Air date: 10/18/1990]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

1. Andy Humm discusses recent general events that relate to the LGBT community. Includes footage of Leonard Bernstein.

2. Footage of “Should We Boycott Channel 13 (or support it?)” open forum at the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center. Includes footage of Harry Chancey, Vice President and Director of Broadcast Center; Adrian Miller, of Queer Nation; Ann Northrop, activist and TV producer; and Fred Noriega, Director of Public Affairs Programming.

COMMERCIAL: Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), “The Time Is Now…Get the Facts”

3. Lou Maletta interviews Dr. Mary Ann Humphrey, Ed. D., author, regarding her book “My Country, My Right to Serve”.

COMMERCIAL: OutWeek Magazine

4. “All About Women”: Rebecca Lewin interviews Dolly Meieran and Stacey Mink, of Women’s Health Action and Mobilization (WHAM), regarding their organization’s functions as a reproductive rights group.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

5. Footage of National Coming Out Day forum at the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center. Includes footage of Dr. Marjorie Hill, NYC Mayor Dinkins’ Liaison to the gay and lesbian community, and Gabriel Rotello, Editor-in-chief of OutWeek Magazine.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

6. [D. Isadore] discusses recent entertainment related events that relate to the LGBT community.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

COMMERCIAL: OutWeek Magazine

7. Lou Maletta interviews Gary Bastian, President of the [Republicans for Individual Freedoms], regarding his group’s first time endorsement of a Democrat, Harvey Gantt, due to their strong opposition to Gantt’s opponent, Republican Jesse Helms.

COMMERCIAL: Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), “The Time Is Now…Get the Facts”

COMMERCIAL: Music For Life, for benefit concert for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC)

8. Lou Maletta interviews Alice Wong, Vice President of Parents FLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), regarding her organization’s functions.

COMMERCIAL: Njeri, age 11, talks about the Holocaust, in support of “A Living Memorial to the Holocaust Museum of Jewish Heritage”

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

9. “Lavender Health”: Eric Perez, Community Educator at Men of Color AIDS Prevention Program [MOCA], interviews Reggie Williams, Executive Director of the National Task Force on AIDS Prevention, regarding his organization’s functions.

10. “Naming Names”: Dr. Henry Yeager, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), discusses recent comments made by Arsenio Hall, talk show host, for Us Magazine.

11. Footage of “House of Field” at the Roxy.

COMMERCIAL: Brought to you in part by 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN


October 1990
Box: 8 Media : ID: 231.0114 Gay USA, Vol. [VIII], Episode No. 18
[Air date: 10/25/1990]

Conditions Governing Access

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

1. Footage of the forum “What should the role of straight people be in a gay organization?” at the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center. Includes footage of Andy Humm, forum moderator; Susan [Chasen], Editor of Visibilities Magazine; Jackie Bishop, Artistic Director and Founder of Mama Doesn’t Know Productions; Ann Northrop, activist with ACTUP, Queer Nation, and other groups; Rebecca Lewin, host of “All About Women” on the Gay Cable Network; and Lou Maletta, National Director of the Gay Cable Network.

2. Footage of the Human Rights Campaign Fund Dinner from Oct. 20, 1990. Includes footage of Hon. David N. Dinkins, Mayor of NYC; Craig Davidson, recipient of the 1990 Visions & Victories Media Award; and Hon. Gerry E. Studds, [politician].

COMMERCIAL: OutWeek Magazine

3. Lou Maletta interviews Dr. Mary Ann Humphrey, Ed. D., author, regarding her book “My Country, My Right to Serve”.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

4. Lou Maletta interviews [Kenneth Cooke], Executive Director of the Justice Project, and Carroll Hunter, former Deputy Director of Guidance and Counseling [Services] for the NYC Department of Corrections, regarding gay life in the prison system.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

5. Lou Maletta interviews Larry Schneider, co-owner of Julia, regarding his gay restaurant on the Upper West Side.

COMMERCIAL: Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), “The Time Is Now…Get the Facts”

6. Footage of press conference, “Bias Crime Statistics Released at City Hall, NYC”. Includes footage of [Frances Kunreuther], Executive Director of the Hetrick-Martin Institute, and Deborah Glick, Democratic Candidate for NYS [Assembly].

COMMERCIAL: OutWeek Magazine

7. Footage of “Allan” discussing his coming out story [at the National Coming Out Day forum at the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center].

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

8. “Lavender Health”: Eric Perez, Community Educator at Men of Color AIDS Prevention Program [MOCA], interviews Reggie Williams, Executive Director of the National Task Force on AIDS Prevention, regarding his organization’s functions.

9. “All About Women”: Rebecca Lewin interviews Dr. Nancy Goldner, Ph.D., CSW, of the Psychotherapy Group of Park Slope, regarding child sexual abuse.

10. “Naming Names”: Karin Schwartz, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), discusses a recent episode of “Married…With Children” involving gay themes. Includes television show footage.

COMMERCIAL: Brought to you in part by 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN


October 1990
Box: 8 Media : ID: 231.0115 Gay USA, Vol. [VIII], Episode No. 19
[Air date: 11/1/1990]

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Currently not available for viewing.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

Program Content: Unknown

November 1990
Box: 8 Media : ID: 231.0116 Gay USA, Vol. [VIII], Episode No. 20
[Air date: 11/8/1990]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

1. Footage of Andy Humm at celebration for Deborah Glick’s election to NYS Assembly. Includes interviews with Dr. Marjorie Hill, NYC Mayor Dinkins’ Liaison to the gay and lesbian community; [Katherine Brady], Correspondent for “Out in the 90’s”; Dave Taylor, former President of Gay and Lesbian Independent Democrats (GLID); and Deborah Glick.

COMMERCIAL: WBAI Holiday Crafts Fair

COMMERCIAL: OutWeek Magazine

2. Lou Maletta interviews [Yvegenia Debryanskaya], Editor of Tema and member of MULH, and Steve Nelson, regarding the first gay and lesbian rights newspaper in Russia.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

3. Lou Maletta interviews [Kenneth Cooke], Executive Director of the Justice Project, and Carroll Hunter, former Deputy Director of Guidance and Counseling [Services] for the NYC Department of Corrections, regarding gay life in the prison system.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

4. Lou Maletta interviews Sergeant Edgar Rodriguez, Deputy Director [of] Manhattan South, and police officer Louise Gomez, Deputy Director [of] Queens, regarding the Gay Officers Action League (GOAL).

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

5. Footage of the “Safe Sex Six” trial regarding six individuals who protested anti-gay measures of the Catholic Church at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

6. “All About Women”: Rebecca Lewin interviews Ann Northrop, activist and one of the “Safe Sex Six”, and attorney Lori Cohen, regarding the trial.

COMMERCIAL: OutWeek Magazine

7. “Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Project Coordinator for [Men of Color AIDS Prevention (MOCA)], interviews Eric Perez, Community Educator at Men of Color AIDS Prevention [MOCA], regarding community changes since AIDS was first discovered.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

8. “Naming Names”: Dr. Henry Yeager, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), discusses a recent Newsday cover story regarding the murder of James Zappalorti.

9. GCN Special Report: Trial of Safe Sex Six, Verdict Delivered November 8, 1990.

10. Interview: Vito Russo, as part of Stonewall Remembered, 1989, discusses his experience at Stonewall.

COMMERCIAL: Brought to you in part by 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN


November 1990
Box: 8 Media : ID: 231.0117 Gay USA, Vol. [VIII], Episode No. 21
[Air date: 11/15/1990]

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Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

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COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

1. Interview: Kathleen Conkey, Law Student and Activist, and Allen Roskoff, Political Columnist, discuss the 1990 elections.

COMMERCIAL: OutWeek Magazine

2. Lou Maletta interviews [Yvegenia Debryanskaya], Editor of Tema and member of MULH, and Steve Nelson, regarding the first gay and lesbian rights newspaper in Russia.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

COMMERCIAL: WBAI Holiday Crafts Fair

3. “All About Women”: Rebecca Lewin interviews Cheryl Gross, curator, regarding her lesbian art exhibit “Where Are the Women”.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

4. Lou Maletta interviews Sergeant Edgar Rodriguez, Deputy Director [of] Manhattan South, and police officer Louise Gomez, Deputy Director [of] Queens, regarding the Gay Officers Action League (GOAL).

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

5. Interview: Jeffrey Lavigne, MD, of Lader Medical Associates, discusses venereal diseases.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

COMMERCIAL: OutWeek Magazine

6. Razor Sharp encourages viewers to come to the Community Center for the Drag Queen Enlightenment

7. Lou Maletta interviews Chris Burns, regarding his self-defense video “Take Back the Night” for lesbians and gays. Includes video footage.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

8. “Naming Names”: Karin Schwartz, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), regarding recent advertisements by Burger King.

9. Interview: [Unnamed], of American Preferred Prescription, discusses the organization’s functions and its program for free prescriptions, including for people with AIDS.

10. “Lavender Health”: Ellen Zaltzberg, Project Coordinator of the Lesbian Health Project, interviews Barbara Whitney, RN, Ph.D., Director of the AIDS Training Inst. At the NYC Department of Health, regarding breast health and resources for women.

COMMERCIAL: American Preferred Prescription

11. Additional footage of Chris Burns’ “Take Back the Night” self-defense video

COMMERCIAL: Brought to you in part by 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN


November 1990
Box: 8 Media : ID: 231.0118 Gay USA, Vol. [VIII], Episode No. 22
[Air date: 11/22/1990]

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Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

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Program Content: Unknown

November 1990
Box: 8 Media : ID: 231.0119 Gay USA, Vol. [VIII], Episode No. 23
[Air date: 11/29/1990]

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Duration: 00:59:00

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COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

1. Interview: Donald J. Jirak, Deputy Director of the Gay Officers Action League (GOAL), regarding the Newsday cover story “Police Ranks Split Over Gay Cops’ Group”.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

2. Lou Maletta interviews [Chris Hennely], regarding the exclusion of GCN from TV Guide.

COMMERCIAL: OutWeek Magazine

3. “AIDS as Reported by Gay Cable Network”. Includes footage of 1st Television Coverage of AIDS (GRID) from December 15, 1982; GMHC Circus Fundraiser from May 19, 1983; and Interview with Buddy Noro, chairman of [ARC], and Michael Callen, AIDS patient.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

4. Lou Maletta interviews Michael Callen, author, regarding his book “Surviving AIDS”.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

5. Interview: Edward Maloney, Executive Director of the Out of the Closet Foundation, discusses his thrift shop which supports LGBT causes and AIDS causes.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

6. “All About Women”: Rebecca Lewin interviews Stephanie Grant, Director of Special Services at the Lesbian and Gay Services Center, regarding the “A Day Without Art” event.

COMMERCIAL: OutWeek Magazine

7. Footage of “Protest and Boycott at Channel 13”. Includes footage of Ray Dries, of Queer Nation; Stephen Beck, Executive Director of [GLAAD]; and Evan Wolfson.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

8. “Lavender Health”: Ron Vachon, Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Barry Davidson, Co-Director of Health Outreach to Teens (HOT), regarding his organization and its functions.

COMMERCIAL: American Preferred Prescription

9. “Naming Names”: Scott Sherman, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), discusses the American Family Association’s threatened boycott of Waldenbooks for carrying LGBT-themed books.

10. Whoopi Goldberg, actress, encourages viewers to watch “Unfinished Stories” on Bravo, which will spotlight stories by and about people with AIDS.

11. Footage of David Byrne discussing AIDS.

COMMERCIAL: Brought to you in part by 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN


November 1990
Box: 8 Media : ID: 231.0120 Gay USA, Vol. [VIII], Episode No. 24
[Air date: 12/6/1990]

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Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

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COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

1. Interview: Joe Nicholson and Sherwin Thomas, survivors of anti-gay violence, discuss their attack.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

2. Footage of “7th on Sale”. Includes footage of Lou Maletta interviewing Donna Karan, Chairperson of 7th on Sale.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

3. “All About Women”: Rebecca Lewin interviews Risa Denenberg, Womens Health Care Provider at the Community Health Project, regarding lesbians and AIDS.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

4. “Naming Names”: Dr. Henry Yeager, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), discusses an anti-gay ruling by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding the Howard Stern radio show.

5. Lou Maletta interviews Bill Pflugradt, Music Director of the Stonewall Chorale, and Kerry Fristoe, General Manager of the Stonewall Chorale, regarding their organization’s upcoming concert. Includes performance footage.

COMMERCIAL: World AIDS Day

6. Footage of “‘Red Hot and Blue’ Reception at the Building”. Includes Laura Sabia interviewing Joel Hinman, Associate Producer.

7. Footage of Third Annual World AIDS Day Observance at the United Nations on November 30, 1990. Includes footage of Javier Perez de Cuellar, Secretary General of the UN; Dr. Antonia Novello, Surgeon General of the US; and Dr. Mathilde Krim, [M.D.], Founding Co-Chair of AmFAR.

8. Footage of K.D. Lang from “Red Hot and Blue”.

9. Footage of Reception for “A Day Without Art” at the Museum of Modern Art on Friday, Dec. 1, 1990. Includes footage of Robert Atkins, Art Critic for Village Voice.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN

10. Footage of “Die-In at the Center” event for “A Day Without Art” on AIDS Memorial Day, Dec. 1, 1990. Includes footage of Tim Sweeney, Executive Director of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC).

11. Footage of “The Electric Blanket at Cooper Union” event for “A Day Without Art” on AIDS Memorial Day, Dec. 1, 1990. Includes Laura Sabia interviewing [Michael Goff], Co-Producer of Electric Blanket; Phil Zwickler, Independent Film Maker; and ‘Scott & Tomas’, Photo Journalists.

12. Footage of “A Night Without Light” event for “A Day Without Art” on AIDS Memorial Day, Dec. 1, 1990. Voiceover by [Ed Savela].

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

13. “Lavender Health”: Ron Vachon, Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Michael Shernoff, Co-Director of Chelsea Psychotherapy Associates, regarding AIDS.

COMMERCIAL: American Preferred Prescription

14. Footage of music from World AIDS Day.

COMMERCIAL: Brought to you in part by 550-TOOL (8665), ONLY .15 MIN - .40 FIRST MIN


December 1990
Box: 8 Media : ID: 231.0121 Gay USA, Vol. [VIII], Episode No. 25
[Air date: 12/13/1990]

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Currently not available for viewing.

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Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

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Program Content: Unknown

December 1990
Box: 15 Media : ID: 231.0229 Gay USA, Vol. [VIII], Episode No. 26
[Air date: 12/20/1990]

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Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:60:00

Program content: Vito Russo Legacy, No Commercials

December 1990
Box: 36 Media : ID: 231.0565 Gay USA, Vol. [VIII], Episode No. 27
[Air Date: 12/27/1990]

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Program Content: Year in Review

December 1990
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Media : ID: 231.0279 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 1
[Air date: 1/3/1991]

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Program Content:

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

1. Andy Humm interviews Patrick Gill and Craig Dean on gay marriage. COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

2. Andy Humm talks with Gabriel Rotello about 1990 (and outing as activist strategy); airs footage of Debrorah Glick winner Primary for New York State Assembly interviewed on “primary night.”

COMMERCIAL: the Monster.

3. Andy Humm speaks with Gabriel Rotello about the importance of Glick’s win and other results of the national election. (Jessie Helms re-election; Barney Frank’s election; loss of Sean Strub in primary); advocates condom distribution in high schools, and participation at Dept of Education ‘condom hearing.’

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL (8665).

4. Andy Humm presents Lou Maletta’s interview with Harry Hay and John Burnside about their (then) 27 years together.

5. “Naming Names,” a GLAAD presentation by Cheryl Moch, this one about Thirty-Something, and the withdrawal by ABC of a gay-positive episode.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

6. Brandon Judell with Mariette Pathy Allen, author of Transformations, a book about ‘cross-dressers and the people who love them,’ which generated a NY Post controversy.

7. “All About Women,” Rebecca Lewin talks with Morgan Gwenwald about the exhibition she co-organized, Images from the Front, about AIDS-related photography at the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates.

8. “Lavender Health,” Harold Robinson, Assistant Project Director of Men of Color AIDS Prevention Program (MOCA) interviews Ernesto de la Vega, AIDS Consultant on Latin American Issues at AIDS Films, about films/videos about AIDS in First and Third-World contexts.

COMMERCIAL: APP (cost-free prescriptions)

9. Community announcements. End of show.


January 1991
Box: 18 Media : ID: 231.0280 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 2
[Air date: 1/10/1991]

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Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

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Program Content:

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

1. Evan Wolfson (LAMBDA LEGAL DEFENSE) talks with Andy Humm about sodomy law reform, gays in the military, domestic partnership/marriage.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

2. Rebecca Lewin talks with Paula Ettelbrick about UPI reporter Julie Brienze (sp?) whom UPI fired after religious zealot, Vik Elliason (sp?), mobilizes anti-gay campaign against her.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL.

3. Andy Humm interviews Patrick Dean and Craig Dean to discuss their relationship, and about relationship-related issues in D.C. (insurance for same-sex couples).

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

4. Andy Humm discusses condoms in schools and introduces Gary Maffei, Gay Liaison to Queens Boro President about his work with Claire Schulman on such issues as the Julio Rivera murder case, domestic partnership, and AIDS issues.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

5. Lou Maletta interviews lesbian comedienne Suzanne Westenhoefer.

COMMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

6. Andy Humm on Board of Ed. condom distribution in high schools.

7. “Lavender Health,” Ellen Zaltzberg, Project Coordinator, Lesbian Health Project, interviews Dr. Kenneth Ong, Deputy Commissioner NYC Department of Health on bias violence.

COMMERCIAL: APP (HIV meds “at no cost whatsoever”)

8. “Naming Names,” Scott Sherman (GLAAD) on Michael Collins, author of Mission to Mars.

9. Interview (1987) with GMHC’s Richard Dunne (just deceased). Marks death of Ortiz Alderson with interview footage of Alderson at ACT UP action. 10. PSA: “A Moment without Television.” “Today is World AIDS Day.”


January 1991
Box: 18 Media : ID: 231.0281 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 3
[Air date: 1/17/1991]

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Duration: 00:59:00

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COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

1. Andy Humm with Barbara Hughes and Steve Machon of Pink Panthers Patrol on MGM copyright infringement lawsuit against Pink Panthers and Lambda Legal taking on this case.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

2. Andy Humm on Reverend Bernard Lynch, an out gay (formerly) Irish priest indicted in 1988 in the Bronx for child molestation (acquitted in 1989); and on PBS documentary A Priest on Trial, about his case. Airs clip of Sister Karen Killeen, who worked with him. Humm interviews Bernard Lynch about false charges and homophobic rationale for the indictment. Also mention: John Schaeffer (sp?), former Bronx student put up to accuse him, and Michael Kennedy, attorney who represented right-wing Catholic group (SAFE: Students Against Faggots in Education) who orchestrated case.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster.

3. “All About Women”: Part 2 of Rebecca Lewin talking with Paula Ettelbrick (Lambda attorney) about UPI reporter Julie Brienza, journalist fired by UPI after religious zealot broadcast journalist , Vik Elliason (sp?), mobilized anti-gay campaign against her. Ettelbrick discusses other cases (Sandra Rivera; lesbian visitation conflict; Mike Isbell, new LA office.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

4. Brandon Judell on “Brickface and Stucco,” performing at 55 Grove Street. Shows clip from skit about 2 “Solid Gold Dancers: Where Are they Now?” Parodically enacting “Lance” and “Duane” on the conflict that broke up the Solid Gold Dancers, and what they’re doing now.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

5. Public health and the law: Frank Oldham, Jr. with Ron Bogard, “out” gay General Council, NYC Department of Health.

COMMERCIAL: APP (HIV meds “at no cost whatsoever”)

6. Humm discusses cancelation of public hearing at Board of Education with Chancellor Fernandez to discuss HIV-prevention education, condom distribution, etc., cancelled due to the Gulf War. Instead, footage of the demonstration that had been planned to coincide with the hearing, and went on in its abence. Urges viewers to phone WPIX and protest misrepresentation of Hetrick-Martin; as well as Irene Impellizzeri (SP?), on Board of Ed. Footage of Matilda Krim, advocating better educational approach to HIV-prevention. Diane Arneth of Staten Island AIDS Task Force, speaks for Coalition of Families Concerned about AIDS who support Chancellor Fernandez’s proposal and object to cancelled meeting. Radio spot supporting AIDS education program over visuals of protest.

7. “Naming Names”: Kirk-Evan Billet (GLAAD) on Golden Girls episode featuring Blanche’s resistance to news that her brother is gay and has a cop for a boyfriend. Dorothy helps her accept the news. Viewers urged to send supportive letters. Recommends lesbian characters for show.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

8. Lou Maletta with Kevin Malone on play he directed for Ohio Rep, The History of Pornography. Maletta mentions Mapplethorpe, etc. Fragment from play.

9. Anti-MGM protest footage, and Gerri Wells interview.

10. Andy Humm notes loss of Bob Checkki (SP?), and Rich Amato.


January 1991
Box: 18 Media : ID: 231.0282 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 4
[Air date: 1/24/1991]

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Program Content:

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

1. News Notes: Humm mentions Gulf War, then moves on to Bruce Davidson’s Golden Globe award for Longtime Companion. Revisits canceled Board of Ed hearing. Call Mayor David Dinkins to protest one of his reps on Board who opposes Chancellor’s plan. Recommends The Long Walk Home, film about civil rights. Extensive coverage of “Day of Desperation” protests (Jan. 23, 1991). Some interviews conducted with protesters at Federal Building. Primary prop: coffins. Grand Central action “MONEY/ FOR/ AIDS/ NOT/ FOR/ WAR,” etc.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

2. “All About Women”: Rebecca Lewin talking with Cora Weiss, anti-war organizer, about First Gulf War, its causes and (environmental) consequences.

COMMMERCIAL: The Monster.

3. “Medical Update” with Dr. Jeffrey Levine (Laser Medical Associates) speaking about transmission, unnecessary testing, and finding insurance coverage.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

4. Lou Maletta talks about the Mix Festival (Anthology Film Archive) with Sande Zeig, Associate Director of Programming; about its new downtown location and scope. Clips: Days of Greek Gods, Comrades in Arms.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL.

5. “Lavender Health: Sean Dwyer talks with Frank Oldham, Jr. (Acting Director, Office of Lesbian/Gay Health Concerns at NYC Dept. of Health about upgrading office and reporting to Dr. Kenneth Ong (Deputy Commissioner for Disease Intervention) to report more directly to Dr. Woodrow E. Myers, Jr. (NYC Commissioner of Health) to respond to needs of community, noting many sub-categories (race- and ethnicity-related) within Dept. of Health.

COMMERCIAL: APP (HIV meds “at no cost whatsoever”)

6. COMMUNITY CENTER AUCTION preview. One voice-over belongs to Ted Bonin.

COMMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

7. Ed Mickens on “diversity in the workplace.“

8. “Naming Names”: Karin Schwartz on difficulties reported in placing personal ads in NY Magazine.

9. Bulletins: Richard Dunn memorial service; benefit for Lesbians Off to Atlanta.


January 1991
Box: 18 Media : ID: 231.0283A Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 5
[Air date: 1/31/1991]

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Duration: 00:59:00


January 1991
Box: 18 Media : ID: 231.0284 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 6
[Air date: 2/7/1991]

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Duration: 00:59:00

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Program Content:

GCN Intro – Gay USA

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

1. Andy Humm news notes, discussing boycott against WNET, getting more gay and lesbian content on WNET, discusses disastrous rehearsal of 13 Live (which apparently was never aired), debate over condoms in schools.

2. On-location at the Hall of the Board of Education, debate over distribution of condoms in schools: Marjorie Hill, liaison at the Mayor’s Office for the lesbian and gay community, was a clinical psychologist for 10 years and tells of alarming misconceptions adolescents had about sex and STDs. Switches abruptly to interview with Marjorie Hill (conducted by Lou Maletta), talks about being more optimistic that her views, and the views of the gay and progressive community, are being heard. Irene Polizari (sp?) is mentioned. Switches to an HIV-positive 11-year-old named Joey DePaulo speaking at the podium about condom distribution in schools. Carol DePaulo, the boy’s mother, speaks at the podium on the same subject. Switch to interview (again conducted by Lou Maletta) with Joey and Carol DePaulo. Kimberly Scheck, representative student for Forest Hills High School, speaks at the podium in favor of condom distribution and chastises ‘street information’ about the AIDS virus.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

3. The upcoming Diamond Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. Even though this was broadcasted in 1991, preparations are already underway, three years ahead of the anniversary. Lou Maletta and Morris Kight discuss preparations for the event, and how important it is to Manhattan. Kight discusses Jakarta gay and lesbian group. George Segal and Christopher Park are mentioned. Kight also discusses how World War II and the Kinsey report being the precursors to Stonewall as milestones in gay history. Discusses parallels to Rosa Parks. Interview abruptly ends.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

4. Andy Humm on biased-based violence bill. ‘NYC Council Hearing on The State Bias Bill’. Lee Brown, NYC police commissioner, NYC. Dennis DeLeon, NYC Human Rights Commission. Catherine Abody, Commissioner of Probation, NYC. The audio during the hearing is very muddled.

5. PSA about a December 17, 1990 murder of Orlando Nagam at Hotel Belvedere. Contact information for Det. Nicastro (‘For information call…’)

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

6. Opening Night of ‘The New Festival’; February 1, 1991. Lou Maletta interviews Christine Vachon, producer of “Poision”, Todd Haynes’ first film. Notice appears during the interview that the film opens April 5th at the Angelika. Interview with Susan Horowitz, organizer and executive director of festival and Vance Deare, national tour director. Deare says the festival is in response to Jesse Helms and the stereotypes he reinforced about gays and lesbians. The New Festival toured nationally, in Seattle at the Neptune Theater (hosted by the Pride Foundation), Houston at the Rice University Media Center (hosted by Montrose Activity Center), Washington DC at the Biograph theater (hosted by National Gay/Lesbian Task Force), Boston at the Brattle theater, and Atlanta at the Lefont Plaza Theater (hosted by the Atlanta Gay Center). Deare and Horowitz mention the Atlanta event the most as it dovetails with the National Lesbian Conference.

COMMERCIAL: GNSMA (Gay Male S/M Activists) 10th Anniversary Celebration

7. All About Women: Rebecca Lewin interviews Dr. Yolanda Huet-Vaughn, a ‘war resister’ and captain in the US army medical corp. The number for the War Resisters League and Citizen Soldier are displayed. Huet-Vaughn discusses her disbelief that President Bush would go to war in the gulf. Talks about possible use of nuclear weapons in the gulf. Huet-Vaughn is absent without leave, having left without permission.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

8. Perry Watkins case; in which Watkins was kicked out of the army for being gay. Watkins got a $150,000 settlement and chose not to re-enter the service.

9. Lavender Health: Sean Dwyer, office of Lesbian and Gay Health Concerns. Martin Rouse II, liaison to the lesbian and gay community for Ruth Messenger, is interviewed. Bias-based violence and condom distribution are brought up again. Messenger is one of the first supporters of domestic partnerships. Rouse directly calls the Board of Education ‘homophobic’.

COMMERCIAL: APP

10. Naming Names: ‘Get your pencils and papers ready!’ Sponsored by Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Henry Yager. Political cartoon of Saddam Hussein anally raping ‘Israel’ while George Bush looks on. Mainstream war coverage is criticized as misogynist and homophobic. Contact info for La Repubblica (which ran the Saddam cartoon) is displayed.

Commercial: 550-TOOL

11. Brandon Judel interviews Stan Leventhal, the author of The Black Marble Pool, a gay-themed murder mystery novel. Talks about Joseph Hanson briefly.

12. Andy Humm talks about the recently deceased Ralph Babcock. Credits run over a music video.


February 1991
Box: 18 Media : ID: 231.0285 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 7
[Air date: 2/14/1991]

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GCN – Gay USA intro

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

1. Andy Humm on Children Welfare League addressing the issue of gay youth. Gay USA was able to write standards and practices of dealing with gay youth. Damien Martin, co-founder of the Hetrick-Martin Institute is interviewed about the CWL. Talks about how there is now access to information.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

2. News Notes: Acknowledges the passing of former mayor Robert Wagner, who closed many gay bars during the 1964 world’s fair. Humm notes Wagner had two gay sons. Robert Abrams mentioned. Brief update on the condom issue from last episode.

3. New York State Pride Agenda’s Party. Dick Dadey, executive director of Empire State Pride Agenda, is interviewed about making a difference in Republican-controlled Albany. Bias bill discussed. Libby Post, chair of Pride Agenda, interviewed about creating a lobbying organization focused on gay rights. Mention is made of John Marquis (sp?) of Staten Island.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: Night of a Thousand Gowns, a charity ball benefitting gay and lesbian community services.

4. GLADD event. Craig Davidson, founding executive director, talks about stepping down from GLAAD to focus on GLAAD USA, which would make GLAAD a national organization with unified chapters. Davidson is presented with a piece of a steel girder by co-chair Dennis Lonigan at the ceremony. Davidson talks about GLAAD’s founding principles. Karen Schwartz, director of public affairs and programming for GLAAD talks about Davidson. Lonigan introduces Stephen Beck, the new executive director for GLAAD, and gives him a steel girder as well. Beck is interviewed about expanding GLAAD’s goals.

COMMERCIAL: GNSMA (Gay Male S/M Activists) 10th Anniversary Celebration

5. All About Women: Rebecca Lewin speaks to Sheryl Miller, a delegate to the Middle East Children’s Alliance. Footage shot by Miller in Iraq is shown. Miller talks peace activism in Iraq, discusses that most of her conversations were probably taped while in Iraq, and the baby boom in Iraq.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

6. GCN Special Report. Matt Forman from the Anti-Violence Project is interviewed about a ‘near riot’ in Midtown north that stemmed from a protest against police brutality. Forman talks about how the police went for people with press credentials first ‘to get rid of videotape evidence of what was going on’. Footage of the protest is then shown (Footage and Commentary: David Meieran, Out in the 90s). Forman talks about trying to reform the way police respond to these protests and launch an investigation. Forman talks about how 10% of the 900 reports the Anti-Violence Project received in 1990 stemmed from police abuse. A call is made for anyone who was at the demonstration to call the Anti-Violence Project.

7. Martin Duberman, who is giving talks at the Museum of Natural History on gay and lesbian past (as part of the Margaret Mead series) is interviewed. Talks about how the New York Historical Society was the only other time he was able to lecture to a crowd about gay history (part of the program Whose History?).

BUMPER: Happy Valentine’s Gay

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

8. Lavender Health: Frank Oldham, acting director for the Office of Lesbian and Gay Health Concerns, interviews Dennis deLeon of the NYC Human Rights Commission about a domestic registration project as part of the first step to a domestic partnership law, anti-gay-and-lesbian violence (deLeon: ‘it has gone higher than any other group’), eliminating hiring practices that discriminate against gays and lesbians, the need for a hate crime bill, and how AIDS has become part of the stigma against homosexuals. Education is emphasized to help quell stereotypes. Emphasis is placed on getting the word out to Albany, and getting statewide support.

COMMERCIAL: APP

9. Naming Names: Joe Windish of GLAAD talks about the lesbian kiss episode of “L.A. Law”, which marked the first recurring bisexual character on a primetime show, and has made strides in portraying gay and lesbian characters. Encourages writing letters of support to David E Kelley, the executive producer of the show.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

10. Andy Humm outro.

Credits over a music video for “Give Peace a Chance”


February 1991
Box: 18 Media : ID: 231.0286 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 8
[Air date: 2/21/1991]

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COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

1. Andy Humm talks about how most of the previous night’s show was not broadcast because the tape was jammed, which means most of this episode is actually a repeat of the last one.

2. Top story on how someone spray-painted ‘O’CONNOR SPREADS DEATH’ on Cardinal O’Connor’s Madison Avenue residence. Three people nearby were arrested, ‘roughed up’, and verbally abused by police. David Meirian’s footage from segment 6 of 0285 is repeated. Humm interviews Lori Cohen, an attorney (also part of ACT UP) on the rash of police brutality. Scott Sensenig is mentioned, with a cutaway to his photo in the Village Voice where he has ‘two black eyes and a five-inch gash across his forehead’. Graffiti artist Michael Griffith is mentioned. The two discuss the North Precinct incident; Cohen states that the deputy commissioner got paint on his new shoes, and in retaliation sent his police to attack the crowd. One of the only arrests was someone who was videotaping the event. Chris Henley, who suffered a debilitating concussion during the scuffle, is planning to sue the police. Cohen discusses how there has been no response from any level of government or police on the issue. Humm mentions a March 3rd demonstration in Times Square. There is talk about how Manhattan North has always had a bad reputation with gays and lesbians. Humm is then joined by Matt Foreman from the Anti-Violence Project. Foreman talks about how three escort services have recently robbed people. Foreman advises people use word of mouth, and only go with services that use credit cards instead of cash-only. Foreman then discusses that there is an anti-activist feeling among police and an increased militarism because of the recent Gulf War. Cohen talks about how most of the charges against the demonstrators will most likely be dropped because there’s little evidence. Foreman talks about being ‘weary’ of going to demonstrations because he believes he will at some point be targeted by police.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

3. Andy Humm talks about domestic partnerships in San Francisco, and that rights groups are trying to get the same thing done in New York.

4. Laura Sabia interviews Andrea Burnstein, deputy press secretary to Liz Holtzman. Burnstein talks about moving to New York in 1985 and being involved with gay and lesbian activism. Burnstein talks about the bias bill, and domestic partnership bill. Talks about coming out at work.

COMMERCIAL: Night of a Thousand Gowns.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster.

5. GCN goes to Montreal. Montage set to French-language version of “New York, New York”.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

6. Same as 0285, segment 5

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

7. Lavender Health: Harold Robinson, assistant project coordinator for Men of Color AIDS Prevention Project, interviews commissioner Dennis deLeon. (While the introductions are done, the phone in De Leon’s office rings). deLeon talks about his roots in the Latino community, and how his office is the only one in the country where you can bring a lawsuit against someone for sexual orientation discrimination. deLeon says his main two goals are addressing employment discrimination, inter-group relations, and AIDS advocacy. Phone number is displayed for deLeon’s office.

8. Apart from a new intro with Andy Humm, the same as 0285 segment 7.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

9. Naming Names: Scott Sherman of GLAAD talks about “The Silence of the Lambs” perpetuating gay bias. The address of Eric Pleskow, president of Orion Pictures (“Lambs”’ distributor) is displayed. Director Jonathan Demme is also named.

10. Shortened repeat of 0285 segment 4.

11. GCN Special Report: On location with the protest against police brutality. Matt Forman is interviewed, and there are many gay organizations in attendance. Forman talks about the enormous police presence at this protest.

12. Andy Humm talks about upcoming memorial service for Jonathan Logan.

Credits roll over B-roll of the rally.


February 1991
Box: 18 Media : ID: 231.0287A Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 9
[Air date: 2/28/1991]

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February 1991
Box: 18 Media : ID: 231.0288 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 10
[Air date: 3/7/1991] [Empty]

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March 1991
Box: 19 Media : ID: 231.0289 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 11
[Air date: 3/14/1991] [Empty]

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March 1991
Box: 19 Media : ID: 231.0290 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 12
[Air date: 3/21/1991]

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March 1991
Box: 19 Media : ID: 231.0291A Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 13
[Air date: 3/28/1991]

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March 1991
Box: 19 Media : ID: 231.0292 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 14
[Air date: 4/4/1991]

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COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

1. ROTC removed from the John Jay College campus because of their discrimination against gays and lesbians. Pedro Velazquez, president of the Lambda Club at JJC is interviewed. Marjorie Hill is mentioned. Velazquez faced little opposition to his surprise. Dick Cheney and his lesbian daughter are mentioned.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

2. Protest at Gov. Mario Cuomo’s NYC office on April 2, 1991. Cuomo was cutting AIDS funding. ACT UP is protesting with ‘die-ins’ where every eight minutes, the protesters lay on the ground.

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

3. ACT UP protests the Academy Awards on March 25, 1991 for not addressing AIDS. This protest garnered national media coverage and was done right outside the venue that hosted the Oscars.

COMMERCIALl: Hair Club For Men

4. All About Women: Rebecca Lewin interviews Kitty Cotter of the Bronx Lesbians United in Sisterhood about domestic partnership benefits. Elizabeth Holtzman and Fernando Ferer supported the bill. Domestic partnership benefits for city employees only; need approval from Albany for statewide coverage.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster.

5. Rich Flowers interviews John Gilgun, author of Music I Never Dreamed Of, about a young man from Boston in the 1950s.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

6. Lavender Health: Frank Oldham interviews Elliot Rivera, the HIV Communication Program Planner, Department of Health. Rivera has spearheaded anti-discrimination and making people comfortable around gays.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

7. Interview with John Canalli, director of the Alphabit Land video, which covers Wigstock ’90. A clip is shown of Michael West performing as Liza Minelli singing “Let It Be”.

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

8. Naming Names: Kirk-Evan Billet of GLAAD discusses an Oklahoma City radio personality, Mark Shannon, who made extremely homophobic remarks during his radio shows. Viewers are instructed to write to the station manager at KRXO, and advises them to send a copy of the letter to the FCC.

Commercial: Hair Club For Men

9. Priscilla Ehly interviews members of SAGE, Ruby Juster and Diane Chambers about an upcoming event with Deborah Glick, and Women’s Dance at The Limelight.

10. Lou Maletta interviews Suzanne Westenhoefer, the first openly gay comedian ever featured on television, who had recently appeared on Sally Jesse Raphael.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

11. Andy Humm announces Gay USA will broadcast in San Francisco.

Credits roll over footage of Suzanne Westenhoefer’s stand-up.


April 1991
Box: 19 Media : ID: 231.0293 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 15
[Air date: 4/11/1991]

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COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

1. Andy Humm talks about a supposed lesbian affair Nancy Reagan had, an allegation that Ronald Reagan date-raped a young girl before marriage, and a “20/20” segment about the exclusion of gays in the military. After the segment, Barbara Walters made a comment about how there were compelling arguments on both sides, to which her guest, Katherine Hepburn chastised her.

2. Rich Flowers interviews openly-gay umpire Dave Pallone’s autobiography “Behind the Mask: My Double Life in Baseball”. Mention is made of the Saratoga sex scandal.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

3. ACT-UP’s Needle Exchange Demonstration outside the NYC Criminal Court on April 8, 1991. This was in response to a needle exchange program that landed several members of ACT-UP on trial because they were giving clean needles to drug addicts. Gay Wachman of the Needle Exchange Committee reads a mission statement. Valmeanette Montgomery, State Senator (D) and Joseph L. Galiber, another State Senator (D) speaks to reporters about decriminalizing the distribution of sterile needles. Deborah Glick of the State Assembly and Dr. Mathilda Krim, the co-founder of AMFAR also voice their support.

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

4. WeeWah and Bar Chee Ampe, Lesbian and Gay Native Americans of NYC. Curtis Harris and Leota Longdog, founding members of the group are interviewed about a coming out party occurring in NYC. An excerpt of one of the group’s dances is shown.

COMMERCIAl: Hair Club For Men

5. Police Commissioner Lee Brown speaks at Columbia University’s youth conference. Protesters from Queer Nation are there to voice disapproval, which stems from the rash of police brutality. Activist Bob Raffsky interrupts Brown’s speech and gets applause.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster.

6. Samantha Palazola of the Pink Panthers is interviewed about getting new members and support. Sue Hennesey has an audio-only interview over footage of a nightclub.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

7. Lavender Health: Gregory Broyles of the Black Leadership Commission on AIDS is interviewed about the ties the organization has to the Urban League and the early days of his organization, and how he assists in his community.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

8. Emily Woo Yamasaki, a member of Radical Women, is interviewed about her organization. Their address and phone number are displayed.

Commercial: Hair Club For Men

9. Naming Names: Karin Schwartz of GLAAD talks about LIFE magazine’s interview with Faye Yaeger, and her uncommented-upon homophobic comments. The address for Jim Gaines, the managing editor of Life Magazine is displayed.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

10. GCN Sports: Gay and Lesbian Singles Tennis Tournament, Wrestlemania is recommended, GWAC is mentioned. Footage from the Gotham Volleyball League is shown. There is a video hiccup where part of Rich Flowers’ commentary suddenly starts then stops in the middle of the footage. Unity 94 is made to change their logo by the Olympic Committee due to the logo having interlocking rings.


April 1991
Box: 19 Media : ID: 231.0294 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 16
[Air date: [4]/18/1991]

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COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

1. Lambda Independent Democrats hosts former vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro. Ferraro, who was then running for senate at the time, speaks on issues close to the gay community. Andy Humm interviews Ferraro after her speech, as well as a woman whose name is not displayed (referred to as ‘Ms. Garrow’), the president of the Lambda club (he is not named), and the executive director of the Empire State Pride Agenda (again, not named) about their reactions to Ferraro’s speech.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

2. Lou Maletta interviews participants in a mock gay wedding outside of a post office on tax day.

3. ACT UP! Fights Back at City Hall for Homeless People With AIDS. No group trying to create housing for AIDS victims is unable to do so because of contracts.

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

COMMERCIAL: AIDS Walk New York

4. All About Women: Prinny Alavi, fine arts photographer is interviewed. Some of Prinny Alavi’s photos are shown throughout. [During this segment, behind-the-scenes chatter can very clearly be heard throughout the entire nine-minute segment.]

COMMERCIAL: Hair Club For Men

5. Thomas H. Sauerman, executive director of PFLAG (and Lutheran minister) is interviewed about his organization. Sauerman talks about his young son coming out of the closet, and how this made him come to accept homosexuals. [From 26:54 to 26:58, the screen goes blank. Also, a cameraman is having a coughing fit during the latter half of the interview.]

COMMERCIAL: The Monster.

6. Deep Dish with D. Isidore: Louis Katz, former owner of the Uncle Charlie’s bar is covered. Isidore accuses Katz of killing multiple men he was stalking, and says that authorities should be on the lookout for Katz, who was then a fugitive.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

7. Andy Humm encourages viewers to send pictures of Lou Katz.

8. Julian Clary of Sticky Moments is interviewed about his childhood and college years, his cabaret act, and how Sticky Moments came to be. A few clips from Sticky Moments are shown.

Commercial: Hair Club For Men

COMMERCIAL: AIDS Walk New York

9. Lavender Health: Frank Oldham interviews Elliot Rivera from the Department of Health about dealing with homophobia in AIDS education.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

10. Naming Names: Dr. Henry Yeager of GLAAD about the use of the term ‘pansy’ in a Bloomingdales ad. Viewers are encouraged to write to John Jay, the director of advertising at Bloomingdales.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

11. Gay and lesbian southerners celebrate in New York with weekly dinners. Several southerners are interviewed about their childhoods and adolescence in the Bible belt.

12. Lee Sharmat is named the new co-host of Gay USA.


April 1991
Box: 19 Media : ID: 231.0295 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 17
[Air date: 4/25/1991]

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COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

1. Connecticut becomes fourth state to pass laws that protect gay and lesbian rights. Dick Dadey, the executive director of the Pride Agenda discusses the difficulties in getting a similar bill passed in New York due to the Republican-controlled senate. Mention is made of Lobby Day (May 3-7) in Albany, in which they march on the state capitol.

Commercial: Hair Club For Men

2. May 1st is a benefit for Chris Hennely, who was beaten by police in the North Precienct riot. Viewers are encouraged to watch WNET (mention is made that the boycott doesn’t stand at this point) for an hour-long program on gay youth hosted by GCN’s own Andy Humm. The re-release of “Spartacus” is mentioned, which restored a dialogue scene that had homosexual and bisexual subtext. A town called Gay Head in Martha’s Vineyard is trying to change its name.

3. The 2nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the World Trade Center. Karin Schwartz is interviewed. Phil Donahue gives out the awards. Beth Nissen, an ABC News correspondent accepts an award on behalf of ABC News. Craig Davison, Peggy Shaw, and Lois Weaver also appear. Anti-awards are given to Pat Buchanan and Donald Wildman (American Family Association).

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

4. Part two of the GLAAD awards. Victor Zonana of the LA Times speaks at the podium. Kim McGuire introduces Jane Gross of The New York Times. Meredith Baxter-Birney introduces James Hart, producer of “L.A. Law”. John Lithgow introduces “Longtime Companion” star Bruce Davidson.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

COMMERCIAL: The Monster.

5. Robert Parker previews the New Museum’s upcoming auction, interviewing curator Gary Sangster.

COMMERCIAL: Pump, Opening Night at The Bank.

COMMERCIAL: Stride With Pride

COMMERCIAL: Hair Club For Men

6. Medical Update with Jeffery Lavigne: Lavigne heads up Laser Medical Associates, which specializes in anal surgeries. Lavigne talks about being ‘a gay man in a straight world’.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

7. Lavender Health: Harold Robinson interviews Gregory Broyles of the Lifestyle Genesis Program, a workshop series about the service gap for black gay men. People of Color In Crisis is mentioned. Broyles talks about how the association came about.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates

8. GCN Sports: BASL begins to allow women in their league. WANY, Brooklyn Women’s Martial Arts School, Gotham Sports Association, and IGBO are mentioned. A good portion of the segment is devoted to talking about how people do not like to be filmed at these sporting events (a large subtitle reading ‘Commentary’ appears at the bottom third of the screen during this segment).

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

9. Naming Names: Cheryl Moch of GLAAD, addresses how the magazine Essence refused to publish an ad for The Black Gay and Lesbian Conference, but backed down once LAMBDA threatened to sue them. The then-current issue of Essence detailed the senior editor’s coming out. Contact info for Edward Lewis, publisher of Essence, is displayed.


April 1991
Box: 19 Media : ID: 231.0296 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 18
[Air date: 5/[2]/1991]

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COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

1. A fan letter from Russia is read. Mario Cuomo proposes a gay rights bill after Connecticut passes a similar bill. Andy Humm mentions the march on Albany is ‘next week’. A New York Post story about Mary McFaddin’s divorce is discussed. Andy Humm announces that there will be hearings on police brutality, mentions Chris Hennelly. Get well wishes are sent out to Damien Martin, who was mugged.

2. Coverage of the National Lesbian Conference in Atlanta. Jo Garner, head of the Lesbian-Gay Task Force, Michelle Crone, Mandy Carter, Barb Bechdol, and Stephanie Jo Kent, conference organizers, Robin Tyler, an activist, and Urvashi Vaid speak at the podium. ‘Zaum’, Pat Carroll, and is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

3. Out! Auction, an organization which fights censorship of art, and is the largest gay and lesbian art association, is covered. Tory Osborne, executive director of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center interviews Sean Strub.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

4. Andy Humm interviews Andrew Morgan from the AIDS Council of New South Wales about AIDS treatment in Australia, focusing on education outreach and needle exchanges. Australia’s extremely stringent drug approval laws are covered. A commercial from the Victorian AIDS Council is shown. Morgan strongly recommends needle exchange programs.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

Commercial: Hair Club For Men

5. Lou Maletta interviews Jane DeLynn, a lesbian war correspondent. She discusses the difficulty in getting a Visa, the Coast Guard’s support of her travelling, and her time in Saudi Arabia. DeLynn’s personal photos are shown.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

COMMERCIAL: Stride With Pride

6. Between the Covers: Rich Flowers interviews Paul Monette, an author who has written several books about AIDS, including “Borrowed Time”. Monette is asked if he is afraid of dying because he is HIV-positive. He replies that he’s afraid of being sick more than dying.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: Third-Annual Lambda Literary Awards

7. Lavender Health: Sean Dwyer interviews Michael Picucci about treating alcoholism among gays and lesbians. Gambling, smoking, and sex addiction are also covered.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

Commercial: Hair Club For Men

8. Scott Sherman from GLAAD praises Golf Illustrated for an article about lesbian golf players. Viewers are instructed to write praise to Golf Illustrated.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

9. Viewers are encouraged to attend the March in Albany.


May 1991
Box: 19 Media : ID: 231.0297A Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 19
[Air date: 5/7/1991]

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1. Andy Humm reports that the New York High Court ruled that a lesbian partner who participated in the planning and birth of a child, is not entitled to visitation rights in the event of a break-up or divorce. Coverage is given to a New Jersey judge who ruled surgeons with AIDS must inform their patients. Senator Charles Robb’s embarrassing sex scandal is covered. The Committee of the Presbyterian Church issues liberal views on sexuality and marriage. Cardinal John O’Connor still trying to ban condoms in high schools.

2. Robert Parker and Lou Maletta report from Albany on Stride With Pride. This was organized to get support for the bias bill. Libby Post, Matt Foreman, and Dick Dadey are interviewed. Speeches by Tim Mains of the Rochester City Council, Deborah Glick of the New York State assembly are shown. An effigy is burned of Ralph Marino. Three teens talk about being attacked and chased by a homophobic crowd outside McDonalds during the event.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

3. Queer Nation Atlanta Protests Cracker Barrel. Footage is shown from one of several protests that occurred because of Cracker Barrel’s policy of firing gay employees. The protesters occupied the building and staged a sit-in.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

COMMERCIAL: Third-Annual Lambda Literary Awards

4. ACT UP! Marches on Albany for prisoners with AIDS. The ACLU joins the protest as well, which is about the lack of treatment and healthcare for prisoners with AIDS.

Commercial: Hair Club For Men

5. Ads Against AIDS. Neil Calet and Robert Starr are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

6. Second part of the interview with Jane DeLynn. Homes and cities in Saudi Arabia are shown. DeLynn comments the war was ‘put on for TV’.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: Outweek

7. A lengthy excerpt from the play ‘Angel and Dragon’ is shown. Lou Maletta interviews Sally Netzel, the playwright.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

8. Lavender Health: Ellen Zaltsberg interviews Sandy Lowe, an attorney at Lambda legal defense about the controversy over “Miss Saigon” and the nature of sexism and racism.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

COMMERCIAL: GCN’s 9th Anniversary at The Bank

9. GCN Sports: Opening ceremonies for the Big Apple Softball League and opening game for the Women Athletes of New York. Mention is made that New York Magazine did a story on adult sports programs in NY, which made no mention of gay sports groups.

Commercial: Hair Club For Men

10. Naming Names: GLAAD San Francisco protests “Basic Instinct’s" production. Carolco got a restraining order against GLAAD. Viewers are encouraged to write to Peter Hoffman of Carolco.

COMMERCIAL: 550-TOOL

11. Lou Maletta announces the passing of Phil Zwickler.


May 1991
Box: 19 Media : ID: 231.0298A Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 20
[Air date: 5/16/1991]

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COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

1. Lou Maletta announces a conference in Greenwich Village on behalf of the Education Coalition on Lesbian and Gay Youth. Ron Madson is interviewed. Madson mentions he is suing the state for spousal rights.

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

2. Forging Partnerships, lesbian conference in New York. Ruth Messinger the Borough President of Manhattan, Luvenia Pinson the Mid-Atlantic Representative, Dr. Marjorie Hill, Sandy Rapp, Karen Friedman, Coral Inza, and Liz Holtzman speak.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: SF AIDS Foundation

3. ACT UP! Protests at the Health Insurance Association. Protest in favor of a national healthcare plan. Commercial: Hair Club For Men

4. Lou Maletta interviews Justin Charbonneau, Mr. Leather New York (and one of The Leathermen) about the AIDS Walk ’91 in NYC.

COMMERCIAL: AIDS Walk

COMMERCIAL: GLAAD

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. Deep Dish with D. Isidore. Lou Katz is covered again. Since the last segment, many people have come forward with information on Katz and his son. Photos of Lou Katz are shown, which were not available until then.

COMMERCIAL: Outweek

6. Between the Covers: Rich Flowers interviews Jane DeLynn (previously on 0297 and 0296) about her new book “Don Juan in the Village”, which deals with a lesbian looking for new experiences in the village.

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

7. Lou Maletta interviews Harvey Fierstein. Stated to be the second part of an interview. Excerpts from the play ‘The Haunted Host’ are shown.

Commercial: Hair Club For Men

8. Naming Names: Karin Schwartz of GLAAD on an Otis Scott article that reveals the author’s extreme homophobia. Viewers are encouraged to write to Lear’s Magazine to denounce the article.

COMMERCIAL: Protect Yourself From AIDS

COMMERCIAL: GCN’s 9th Anniversary at The Bank

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

9. Lavender Health: Ellen Zaltsberg interviews Sebastian Pernice, the office manager of the Office of Lesbian and Gay Health. Concerns about the history of the organization.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

10. Phil Zwickler is remembered.


May 1991
Box: 19 Media : ID: 231.0299 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 21
[Air date: 5/23/1991]

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Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

1. ACT UP! Demonstration at the CDC in New York. Protest against the CDC’s definition of AIDS, which does not include people with HIV, or women. Carl Jodash, the police chief who led the riot at Midtown North shows up and is yelled at by the protesters. Footage is shown inside the CDC of ACT UP speaking to a representative. ACT UP then stages a sit-in of the CDC offices. Several protesters are shown being put into a paddywagon. Lou Maletta, narrating the end of the footage, states that 16 members of ACT UP were arrested during the protests.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

2. 8th San Francisco AIDS Candlelight Memorial and Mobilization. Drew Siegel, the organizer is interviewed. Footage of thousands of participants, silently marching with candles in hand through the streets of San Francisco is shown.

Commercial: Hair Club For Men

3. GMAC Sixth Annual AIDS Walk. Mention is made the event raised over $4 million. 21,000 participants.

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

COMMERCIAL: Outweek (Dying For Red Tape)

4. David Leslie reports on the Equal Protection Ordinance being upheld in Denver, Colorado. Tony Ogden speaks. Mayor of Denver Frederico Pena is shown signing the ordinance. Pena is interviewed about his views. Footage from an interview with Phil Nash, an aide from the mayor’s office is shown.

COMMERCIAL: GCN’s 9th Anniversary at Parallel

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. Lavender Health: Sandy Lowe of the Lambda fund talks about the military’s discrimination of homosexuals. [camera is out of focus the first half of the interview].

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

COMMERCIAL: Love Spit Love

6. Naming Names: Dr. Henry Yeager warns of t-shirts made by a fraternity at Syracuse University reading ‘Homophobic and Proud of It’ and ‘Club Faggots Not Seals’. Viewers are encouraged to write to Kenneth Shaw, the chancellor of Syracuse University.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

7. Part three of Jane DeLynn interview which covers the Gulf War. Again, photos from Kuwait and Iraq are shown, including the oil fields on fire. DeLynn mentions she’s going to write a book about the experience.

Commercial: Hair Club For Men

8. GCN Sports: Metropolitan Tennis Group is covered. Queen Elizabeth’s visit to a Baltimore baseball game is covered. [the start of this segment has very bad video noise]

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

COMMERCIAL: GCN’s 9th Anniversary at Parallel


May 1991
Box: 19 Media : ID: 231.0300 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 22
[Air date: 5/30/1991]

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Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

1. Andy Humm talks about restrictions on immigration for people with HIV and AIDS. Viewers are encouraged to write in protest.

2. Interview with Chris Hennelly. Hennelly claims to have been beaten, threatened, verbally abused, and had his medication withheld by the NYPD after his arrest. The District Attorney in Manhattan did not investigate. Hennelly says David Denkins and Marjorie Hill are not helping him to keep their hands clean.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

3. Lou Maletta interviews Craig Edwards and David Hamilton, two men starting the Dartmouth College Gay and Lesbian Alumni, an organization Dartmouth College does not want to go forward for ‘philosophical’ reasons. The director of alumni affairs is singled out as the biggest obstacle.

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

COMMERCIAL: GCN’s 9th Anniversary at Parallel

4. Pink Panthers on Patrol: Viewers are encouraged to volunteer with the Pink Panthers organization. Footage is shown of the group on patrol in the East Village. The volunteer number is shown.

COMMERCIAL: Hair Club For Men

5. GCN Special Report: Phillip Morris Boycott Ends. Michael Petrelis and William Wayburn announce the end of the boycott. Guy Smith, VP of Phillip Morris, announces that he is going to help gay and lesbian organizations around the country.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

6. Civil Disobedience at NYC City Hall. Protesters, including Matt Forman, chained themselves to City Hall to protest police brutality. Several of them are arrested on-camera.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: GCN’s 9th Anniversary at Parallel

7. Love Ball 2 at Roseland NYC is shown.

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

8. Outer Circle Critics 1991 Awards: “The Sum of Us” wins Outstanding Off-Broadway Play. “Falsettoland” wins Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical.

COMMERCIAL: Hair Club For Men

9. GCN Sports: Tom Cracovia, the president of Gay Games IV: New York in ’94 is interviewed. [this interview is done on a roof, and there is constantly wind on the mic]

COMMERCIAL: Outweek (Dying For Red Tape)

10. Lavender Health: Eric Perez interviews Paige Cook, of the US office of Mediplex at a convention. Cook discusses the addiction issues gays and lesbians face.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

11. Naming Names: Cheryl Moch of GLAAD talks about The New York Times’ improvement in covering gay and lesbian news stories, reaching out to gay and lesbian publications for quotes. Viewers are instructed to write praise to The New York Times’ executive editor Max Frankel.


May 1991
Box: 19 Media : ID: 231.0301 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 23
[Air date: 6/6/1991]

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Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

COMMERCIAL: GCN’s 9th Anniversary at Parallel

1. New York Times breaks the story that Robert Gallo lied about discovering the AIDS virus, and that a French team discovered the virus much earlier.

2. Lou Maletta interviews Craig Dean who is suing Washington D.C. for his right to marry. A clip is shown of Dean and his partner on Oprah.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

3. Harold Kooden and Susan Frankel are interviewed about discrimination against gays at mental health facilities. Open testimonies are going to be held at Hunter College on June 7. Commercial: Hair Club For Men

4. The Third Annual Lambda Literary Awards at the Grand Hyatt. Deacon Maccubin, publisher of Lambda Book Report, is interviewed. Michael Willhoite wins for “Daddy’s Roommate”. Cherry Muhanji wins for “Her”.

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

COMMERCIAL: Outweek (Anita Bryant)

5. International Mr. Leather 1991: A new Mr. Leather is chosen in Chicago. Extensive footage of the event is shown.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

6. Glitter and Be Giving: Christie’s auction hosted by Elizabeth Taylor, who donates a necklace for auction.

COMMERCIAL: The Third Annual New York International Festival of Lesbian and Gay Film

7. GCN Sports: LA Pride Run is covered, as is The NY Gay Pride Run. A New York Times article covers homosexuality in sports.

Commercial: Hair Club For Men

8. Lavender Health: Interview with Joyce Hunter of the Hetrick-Martin Institute. Redefining family.

COMMERCIAL: APP

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

9. Naming Names: Scott Sherman of GLAAD covers “Northern Exposure” and its positive gay and lesbian content, especially its second season finale. Viewers are encouraged to write letters of thanks to the executive producers of Northern Exposure.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

10. Phil Zwickler Memorial Service.


June 1991
Box: 19 Media : ID: 231.0302 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 24
[Air date: 6/13/1991]

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Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

1. New York Post has three gay-themed stories on its second page. Long Island Newsday runs a front page story about the city’s first gay pride parade.

2. Eric Sawyer interview. Housing Works is covered, as well as ACT UP! and the AIDS Resource Center. A clip from the film “Absolutely Positive” is shown.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

3. GCN Special Report: ACT UP Protests John Sununu at NYU Law School Graduation.

Commercial: Hair Club For Men

4. ACT UP plans to have a demonstration at the United Nations. Tony Mallaris and Garry Klienman are interviewed about going before the United Nations Disaster Relief Organization. Cutbacks are about to occur for health care in New York City.

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

COMMERCIAL: Outweek (Anita Bryant)

5. Deep Dish with D. Isidore: Two major gay nightclubs in Florida are raided by a publicity-hungry sheriff named Nick Navarro, with six arrested on drug charges. All those in attendance at the club were forced to have their pictures taken and give personal information to the police, including social security numbers. Their cars were also videotaped leaving the club by police in order to determine license plate numbers. Viewers are encouraged to write to GUARD.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

6. GCN’s 9th Anniversary

COMMERCIAL: The Third Annual New York International Festival of Lesbian and Gay Film

COMMERCIAL: Gay Treasures

7. Medical Update with Jeffery Lavigne: Lavinge submitted a paper to the international AIDS conference about anal warts being a sign of AIDS.

Commercial: Hair Club For Men

8. Tom Cassidy, a former business reporter from CNN, is remembered. Excerpts from CNN’s tribute are shown.

COMMERCIAL: APP

9. Lavender Health: David Madison is interviewed about coping with loss and sickness.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

10. Naming Names: Karin Schwartz of GLAAD talks about the possibilities of a gay or lesbian correspondent at the New York Post. Viewers are encouraged to write to Jerry Nachman, editor of the New York Post.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water


June 1991
Box: 19 Media : ID: 231.0303 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 25
[Air date: 6/20/1991]

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Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

1. Mayor Denkins releases report, in conjunction with Human Rights Commission, documenting violence against gay men and lesbians. Denkins vows to go to Albany to try and push the bias bill. Lou Maletta asks from the audience what happened with the Chris Hennely investigation. No updates are given by Denkins or his aide.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: Out in America

2. ACT UP! Protests at the United Nations. Footage is shown of ACT UP! members hanging a banner over the overpass near Grand Central Terminal that reads ‘FUND HEALTHCARE NOW’, and of ACT UP! members in front of GCT blocking traffic and marching in the streets. The protesters are then shown in front of the United Nations building. Some protesters are arrested by police. Tony Maliaris of ACT UP! on a megaphone tells off the police (“You want civil disobedience? You’ll have civil disobedience!”). A woman from ACT UP! also speaks on the megaphone, stating, “My first couple of words to the cops, are ‘Fuck you.’” to huge applause. A few of the protesters are interviewed about why they were arrested. ACT UP! members confront police in front of a station.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

Commercial: Hair Club For Men

3. City Councilman Andrew Stein holds a conference announcing his plans to get June declared ‘National Gay and Lesbian Pride Month’. A narration at the end of the conference states that the resolution was blocked by Noach Dear.

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

COMMERCIAL: Outweek (Dying For Red Tape)

4. Richard Burns, executive director of the 8th Annual Garden Party is interviewed. The Garden Party is a fundraiser. Entertainment includes The Flirtations and Lavender Light (a gospel choir).

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

5. Andy Humm announces he will be on WNET, and that he will host a one-hour special called Out in America. A clip is shown.

COMMERCIAL: The Third Annual New York International Festival of Lesbian and Gay Film

COMMERCIAL: Gay Treasures

6. Ellie (last name not given) from APP is interviewed. APP is a prescription service that emphasizes privacy and efficiency. This piece goes into great detail on the APP service. The offices of APP are shown.

Commercial: Hair Club For Men

7. Naming Names: Kirk-Evan Billet of GLAAD. Geraldo Rivera asks if homosexuality can be ‘cured’ and holds a segment on the subject. The segment’s guests were extremely homophobic, and Rivera made insensitive comments. Viewers are encouraged to write to Rivera’s office.

COMMERCIAL: APP

8. Lavender Health: Interview with Joyce Hunter of the Hetrick-Martin Institute about the impact of her organization.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

9. GCN Sports: Gearing up for gay pride week. The 5th Annual Gay Body Building Competitions are held in San Francisco.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water


June 1991
Box: 19 Media : ID: 231.0304 [1]--Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 25, San Francisco, California [2]--Bump No. 2

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Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:60:00

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Program Content: Unknown

1991
Box: 20 Media : ID: 231.0305 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 26
[Air date: 6/27/1991]

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Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

NOTE: The wraparound segments are filmed at Gracie Mansion.

1. The 8th Annual Center Garden Party: David N. Dinkins, mayor, speaks. Richard Burns is interviewed. Kate Clinton speaks. Footage of The Flirtations’ performance is shown.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

2. Gays and Lesbians Take Back the Night, June 22, 1991: March in Greenwich village. A banner is hung that reads ‘WE’RE HERE. WE’RE QUEER. DON’T FUCK WITH US’.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

Commercial: Hair Club For Men

3. Gracie Mansion, Mayor Dinkins’ Pride Reception. Joyce Hunter speaks. Howie Katz is interviewed. Sandy Lowe of the Lambda Legal Defense Fund is interviewed on the Joe Stephan case.

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

COMMERCIAL: Outweek (Dying For Red Tape). Lou Maletta comes on in the middle of the commercial announcing that Outweek has ceased publication but that there is hope the magazine can somehow be revived and continue publication.

4. Burns Roper speaks at the AIDS Public Attitudes and Education Needs conference. Explicit condom ads from other countries are shown.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

5. Deep Dish with D. Isidore: Follow-up on the Nick Navarro piece, in which two gay nightclubs were raided, their patrons filmed by television cameras (Navarro had turned the raid into a photo-op and invited local news crews to film it), and parents of teenage patrons called up to inform them their children were found hanging out at a gay nightclub. Human rights groups are going after South Florida police and Navarro.

COMMERCIAL: Gay Treasures

6. At the Garden Party, the unveiling of the Pat Parker and Vito Russo Memorial Library. Numbers are shown for where you can donate and volunteer.

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

7. ACT UP Protests at the Immigration Office. This was in response to the INS policy of not allowing people with HIV or AIDS into the country.

COMMERCIAL: APP

8. Lavender Health: David Madison is interviewed about his floral business and his early life.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

9. Naming Names: Henry Yeager of GLAAD addresses Spider-Man’s portrayal of a serial killer who targets young men. The issue is how uncomfortably close the comic comes to some right-wing rhetoric about gays, although there is no mention within the comic that the villain is or might be gay. Viewers are encouraged to write to Marvel Comics.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

10. Footage from the 1991 Boston Gay Pride Parade is shown over the credits.


June 1991
Box: 20 Media : ID: 231.0306 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 27
[Air date: 7/4/1991]

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

1. Opening of the Out of the Closet thrift shop on the Upper East Side. Edward Maloney is interviewed. Goal is fundraising.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

2. Follow-up to the Syracuse University story about homophobic t-shirts. GLAAD lights the Empre State Building lavender for the second year in a row.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

Commercial: Hair Club For Men

3. GCN Sports: 10th Annual Front Runners Race. Ruth Messinger starts the race and is interviewed by Rich Flowers. Footage of the race is shown. Jim White and Yvette DeVore, the winners of the race are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

4. Sixth Annual Candlelight Vigil at St. Veronica’s.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. A new Mister Northeast Drummer is named.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

6. Union Square Park hosts the Gay Pride rally. Footage is shown of a musical performance. Perry Watkins speaks about changing the military’s policy of not allowing gays. Michelangelo Signorile of OutWeek speaks about the publication’s demise. The funders of Outweek are blamed.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

7. Footage is shown of the 21st Annual Pride March. The Parade’s Grand Marshalls are interviewed. Robert Abrahms, the attorney general of New York State is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

8. Dance V & Light Up The Sky at the Christopher Street Pier.

COMMERCIAL: APP

9. Lavender Health: Matt Foreman of the Anti-Violence Project is interviewed about the increase in violence against gays and lesbians.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

10. First Annual Center Lesbian Pride Dance.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL


July 1991
Box: 20 Media : ID: 231.0307 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 29
[Air date: 7/18/1991]

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Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

1. Christopher Street West: Together in Pride. Melinda Tremaglio and Frank Cala host. Footage of the parade is shown. A montage of man-on-the-street interviews are shown. Tom Larkin receives the Harvey Milk award.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

2. Footage of the DC Pride Parade is shown. The Mayor of DC speaks. Cheryl Jacobs performs. The Flirtations perform. Farin performs.

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

Commercial: Hair Club For Men

3. Sacramento, CA Lambda Freedom Fair 1991.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

4. NY Gay Pride Parade 1991. Andy Humm and Lou Maletta briefly appear.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: APP

5. Lavender Health: Carol Buhl of the Lambda Legal Defense Fund is interviewed. The history of the organization is covered, as is its education initiative. Domestic partnership rights are covered.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

COMMERCIAL: Cherry Grove, Fire Island – The Islander’s Club

6. Naming Names: Scott Sherman of GLAAD talks about the pilot episode of Out in America, which aired on WNET and was well received. The issue of this piece is a P.O.V. episode called “Tongues Untied”, a look at black gay identity which many PBS affiliates across the country refused to air. Viewers are encouraged to write to Jennifer Lawson of PBS to request more gay and lesbian programming.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

NOTE: This episode has extensive video noise.


July 1991
Box: 20 Media : ID: 231.0308 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 30
[Air date: 7/25/1991]

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Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

1. Gay Pride March 1991, Atlanta, GA.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

2. Lesbian and Gay Parade and Rally 1991, Nashville. Lou Maletta states in voiceover that the video had a tracking problem and is thus presented in a compromised state. It runs about three frames a second.

Commercial: Hair Club For Men

3. Together in Pride, Lesbian and Gay Parade 1991, Boston.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

4. The Lambda Report: Pridefest ’91 in Denver.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

5. San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day ’91.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: APP

6. Lavender Health. Part two of the interview with Carol Buhl, which covers lesbian health, breast cancer, health plans, and living in poverty.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

COMMERCIAL: Cherry Grove, Fire Island – The Islander’s Club

7. Naming Names: Kirk-Evan Billet of GLAAD covers a Cedar Rapids, Iowa news station that brought up the old ‘gerbils used for anal sex’ story. Viewers are told to write Richard Herbst, manager of KGAN to demand a retraction of the story, and to send a copy of the letter to the FCC.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

8. Lou Maletta encourages viewers to stay away from the Ramble area of Central Park at night due to a rash of shootings, and to report any knowledge of the shootings to the Anti-Violence Project, and to a special division of the NYPD.

Credits roll over footage of the gay pride parades.


July 1991
Box: 20 Media : ID: 231.0309A Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 31
[Air date: 8/1/1991]

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Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

1. Press conference with Mayor Dinkins covering a sniper who has attacked at least three times in the Bramble at Central Park. Dinkins also mentions racially-motivated violence. Dinkins encourages people to call the Bias Hotline, and expresses hope that the anti-bias legislature will pass the state. Matt Forman speaks as well. Lou Maletta asks about when Dinkins will go to Albany with the anti-bias bill. Dinkins talks about his personal experiences with racial bias.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

2. Andy Humm covers Jesse Helms’ passing of a law that prohibits HIV-positive doctors from ‘invasive procedures’, Paul Reubens arrest for public masturbation in an adult movie theater, and the news’ obsession with Jeffery Dahmer’s homosexuality. Condoms in schools looks to be endangered. Matt Forman is interviewed about the Central Park sniper incidents and the lack of progress in finding a suspect. Viewers are encouraged to call the Anti-Violence Project if they have any information. Forman states that it took four shootings before the NYPD went public with the story. When the Anti-Violence Project told the NYPD about the first shooting, they were ‘dismissed summarily’. A beating incident in Prospect Park, in which a straight man was beaten by five people who thought the man was gay, is also covered. The NYPD released the name of the man who was beaten, and the man is now getting thousands of calls a day from news organizations. Forman points out that these beating incidents happen frequently, but that this one just happened to be picked up by the news. The beating of a Pink Panthers member is also discussed. Chris Hennelly’s trial is discussed.

Commercial: Hair Club For Men

3. Medical Update with Jeffery Lavigne. The AMA’s updated requirements for doctors is discussed, as is doctors who are HIV positive. Blue Cross Blue Shield’s practice of ‘redlining’ certain zip codes is also covered.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

4. Lou Maletta talks to Charles Busch, writer of “Red Scare on Sunset”.

COMMERCIAL: Cherry Grove, Fire Island – The Islander’s Club

5. Daytripping with Sailing Affairs – Footage of Lou Maletta and others on a yacht off the Manhattan coast.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: APP

6. Lavender Health: Joe Franco, an AIDS educator, is interviewed about the issues facing gay men of color.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

7. Naming Names: Glamour magazine covers lesbian couples and the denial of visitation rights. Viewers are encouraged to write to Glamour.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

8. GCN Sports: Mention is made that players were verbally abused at a gay softball game, prompting one of the players to drag the heckler behind the bleachers and ‘beat the crap out of him’. Wrestling is covered. Physique ’91.

9. Matt Forman comes back on to cover a beating at Prospect Park that resulted in the death of the victim, John T. Brown, who was unidentified for months. A demonstration is being held.


August 1991
Box: 20 Media : ID: 231.0310 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 32
[Air date: 8/8/1991]

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Duration: 00:59:00

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COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (song)

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm covers the Julio Rivera murder case, in which one of the three perpetrators Daniel Doyle confessed. The other two perpetrators are soon to be arrested after being named.

2. Special Report: Tom Duane, city council candidate, holds a press conference and announces he is HIV positive, becoming the first candidate in the US to do so. His speech is shown. Liz Holstman and Deborah Glick also speak.

3. Report from the home of Martin Luther King.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

4. Cheryl Summerville, who was fired from Cracker Barrel for being a lesbian, is interviewed by Lou Maletta in Atlanta.

COMMERCIAL: Cherry Grove, Fire Island – The Islander’s Club

5. Karin Schwartz from GLAAD is moving, Lou Maletta interviews her. Schwartz was the second employee at GLAAD and talks about her history with the organization.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

6. ChildKind – Providing Homes and Hope for Children with AIDS. Interview with an organization in Georgia. The volunteer phone number is shown. Mark Owens, a volunteer is interviewed.

7. Report from the house where Margret Mitchell wrote Gone With the Wind.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

8. Cecile Walker of Queer Outrage Atlanta is interviewed about the recent rash of anti-gay violence. Outrage grew out of Queer Nation.

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

9. NOW is trying to get Georgia’s sodomy laws repealed. Samantha Claar is interviewed about the uphill battle faced by progressives in Georgia. “The police department is not friendly” to victims of hate crimes, states she firmly believes the Georgia supreme court will strike down Roe v. Wade.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

10. ACT UP Atlanta is interviewed. Their most recent demonstration was at Grady Hospital over their waiting period for their IV clinic. The ACT UP Atlanta hotline number is shown.

11. Report from the World of Coca-Cola.

COMMERCIAL: APP

12. Lavender Health: Part 2 of the interview with Joe Franco about AIDS education.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (song)

13. Lou Maletta wishes luck to the producers of Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love.

14. Naming Names: Henry Yeager of GLAAD. Parents magazine runs an article titled “Attitudes Towards Homosexuality” that presents a refreshingly open-minded look at gays and lesbians. Viewers are encouraged to write positive letters to Parents.

15. Kirk-Evan Billet of GLAAD announces the passing of Craig Davidson.

16. Andy Humm also covers Craig Davidson’s passing, and talks about his friend who has recently lost his motor functions due to AIDS.

River rafting from the Chattahoochee plays over the credits. The footage continues to play minutes after the credits are done. One last report, this time from the Georgia dome


August 1991
Box: 20 Media : ID: 231.0311 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 33
[Air date: 8/15/1991]

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Duration: 00:59:00

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COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (song)

1. Phil Reed, who is running for district aide, is interviewed about his district.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

2. The National Association of People With AIDS, an Atlanta organization. Interview with Herbie Craven.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

3. Between the Covers: Ken Beck, the publisher of Sports Pride, the first national gay sports magazine, is interviewed. The magazine became a huge success almost instantly, with dozens of sports organizations calling up unsolicited to contribute coverage. [The audio on this segment is garbled and echoes.]

COMMERCIAL: Cherry Grove, Fire Island – The Islander’s Club

4. Naming Names: A book of the month club for psychotherapists picks a book that the author claims can ‘cure’ gays. Viewers are encouraged to write to Cathleen Esposito, the managing editor of the Psychotherapy Book Club.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

5. American Preferred Prescriptions: Tim Rosta, the new director of membership at APP is interviewed. New projects at APP are discussed.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

6. Lavender Health: Matt Forman from the Anti-Violence Project is interviewed about recent violent acts against gays and lesbians, and how people can protect themselves.

COMMERCIAL: APP

7. The Times Squares Kick Up Their Heels. A gay and lesbian squaredancing club is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

8. Performers at The Monster are shown.

COMMERCIAL: Naked Tango, a movie.

9. Damien Martin of the Hetrick-Martin Institute is interviewed about what encourages and discourages him about the gay rights movement. Lou Maletta announces that Damien Martin died that morning, and that the preceding interview was part of a documentary.

More footage of the Chattahoochee river rafting plays over the credits.


August 1991
Box: 20 Media : ID: 231.0312 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 34
[Air date: 8/22/1991]

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Duration: 00:59:00

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COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (song)

1. Teachers suing for domestic partnership benefits are interviewed, including Ron Madson, Richard Dietz, and Connie Kurtz.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

2. ACT UP is planning a massive demonstration at Bush’s summer home on Labor Day weekend. Tim Bailey and Barbara Hughes of ACT UP are interviewed. Their goal is to get Bush to have a national agenda on gay and lesbian rights.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

3. Covering the campaign of Tom Duane. A fundraiser is shown. Deborah Glick speaks.

COMMERCIAL: Naked Tango, a movie.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: APP

4. Lavender Health: Interviewing Dr. Kelly Hennig about the dangers of hepatitis A, which there are a large number of cases of in the Village.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

5. Lou Maletta interviews David Weissman, the producer of Naked Tango, who also produced Kiss of the Spider Woman. A clip from the film is shown.

COMMERCIAL: Cherry Grove, Fire Island – The Islander’s Club

6. Naming Names: Bradley Carlson of GLAAD. An article has a hard time getting published by The American Scholar due to the use of the words ‘lesbian’ and ‘gay’. Joe Epstein, one of the owners of The American Scholar, has written homophobic tracts in the past, including one in which he states his greatest shame would be if one of his sons ‘became gay’. Viewers are encouraged to write to Mr. Douglas Ford, secretary of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

7. GCN Sports: The filming of “A League of Their Own” is covered. Barbara Walters’ interview with Martin Scorovich sets a ratings record. The Gay World Series in Boston is announced.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

8. Damien Martin is remembered by Andy Humm. Phil Smith and Alan Barnett’s deaths are announced.

9. Joe DeSabito’s death is announced by Lou Maletta.


August 1991
Box: 20 Media : ID: 231.0313 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 35
[Air date: 8/29/1991]

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Duration: 00:59:00

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COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

1. District 3 city council candidate Tom Duane, who revealed he was HIV positive during a press conference, is interviewed. Andy Humm asks about his opponent’s comments about his announcement. Viewers are encouraged to help Duane’s campaign.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

2. Moscow hosts an international conference for gays and lesbians, which was attended by Marjorie Hill, who is interviewed. The gay and lesbian film festival is discussed. Hill mentions that being gay is still technically illegal in Russia, and says that although police reassured her that the law was no longer enforced, she spoke to several men who had recently been arrested. Some of Hill’s photos from her visit are shown. Hill says that people would stop in their tracks and stare at her.

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

3. GCN Special Report: Tom Hanson of Community Research Initiative (the first AIDS research group) is interviewed about his group’s lack of funding. The lack of funding stems from a pharmaceutical test trial that was delayed by ‘six months to a year’. Hanson says his commitment is to community-based testing. Viewers are asked to give money to CRI.

4. Story on openly gay and lesbian Los Angeles police officers who are recruiting for people to join the LAPD. Officer Paul Butler is interviewed. Pride Behind the Badge is mentioned. The Gay Officers Action League in New York is mentioned. A lesbian officer is interviewed about her coming out.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

5. Medical Update with Jeffery Lavigne: Lou Maletta talks to Lavigne about a recent anal fissure he had surgery on. Maletta talks about how he had extreme pain and difficulty walking due to the fissure.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

6. GCN Sports, Special Edition: 1991 NAGA Gay Softball World Series in Boston. Some of the athletes are interviewed at the end of the segment.

COMMERCIAL: APP

7. Lavender Health: Dr. Margret Hamburg, the acting NYC health commissioner is interviewed. She is the first health commissioner to march in the pride parade. Hamburg states that AIDS is not ‘under control’ as some have said. Hamburg is asked what can be done in financially strained times for healthcare.

8. Naming Names: Dr. Henry Yeager of GLAAD covers the Boy Scouts of America expelling gay scoutmasters, and USA Today’s editorial cartoon that makes fun of the Boy Scouts’ decision. Viewers are encouraged to write in support of USA Today for running the cartoon.


August 1991
Box: 20 Media : ID: 231.0314 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 36
[Air date: 9/5/1991]

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COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

1. The death of anti-gay psychiatrist Dr. Irving Bieber is announced. “We will not miss you.” The upcoming elections are discussed. AIDS activists including ACT UP protest at Bush’s summer home, Kennebunkport. A ‘die-in’ is held. At the end of the segment, a speech by Bush lauding the progress of the scientific community in combatting AIDS is shown. The frame freezes, and overlays begin to appear ‘Over 3 Million Women in the USA Infected With HIV’, ‘One AIDS Death Every Seven Minutes’, ‘At Least 120,000 Americans Have Died From AIDS’, ‘The Government Spent Less Money In One Year Of The AIDS Crisis Than One Hour of The “Gulf War”’, ‘One New HIV Infection Every 50 Seconds in the USA’

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

2. Controversy over ACT UP’s documentary “Stop The Church”, which most PBS affiliates dropped. A clip is shown in which people are asked “What does the Catholic church mean to you?” Lou Maletta interviews Robert Hilferty, producer and director of the program. Hilferty says the program was scheduled six months ago, but that two weeks before the broadcast it was suddenly pulled after the reaction to “Tongues Untied”. Another clip is shown of a protest taking place inside a church. WNET is refusing to air it.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

3. Part two of the interview with Marjorie Hill. Discusses hour-and-a-half waits to get into Pizza Hut for those with Russian currency. Those with ‘hard currency’ (preferably American) could sit down and be served immediately. Talks about the deplorable conditions of AIDS clinics in Russia.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

4. Liz Abzug is interviewed, candidate for New York City Council. Tom Duane is also interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

COMMERCIAL: Palladium, 126 East 14 Street

5. Wigstock 1991 is covered.

COMMERCIAL: APP

6. Lavender Health: Part 2 of Margret Hamburg interview.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (song)

7. Naming Names: ABC News presents Jerry Fallwell as an expert on homosexuality on Nightline. Viewers are encouraged to write in protest to Tom Bettag, executive producer of Nightline.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

8. Gail Goodman, an artist who created a photo show called Essence of Family, Pictures of Pride, is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

COMMERCIAL: Palladium, 126 East 14 Street


September 1991
Box: 20 Media : ID: 231.0315 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 37
[Air date: 9/12/1991]

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COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

1. Coverage of the primary, which was going on as the episode aired. At footage shot at 9:50PM, according to Andy Humm, Tom Duane seems to be winning by a landslide, pulling in double the votes of his opponent in some areas. Humm is in a room where he and about 40 other people are watching the results in real time. Lou Maletta can be heard towards the end.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: Palladium, 126 East 14 Street

2. Treatment Action Guerillas Attack Unsafe Politics of Jesse Helms: The group inflates a giant condom on Jesse Helms’ house to show ‘Helms is more deadly than the virus and more dangerous than the virus’. A neighbor of Helms angrily tries to knock the camera out of her face. The inflatable condom reads ‘A CONDOM TO STOP UNSAFE POLICIES. HELMS IS DEADLIER THAN A VIRUS.’

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

COMMERCIAL: Pride Institute

3. Invisible Diversity – A Gay and Lesbian Corporate Agenda: Ed Mickens is interviewed about a daylong symposium on the subject. The goal is to push for equal treatment and equal benefits.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

4. ACT UP protests Blue Cross/Blue Shield rate and restructuring.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

5. Coalition for Safe Health Care Protests Forced HIV Testing and Disclosure: The ADA was firing all doctors who tested positive for HIV. Footage is shown of the protesters being escorted out of the building in handcuffs.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

6. Coalition for Safe Health Care holds another protest on the same day in downtown Manhattan. The press refuses to cover the story of the fired doctors.

COMMERCIAL: ACT UP DIVA TV

7. Deep Dish with D. Isidore: Update on Nick Navarro’s raids. Phillys Diller and her entourage left through a back exit with the permission of Navarro. Al Goldstein, publisher of Screw Magazine is running against Navarro. A friend of Tom Duane, Roger MacFarlane, spread rumors about Duane’s HIV positivity weeks before Duane’s announcement.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

COMMERCIAL: Palladium, 126 East 14 Street

8. Lavender Health: Parris Kidd, author of the book Living With the AIDS Virus, is interviewed about managing AIDS.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (song)

9. Naming Names: Advertisers avoid gay publications, especially Trojan condoms. Viewers are encouraged to write to Carter-Wallace Inc.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

10. GCN Sports: Center Lesbian Softball Tournament. Memorial service for Guy Zelnek. The Gotham Volleyball League’s expensive entrance fees are covered.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

11. Between the Covers: Aaron Frick, author of Sudden Strangers is interviewed.

12. Special Report: The condoms-in-high-school proposal passed. The opt-out option was struck down.


September 1991
Box: 20 Media : ID: 231.0316A Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 38
[Air date: 9/19/1991]

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Duration: 00:59:00

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COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (public domain clips)

1. Lou Maletta and Andy Humm announce that Dr. Jeffery Lavigne is accused of malpractice on multiple occasions and has a front-page story accusing him of running a ‘House of Horrors’. Lavigne denies the claims. Lou Maletta announces that starting next week, they will not run ads for Laser Medical Associates until the medical board makes its decisions regarding Lavinge. Both Humm and Maletta are visibly shaken by the news.

2. The elections are covered. Tom Duane wins getting 60% of the vote, Larry Kramer and Roger MacFarlane, who spoke against Duane and spread rumors about him being HIV positive are given a ‘thumbs down’ by Humm. The New York Times and New York Native get a ‘thumbs down’ for endorsing Liz Abzug. [There are two audio dropouts in this segment.]

3. Chris Quinn, Ray Dries, and Andrew Jacobs, who helped co-ordinate Duane’s election are interviewed about the election.

COMMERCIAL: My Own Private Idaho.

4. ACT UP has chosen September to protest healthcare and the Bush administrations’ failure to fight AIDS. Anthony Bennett and Dolly Myron of ACT UP are interviewed by Lou Maletta. Demands are a nationalized, non-discriminating healthcare system.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

5. Adam Rolston of the Wessel O’Connor Gallery is interviewed. Rolston has made Trojan boxes that list ‘For Anal and Vaginal Use’, the kind of labeling he would like to see on the boxes.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

6. Between the Covers: Repeat of previous episode.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

7. Lavender Health: Ronnie Billini, coordinator of the Lesbians and Life-Altering Illness Conference is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Laser Medical Associates (song)

COMMERCIAL: My Own Private Idaho.

8. Naming Names: Who Stopped ‘Stop the Church’? Cardinal Mahoney in Los Angeles took out full page ads and made statements that the film was hate-mongering and that PBS should be boycotted by Catholics. William Kobin’s statements on what a public television station should do are shown. Viewers are encouraged to write letters of thanks to stations that did air the program, and letters chastising stations that didn’t. COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

9. GCN Special Report: Gala Kickoff for Ads Against AIDS, which culminated with the reveal of a giant ad for Kenar in Times Square.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL


September 1991
Box: 20 Media : ID: 231.0317A Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 39
[Air date: 9/26/1991]

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COMMERCIAL: My Own Private Idaho.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

1. News Notes: Governor Cuomo’s gay liason Mitchell Netburn made ruling that the military can no longer recruit on campuses. Ongoing controversy of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

2. Invisible Diversity conference: Executives from corporations gather at the Woldorf-Astoria to address gay and lesbian issues in the workplace. Speakers include Don Handrick and Cynthia Bologna of Levi-Strauss, Barney Frank. Lou Maletta says in narration that the conference was a great success.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

3. Interview with Tom Duane after his victory, including the controversy of him revealing his HIV positive status. Peter Valone is discussed.

COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

4. ACT UP Demonstrates at Federal Plaza: Protesting lack of housing for people with AIDS. Protesters wear paper George Bush masks. Father Robert Castle of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

5. Panel on socialized medicine: Lou Maletta, Richard Martin, VP of Labour Congress in Canada, Dr. Haresh Kirpalani, Chris Axworthy of the Canadian Parliament.

COMMERCIAL: My Own Private Idaho.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

6. Lavender Health: Hadley Mays and Desiree Crump of the Koumbaya Gallery are interviewed. The first event at the gallery was broken up by the cops, and the chief of police refused to help. [Someone can be heard whistling in the background throughout the interview]

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

7. Naming Names: Kirk-Evan Billet of GLAAD reports on Geraldo Rivera again. This time, Geraldo did a balanced, sympathetic show featuring William Kielly and Peggy Marlowe, and attended by members of the Pink Panthers. Kevin Barrell of the Gay and Lesbian Task Force was interviewed via satellite. Viewers are encouraged to write letters of appreciation to Geraldo Rivera.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

8. GCN Sports: Gutter George is under investigation for misappropriation of funds. The magazine Pediatrics publishes a report on what to do about HIV-positive athletes. COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

9. Lou Maletta announces the passing of David Gilbert, who set up a sort of refuge for southern gay men living in New York.

[NOTE: The interview with Dr. Jeffery Lavigne does not occur in this episode.]


September 1991
Box: 20 Media : ID: 231.0318 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 40
[Air date: 10/3/1991]

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Duration: 00:60:00

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COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: National Coming Out Day, October 11

1. California Governor Pete Wilson vetoes gay rights law that was passed by both houses of state legislature, leading to rioting. ACT UP in Washington DC protests AIDS policies of the federal government. Footage is shown of the protests. Several members are shown being arrested. Footage cuts to Universal Healthcare demonstration at the Capitol. Protesters march up the Capitol steps. Police are shown arresting protesters as other ACT UP members scream at them. ACT UP members are then shown INSIDE the Capitol, as police cuff scores of them.

COMMERCIAL: Long Island Association for AIDS Care

2. Chris Hennelly is interviewed about his legal battle against the police after he was brutally beaten and left with neurological damage. District Attorney Robert Morgenthau is pressing charges against Hennelly for resisting arrest. COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

COMMERCIAL: National Coming Out Day, October 11

3. The New York AIDS Coalition holds its fourth annual conference at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center. Ann Erickson speaks about redirecting funds to help fight the AIDS crisis and expand healthcare. David Hansell also speaks about expanding benefits for healthcare and getting more people on healthcare.

COMMERCIAL: Resident Alien

4. After the demise of OutWeek, NYQ hits newsstands. Troy Masters, co-publisher of NYQ is interviewed about the content and layout of the magazine, and the 18 columns that will rotate from week to week. Colleen Mangan is also interviewed, she is formerly from OutWeek. The importance of having both a male and female editor is emphasized, in order to keep a diverse amount of stories coming in.

COMMERCIAL: My Own Private Idaho.

COMMERCIAL: National Coming Out Day, October 11

5. Northern Lights Alternatives reunion with Sally Fisher, which is a service agency for people with AIDS.

COMMERCIAL: Help Stop The Violence

6. Lavender Health: Part two of the interview with Hadley Mays and Desiree Crump of the Koumbaya Gallery. They are asked about what motivated the group. Part of the reason for opening the space was to create an alternative to the bar scene for gays and lesbians to meet.

COMMERCIAL: NAYA Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: My Own Private Idaho.

7. Naming Names: Dr. Henry Yeager of GLAAD discusses NBC’s “Dear John”, which portrays a financially-astute, mentally normal lesbian couple. Clips from the show are played. Viewers are asked to write letters of thanks to the producers of “Dear John”.

COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

COMMERCIAL: APP

8. Andy Humm discusses how NBC cancels a planned episode of “Quantum Leap” about a suicidal gay teen.


October 1991
Box: 20 Media : ID: 231.0319 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 40
[Air date: 10/3/1991]

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[NOTE: This is the same episode as 0318.]


October 1991
Box: 20 Media : ID: 231.0320A Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 41
[Air date: 10/10/1991]

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COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

1. The Jeffery Hanlin case is discussed between Bill Dobbs and Andy Humm. A law in Michigan states that one must inform partner before having sex if they are HIV positive. Failure to do so can be tried as a felony. Dobbs discusses the ‘spectacle’ when Governer Cuomo extradited Hanlin to Michigan.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

2. Update on St. Patrick’s Day Parade; Irish policemen bar gay and lesbians from marching in the parade. Carmine Red covers CUNY’s First Lesbian and Gay Research Center inauguration. Cheryl Clarke and Martin Duberman speak. Alice Walker is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: National Coming Out Day, October 11

3. Human Rights Conference in Moscow, P-FLAGS. Footage is shown of demonstrators singing. Lou Maletta interviews Laurie Colburn, program director of P-FLAGS about her time in Russia. It took a great deal of negotiating and bribery to get a word processor and printer through for a Russian trying to print a gay-themed newsletter. A clip is shown of Colburn speaking on the steps of a government building.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

4. From Center Stage, Julie Wilson sings. Carmine Red interviews Ronald G. Cohn.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. Lou Maletta covers The ’92 Desk Diary Benefiting D.I.F.F.A. and interviews John Hoffman about fundraisers and shows coming up.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

6. Lavender Health: Debra Fraser of the Black Leadership Commission on AIDS is interviewed about her organization and its advocacy and fundraising.

COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

7. Naming Names: Kirk-Evan Billet of GLAAD covers In Living Color and the new show Roc. Roc has a sympathetic and realistic portrayal of black gay men, while In Living Color used stereotypes. Viewers are encouraged to write to Fox in praise of Roc, but denouncing the “Men On” segments of In Living Color.

COMMERCIAL: National Coming Out Day, October 11

8. GCN Sports: Prospect Park hosts the 2nd Annual Community Center Lesbian Softball Tournament, which raised over $3,000. The Magic Softball Tournament and the Women’s Brooklyn FLAG Football League are covered.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

9. Lou Maletta interview the co-producers of Lookout: Lesbian and Gay Television Festival, Jean Carlomusto and Greg Borderwitz. The goal was to make a forum for television and video devoted to lesbians and gays. A clip from one film by Thomas Allen Harris, “Splash” is shown. A clip from “Bolo! Bolo!” which caused controversy in Toronto is shown. A daily ticket is only $8.


October 1991
Box: 21 Media : ID: 231.0321 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 42
[Air date: 10/17/1991]

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COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

1. 2nd Annual Coming Out Day at the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

2. The Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill hearings are covered. Thomas is accused of homophobia by Andy Humm.

3. Tom Smith is interviewed about the Wall Street Project, which is associated with the Coalition of Gay and Lesbian Rights. Nick Curto and Don Mitchell are also interviewed. Goal is to “put a gay and lesbian face on investment capital” Phone numbers for the Orientation for the Wall Street Project are displayed.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

4. Joyce Hunter, formerly of GCN and now the president of the National Lesbian and Gay Health Foundation is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. The Identity House’s Laughing Out Proud 25th Anniversary program is covered. Jeanne Nicolosi is interviewed. The Wiseguys and Harvey Firestien are performing. Ticket information is displayed.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

6. At a benefit for Housing Works, Keith D. Cylar is interviewed about Housing Works. Phillipe Brooke is interviewed about his photography show, Living With AIDS: Embracing the Light.

COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

7. Quentin Crisp, the subject of Resident Alien is interviewed. The film is about Crisp and his status, and his views on America.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

8. GCN Sports: Rich Flowers interviews Cheryl Embry and Tania Ingraham, two organizers of Gay Games ’94.

9. Lavender Health: Sean Dwyer of Gay and Lesbian People of Color holds a conference to “sensitize AIDS service providers to the needs of the Gay and Lesbian client of color”.

10. Naming Names: Cheryl Moch of GLAAD covers the Pentagon releasing a report that states gays and lesbians do not pose a threat because of their sexual orientation. This is at the time when gays and lesbians are being expelled from the military. Viewers are encouraged to write to Dick Cheney at the Department of Defense.


October 1991
Box: 21 Media : ID: 231.0322 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 43
[Air date: 10/24/1991]

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COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

1. Andy Humm interviews Lance Ringel, who just became Assistant Commissioner of Human Rights and works closely with Governor Cuomo. They discuss his successor issuing a ruling that ROTC couldn’t have recruiters on campus (which was discussed in an earlier episode). Humm asks if there’s any plan to ban Boy Scouts of America from using state buildings due to their anti-gay bias, to which Ringel replies no.

COMMERCIAL: Christopher Street Book Store

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

2. Interview with Sandy Rapp, author of God’s Country: A Case Against Theocracy. Rapp discusses religious fundamentalists and their anti-gay agenda. COMMERCIAL: The Monster

3. Lou Maletta interviews Alain Montour, director of Parents and Friends of Lesibans and Gays (PFLAG) NY, who is holding the 11th annual awards dinner dance to honor Ruth Messinger and Andy Humm.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

4. Between the Covers: Rich Flowers interviews Tom Spanbauer, author of The Man Who Fell in Love With the Moon. One point of discussion is the upcoming 500th anniversary of Columbus’ landing and how he treated Native Americans.

COMMERCIAL: The Human Rights Campaign Fund 10th Anniversary at the Rainbow Room

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

5. GCN Sports: 1991 Soccer Nationals. Tania Ingrham is interviewed about the 1994 New York games.

6. A bumper/clip not given any context showing Lou Maletta and two other men dancing through a hiking trail.

COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

7. Lou Maletta interviews David Deveraux, who has created a calendar to raise money for the AIDS Emergency Fund in San Francisco.

8. Another bumper/clip of Lou Maletta and another man, again on the trail from earlier.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

9. Lavender Health: Debra Fraser-Howze, executive director of BLCA is interviewed.

10. Another bumper/clip of Lou Maletta and co. hiking.

COMMERCIAL: AIDS Dance-a-Thon

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-HOT-TOOL

11. Naming Names: Scott Sherman of GLAAD discusses Scholastic on Target, a magazine distributed to high schools that runs a positive story on gay and lesbian relationships. Viewers are encouraged to write positive letters to Scholastic.

12. Another clip/bumper.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

COMMERCIAL: AIDS Dance-a-Thon

13. Lou Maletta interviews Sam Abdul, organizer of ‘Stripping for AIDS at Star Sapphire’, which is an AIDS benefit in the form of a ‘strip-a-thon’.

The credits roll over more footage of Maletta and co. hiking.


October 1991
Box: 21 Media : ID: 231.0323 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 44
[Air date: 10/31/1991]

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COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

1. An update on the Human Rights Commission confronting the organizers of the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Interview with Evan Wolfson, an attorney who took on the Julio Rivera case.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

COMMERCIAL: Christopher Street Book Store

3. City Council Candidates Seek Gay and Lesbian Support: Charles Millard (a Republican) and Carol Greitzer (a Democrat) state their positions on gay rights. Andy Humm interviews Traci Alexander after the speeches.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

4. Liz Holtzman, city comptroller, is interviewed about the Julio Rivera case, in which the prosecutor wanted to ask jurors about their sexual orientation. COMMERCIAL: Outrageous Desire, an art exhibit.

5. Robert Abrams, New York State Attorney General talks about his desire to run for Senate and bring the gay rights struggle to Washington. Joyce Hunter and Sandy Lowe are also interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

6. Lou Maletta interviews James Turanski, director of the Together Program at Regent Hospital, a program that addresses the enormous problem of drug addiction amongst gays and lesbians. Footage is shown of the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the program, with a speech by Marjorie Hill. Lou Maletta then interviews Dr. Cathy Gordon.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

7. Century Plaza Demonstration. Gay and lesbian activists protest the veto by Pete Wilson of the gay rights bill. Protesters are violently dragged through the streets by police.

COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

8. Lou Maletta interviews Mark Epstein and Michele D’ermo, organizers of the 10th Human Rights Campaign Fund.

COMMERCIAL: Regent Hospital’s Together Program.

9. Lavender Health: Part two of the interview with Debra Fraser-Howze, executive director of BLCA.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1


October 1991
Box: 21 Media : ID: 231.0324 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 45
[Air date: 11/7/1991]

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Duration: 00:59:00

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COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

1. A few New York Times stories are covered. Footage from Election Day and an interview with Tom Duane.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

COMMERCIAL: Christopher Street Book Store

2. Update on the Julio Rivera case. Interviews with Ted Rivera, Julio’s brother, Peg Rivera, Julio’s sister-in-law, and David Kirshenbaum of the Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project.

COMMERCIAL: NYQ Magazine

3. Jimmy Somerville: A Benefit Concert for ACT-UP

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

4. Interview with Rodger McFarland. McFarland outed Tom Duane but didn’t out Brad Davis, actor and star of “Midnight Express”, who had recently died of AIDS. McFarland is asked bluntly why he outed Duane’s HIV-positive status.

COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

5. Tim McFeely of the Human Rights Campaign Fund is interviewed about government policy that could help gays and lesbians. The Clarence Thomas hearings are discussed, as is campaign finance.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

6. GCN Sports: Plug for the Fundraiser for Gay Games IV. Footage is shown of a marathon.

COMMERCIAL: AIDS Dance-a-Thon

7. Lavender Health: Blades for AIDS, a Northern Lights Alternative program run by Michael Fairman and Ron Nieberding. Celebrity roller disco skating.

COMMERCIAL: Regent Hospital’s Together Program.

8. Naming Names: Ellen Carton covers gay-positive episodes of LA Law. Viewers are encouraged to write to the producers of LA Law.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG1

9. Alan Bonicatti signs books to raise money for the Hektrik-Martin Institute. Bonicatti is interviewed by Lou Maletta.


November 1991
Box: 21 Media : ID: 231.0325A Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 46
[Air date: 11/14/1991]

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November 1991
Box: 21 Media : ID: 231.0326 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 46

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NOTE: This episode is mostly a repeat of 231 0325A. Exceptions are marked with an asterisk.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

1. Lou Maletta and Carmine Red report from NGLTF: Creating Change 1991 in Virginia. Urvashi Vaid, Maruice Solis-Marich, Tom Stoddard of the Lambda Legal Defense, give speeches. ‘Magic’ Johnson revealing his HIV-positive status is mentioned. Lou Maletta narrates over other speeches. Lisa Power, co-chair of ILGA in England, Leonid Frolov from Russia, and ‘D’ Cameron, Mr. Leather 1991 are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

COMMERCIAL: Christopher Street Book Store

*2. UCLA protest against governor Pete Wilson, who struck down a gay rights law. Ed Anderson covers the story. A speech by Pete Wilson is interrupted by protesters, who pack the stands.

COMMERCIAL: My Own Private Idaho

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

3. Veteran’s Day march protesting the exclusion of gays and lesbians from the military at the Pentagon. Greg Scott speaks of being expelled from the NAVY.

COMMERCIAL: NYQ Magazine

4. Ornan Yekutieli, the deputy mayor of Jerusalem, and member of the Human Rights Party is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

5. A brief speech by Andrew Stien in support of the domestic partnership bill.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

6. GLAAD declares a ‘Trojan war’ against condom manufacturer Carter-Wallace. Ellen Carton and Scott Sherman condemn the lack of support for gays the company is showing.

7. GCN Sports: Special spotlight version, about Magic Johnson’s HIV-positive status.

8. ACT UP protests Bush’s visit to NYC by demonstrating at the Waldorf-Astoria.

COMMERCIAL: APP

9. Naming Names: Cheryl Moch covers Connie Chung’s story on women being thrown out of the military for not hooking up with superior officers. Viewers are encouraged to write to CNN.

COMMERCIAL: Regent Hospital’s Together Program. 10. Lavender Health: Blades for AIDS, a Northern Lights Alternative program run by Michael Fairman and Ron Nieberding. Celebrity roller disco skating. This previously appeared on 0324.

11. Edward Maloney from the Out of the Closet Thrift Shop asks for volunteers.


1991
Box: 21 Media : ID: 231.0327 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 47
[Air date: 11/21/1991]

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Duration: 00:59:00

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COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

1. Lee Sharmat and Andy Humm cover the Magic Johnson story. Update on Julio Rivera. Delta Airlines asks employees illegal, probing questions.

2. Human Rights Campaign Celebrates its 10th Anniversary at the Rainbow Room. Harvey Firestein speaks.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

COMMERCIAL: Christopher Street Book Store

3. Controversy about using undercover cops to pose as gays in areas where gay bashings happen. Thusfar, no arrests. Joe Nicholson of the New York Post (who broke the story), Bill Dobbs, and David Kirschenbaum are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

COMMERICAL: The Monster

4. Paul E. Tsnognas speaks to a group about gay rights. Lou Maletta interviews him after the speech.

COMMERCIAL: NYQ Magazine

5. UCLA protest against governor Pete Wilson, who struck down a gay rights law. Ed Anderson covers the story. A speech by Pete Wilson is interrupted by protesters, who pack the stands. Repeat of segment from 231 0326.

COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

6. Deep Dish with D. Isidore: Neo Nakamura faces immigration issues. Judy Rome, a parking lot magnate, tries to get rid of a classic building. Isidore repeatedly refers to River Phoenix as ‘River Penis’ repeatedly and insinuates that he’s gay.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

7. GCN Sports: HIV testing for boxers is covered. Women Athletes of New York’s Volleyball season starts. Laura Moore, an ice skater, is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

8. Leo de Kam of HIV-WIJZER in Amsterdam is interviewed.

9. Lavender Health: Ellen Saltzberg interviews Dr. Marjorie Hill. Same interview as 325.

COMMERCIAL: Regent Hospital’s Together Program.

10. Naming Names: Kirk-Evan Billet covers the talk show “9 Broadcast Plaza” which took up the position that heterosexuals can be ‘turned’ gay. Viewers are encouraged to write to Michael B. Alexander of WWOR-TV.

11. The murderers of Julio Rivera are found guilty.


November 1991
Box: 21 Media : ID: 231.0328 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 48
[Air date: 11/28/1991]

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Duration: 00:59:00

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COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

1. Julio Rivera case. Andrew Jacobs of NYQ, who was in the courtroom covering the trial, is interviewed. Jay Blocher reports from Queens as a demonstration takes place. Peg Rivera, Julio’s sister-in-law is interview.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

COMMERCIAL: Christopher Street Book Store

2. Andy Humm and Lou Maletta discuss Chris Hennelly and police brutality. Liz Garro and Dennis DeLeon are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

COMMERICAL: The Monster

3. Geraldine Ferraro is interviewed about her candidacy for the US Senate.

COMMERCIAL: NYQ Magazine

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

4. Day Without Art: Event held on World AIDS Day, December 1, to commemorate those who have died of HIV and AIDS. Patrick O’Connell is interviewed. Museums across Manhattan will replace pieces by gay artists with a block of text about AIDS to raise awareness.

COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

5. Gay Men’s Health Crisis distributes thousands of condoms. Brooklyn high school students (with the help of ACT UP) stage a sit-in at the office of Irene Impellizzeri, who opposed condom distribution in public schools. 10 are arrested for trespassing.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

6. PFLAG 11th annual dinner and dance, honoring Ruth Messinger and Andy Humm. Humm’s parents are in attendance.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

7. The death of Freddie Mercury is mentioned. A commercial for Ads Against Aids: People Taking Action Against AIDS is shown.

COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

8. Alternatives to AZT: Bob Lederer of ACT UP talks about alternative treatments to HIV and AIDS. Deborah Gamble and Dr. Bernard Behari are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

9. John Scagliotti is interviwed about his event Out of Our Trunks, which is taking place at the Limelight.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

10. Naming Names: Joe Windish of GLAAD talks about TV Guide’s repeated exclusion of gay and lesbian programming, including GCN. Viewers are encouraged to write to TV Guide to demand they include GCN.

COMMERCIAL: SF AIDS Foundation (opera singer)

11. Lavender Health: Margret Redfield is interviewed about AIDS prevention and needle exchanges.


November 1991
Box: 21 Media : ID: 231.0329 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 49
[Air date: 12/5/1991]

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Duration: 00:59:00

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COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

COMMERICAL: Christopher Street Bookstore

1. Cardinal O’Connor makes more homophobic statements. GMHC’s Dance-a-Thon. Event raised $1.6 million.

COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

2. A Day Without Art – The Studio Museum in Harlem. Ruth Messinger speaks. Joel Motley, museum chairman, is interviewed. Mayor David Dinkins speaks. Museum of Modern Art: Agnes Gund is interviewed. The New Museum: Robert Blanchon speaks about the exhibits. The Whitney is also shown. A performance by Assoto Saint is shown.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

3. Footage from Night Without Light.

COMMERCIAL: Gods Love We Deliver

COMMERICAL: The Monster

4. ACT UP protests NYC’s TB policies.

COMMERCIAL: NYQ Magazine

COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

5. Andy Humm announces that the World Health Organization stated that in 8 years, 30-40 million HIV infections, and 12-18 million full-blown AIDS cases. Ingar Bruggemann, Rafeeuddin Ahmed, Luis Maria Gomez, Dr. Daniel H. Merson, and James Boliba Baba, speak at the UN about the AIDS crisis.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

6. Lavender Health: Part two of Margret Redfield interview.

COMMERCIAL: Regent Hospital’s Together Program.

7. Naming Names: Dr. Henry Yeager of GLAAD follows up on Cracker Barrel firing all gay employees, 20/20 covered the story in a way that was positive to gays and lesbians, and criticized Cracker Barrel. A few clips from the 20/20 piece are shown. Viewers are encouraged to write to ABC.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

8. GCN Sports: Magic Johnson is discussed. Duke Bluedevil’s player Christian Laytner comes out.

9. Footage from World AIDS Day is shown after the credits.


December 1991
Box: 21 Media : ID: 231.0330 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 49, Atlanta, Georgia

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Duration: 00:60:00

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Same as 0329, but with some different commercials, and further scenes from World AIDS Day featured over the credits, plus a COMMERCIAL for World AIDS Day, and a McGruff the Crime Dog COMMERCIAL


1991
Box: 21 Media : ID: 231.0331 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 50
[Air date: 12/12/1991]

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Duration: 00:59:00

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COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

COMMERICAL: Christopher Street Bookstore

1. The death of a Florida woman who was accidentially infected with AIDS by her dentist is covered, as is the 2nd anniversary of the mass protest.

2. Lou Maletta interviews Senate candidate Elizabeth Holtzman. She discusses the need for a senate that will address the financial crisis, and how the Anita Hill hearings prompted her to run.

COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

2. Lou Maletta at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center for an exhibit called ‘Graphic Facts’, PSA posters about AIDS.

COMMERCIAL: Gods Love We Deliver

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

3. Chris McManus reports from God’s Love We Deliver; a charity group that gives gourmet meals to AIDS patients. Cleo’s of 9th Avenue is also covered. Viewers are encouraged to volunteer.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: NYQ Magazine

4. Between the Covers: Interviewing Bruce Nussbam, author of Good Intentions. The book is about medical companies withholding AIDS medicine. The book goes into the rise of the ‘buyer’s clubs’ and ACT UP.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

5. Lou Maletta expresses his disappointment with Ads Against AIDS. Some of the TV ads from the group are shown. Maletta then goes over some news items, including Chris Hennelly’s case still in doubt, and Joe Stephan being expelled from the Air Force.

COMMERCIAL: SF AIDS Foundation (arm wrestling)

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

6. The Charles Ludlam Theater’s Bluebeard is covered. An excerpt from the play is shown, and Lou Maletta interviews the cast.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: GCN New Years Eve Celebration

7. Lavender Health: Tom Stoddard of the Lambda Legal Defense Fund, who is stepping down from his position. Stoddard talks about his accomplishments.

COMMERCIAL: Regent Hospital’s Together Program.

8. Naming Names [with new logo]: Ellen Carton of GLAAD covers Fortune magazine’s cover story ‘Gay In Corporate America’, which is praised as well-written and responsible. Viewers are encouraged to write to Fortune.


December 1991
Box: 21 Media : ID: 231.0332 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 51
[Air date: 12/19/1991]

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Duration: 00:59:00

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COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

COMMERICAL: Christopher Street Bookstore

1. Andy Humm interviews Craig Dean, who is suing New York state for the right to marry his partner. The information for Equal Rights Marriage Fund is displayed.

COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

2. Police in Cincinnati beat and arrest Steve Obanion, then book him for fourth-degree murder after he tells them he has HIV, then had his medication withheld when he was in prison. A photo of Obanion after his beating is shown.

COMMERCIAL: Gods Love We Deliver

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

3. Judge Oliver Gasch rules Joe Steffan should be expelled from the US Air Force, and uses the word ‘homo’ three times to refer to Stefan. Suzanne Goldberg of the Lambda legal defense fund, and Jim Holobaugh of the ACLU are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: NYQ Magazine

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

4. Chris Hennelly discusses new developments in his case, including the dropping of charges against him, and new charges against the police officers who assaulted Hennelly. Bill Dobbs and David Kerschenbaum are also interviewed.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: GCN New Years Eve Celebration

5. Lou Maletta interviews John Preston, author of Hometowns: Gay Men Write About Where They Belong.

COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

6. GCN Sports: More on the Magic Johnson case. Footage from the softball games are repeated from an earlier episode.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

7. Naming Names: Cheryl Moch of GLAAD covers the MacNeil-Lehrer report’s interview with Pat Buchanan, which did not bring up his homophobic comments. Viewers are told to write letters to the producers of MacNeil-Lehrer.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

8. Lavender Health: Part two of Tom Stoddard interview.

COMMERCIAL: Regent Hospital’s Together Program.

9. Outro with Sharmat and Humm.


December 1991
Box: 21 Media : ID: 231.0333 Gay USA, Vol. IX, Episode No. 52
[Air date: 12/26/1991]

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Duration: 00:59:00

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COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

COMMERICAL: Christopher Street Bookstore

1. 1991 recap with Jay Blocher, Dick Dadey, Steve Miller, Eleanor Cooper, Phillip Reede, Tom Duane, Marjorie Hill, Andrew Jacobs, Dennis DeLeon. The group is asked about a variety of news stories.

COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

COMMERCIAL: My Father Is Coming

2. 1991 recap. Talking about coming out; Gabriel Rotello discusses Pete Williams. Milestones are also discussed.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

3. 1991 recap. The racism of Miss Saigon is brought up repeatedly. Bea Hanson discusses the gay rights bill.

COMMERCIAL: NYQ Magazine

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

4. 1991 recap. Predictions for 1992.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: GCN New Years Eve Celebration

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

COMMERCIAL: GCN Bumper

5. Lavender Health: Part three of Tom Stoddard interview.

COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

6. Naming Names: Kirk-Evan Billet of GLAAD talks about a Bronx protest against homophobic conservatives that went badly when homophobic neighbors assaulted the protesters. Rich Mancuso of the Bronx News covers the event as ‘GAYS CRASH CHRISTMAS PARTY’. Viewers are encouraged to write to Christopher Hagedorn, editor of The Bronx News, to voice that they are against this kind of reporting.

COMMERCIAL: My Father Is Coming

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

7. Outro with Sharmat and Humm, where they announce they will be at the ’92 conventions.


December 1991
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Media : ID: 231.0334 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 1
[Air date: 1/2/1992]

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Duration: 00:59:00

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COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

COMMERICAL: Christopher Street Bookstore

1. ACT UP Day of Desperation, from January 23, 1991. Protesters release a banner held aloft with hundreds of balloons reading ‘MONEY FOR AIDS NOT FOR WAR’ into Grand Central Terminal. Highlights from the hearings on condoms in schools. Gays march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Burning effigy of Ralph Marino in DC.

COMMERCIAL: American Life Resources

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

2. The 8th Annual Garden Center Party. Gays and Lesbians Take Back the Night. June 22, 1991. The Lighting of the Empire State Building. 10th Annual Frontrunners Race. Here Without Fear. Parade footage.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

COMMERCIAL: NYQ Magazine

3. Tom Duane recap. ACT UP Goes on Vacation With the President. Treatment Action Guerillas (TAG) Attack Unsafe Politics of Jesse Helms. Primary night in September.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

4. Invisible Diversity. PFLAG Human Rights Conference in Moscow. Tom Duane Headquarters on Election Day. The Julio Rivera case. March on the Pentagon with NGLTF. Human Rights Campaign Fund Celebrates its 10th Anniversary at the Rainbow Room. UCLA Law Demo.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

5. World AIDS Day. Cindy Laupler interview. A Day Without Art. Discussion on Joe Steffan case.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

6. Naming Names: Kirk-Evan Billet of GLAAD covers Marvel Comics’ positive portrayals of gay characters in Alpha Flight. Viewers are encouraged to write positive letters to Stan Lee.

COMMERCIAL: Regent Hospital’s Together Program.

7. Same outro as 333.


January 1992
Box: 21 Media : ID: 231.0335 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 2
[Air date: 1/9/1992]

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Duration: 00:59:00

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COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

COMMERICAL: Christopher Street Bookstore

1. Sharmat and Humm discuss “Prince of Tides” and “JFK”. Margaret Hamburg becomes commissioner of health in NYC. Cracker Barrel sues Queer Nation Chicago for boycotting its resturaunts. Bush has meeting on AIDS and shows lack of knowledge on the issue. First gay biker club forms.

2. Doug Stevens and The Outband, a gay and lesbian country western group, perform.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

3. Issac Julien, director of Young Soul Rebels, a UK film, is interviewed. Clips from the film are shown.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

COMMERCIAL: NYQ Magazine

4. David Drake, writer of The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, is interviewed.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

5. Lesbian and Gay Community Center Presents: Back to the Beach. Clips, followed by an interview with Ron Cohen of Center Shows.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

6. GCN Sports: Recap of 1991 events.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

7. Lavender Health: Previously recorded interview with Margaret Hamburg.

COMMERCIAL: Regent Hospital’s Together Program.

8. Naming Names: Lesbian positive fashion photography in New York Magazine. Viewers are encouraged to write to New York Magazine.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

9. GCN Special Report: Michael Petrellus of ACT UP produces a spot for Manchester, New Hampshire’s ABC affiliate, which is rejected. Update on the Julio Rivera case, in which sentencing is pending on the killers. Bill Wilson’s animation on condoms, “Condom Sense”.

COMMERCIAL: Target Bush, ACT UP’s Public Access special.

10. Outro in which info for the Sweethearts Ball for Women at the Copacabana and the Lavender Ball at the Palladium. Tom Duane’s inauguration is announced.


January 1992
Box: 21 Media : ID: 231.0336 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 3
[Air date: 1/16/1992]

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Duration: 00:59:00

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COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

COMMERICAL: Christopher Street Bookstore

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat at the inauguration of Tom Duane. Interviews with Laura Morason. The inauguration is shown, as is Tom Duane’s speech. Interviews with Laura Moarason (second part), Charles Stimpson, and Tom Duane.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

2. Roman Kalinin discusses Russia, post-communism, the gay rights movement there, and the status of AIDS education.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

COMMERCIAL: NYQ Magazine

3. Brad Becker of the Gay and Lesbian Switchboard is interviewed about the organization’s 20th anniversary. Suasan Pasko is also interviewed.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

4. Richard Rouilard, editor in chief of The Advocate and John Knoebel.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

5. Gail Goodman’s ‘Sal and Me’ collection is covered, including an interview with the photographer.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

6. The Village Voice is covered by Bill Dobbs. He says there is a need for reform at the paper, which he says is misinformed.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

7. Lavender Health: Part 2 of the previously recorded interview with Margaret Hamburg.

COMMERCIAL: Regent Hospital’s Together Program.

8. Naming Names: Ellen Carton covers WNUR in Manchester, New Hampshire, which refused to run an ad by ACT UP that criticized democrats for remaining silent on the AIDS crisis. Viewers are encouraged to write to Larry Gilpin, general manager of the station.

COMMERCIAL: Target Bush, ACT UP’s Public Access special.

9. GCN Special Report: New Jersey becoming the fourth state to pass a gay and lesbian rights law. Julio Rivera case sentences are announced. Kevin Starr, an NYPD officer is disciplined for beating a gay activist.


January 1992
Box: 22 Media : ID: 231.0337 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 4
[Air date: 1/23/1992]

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Duration: 00:59:00

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COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

COMMERICAL: Christopher Street Bookstore

1. Update on St. Patrick’s Day Parade 1992, where Mayor Denkins gives the permit to a different group. The death of John Martin is covered. New Jersey becomes the fifth state to pass a gay rights law.

2. Lou Maletta interviews John Hatchett of PWAC and Bill Zwart. The Heart and Soul Dinner and Concert is promoted.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

3. The CEO of Carollin Importers, the company that exclusively distributes Absolut Vodka in the US, Michel Roux is interviewed about an art fundraiser.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

COMMERCIAL: NYQ Magazine

4. Ed Anderson in Houston, for the conference for lesbian and gay appointed officials. Sherry Harris, Tom Ammiano, and Bill Scott, are interviewed.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

5. Lou Maletta interviews Dick Dadey and Nan Buzard from the Empire State Pride Agenda.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

6. Dr. Kelly Henney speaks about the marked increase in Hepatitis A in 1991.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

7. Lavender Health: Kevin Mahoney, deputy of disease intevention at the Department of Health.

COMMERCIAL: Regent Hospital’s Together Program.

8. Lee Sharmat interviews Paula Presley, the executive director of the Gay Games at the Paladium.

9. Naming Names: Donald Suggs covers “Quantum Leap”, which changed its episode content at the discretion of GLAAD. Viewers are encouraged to write to NBC. A clip from the episode is shown.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

10. GCN Sports: Wrestling tournament at the community center. The 2nd Annual Gay Games 4 Superbowl Party. Gay Women’s Athletic Club’s 3rd Annual Shootout.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1


January 1992
Box: 22 Media : ID: 231.0338 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 5
[Air date: 1/30/1992]

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Duration: 00:59:00

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COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

COMMERICAL: Christopher Street Bookstore

1. Belmore, Long Island protests about the murder of Henry Marquez. Andy Humm interviews residents, including victims of biased incidents. A resident screams at the protesters, says the man ‘got what he deserved, and is threatened with violence. Nassau County’s extremely homophobic District Attorney Denis Dillon is mentioned.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

2. The state division of the Ancient order of Hibernians also rejects gays in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Bill Dobbs is interviewed. Paul O’Dwyer is also interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

COMMERCIAL: NYQ Magazine

3. Marjorie Hill of the National Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum is interviewed by Lou Maletta.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

4. Lou Maletta interviews Roman Kalinin, a Russian gay activist about the fall of the Soviet Union and how it has effected gay rights.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

5. GCN Welcomes Chicago: Lou Maletta talks about GCN’s expansion to Chicago, and their visit to the city. Lou Maletta interviews Mellisa Merry and Steve Kleinedler about the Cracker Barrel controversy, in which protesters from Queer Nation have been sued by Cracker Barrel. Cracker Barrel’s harassment of Queer Nation members is discussed.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

6. Naming Names: Henry Yeager discusses the comic book character Northstar from Marvel Comics’ Alpha Flight. A New York Times’ editorial is praised for its positivity towards the character. Viewers are encouraged to write to Jack Rosenthal, editorial editor of the New York Times.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

7. Lavender Health: Jan Carl-Park, deputy director of the Mayor’s Office of Gay and Lesbian Community about his history in New York.

COMMERCIAL: Heart and Soul, PWA Benefit.

8. GCN Special Report: Insured awards Hetrick-Martin $25,000 to expand AIDS education in New York City.


January 1992
Box: 22 Media : ID: 231.0339 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 6
[Air date: 2/6/1992]

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Duration: 00:59:00

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COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

COMMERICAL: Christopher Street Bookstore

1. News Notes: Mayor Denkins plans to get rid of the Human Rights Commissions if budget cuts happen, and let human rights issues be handled by the state’s commission. Andy Humm points out the problem with this is that while the city has a gay rights law, the state does not. Viewers are encouraged to call the mayor’s office to stop this. Viewers are alerted that in Plum Beach, Brooklyn, police are entrapping gay men in pick-up areas by giving them tickets for ‘lewd conduct’. A lesbian adoption trial is covered.

2. Coverage of an event for Liz Holtzman, who is running for senate in New York. Holtzman is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

3. Michael Rohrer and Arlene Kochman of Dance Marathon, A Benefit for Seniors With AIDS are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

COMMERCIAL: NYQ Magazine

4. John Glines is interviewed about Here We Go Again! Benefit for the Glines Theater.

COMMERICAL: The Monster 5. ACT UP’s Presidential Primary Project is discussed, which will take place in Manchester, New Hampshire. Frank Smithson from ACT UP NY is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

6. Cooking With Love (new segment, sponsored by Gods Love We Deliver): Frank Abdale presents several easy-to-make meals. Malika Patterson gives instructions. Ganga Stone, the executive director, is briefly interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

7. Mardi Gras in Sydney, Australia. Teddy Bonaros, president of Tour Du Jour is interviewed. This is mostly a commercial for Tour Du Jour and a guide to taking a vacation in Australia.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

8. Lavender Health: Part 2 of Jan Carl-Park interview.

COMMERCIAL: Regent Hospital’s Together Program.

9. Naming Names: Informed Sources, co-hosted by Andy Humm, is discussed by Kirk Evan Billet. WNET is adding increasingly far-right panelists and guests, which GLAAD feels is distressing. Viewers are encouraged to write to WNET’s offices.


February 1992
Box: 22 Media : ID: 231.0340 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 7
[Air date: 2/13/1992]

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COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

COMMERICAL: Christopher Street Bookstore

1. Magic Johnson in the NBA All Star Game. Episcopal minister in Canada is on trial for being gay. Lee Sharmat says she supports Jerry Brown.

2. Treatment Action Guerillas: Protesting Astra and price-gouging. Peter Stately is interviewed and footage of the protest, which blocked traffic, is shown. Police tackle several protesters to the ground. The state of AIDS medication is discussed.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

3. Paula Ettelbrick, acting executive director of the Lambda legal defense fund is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

COMMERCIAL: NYQ Magazine

4. Paula Pressley, organizer for Gay Games IV is interviewed. The controversy over the Australia Olympic basketball team is discussed.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

5. Mervyn Silverman, president of AmFAR is interviewed about Bush’s $4 billion health initiative, which barely covers AIDS.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

6. Amy Herman, executive director of the New York AIDS coalition is interviewed. AIDS Awareness Day in Albany is announced.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

7. Naming Names: New York Magazine includes a gay couple in its cover story ‘Love Stories for the 90s’. Viewers are encouraged to write to the editor of New York Magazine.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

8. Lavender Health: Marjorie Hill is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Regent Hospital’s Together Program.

9. GCN Sports: Lillian Negron is interviewed.


February 1992
Box: 22 Media : ID: 231.0341 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 8
[Air date: 2/20/1992]

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1. Robert Parker, Lee Sharmat, and Lou Maletta visit Manchester, New Hampshire; footage of Manchester is shown. A rally by Jerry Brown is shown. A protest by ACT UP is shown.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

2. Robert Parker, Lee Sharmat, and Lou Maletta visit Manchester, New Hampshire; Tom Harkin rally, in which Harkin avoids questions from Rich Flowers and ACT UP. Bush’s rally at Pinkerton Academy is shown, which Arnold Schwarzenegger introduces, is shown. Footage of an ACT UP member interrupting Bush’s speech is shown; the audience applauds as the member is led out.

COMMERCIAL: NYQ Magazine

3. Bill Clinton’s speech is covered. Lou Maletta talks about how nicely their group was treated by the attendees and speech organizers. A few of the attendees are interviewed after clips from the speech are shown. Senator Bob Kerry is asked if he would support gay legislation and says yes. A Newsweek expose on Pat Buchanan is discussed, which reveals his upbringing. Lee Sharmat talks about the Buchanan speech as being ‘scary’ and incredibly bigoted. Lou Maletta shows footage ‘that was never on CNN’ of Buchanan supporters screaming down a protester.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

4. ACT UP demonstrates in Manchester. Most of this segment is in black and white and the audio spikes frequently.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

5. Domestic partnership rights in New York. Carolyn B. Maloney, NYC council member and main sponsor of the bill, speaks to reporters. The mayor is withholding his support for the legislation.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

COMMERCIAL: HomoXtra Magazine

6. Lavender Health: Risa Dennenberg of the Lesbian Health Care Commission is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Regent Hospital’s Together Program.

7. Naming Names: St. Patrick’s Day parade controversy continues. The Ancient Order of the Hibernians are boycotting any pro-gay groups. Viewers are encouraged to write to Tipperary Crystal, the last sponsor of the Ancient Order. A bumper for a community meeting of the Irish Lesbian and Gay Community is displayed at the end of the piece.


February 1992
Box: 22 Media : ID: 231.0342 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 7, Paragon Cable
[Air date: 2/24/1992]

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NOTE: This particular tape is very unusual. It is clearly not a finished broadcast, instead its segments from the earlier 231 0340 video. It is only 30 minutes long and there are no commercials.

The tape begins suddenly with a shot from inside a car where one can hear two people talking, one of whom is (presumably) Lou Maletta. There is static, and the video then cuts to a speech about the exclusion of gays from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The video cuts to black about four minutes into the speech, then cuts back to an interview already in progress.

The rest of the tape seems to be a rough cut of 231 0340; the same interviews appear.


February 1992
Box: 22 Media : ID: 231.0343 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 9
[Air date: 2/27/1992]

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1. Dan Quayle states that the greatest threat that could come from a democratic victory is condom distribution for grades 7 and up.

2. Tom Duane announces which groups have decided not to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Irene Clancy of ILGO is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

3. Matt Forman gives a speech about how hate crimes have nearly doubled in the last two years (1990-91) and that New York City leads in anti-gay violence. Fewer people are reporting their victimization to the police. Mayor David Dinkins also speaks.

COMMERCIAL: NYQ Magazine

4. Interview with Laurence McKeon, the executive director of the advisory council to the mayor of Chicago on gay and lesbian issues.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

5. Interview with Virginia Shubert of Housing Works Inc. and Ellen Alpert, director of special needs housing on the issue of homeless AIDS victims. Footage of a protest by Housing Works is shown.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

COMMERCIAL: HomoXtra Magazine

6. GCN Sports: 1st Year Anniversary.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

7. Community efforts to find a vaccine. Spencer Cox of CRIA, Arthur Amman of Genetech, and Robert Redfield of Retroviral Research are interviewed.

8. Lavender Health: Dr. Martin Levine, a sociologist and HIV expert, is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Regent Hospital’s Together Program.

9. Naming Names: Newsweek’s cover story on the origins of homosexuality. The story gives a variety of viewpoints, and covers lesbians. Viewers are encouraged to write to the editor of Newsweek.


February 1992
Box: 22 Media : ID: 231.0344 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 10
[Air date: 3/5/1992]

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COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

COMMERICAL: Christopher Street Bookstore

1. St. Patrick’s Day Parade update: The Ancient Order of Hibernians (the organizers of the parade) threaten to call the parade off because gays might be able to openly march in it. Andy Humm says that ‘an informed source’ told him that the Hibernians are fine with gays in the parade, but it is Cardinal O’Connor pulling the strings behind the scenes.

2. Tuberculosis demonstration at the Criminal Courts Building. Holding pens in the Courts building are breeding grounds for the TB virus.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

3. Andy Humm shows off a coupon the New York Times had for KY Jelly that mentions it is safe to use with condoms.

4. Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center: Donna Minkowitz of the Village Voice speaks about press bias.

COMMERCIAL: NYQ Magazine 5. Gay Men’s Chorus practices for concert of Bernstein’s work. Gary Miller, the chorus director, is interviewed.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

6. Steve Powsner, board president of the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center is interviewed about renovations to the center.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

COMMERCIAL: HomoXtra Magazine

7. Lou Maletta in Chicago interviews Rory Lopez, director of youth services.

COMMERCIAL: Night of 1,000 Gowns Charity Ball 1992.

COMMERCIAL: BERNSTEIN! The Gay Men’s Chorus at Carnegie Hall

8. Lou Maletta interviews Rev. Pat Bumgardner, pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

9. Lavender Health: Part 2 of Martin Levine interview.

COMMERCIAL: Regent Hospital’s Together Program.

10. Naming Names: Barney Frank’s interview on Primetime Live with Diane Sawyer is covered. Viewers are encouraged to write to ABC.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

COMMERCIAL: BERNSTEIN! The Gay Men’s Chorus at Carnegie Hall


March 1992
Box: 22 Media : ID: 231.0345 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 11
[Air date: 3/12/1992]

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COMMERICAL: Christopher Street Bookstore

1. Andy Humm talks about Basic Instinct opening. Dick Dadey of the NY State Pride Agenda is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

2. Harry Milner, retired principal of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and Brendan Feich, member of Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: NYQ Magazine

COMMERCIAL: BERNSTEIN! The Gay Men’s Chorus at Carnegie Hall

3. Voices From the Front, a new documentary, is discussed by Lou Maletta and David Myron of Testing the Limits, and clips are shown.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: Edward II, a movie

4. In Chicago, Dino Rossi interviews Rob Hadley of the Pink Angels about their organization.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

COMMERCIAL: BERNSTEIN! The Gay Men’s Chorus at Carnegie Hall

COMMERCIAL: Night of 1,000 Gowns Charity Ball 1992.

5. Lavender Health: Part 3 of Martin Levine interview.

COMMERCIAL: Regent Hospital’s Together Program.

COMMERCIAL: Edward II, a movie

6. Naming Names: Kirk-Evan Billet discusses the stereotypes of how to tell people are gay, and a Murphy Brown episode that covers it. Viewers are encouraged to write to the executive producer of Murphy Brown.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

7. GCN Sports: The Gay Games town meeting is shown.

8. GCN Special Report: Super Tuesday. Marty Rouse is interviewed about Bill Clinton’s overwhelming sweep and hopes that Clinton will make progress with gay and lesbian rights should he be elected.

9. The Henry Marquez murder is discussed in the outro.


March 1992
Box: 22 Media : ID: 231.0346 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 12
[Air date: 3/19/1992]

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1. Intro from the Plaza Hotel at a protest march against the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

COMMERICAL: Christopher Street Bookstore

2. Irene Clancy makes a speech about the court battle over the right of gays to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Human Rights Commission’s Dennis De Leon makes a speech the following day about the safety of the ILGO members. This is where the footage in 231 0342 came from.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

3. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat introduce the proceedings. Paul O’Dwyer makes a speech before ILGO’s protest. Ruth Messinger is interviewed. Footage of the protest is then shown. Magee Hickey of NBC, Sandra Lowe the liaison to the governor’s office, Andrew Stein, Robert Abrams, and Tom Duane are interviewed. Several anti-gay hecklers are interviewed; most of them barely comment. A man shouts that gays “kill people [at] Auschwitz[…]” Extensive footage of the protest is shown. Senator Alphonse D’Amato gets booed for marching in the parade by the ILGO protesters.

COMMERCIAL: BERNSTEIN! The Gay Men’s Chorus at Carnegie Hall

COMMERCIAL: NYQ Magazine

COMMERCIAL: Evil Magazine

4. Lou Maletta interviews Dr. Ronald Grossman (who is reffered to in all the introductory segments as ‘Howard’ Grossman) as part of the 5th anniversary of the introduction of AZT. Grossman talks about the first HIV/AIDS patient he ever saw in 1981.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: Edward II, a movie

5. Conference on the sudden spike in tuberculosis cases at the New York Academy of Medicine: Dr. David Cohn is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

COMMERCIAL: BERNSTEIN! The Gay Men’s Chorus at Carnegie Hall

COMMERCIAL: Night of 1,000 Gowns Charity Ball 1992.

6. Michael Costa from Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Circus For Life

7. Derek Jarman is interviewed bout his new film Edward II.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

8. Lavender Health: Joe Franco of VOCAL is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Regent Hospital’s Together Program.

9. Naming Names: The New York Times publishes a quote from Paul Verhoeven that the film is not homophobic, but leaves spokespersons for gays and lesbians out of the article. Viewers are encouraged to write to the New York Times.


March 1992
Box: 22 Media : ID: 231.0347 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 13
[Air date: 3/26/1992]

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COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

COMMERICAL: Christopher Street Bookstore

1. St. Patrick’s Day Parade post-mortem with Brendan Fay, an ILGO member, who discusses his lawsuit against the Catholic school he taught at, which fired him after he marched with Division 7 in the parade. Fay discusses ILGO and the issues they have faced with Cardinal O’Connor.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

2. New York Senate Debate at Cooper Union: Human Rights Campaign Fund issues a poll prior to the debate, with Elizabeth Holtzman leading. Some clips of the candidates speeches are shown: Al Sharpton, Robert Abrams, and Elizabeth Holtzman. Sherwin Thomas questions the candidates. Post-debate polls place Elizabeth Holtzman at the top again.

COMMERCIAL: NYQ Magazine

COMMERCIAL: Evil Magazine

3. Andy Humm talks about anti-gay violence being higher than ever, talking about an incident in which two men were beaten outside the Angelika theater. Howie Katz, co-ordinator of the bias bill is interviewed. Denis Dillon is mentioned.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: Night of 1,000 Gowns Charity Ball 1992.

4. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss the debate.

5. Lee Sharmat and Yale Alexander review Basic Instinct. Both Alexander and Sharmat dislike the film and say it ‘isn’t worth the controversy’, and that the misogyny is as troubling as the homophobia. Alexander states, “The gay community is only putting money in the coffers [of the producers]” by generating controversy.

COMMERCIAL: Legacy Benefits

6. Lou Maletta in Chicago interviews Michael Harrington of the Roddie Center.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

COMMERCIAL: Circus for Life at Madison Square Garden

7. Naming Names: Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert are praised for calling out Hollywood’s homophobia in the wake of Basic Instinct. Viewers are encouraged to write to the two.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

8. Lavender Health: Joe Franco of VOCAL is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Regent Hospital’s Together Program.

9. GCN Sports: Same segment as previous episode.

COMMERCIAL: Legacy Benefits

10. Andy Humm announces the passing of several activists.


March 1992
Box: 22 Media : ID: 231.0348 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 14
[Air date: 4/2/1992]

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COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

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1. Reporting from the Circus of Life at Madison Square Garden. David Dinkins speaks, Joel Grey’s circus performs, Linda Lavin is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Legacy Benefits

2. Queer Nation’s demonstrations against Cracker Barrel on Wall St. Elizabeth Lyons is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: NYQ Magazine

COMMERCIAL: Evil Magazine

3. Colorado faces homophobia from Jerry Falwell’s organization and Colorado for Family Values. Footage is shown of 70,000 signatures to get the issue on the ballot being driven by armored van. The Lambda Report covers the story. Joseph Marchione is interviewed.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

4. Queer Nation protests at the Oscars. Police push back the protesters when they get too close to the red carpet.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

5. Naming Names: Honolulu radio features Let’s Talk Straight, Hawaii, a homophobic broadcast meant to persuade the repeal of Hawaii’s gay rights laws. The host is Mike Gabbard, and the broadcaster is KGU. Viewers are encouraged to write to Alan Zee, program director.

COMMERCIAL: Legacy Benefits

6. Lavender Health: Gary Paul Wright of GMHC is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Regent Hospital’s Together Program.

7. Presidential Candidates 1992: Jerry Brown and Bill Clinton at the United States Mayor Conference.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

8. Lee Sharmat interviews Hillary Clinton about gay rights and abortion, and very briefly, Mathilde Krim of AMFAR.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

9. Lee Sharmat interviews Barney Frank about his endorsement of Bill Clinton. Frank says Jerry Brown is not a serious contender.

COMMERCIAL: Legacy Benefits

10. Frank Smithson, from Paul Tsongas’ committee is interviewed. Smithson encourages people to vote for Tsongas.

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

11. David Mixner is interviewed by Lou Maletta.

12. Ron Goldberg of ACT UP AIDS Campaign ’92 is interviewed.


April 1992
Box: 22 Media : ID: 231.0349 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 16
[Air date: 4/16/1992]

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COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

COMMERICAL: Christopher Street Bookstore

1. News Notes: The passing of Ken Dawson is acknowledged. A report by Pat Schroder states the country is not doing enough on AIDS spreading amongst teens. Arthur Ashe is discussed.

2. Ronald Johnson becomes Citywide Coordinator for AIDS Policy in New York. He is interviewed by Humm. Johnson announced he was HIV positive when he took the job.

COMMERCIAL: NYQ Magazine

COMMERCIAL: 970 BIG-1

3. Paul Cooper of the HRCF Presidential Project is interviewed.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: Evil Magazine

4. Gay Games IV press conference with David Dinkins and Paula Pressley.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

5. Tim McCarthy reports from Washington DC about the hate crimes act that was singed into law in 1990, but still has not enacted it. Ernest Hopkins of the DC Coalition of Black Lesbians and Gay Men, and Mauro Montoya speaks. Footage of police brutality at the 3rd Annual High Heel Race is shown. Scrolling text states, ‘8 People Were Arrested. 20 People Were Injured – Nothing Has Happened Since Then.’

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL 6. Dick Dadey is interviewed about an upcoming conference, Moving Our Agenda.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL

7. A gaybashing incident in Chicago is discussed, in which Ron Cayot was shot point-blank in the back of the head and survived. The number for a Medical Relief Fund is displayed.

8. Northside Treatment Center director Arthur Shattuc is interviewed about holistic treatment.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

9. GCN Sports: The opening of the softball season is covered, as is the Big Apple Volleyball Tournament.

10. Lavender Health: Part one of a three-part series with Marjorie Hill.

COMMERCIAL: Regent Hospital’s Together Program.

11. Organizers for the PWA Coalition’s Cabaret Series.

12. Naming Names: TV Guide refuses to list Gay Cable Network. Viewers are encouraged to write to Time Warner Cable so they can put pressure on TV Guide.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL

COMMERCIAL: Les Hommes Book Shop


April 1992
Box: 22 Media : ID: 231.0350 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 17
[Air date: 4/23/1992]

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COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

COMMERICAL: Christopher Street Bookstore

1. New York Post’s cover story is ‘CITY’S TOO EASY ON GAYS’, a quote from Enoch Williams. Williams backtracks on his statements almost immediately and flees a press conference when questioned about his statements (footage is shown of this). A speech by David Dinkins is shown, in which he talks about Williams’ statements. An ACT UP protest against Williams is then shown, which was helped by Tom Duane and features a speech by him, in which he demands Williams step down. Gwendolyn Jacobs, of the NYC Schoolboard talks about Williams’ neglect of his districts. Lou Maletta interviews Joe Nicholson of the New York Post, who broke the story. Nicholson states Williams’ remarks were ‘nothing new’.

COMMERCIAL: NYQ Magazine

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL

2. James Dale, who was kicked out of the Boy Scouts of America for being gay is interviewed.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: Evil Magazine

3. Lifebeat: Bob Caviano, founder, speaks about why he began the organization. Eartha Kitt, Yoko Ono, and Nona Hendryx also speak.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

4. Health Outreach to Teens, a mobile medical van, is unveiled. The program will help gay and lesbian homeless youth. Richard Hanes and Rick O’Keith, who organized it, are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL

5. Ed Gallagher, an ex-football player who attempted suicide in 1985 due to depression, is interviewed. He founded Alive to Thrive.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

COMMERCIAL: Les Hommes

6. Open Hands, Chicago’s equivalent to Gods Love We Deliver, is covered. Interview with Sam Clark, executive director.

7. Lavender Health: Part two of Marjorie Hill interview.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

COMMERCIAL: Regent Hospital’s Together Program.

8. Naming Names: Enoch Williams’ comments are covered, as is his disconnect with the minority groups in his districts. Viewers are encouraged to write to the office of Enoch Williams.

COMMERCIAL: Moving Our Agenda


April 1992
Box: 22 Media : ID: 231.0351 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 18
[Air date: 4/30/1992]

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COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

COMMERICAL: Christopher Street Bookstore

1. News Notes: Condoms in schools controversy continues as opponents try to file an injunction in Staten Island, which is withdrawn by a judge. Ann Landers’ column is covered, in which Landers states that homosexuality is genetic.

2. Urvashi Vaid, executive director of National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is interviewed by Rich Flowers.

COMMERCIAL: NYQ Magazine

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL

3. The Victory Fund reception at Joy Tomchin’s house. Tomchin and board member Tom Stoddard are interviewed, Joe Stefan, board member, speaks.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: Evil Magazine

4. 100th Anniversary of Walt Whitman: At the Brooklyn Historical Society, interview with Charlie Shively. The book Walt Whitman: A Celebration is featured, and the gay overtones of Whitman’s poetry is discussed.

COMMERCIAL: Cupid’s Treasures

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

5. Jack Rangler, gay porn icon, is interviewed by Yale Alexander about an AIDS benefit. Rangler strips off his shirt at the end of the interview.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL

6. GCN Sports: Rich Flowers and Lee Sharmat at the Monster. The Big Apple Softball League is covered. A few patrons at the Monster are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

COMMERCIAL: Les Hommes

7. Eric Jacobson of Pedal for Power is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

8. Enoch Williams is covered again. Tom Duane is interviewed about his views on Williams, and states Williams should resign (“I have no confidence in his ability to lead the health committee on the city council, so I’ll be fighting every day until he steps down from the chair.”)

9. Lavender Health: Marjorie Hill, part three.

COMMERCIAL: Regent Hospital’s Together Program.

10. Naming Names: Kirk-Evan Billet covers a 1st grade curriculum that teaches children not to exclude sexual orientation. Mary Cummins in Queens made disparaging comments about the curriculum and got it banned from Queens schools. Viewers are encouraged to write to the United Federation of Teachers in the hopes of getting the ban overturned.


April 1992
Box: 22 Media : ID: 231.0352 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 20
[Air date: 5/14/1992]

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1. News Notes: Cardinal O’Connor pushes an anti-abortion bill; dozens of men in dresses protest outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The Methodist Church condemns homosexuality. Andy Humm is not shy about venting his frustration with the last item.

2. Parent’s FLAG member Amy Ashworth is interviewed about her activism and her gay son.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL

3. John Hartman, executive director of DIFFA, is interviewed about Heartstrings, a musical about the AIDS crisis, being held at the City Center Theater on West 55th Street.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: Evil Magazine

4. Rich Flowers, at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center, interviews Victor Zonana and Ann Northrop, who are part of a new organization: The Gay and Lesbian Journalists Organization.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

5. Key members of Identity House, Elizabeth Sapareto and Jim Arnoff, are interviewed by Lou Maletta.

6. Report From the Capitol: Gregory King with a report from the Human Rights Campaign Fund. Gay rights activists prepare to go up against Lou Sheldon, who is trying to overturn domestic partnership legislation. Cathy Woolard is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: HomoExtra Magazine

7. Lavender Health: Tim Sweeney of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: GAYNET

8. Naming Names: 20/20 does a segment on teen suicide and its link to fears of homosexuality. Viewers are encouraged to write to ABC.

9. GCN Sports: Bodybuilding is covered. University of Colorado’s head football coach Bill McCartney makes homophobic comments.

10. Community Service Update (sponsored by APP): Tim Rosta interviews Marissa Cardinali of CRIA about a program called Because I Can.

11. GCN Special Report: Group wins appeal to gain domestic partnership rights. Gay Cable Network’s 10th Anniversary.


May 1992
Box: 23 Media : ID: 231.0353 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 21
[Air date: 5/21/1992]

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COMMERICAL: Christopher Street Bookstore

1. News Notes: FEMA states gay staffers are a ‘security risk’. Jesse Helms loses in federal court in trying to block AIDS education. MCA is the first entertainment company to give gays and lesbians marriage benefits.

2. David Sloan of 20/20 is interviewed about a ‘breakthrough’ segment on gay teen suicide that was watched by 18 million viewers.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL

3. Back with David Sloan and Andy Humm. Viewers are encouraged to give money to the Indianapolis Youth Group. A clip of the IYG sequence from the 20/20 segment is shown.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

4. Ron Madson and Richard Dietz are interviewed about their suit against the city. The two are trying to get benefits, which they are not allowed because they are a gay couple.

COMMERCIAL: Evil Magazine

5. WHAM!, which had recently opposed Operation Rescue in Buffalo, is covered, and Rebecca Casanova is interviewed about the organization. WHAM defends abortion clinics from picketers, and is planning to counter-protest Operation Rescue during the Democratic National Convention. The Clinic Defense Hotline’s number is shown.

COMMERCIAL: HomoExtra Magazine

6. Rich Flowers covers ASTRA’s extremely high prices of AIDS medication. Sarah S. Martin-Munley, associate director of clinical research at ASTRA is interviewed. AIDS activists walked out of the meeting when ASTRA announced they would not change their prices.

COMMERCIAL: Swim For Life, Maryland

7. Report From the Capitol: Congresswoman Patricia Schroder introduces legislation to end the ban on gay and lesbian military and service personnel. Four gay and lesbian veterans, Karen Stupski, Chuck Magness, Greg Greely, and Michael Gary are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

8. Bill Baumer with a special edition of GCN Sports featuring ‘Gutter’ George.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

9. Lavender Health: George De Stephano, of the New York State Department of Health, discusses a roundtable that was held the previous Friday.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL

10. Naming Names: PBS makes strides in representing gays and lesbians. Viewers are encouraged to write to Donald Marbury at CPB.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

COMMERCIAL: GCN 10th Anniversary Fund Raiser and Silent Auction

11. In the outro, Andy Humm talks about going to a play with his lover. 12. Action Alert: Viewers are encouraged to call Mayor Dinkins office to ask for his support in AIDS education and public health funding.


May 1992
Box: 23 Media : ID: 231.0354 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 22
[Air date: 5/28/1992]

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COMMERICAL: Christopher Street Bookstore

1. News Notes: The 10th anniversary of the Gay Cable Network is announced with a party on June 4th at Sweet Jane’s. Mayor Dinkins names Enoch Williams to the HIV planning council. Viewers are encouraged to call Mayor Dinkins in the hopes of getting Williams off the council. Colorado for Family Values tries to pass a law against gay rights.

2. Democratic Platform Committee Hearings in Cleveland are protested by ACT UP! Gregory King from the Human Rights Campaign Fund and Perri Radecic are interviewed. Robert Rygor gives an impassioned speech.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL

3. Lambda Literary Awards in Los Angeles: Terry Wolverton, editor of Indivisible is interviewed. Jewelle Gomez accepts an award. Kate Clinton, mistress of ceremonies speaks.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

4. Lee Sharmat interviews Robert Abrams, who is running for senate. The anti-bias bill is mentioned. Rudolf Guilliani is mentioned, who recently backed the anti-bias bill. The situation with Operation Rescue is discussed; Abrams is pro-choice. Abrams talks about how Buffalo’s mayor Jimmy Griffin welcomed Operation Rescue and said they deserved medals.

COMMERCIAL: Evil Magazine

5. Deborah Glick, the first open lesbian state assembly member, is interviewed by Robert Parker.

COMMERCIAL: HomoExtra Magazine

6. Gregory King interviews Marvin Liebman, longtime Republican, who has been kicked out of speaking at Republican events due to his sexual orientation. Liebman discusses his views that gays and lesbians are being picked on by Republicans because they are the most easy ‘villain’ since the fall of the Soviet bloc.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund 7. City Suites in Chicago: Bonnie Roberts is interviewed about the hotel they run. A hotel room is shown.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

8. Naming Names: Northern Exposure shows a realistic, non-sensationalized lesbian love story. Clips are shown. Viewers are encouraged to write to the executive producers of Northern Exposure.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL

9. Lavender Health: George De Stephano, of the New York State Department of Health. Part two.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1


May 1992
Box: 23 Media : ID: 231.0355 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 23
[Air date: 6/4/1992]

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COMMERICAL: Christopher Street Bookstore

1. News Notes: Humm and Sharmat are outside the Tribeca Grill, where the Hetrick-Martin awards are occuring. Ross Perot’s Barbara Walters interview is covered. Raymond Jacobs is interviewed about being honored by Hetrick-Martin. Marlon Riggs, director of Tongues Untied is interviewed about Jesse Helms and Pat Buchanan attacking his work. Joyce Hunter, recipient of the Damien Martin award is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL

2. After a much-maligned expose on NBC’s channel 4 about gay ‘sex clubs’, Andy Humm interviews Mary Civiello from NBC, and Darrel Yates Rist. Clips from the piece are shown. Civiello says a follow-up story is likely that will go into more detail.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

3. Community Service Update (sponsored by APP): Same as segment of 0352.

COMMERCIAL: Evil Magazine

4. Report From the Capitol: Hillary Rosen is interviewed about the gay and lesbian community supporting Bill Clinton.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

COMMERCIAL: HomoExtra Magazine

5. GCN Sports: Rich Flowers interviews Mary Decker-Slaney and Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Gay Games IV is discussed, over 80 lesbian and gay communities have set dates even though the games are in 1994. The Concert for Unity is discussed.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

6. David Cohen, who began the Pink Pages, and Stuart Gitlin, of the Chicago Pink Pages, are interviewed by Lou Maletta.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL

7. Lou Maletta interviews Gary Miller, director of the Gay Men’s Chorus, about an upcoming presentation called Proud, which will be presented at Carnegie Hall.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

8. Naming Names: Ellen Carton covers the Maury Povich show, which hosted Anita Bryant and her husband Charlie Dry. Povich does not challenge Bryant’s homophobic comments, then followed it up with a show degrading to lesbians, with Povich openly insulting the lesbian panelists on his show. Viewers are encouraged to call or write the Maury Povich show.

COMMERCIAL: The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

9. Lavender Health: Ronald Johnson, NYC co-ordinator for AIDS policy is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Lifebeat Concert at Roseland, featuring the Pet Shop Boys.

10. Outro with Humm and Sharmat at the Tribeca Grill.


June 1992
Box: 23 Media : ID: 231.0356 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 24
[Air date: 6/11/1992]

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COMMERICAL: Christopher Street Bookstore

1. News Notes: Alec Baldwin calls animal rights activists ‘faggots’, then sends a letter of apology to Tim Sweeney. Ross Perot’s campaign is mentioned.

2. Gay Cable Network’s Tenth Anniversary at Sweet Jane’s. Sandra Lowe speaks. Some of the entertainers are shown, including Linda David and Raven Hall.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL 3. The AIDS Quilt tours the Winter Garden at the World Trade Center. Jessica Lange reads the names of people featured on the quilt. Raul Julia is interviewed by Lee Sharmat. We cut to Stuart Schectman in the GCN studios talking about how New York does not have an AIDS Quilt Chapter due to the Quilt’s owners claiming that making a New York quilt would be committing ‘copyright infringement and fraud’.

COMMERCIAL: 9th Annual Garden Party

4. Report from the Capitol: Cathy Wollard is interviewed about a meeting with Senator Sam Nunn, who is one of the most powerful figures opposed to gays in the military.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

5. The 1992 Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is covered. Films include Paper Cranes (a short film), which features Joey Arias, who is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Evil Magazine

COMMERCIAL: The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

6. Larry Kramer is interviewed about protesting anti-gay policies at the Golden Pear Restaurant in East Hampton.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

7. Elizabeth Holtzman honors of Ellen Carton of GLAAD, Paula Ettelbrick of Lambda Legal Defense Fund, Tom Duane, and Jean Sidebottom. Carton, Ettelbrick, Duane, and Sidebottom are interviewed after the award is given. Holtzman is also interviewed briefly.

COMMERCIAL: 9th Annual Garden Party

8. Lavender Health: Ronald Johnson, NYC Coordinator for AIDS policy.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

9. Naming Names: Levi-Strauss withdraws support from Boy Scouts of America. Viewers are encouraged to write letters in support of Levi-Strauss.

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10. Nancy Vang and Ted Freed of the Stonewall Chorale are interviewed by Lou Maletta. A clip of the Chorale is shown.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

11. Outro with Humm and Sharmat. Humm mentions the building doesn’t have air conditioning.


June 1992
Box: 23 Media : ID: 231.0357 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 25
[Air date: 6/18/1992]

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COMMERCIAL: 9th Annual Garden Party

1. News Notes: Update on the Children of the Rainbow curriculum, with Joe Fernandez giving an impassioned editorial. Dan Quayle is mentioned, Humm states that the Washington Post nearly ran a story in 1988 about Quayle having a male lover. Out Magazine is shown. Sharmat talks about A League of Their Own. Humm mentions he was in the audience during a Geraldo taping; the episode’s subject was gay and lesbian teens at prom.

2. The Roving Camera: John Calendo at the Roseland during Lifebeat. Some of the performance by the Pet Shop Boys is shown. Fred Schneider of the B52s and Bob Caviano, founder of Lifebeat are interviewed. Footage of Madonna accepting an AmFAR award is shown.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL

3. At St. Veronica’s church, Lou Maletta interviews Randy Wicker about Take Back the Day, and Jacques T. Garon, executive director of the Christopher Street Festival Committee. Wicker addresses the controversy over ‘AIDS profiteering’.

COMMERCIAL: Evil Magazine

4. William F. Baker, president of WNET gives a speech about including gay and lesbian programming on WNET to commemorate June as gay pride month. Sande Zeig, programmer of the New Festival states that WNET is not doing enough for lesbian programming. She is flanked by several women wearing shirts that read ‘WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER ELEVEN MONTHS?’

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

5. Report from the Capitol: Paul Cooper is interviewed about Bill Clinton’s endorsement by several gay rights organizations, and Clinton’s promises to fund AIDS research. Ross Perot is mentioned, but is considered ‘unsupportable’ due to homophobic comments.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

6. Colorado for Family Values manages to supply more than 50,000 signatures to get laws that would ban lesbian and gay human rights on the ballot. Sam Gallegos and Ann Seidl of the Lambda Report weigh in. Footage is shown of Rabbi Steven Foster and Governor Roy Romer giving speeches against the proposed laws.

COMMERCIAL: 9th Annual Garden Party

7. GCN Sports: Lee Sharmat and Rich Flowers report from an ice skating rink. BASL Follies ’92. Knights Women’s Wrestling Tournament. Ice skating footage is shown.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL

8. At Gracie Mansion, Lee Sharmat and Rich Flowers report on the garden party. Mayor Dinkins gives a speech. Tom Duane and Jan Carl Park are interviewed. Mention is made several times that Coors is one of the sponsors.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

9. Lavender Health: Peggy Hamburg, commissioner of health, is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: HomoExtra Magazine

10. Naming Names: Cathay Che covers Club MTV and a recent video by Siousxie and the Banshess featuring a lesbian kiss are covered. Viewers are encouraged to write to MTV to encourage more gay and lesbian content.


June 1992
Box: 23 Media : ID: 231.0358 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 26
[Air date: 6/25/1992]

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1. News Notes: GCN is protesting the New York Times after a story about teen suicide doesn’t mention gay and lesbian teens and how they are three times as likely to commit suicide as straight teens.

2. The Center Garden Party: Proclamations from Ruth Messinger, Richard Burns, Charles Ching. Sandy Shirley and Scott Seibert of Stop the OCA are interviewed. Marieann Meringolo’s performance is shown.

COMMERCIAL: QW Magazine

3. Queer Nation anti-violence march at Sheridan Square. Chris Hennely is part of the march and is interviewed. Lee Sharmat does some man-on-the-street interviews.

COMMERCIAL: The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

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4. Mayor Dinkins gives a speech at the commemoration of a statue celebrating gay pride. A heckler yells at Dinkins to change his position on domestic partnership. Ruth Messinger speaks.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

5. GAA Anniversary: Dennis deLeon, Arnie Kantrowitz, Joyce Hunter

COMMERICAL: The Monster

6. Report from the Capitol: DDC is approved. Terry Beswick is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

7. The Roving Camera: John Calendo reports on the double-standards of gays and lesbians’ public affection. Kachina Myers, a lesbian psychotherapist, is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL

8. Andrew Stein speaks. Ronald Madsen, Richard Dietz, Ruth Berman, and Connie Kurtz make appearances.

COMMERCIAL: HomoExtra Magazine

9. Lavender Health: Peggy Hamburg, commissioner of health, is interviewed; part two.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

10. Naming Names: A gay couple is included on a Kmart commercial. Viewers are encouraged to write to Kmart

COMMERCIAL: QW Magazine


June 1992
Box: 23 Media : ID: 231.0359 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 27
[Air date: 7/2/1992]

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COMMERCIAL: QW Magazine

1. News Notes: Ross Perot again shows his discomfort with gays and lesbians. Humm states Bill Clinton is the only person left gays and lesbians should vote for. Rhonda Cornum is mentioned.

2. Jim Battaglia and Tracy Primavera, organizers of Pride Run are interviewed, and footage of the run is shown. Gerard King, male winner, and Sue Foster, female winner are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: The Pleasure Chest

3. Lea Delaria performs at Pride Rally ’92. Lt. Tracy Thorne, who came out on ABC’s Nightline, gives a speech about being relegated to a desk job and the spike in suicides among gay teens. A performance by Lidell Townsell is shown.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL

COMMERCIAL: The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

4. At PS41, Sharon Kowalski and Karen Thompson, grand marshals of the Pride Parade, are interviewed by Lee Sharmat.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

COMMERCIAL: Evil Magazine

5. AIDS Vigil on Christopher Street. Matt Foreman of the anti-violence project is interviewed about the Catholic Church kicking him out. He holds a protest sign reading ‘This church only accepts me when I’m dead. NO THANKS.’ Jacques Garon gives a speech. Footage of the vigil is shown.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

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6. The Roving Camera: John Calendo reports from the pride parade. The Protestant churches in the village serve parade attendees water. Calendo interviews a woman who is attending because her brother died of AIDS. The dance on the Christopher Street Pier is shown.

COMMERCIAL: HomoExtra Magazine

COMMERCIAL: QW Magazine

7. Gay Games IV’s first major kickoff fundraising event on the World Yacht. Minimum fee to attend is $250. Bob Paris and Rod Jackson are interviewed about their support of the games.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL

8. Report from the Capitol: Lesbian and gay activists protest against recent pro-life abortion litigation. Kay Ostenberg is interviewed and states she is about to get arrested.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

9. Naming Names: In the Life on WNYC is covered. Clips from the first episode are shown. Bob Dole criticized CPB for supporting the show, despite it being an independent production that no public funding went to.

COMMERCIAL: The Pleasure Chest

10. Lavender Health: Ronald Johnson. Part three.

11. Footage from the Gay and Lesbian Pride March is shown.


July 1992
Box: 23 Media : ID: 231.0360 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 28
[Air date: 7/9/1992]

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COMMERCIAL: The Pleasure Chest

1. News Notes: United for AIDS Action assembly information is shown. Irene Impelazari is re-elected, she tried to block AIDS education; apparently this was due to backroom deals Cardinal O’Connor made to get her re-elected.

2. Burroughs Wellcome, the makers of AZT give a $1 million grant to fund community-based AIDS research. Peter Staley, Larry Wheeler from Burroughs Wellcome, and Paul Corser of AmFAR give speeches.

COMMERCIAL: QW Magazine

3. 200 demonstraters close the Holland Tunnel after the Supreme Court limits abortion rights. All protesters are arrested. Some of the protesters are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL

COMMERCIAL: The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

4. Report from the Capitol: Glenn D. Magpantay of the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Student Caucus is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1 5. In preparation for the 7th Annual AIDS Conference, Andy Velez of ACT UP is interviewed.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: QW Magazine

6. Naming Names: A gay-positive character and storyline on One Life to Live. Viewers are encouraged to write to Linda Gottlieb, executive producer of the show.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL

COMMERCIAL: HomoExtra Magazine

7. Lavender Health: The manager of Prism, a popular club, is interviewed. His name is only given as ‘Andy’.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

COMMERCIAL: Evil Magazine

8. Lou Maletta interviews Kurt Wolff, the creator of the TV show Out and About. A clip is shown.

COMMERCIAL: The Pleasure Chest

9. Lou Maletta interviews Justin Charbonneau, Mr. Leather New York.

10. After the outro, nearly 10 minutes from various pride parades are shown.

11. GCN Special Report: Malcolm Michaels Jr. aka ‘Marsha Johnson’’s suspicious death is reported. Viewers are encouraged to call in if they have any information.


July 1992
Box: 23 Media : ID: 231.0361 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 29
[Air date: 7/16/1992]

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COMMERCIAL: The Pleasure Chest

1. GCN reports from the Democratic National Convention at Madison Square Garden. Laura Lucas is part of it. Footage is shown from earlier in the day of HRCF’s endorsement of Bill Clinton, announced by Tim McFeely and Carole Migden. Urvashi Vaid is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: QW Magazine

2. Brief cutaway to the gay and lesbian delegates’ press conference from the previous Sunday. Deborah Glick speaks.

COMMERCIAL: The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

3. Gerry Studds speaks briefly about endorsing Clinton and Gore. Barbara Roberts is interviewed by Lou Maletta. Nadine Smith, a delegate from Florida, and Jim Hormel and Albert Bell, delegates from California, and Barney Frank are interviewed.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

4. Ed Anderson reports. Mary Steenburgen, David Masure, and Richard Dreyfus, Paul Duke, Ruth Westheimer, Pat Schroeder, Glen Maxey, are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: QW Magazine

5. Day 2 of the convention. Operation Rescue protests at a midtown abortion clinic, and are met with a counter-protest. Elle Smeel (sp? Name not displayed), president of the Feminist Majority Foundation is interviewed. Another pro-choice protester is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Cherry Grove, Fire Island. The Islander’s Club

COMMERCIAL: HomoExtra Magazine

6. Paul Tsongas speaks about his stances.

COMMERCIAL: Evil Magazine

7. At Columbus Circle, United for AIDS Action demonstration. Thousands fill the streets. Jessica Lange and Jesse Jackson speak.

8. John Cealendo interviews Joan Jett Blakk, who is running for president. “If a bad actor can be elected president, then why can’t a good drag queen?”

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

9. A C-Span clip of Roberta Achtenberg, Bob Hattoy, Elizabeth Glaser speaking at the convention is shown. Kathleen Brown and a Nevada delegate are interviewed by GCN.

10. Naming Names: Ross Perot is changing his tune on gay rights. Viewers are encouraged to write World News Tonight.

COMMERCIAL: The Pleasure Chest

11. Lavender Health: Kevin M. Cathcart, executive director of Lambda is interviewed. Part one.

12. Outro from the DNC.


July 1992
Box: 23 Media : ID: 231.0362 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 30
[Air date: 7/23/1992]

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COMMERCIAL: The Pleasure Chest

1. Intro is done from the convention floor. Diane Feinstein is interviewed. Ted Kennedy’s speech is shown. Ted Kennedy grants a very brief interview with Sharmat as he gets in his limo. Jerry Studds is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: QW Magazine

2. Terry Beagle, Linda Lavin, Jesse Jackson, Jeri Dilno, Albert Bell, Gloria Allred. Joan Jett Blakk reports.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL

COMMERCIAL: The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

3. Archie Spigner is confronted by Andy Humm on why he voted against the gay rights bill and an uncomfortable interview ensues. Peter Vallone is also interviewed.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

4. Eleanor Holmes Norton speaks. Norton is interviewed after the speech.

COMMERCIAL: QW Magazine

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5. Ann Northrop and Tim McFeely are interviewed. Controversy over Bill Clinton’s speech not mentioning AIDS, or gays and lesbians. It is then reported that a mention of AIDS has been put into the speech. John Glenn is interviewed. A clip from Clinton’s speech is shown.

COMMERCIAL: Cherry Grove, Fire Island. The Islander’s Club

6. Gregory King is interviewed about the Human Rights Campaign Fund and the election.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

11. Lavender Health: Kevin M. Cathcart, executive director of Lambda is interviewed. Part two.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

COMMERCIAL: Evil Magazine

12. Naming Names: Anita Bryant resurfaces on Entertainment Tonight; the story gives her an outlet for her gay bashing. Viewers are encouraged to write to Entertainment Tonight and demand Bryant not appear on ABC again.

COMMERCIAL: The Pleasure Chest

13. Outro interviews GCN staff at the convention about the highlights of the convention. The picture fades out mid-sentence.


July 1992
Box: 23 Media : ID: 231.0363 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 30
[Air date: 7/23/1992]

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PrideFest ’92. Civic Center Park, Denver, Colorado. Highlights from the event. Not a regular episode. Made by LambdaCom corp.


July 1992
Box: 23 Media : ID: 231.0364A Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 31
[Air date: 7/30/1992]

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Program content: Amsterdam AIDS Conf. I

July 1992
Box: 23 Media : ID: 231.0365 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 33
[Air date: 8/13/1992]

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COMMERCIAL: The Pleasure Chest

1. Lee Sharmat solo. Ann Landers column covers AIDS. Amsterdam AIDS conference is covered. Greg Gonsalves of the treatment action group (TAG) makes a speech. Gonsalves is interviewed afterwards.

COMMERCIAL: QW Magazine

2. Activists from ACT UP Amsterdam disrupt a speech by Dr. James Curran of the Center for Disease Control to get women with AIDS acknowledged by the CDC.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL

3. Carmine Red and James Swensy report from Amsterdam on long-term survivor studies for AIDS treatments. Aldyn McKean is interviewed. Dr. Jay Levy is also interviewed. COMMERICAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

4. AIDS activism at the conference. Garance Franke-Ruta is interviewed. Footage of demonstrations are shown. “Activists are no longer outsiders.” Human rights for sex workers is addressed in one protest.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

COMMERCIAL: Evil Magazine

COMMERCIAL: HomoExtra Magazine

5. Reporting from ABC Studios, which recently produced gay-themed episodes of One Life to Live. Ryan Phillippe and Wortham Krimmer are interviewed about the response the episodes have gotten.

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL

6. Report from the Capitol: Tim McFeely, executive director of Human Rights Campaign Fund is interviewed about the Republican platform.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

7. GCN Sports: The Olympics are covered. Magic Johnson leads to an increase in HIV testing. The New York Physique Team is covered.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

8. Naming Names: Nightline covers the dismissal of Franz Tyler, who states he was let go from the Bush campaign because he was gay. Viewers are encouraged to write to Tom Bettag, executive producer.

COMMERCIAL: The Pleasure Chest

9. Lavender Health: Robert Penn, assistant director of education at Gay Men’s Health Crisis.


August 1992
Box: 23 Media : ID: 231.0366 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 35
[Air date: 8/27/1992]

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COMMERCIAL: The Pleasure Chest

1. News Notes: The New York Times provides continual coverage of the Republicans avoiding gay issues.

2. The GCN team, including Lou Maletta are in Houston for the Republican National Convention. Maletta and the team cover the Republicans support of abstinence-only education and criminal prosecution for ‘anyone who knowingly[…]transmit[s] the AIDS virus.’ Republican party statements on AIDS prevention are displayed on-screen, including ‘We reject the notion that the distribution of clean needles and condoms are the solution to stopping the spread of AIDS.’, and stresses ‘marital fidelity, abstinence, and a drug-free lifestyle.’ The statement also lauds the Boy Scouts of America for ‘defending decency’ and calls for the disbanding of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The final statement: “Unlike the Democratic party and its candidate, we support the continued exclusion of homosexuals from the military as a matter of good order and discipline.”

COMMERCIAL: QW Magazine

3. ACT UP protests outside the Astrodome. 12 activists were injured, 3 hospitalized, and 6 arrested. Footage is shown of police roughing up protesters. A press conference held by ACT UP after the protest is shown. An ACT UP protester reads a statement that the Houston police did not issue a dispersal warning and instead came charging into the crowd. A protester named B.C. Craig was struck with a baton after ‘not leaving quickly enough.’ A protester who was beaten by police (and has a bandage around his forehead) speaks about the protest. Another ACT UP protester shows his bruised and bloodied arm and back. Another protester talks about being beaten and trampled by horses. Another protester speaks about being beaten while officers shouted, “Run faggot run!”

COMMERCIAL: 1-900-976-TOOL

COMMERCIAL: Mixed Blood, a play

4. Mother’s Voices pleads with the Bush administration to support The Ryan White Emergency Care Act. Lili Rundback, Dorothy Faegins, and Rae Ceil Marsh speak.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

5. Robert Dornan is interviewed about gays in the military, specifically Margarethe Cammermeyer. He states that Cammermeyer’s family “would rather have had a mom who wasn’t a lesbian.” When asked if he’s talked to Cammermeyer’s children, Dornan states “I’ve seen them interviewed. It tore that family apart as it always does.” Dornan states that gay men in the military would do nothing but have sex with each other and destroy morale. Dornan states that monogamous gay relationships don’t exist. Elanor Van Middlesworth, a delegate, is interviewed and states that gays and lesbians should not have equal rights and should instead ‘control themselves’. “I don’t like to say gay, I like to say homosexual.” Van Middlesworth also makes bizarre statements about the Cracker Barrel controversy that gays should not ‘handle food’ because customers might get AIDS. Michael Undseth, a delegate, is asked what he would do if his son came out to him: “He wouldn’t. Because he’s not.” Undseth states that people choose to be gay and that all people are born heterosexual, and that gays ‘recruit’. He recommends counseling and psychotherapy to ‘cure’ gays. A group of young Republicans happily chant “Burn the log cabin!” A young Republican states “We do not include special rights.” Frank Ricchiazzi, a log cabin delegate is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

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6. Lee Sharmat relates that security was constantly trailing GCN and made one arrest. Mary Fisher gives a speech about compassion and tolerance in relation to AIDS. Lou Maletta narrates that after Fisher’s speech, Steve Bradley, a GCN reporter and Fisher’s friend, was questioned for the fourth time by security because of a t-shirt he wore stating ‘No-one Knows I’m HIV-Positive’. Footage is then shown of security harassing Lou Maletta and Bradley. Maletta is led away by security, and a GCN employee is handcuffed and led away. Maletta states Beth Levo, the employee led away in handcuffs, was charged with assaulting a police officer and detained for nine hours. Maletta then states the ACLU is taking on the case.

COMMERCIAL: The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

7. Report From the Capitol: Abortion rights activists plan several protests in front of the White House. Venus Thrash, an activist, announces she will be arrested tomorrow at the protest, and is interviewed about being an African-American activist.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

8. The play Mixed Blood is covered, which posits that the AIDS virus was intentionally created. Aubrey Hampton, the writer is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Mixed Blood, a play

9. Lavender Health: Interview with Joe Franco of VOCAL.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water (new commercial featuring male bodybuilder)

10. Naming Names: News articles use terms like ‘gay agenda’, ‘homosexual lifestyle’, ‘innocent victims of AIDS’, and ‘family values’, which GLAAD is trying to discourage.

COMMERCIAL: Cherry Grove, Fire Island. The Islander’s Club

COMMERCIAL: HomoExtra Magazine

11. Lee Sharmat talks about how frightening it was to watch the RNC over the credits.


August 1992
Box: 23 Media : ID: 231.0367 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 37
[Air date: 9/10/1992]

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COMMERCIAL: The Pleasure Chest

COMMERCIAL: QW Magazine

1. News Notes: The aftermath of the RNC is covered, as well as openly-gay candidates running for election in the city. Christopher Lynn’s campaign is covered, and Lynn is interviewed by Andy Humm. Richard Irizarry is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Icelandair

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2. Report from the Capitol: Tim McFeely is interviewed about the lack of sufficient funding for AIDS recovery. AIDS Watch ’92 will address this.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

3. Sports Extra: Gutter George and Bill Baumer cover bowling.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

4. Interview with Blanche Wiesen Cook, author of Eleanor Roosevelt Volume 1. Eleanor Roosevelt’s impact on the modern gay and lesbian movement is covered.

COMMERCIAL: HomoExtra Magazine

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

5. Jim Hubbard announces the Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festvial. Clips from the films, including “Holy Mary” and “Dyke After Dyke” are shown.

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6. Naming Names: Newsweek runs a cover story on violence against gays, which covers the right wing’s ‘homosexual agenda’ propaganda. Viewers are encouraged to write to Newsweek, and Richard Smith, editor-in-chief.

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7. The Roving Camera: John Calendo on Fire Island covering a fundraiser.

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8. Lavender Health: Yvette Burton, director of Lesbian and Gay Health Initiative is interviewed.


September 1992
Box: 23 Media : ID: 231.0368 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 38
[Air date: 9/17/1992]

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1. News Notes: The passing of Ted Weiss. George Will asks if homosexuality is a choice or an affliction. The AIDS education initiative is dismantled in New York City. Anthony Perkins and Mel Rosen’s deaths are covered. Dan Quayle makes out-of-touch statements.

2. GCN attends a press conference. A group of forty people assaulted two gay men in Chelsea. Ruth Messinger speaks and endorses hate crime legislation, and is trying to get all forty people charged. Tom Duane speaks about shutting down clubs such as The Home Base. Andrew Stein and Dennis De Leon speak.

COMMERCIAL: Icelandair

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3. Lou Maletta reports on a letter from the Vatican, in which the Vatican states it will continue to discriminate against gays and lesbians. Dignity New York is fighting back. Joe Raimondi and Christine Nusse are interviewed. Information on Dignity’s conference for Catholic Lesbians is shown.

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4. Marilyn Quayle is met with hundreds of protesters in Maine, and her speech is disrupted. Footage is shown.

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5. Andy Humm at the B Dalton Book Shop in Greenwich Village. Joseph Steffan has written a book about being kicked out of the Navy two weeks before graduation because he was gay. Sandra Lowe is also interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: HomoExtra Magazine

6. Report From the Capitol: Lavender Republicans For Clinton is covered. Susan Jester is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

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7. The Roving Camera: John Calendo at Wigstock ’92. Perfidia, Deborah Harry, Michael Musto, Robert Sherman, and others are interviewed.

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8. GCN Sports: Bodybuilding competitions and softball are covered.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

9. Lavender Health: Marjorie Hill is interviewed about education in New York.

COMMERCIAL: The Pleasure Chest

10. Naming Names: Officer Mitch Grobeson comes out and is faced with death threats. A 60 Minutes segment covers his case. Viewers are encouraged to write to Don Hewitt, executive producer of 60 Minutes.

COMMERCIAL: The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

11. Primary Update: Ted Weiss is posthumously re-elected to his seat.


September 1992
Box: 24 Media : ID: 231.0369 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 39
[Air date: 9/24/1992]

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1. News Notes: Helms ammendments are passed. Humm talks about the memorial service for his dentist, Russell Aaron. Donald Grasso, part of the No on 9 Committee, which is trying to block anti-gay laws from being passed in Oregon is interviewed. The address for the No on 9 Committee is displayed.

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2. ACT UP protests George Bush’s visit to New York. Police are seen arresting a few protesters.

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3. Letter from Vatican causes stir. Joe Raimondi of Dignity New York is interviewed during a protest outside a cathedral.

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4. At the Lesbian and Gay Community Center, Luis Reyas of the NYC Board of Education is interviewed during a town meeting on attacks on gay-positive education, the Children of the Rainbow. Bronx District 12, Queens District 24, Staten Island District 31, and Brooklyn Districts 21 and 22 are opposing the material. Frances Krunreuther of the Hetrick-Martin Institute is also interviewed. Viewers are encouraged to counter the homophobia of the Board of Education by attending a meeting.

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5. Report From The Capitol: Gregory King in Columbus, Ohio. Steven Schellabarger, Lynn Greer, Phyllis Gorman, and Tim McCarthy are interviewed about a gay positive campaign commercial. This segment has very distorted audio.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

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6. David N. visits a synagogue for gay and lesbian Jews, the Beth Simchat Torah. Rabbi Sharon Kliembaum is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

7. Lambda Book Review: Several publications run stories on the ‘mainstreaming of gay literature’. Deacon MacCubin, owner of Lambda Rising Books is interviewed. Anne Rice and Mercedes Lackey are mentioned. Man on the street interviews are conducted in which participants are asked about gay literature.

COMMERCIAL: The Pleasure Chest

8. Naming Names: Charlie Rose features Joseph Steffan, who was discharged from the military for being gay. Viewers are encouraged to write to WNET.

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9. Lavender Health: Guillermo Vasques of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

10. The passing of Bob Caviano is announced.

11. A clip from the Republican convention is shown in which Phyllis Schlafly is asked about what she would do if one of her children turned out to be gay. One of her children turned out to be gay.


September 1992
Box: 24 Media : ID: 231.0370 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 40
[Air date: 10/1/1992]

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1. News Notes: National Coming Out Day. An article is run, ‘Is Dan Quayle a Homosexual?’ Andy Humm talks about how he had interviewed Quayle’s gay lover in 1988. Jerry Nadler doesn’t know what a red ribbon means.

2. Liz Crisonio, who was discriminated against and fired by Department of General Services’ Art Simes is interviewed. Crisonio taped Simes’ homophobic comments, and went to the Human Rights Commission. Humm states that GCN is trying to contact Simes.

COMMERCIAL: Icelandair

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3. DIFFA gets donation of 500 laserdisc players and discs dealing with the AIDS virus from electronics company Pioneer. Mr. Matsumoto, Jeanne White, Hank Evers, Susan Sarandon, . The laserdisc is meant to educate people on AIDS and HIV; a few excerpts are shown, including Ted Koppel introducing the disc.

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4. Lee Sharmat gets an exclusive interview with Leanza Cornett, the new Miss America, who has stated she is going to push AIDS activism.

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5. Report from the Capitol: Tacie Dejanikus, deputy field director of the Human Rights Campaign Fund is interviewed about Field Operation.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

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6. Gods Love We Deliver: Frank Abdale, deputy executive director of the organization introduces a healthy cooking segment hosted by Steven Welch. Ronald Grossman and Vivica Kraak, two MDs are interviewed, as is Dan Bloom, a critic social worker.

COMMERCIAL: McKay Drugs

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7. Naming Names: Gay and lesbian weddings get news in the Austin-American Statesman, then national news coverage. Viewers are encouraged to write to Phil Donahue’s show, which gave positive portrayal of the weddings.

COMMERCIAL: The Pleasure Chest

8. Lavender Health: Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of health, is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Manhattan Center for Living


October 1992
Box: 24 Media : ID: 231.0371 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 41
[Air date: 10/8/1992]

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1. News Notes: Sinead O’Connor ripping up the picture of the pope on SNL is covered. Barbara Bush says ‘sex equals death’ on Larry King. The Oregon anti-gay laws are struck down.

2. A massive anti-gay demonstration takes place at the Board of Education, Lee Sharmat interviews the anti-gay protesters. Steven Di Brienza is interviewed. Counter-protesters are interviewed as well.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

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3. Empire State Pride Agenda’s First Annual Awards Dinner and The 25th Anniversary of The Advocate: Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Sandra Jay Lowe, and New York State Abortion Rights Action League are honored. Dick Dadey and Rodger McFarlane are interviewed. Jeff Yarbrough, editor of the Advocate is interviewed about the magazine’s history.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

4. Report From the Capitol: Gregory King interviews Paul Cooper, the project manager for HRCF is interviewed about Bill Clinton.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

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5. Astrea Foundation gives awards. A reading by Melinda Goodman is shown. Katherine Acey, executive director, is interviewed.

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6. GCN Sports: Two new co-presidents are sworn in for Gay Games IV. Columbus Day Weekend sees Challenge ’92, the gay and lesbian soccer tournament.

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7. Naming Names: Banana Republic’s gay-positive ad campaign is covered. Viewers are encouraged to write to Banana Republic.

COMMERCIAL: The Pleasure Chest

8. Lavender Health: Mark Barnes is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Register to Vote – Lou Maletta voiceover

9. Andy Humm mentions ACT UP is going to try and dump ashes of AIDS victims on the White House lawn. The music video for Madonna’s Vogue plays after the credits.


October 1992
Box: 24 Media : ID: 231.0372 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 42
[Air date: 10/15/1992]

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1. News Notes: Humm and Sharmat discuss the presidential debate. Viewers are encouraged to donate to campaigns in Oregon and Colorado to fight anti-gay legislation. George Bush mentions ACT UP. The New York Times Magazine runs story ‘Gay Politics Goes Mainstream’.

2. The AIDS quilt is shown in Washington, DC. A candle light vigil in DC is also shown. Political Funeral (Ashes Action) by ACT UP is shown. Multiple ACT UP protesters dumps ashes on the White House lawn. Hands Around the White House, protesters chant “Three more weeks you’re out!” A title appears on screen ‘Silence = Death. Vote!’

COMMERCIAL: Icelandair

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3. Dr. Mervyn F. Silverman introduces ads by AmFAR (American Federation for AIDS Research). Several of the ads are shown, and feature Elizabeth Taylor. Rev. Margaret Reinfeld, director of education, talks about the ads.

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4. The play Murder in Disguise is covered. John Glines, the writer is interviewed. Excerpts from the play are shown.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

5. Report from the Capitol: Tim McFeely is interviewed about the HRCF’s actions during the election.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

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6. Lee Sharmat interviews Alain Montour of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1 (new)

7. Naming Names: A homophobic Republican campaign ad is covered, which the Christian Action Network funded. Viewers are encouraged to write to Tom Bettag, executive producer of Nightline.

COMMERCIAL: Stop the Bullshit. Get Out and Vote!

8. Lavender Health: Ellen Zaltsberg covers the Children of the Rainbow controversy. An anti-gay protest in Brooklyn, targeting the Children of the Rainbow curriculum is covered and footage is shown. Myra Iramon of WHAM, Dr. Luis O. Reyes, Katherine Acey of the Astraea Foundation, Marjorie Hill, Andy Montoya, a gay high school student, Doug Robinson of Center Kids, Katherine Kennedy, are interviewed during the counter-protest.

COMMERCIAL: The Pleasure Chest

9. Footage from the DC candlelight vigil are shown over the end credits.


October 1992
Box: 24 Media : ID: 231.0373 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 43
[Air date: 10/22/1992]

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1. News Notes: Murders in Oregon over Ballot Measure 9. Brian H Moch had his house firebombed and was killed, and a lesbian named Hattie Mae Cohens. The Cracker Barrel controversy is covered. A clip from Andy Humm interviewing Alfonse D’Amato in 1988 at the Republican National Convention. D’Amato’s anti-gay rights voting record is covered. Reactions to the debate are shown; no names of the interviewees are shown.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: QW Magazine

2. Pete Wilson finally passes a gay and lesbian rights bill. Footage from a demonstration in California is shown; it is unclear when this footage is from. Phil Wilson and Dolly Gei speak.

COMMERCIAL: Icelandair

COMMERCIAL: The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

3. Report from the Capitol: Eric Rosenthal, political director of HRCF is interviewed about the election.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

COMMERCIAL: Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays Dinner and Dance at the Roosevelt Hotel

4. Yale Alexander interviews Everett Quinton, the director and star of the play Brother Truckers. An excerpt from the play is shown

COMMERCIAL: Brother Truckers

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5. Lou Maletta interviews Marvin Liebman, the author of Coming Out Conservative.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: Women’s Candlelight March in Support of Clinton and Gore

6. Nick Curto and Val Coleman of The Stonewall Business Association are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: The Plot, a play

7. Naming Names: WBLS plays Buju Banton’s “Boom Bye Bye”, which encourages listeners to shoot gay men. Viewers are encouraged to write to WBLS to pull the song and run PSAs.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

8. Lavender Health: Ronald Johnson is interviewed. In the middle of the interview, the video suddenly cuts into an interview with Larry Pagnoti of the Upper Room AIDS Ministry. The address of the Upper Room AIDS Ministry is displayed.

COMMERCIAL: The Pleasure Chest COMMERCIAL: Murder in Disguise, a play

9. Humm and Sharmat encourage viewers to vote, and the No On 9 campaign is mentioned again, with viewers encouraged to donate.

COMMERCIAL: Take Back the Night

10. A clip from the Democratic National Convention speech by Bill Clinton is shown.


October 1992
Box: 24 Media : ID: 231.0374 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 44
[Air date: 10/29/1992]

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1. News Notes: The New York Times covers an AIDS treatment vaccine controversy, in which a single company got $20 million for research. WBLS apologizes for playing “Boom Bye Bye”.

2. ACT UP protests Al D’Amoto. Protesting outside D’Amoto’s headquarters. A protester says they were dragged out of D’Amoto’s office.

COMMERCIAL: QW Magazine

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

3. Andy Humm talks briefly about the Domestic Partnership Bill. A hearing is being held on two ‘piecemeal’ bills at City Hall. Christopher Lynn and Tom Duane are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Icelandair

COMMERCIAL: Brother Truckers

4. Lawyers Susan Camp-Stocks and Merril Hirsch are interviewed about suing the Boy Scouts of America in Washington DC. Roland Poole and Michael Geller are mentioned.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: Evil Magazine

COMMERCIAL: The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

5. Lee Sharmat interviews Margaret Kammenmyer, who was kicked out of the military because of her sexual orientation.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

COMMERCIAL: Stop the Bullshit. Get Out and Vote!

6. Bill Mitchell and Dana Greene of the Community Health Project are interviewed. A Celebration of Family Values is announced, taking place at the Copa on 60th Street. Philip Stoehr is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: A Celebration of Family Values

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7. Lou Maletta encourages viewers to vote. David Strah and Valerie Gamache have set up Vote and Dance, a celebration.

COMMERCIAL: Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays Dinner and Dance at the Roosevelt Hotel

8. Women’s Candlelight March in Support of Clinton and Gore. Lee Sharmat interviews several participants.

COMMERCIAL: The Plot, a play

9. Naming Names: A 20/20 focus piece on North Hampton, MA is celebrated. Viewers are encouraged to write to executive producer Victor Neufeld.

COMMERCIAL: A Celebration of Family Values

10. Lavender Health: Part two of Ronald Johnson interview. A visit to the PWA Coalition on west 26th street for an interview with Chris Babick.

COMMERCIAL: The Pleasure Chest


October 1992
Box: 24 Media : ID: 231.0375 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 45
[Air date: 11/5/1992]

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1. News Notes: Post election. Oregon’s prop 9 is struck down, but it still receives 45% of the vote; Colorado’s anti-gay legislation passes. Barney Frank is re-elected. Al D’Amoto gets elected.

2. The Empire State Pride Agenda’s Election Night Party at the Roxy. Lee Sharmat interviews several attendees. Marjorie Hill and Dick Dadey are interviewed. A bumper is shown ‘Congratulations Bill Clinton From Gay USA’.

COMMERCIAL: QW Magazine

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

3. ACT UP carries the body of Mark Lowe Fisher through the streets of New York to show George Bush’s neglect of AIDS victims. Protesters carry a huge banner reading ‘MARK LOWE FISHER. 1953-1992. DIED OF AIDS. MURDERED BY GEORGE BUSH.’ The coffin is deposited at the Republican Headquarters of New York on 43rd Street, the day before Election Day.

COMMERCIAL: Icelandair

COMMERCIAL: Brother Truckers

4. The Roving Camera: National Coming Out Day. A clip from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ is shown. Men and women who have come out are interviewed. Scenes from the Gay and Lesbian Community Center on Coming Out Day are shown.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: Evil Magazine

COMMERCIAL: The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

5. Naming Names: Josh Machleder reports on Melrose Place addressing gay bashing and homophobia. The series Key West is being protested by Focus on the Family. Viewers are encouraged to write to Peter Chernin, president of Fox.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1


November 1992
Box: 24 Media : ID: 231.0376 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 46
[Air date: 11/12/1992]

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1. News Notes: Magic Johnson leaving the NBA is covered.

2. Ed Anderson at the Century Plaza Hotel for an anniversary celebration of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Services Center. Torie Osborn are interviewed. Lou Maletta, before the segment, states the quality is not up to their standards; it appears to be sourced from a VHS tape.

COMMERCIAL: QW Magazine

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3. Lambda Report: Colorado bans gay rights laws. Speeches by Cathy Reynolds, Tony Ogden, Roy Romer are shown. A protest against Amendment 2 from later on in election night is shown. Roy Romer’s speech the following morning is shown. Pat Schroeder also speaks.

COMMERCIAL: Icelandair

4. The footage of Beth Liebo being arrested by police at the Republican National Convention is shown. Beth Liebo is then interviewed about being given trumped-up charges of assault of a police officer (later dropped to a class D misdemeanor) and arranging a trial-by-jury lawsuit of the Texas police.

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5. The Roosevelt Hotel hosts the Parents of Lesbian and Gays annual banquet. David Dinkins speaks. Jean Manfort, founder of P-FLAG is interviewed. Ruth Messinger speaks.

COMMERCIAL: Evil Magazine

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6. Naming Names: Roseanne adds a lesbian character, Nancy. Its noted that Nancy is the only recurring lesbian character in a primetime show. Viewers are encouraged to write to Carsey Werner Company, the producers of the show.

COMMERCIAL: The Pleasure Chest

7. David Harris of the Arkansas Gay and Lesbian Task Force is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

8. Lavender Health: Daisy De Jesus, Cynthia Acevedo, and Linda Gang are interviewed about being ‘butch’.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

9. Report from the Capitol: Kay Ostberg, program director at the Human Rights Campaign Fund is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

COMMERCIAL: Seminar series for people in the entertainment industry dealing with AIDS education

COMMERCIAL: Rainbow Room Celebration with HRCF. Dining and Dancing


November 1992
Box: 24 Media : ID: 231.0377 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 47
[Air date: 11/19/1992]

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1. News Notes: The Vatican issues a new letter that says not to discriminate against gays, but goes on to stress that gays are depraved. Harvey Firestein encourages people to boycott Colorado. A clip of an interview with Thomas Moorer on This Week is shown in which he states lifting the ban on gays in the military would be a ‘major mistake’ and makes some extremely homophobic remarks.

2. The Human Rights Campaign Fund dinner at the Rainbow Room. Tim McFeeley speaks about Clinton’s victory. Andrew Stein, David Mixner, David Dinkins, Ruth Messinger are interviewed

COMMERCIAL: QW Magazine

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

3. 3rd Annual Michael Hirsch Awards. Nancy Hirsch is interviewed. Terry McGovern is also interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Icelandair

4. Lou Maletta interviews Buddy Noro, who helps with AIDS charities and collects carnival animal sculptures. The address is displayed on screen: Buddy Gallery. 523 Hudson Street.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

5. The Lesbian Avengers take on NBC for the lack of coverage over the murder of two gay activists in Oregon that took place shortly before the election. A protest is shown. A memorial for Hattie Mae Cohens and Brian Mock is shown.

COMMERCIAL: safersister

COMMERCIAL: AmFAR (featuring Elizabeth Taylor)

6. GCN Special Report: The death of William Chaifin, founder of QW Magazine, is covered. Viewers are encouraged to help QW Magazine.

COMMERCIAL: The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

COMMERCIAL: Evil Magazine

7. Naming Names: Phil Donahue is complimented for several gay-positive segments. The Donahue Show was allowed to show gay men kissing. Viewers are encouraged to write to the Donahue Show at NBC.

COMMERCIAL: The Pleasure Chest

8. Report From the Capitol: The anti-gay legislation in Oregon is discussed by Mark-Paul Lehman.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

9. Lavender Health: Dr. Chris Samuels of the Sexual Addiction Treatment Institute is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

10. The death of Audre Lorde is announced.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

COMMERCIAL: AIDS Dance-a-Thon


November 1992
Box: 24 Media : ID: 231.0378 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 48
[Air date: 11/26/1992]

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1. News Notes: Head of the NEA refuses to support gay-themed film festivals and art exhibits. Barbara Streisand calls for Colorado boycott. New York school board trying to get rid of AIDS education. Dublin bans Madonna’s Sex book and allow condoms to be sold. Spike Lee refuses an Advocate interview. Andy Humm gives his Top 10 Reasons To Be Thankful We’re Homosexual.

2. Lambda Report: Bill Landeaux reports on the anti-gay legislation that was passed in Colorado. Gays and lesbians can now be fired from any job for their sexual orientation. Jennifer Vines of Denver was fired from Dairy Queen. Gay and lesbian organizations in Colorado are receiving bomb threats. Footage from a town hall meeting is shown. A new group called the Colorado Human Rights Coalition is formed. The contact information for the Colorado Legal Initiative Program is shown. Footage from a rally at Colorado University is shown. Leslie Durgan, the mayor of Boulder is shown speaking.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: QW Magazine

3. Lou Maletta talks to Patrick O’Connor about Day Without Art, sponsored by Visual Aids.

COMMERCIAL: Icelandair

4. Lou Maletta interviews Caesar Chavez, director of United Farm Workers, discusses the use of pesticides on grapes and the danger it poses to workers.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

5. Kate Clinton, a comedian, is interviewed about The American Family Values Tour.

COMMERCIAL: The Benson Series, 3rd Annual Benefit Concert for United AIDS Relief.

6. At the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop. Interview with Craig Rodwell, the owner of the bookstore.

COMMERCIAL: The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

COMMERCIAL: Evil Magazine

COMMERCIAL: The Pleasure Chest

7. Report from the Capitol: Joseph Grabarz, Jr. is interviewed about Clinton’s position on gays in the military.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

8. Naming Names: US News and World Report, New York Magazine, Newsday, and The New York Times are praised for challenging the military ban.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

9. Lavender Health: Ronald Johnson, coordinator of AIDS policy for the mayor’s office, is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1


November 1992
Box: 24 Media : ID: 231.0379 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 49
[Air date: 12/4/1992]

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1. News Notes: William F. Buckley Jr. refers to homosexuality as a ‘vice’. Statue of Gertrude Stein unveiled. Cardinal O’Connor attacks the Children of the Rainbow curriculum.

2. World AIDS Day: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Historical Society, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 10 on 8, Museum of TV and Radio (now the Paley Center), the Central Research Library of the NYPL, The New Museum, Electronic Arts Intermix, The World Trade Center all host programs. Lou Maletta interviews Timothy Burgard at the New York Historical Society.

COMMERCIAL: Icelandair

COMMERCIAL: AmFAR (featuring Elizabeth Taylor)

3. Ron Simon, curator at the Museum of TV and Radio, is interviewed. A clip from the first television coverage of AIDS on December 15, 1982 is shown. The New York Central Research Library intentionally closed for Day Without Art. Electronic Arts Intermix and Dia Center present “Vital Signs”. Wellington Love is interviwed. Robert Blanchon of the New Museum is interviewed. Living Proof is shown at the World Trade Center set to “Wind Beneath My Wings” performed by the Gay Men’s Chorus.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

4. AmFar at the Waldorf Astoria for the ‘Together For the Cure’ dinner. Leanza Cornet, Natasha Richardson, Mervyn Silverman are interviewed. Liz Smith speaks. Candlelight Vigil. Brent Nicholson Earl, organizer of the vigil, is interviewed. Footage of the vigil is shown. The lights being dimmed on various New York landmarks are shown. Susan Groening is interviewed about her art piece Safety Net. Celeberity Ribbon Cavalcade is shown, with Penny Arcade’s performance.

COMMERCIAL: Evil Magazine

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5. Gay Sons and Jewish Lesbian Daughters of Holocaust Survivors are interviewed. No names are displayed during segment.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

6. Report from the Capitol: Terry Beswick, AIDS treatment policy analyst with HRCF is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

7. Lavender Health: Interview with Dr. Billy Jones, director of New York Health and Hospitals Corporation.

8. Naming Names: Due to the extreme anti-gay movement against the Children of the Rainbow curriculum, viewers are encouraged to write to Joseph Fernandez, chancellor of schools at the board of education.


December 1992
Box: 24 Media : ID: 231.0380 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 50
[Air date: 12/10/1992]

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COMMERCIAL: Recycle: The Everyday Way to Save the World

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1. News Notes: Col. David Hackworth’s comments on gays in the military. Children of the Rainbow controversy is covered; a clip of Joe Fernandez on NBC’s News Forum is shown.

2. Linda Fouler of the Denver Gay Advisory Committee is interviewed about the situation in Colorado.

COMMERCIAL: Icelandair

3. Lee Sharmat at the Board of Education during a meeting over the Children of the Rainbow curriculum. Catherine Kennedy, Tory Levin, Rabbi Balfour Brickner, Ruth Messinger, and John Wong speak on the steps of the BOE.

COMMERCIAL: QW Magazine

4. Gay Men’s Chorus: Gary Miller announces some of the new shows of the season.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

5. Alan Ellenzwieg, the author of The Homoerotic Photograph, is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

6. GCN Sports Special: Bodybuilding competition.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

7. Naming Names: COFFIN (Coloradoans and Californians for Fairness in the Nation) calls on Hollywood to boycott Colorado skiing spots. Viewers are asked to write to Barbara Streisand’s office.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

8. Lavender Health: Second part of interview with Dr. Billy Jones, director of New York Health and Hospitals Corporation.


December 1992
Box: 24 Media : ID: 231.0381 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 51
[Air date: 12/17/1992]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water 1. News Notes: Children of the Rainbow loses support in the face of extreme opposition from anti-gay groups. School board elections are discussed. The New York Times portrays Joe Fernandez as a child molester in a cartoon. Barbara Streisand backs boycotting Colorado.

2. Interview with the mayor of Denver, Wellington Webb. Viewers are encouraged to call the Colorado Legal Initiative Project.

COMMERCIAL: The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

3. Jacob Javitz Center hosts the Gay Men’s Health Crisis Dance-a-thon. Tim Sweeney, Salt-N-Pepa, Rosie Perez, Lisa Fischer, Down Town Julie Brown, are interviewed. Madonna appears.

COMMERCIAL: Icelandair

4. AJ Allen, leading actor in a play called The Looking Glass is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: QW Magazine

5. From San Francisco: David Nahmod interviews Keith, a volunteer for the HIV Vigil.

COMMERICAL: The Monster w/tag for New Year’s Eve Celebration

6. Naming Names: ABC’s Picket Fences series features a trans character portrayed positively. Viewers are encouraged to write to ABC.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

7. Lavender Health: Nathan Kerr, director of People of Color in Crisis, and James Saunders are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

8. GCN Special Report: ACT UP protesters speak about the Children of the Rainbow curriculum during a protest in support of the curriculum. Footage of the protest is shown.

9. During the outro, birthday wishes for Lou Maletta.


December 1992
Box: 24 Media : ID: 231.0382 Gay USA, Vol. X, Episode No. 52
[Air date: 12/24/1992]

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NOTE: Year in Review Episode.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

1. News Notes: Albany passes a city-wide gay rights law.

2. Tom Duane becomes the first openly-gay member of the city council. Speech by Tom Duane is shown. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Controversy. Footage from the parade includes interview with Ruth Messinger and Magee Hickey. Ronald Johnson becomes Citywide Coordinator for AIDS Policy. His inauguration is shown, as is an interview. James Dale, Boy Scout member kicked out of the organization for being gay, is interviewed. Ron Madson and Richard Dietz are interviewed about domestic partnership.

COMMERCIAL: Icelandair

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

3. Reunion of GAA. Joyce Hunter speaks. Karen Thompson and Sharon Kowalski at the Grand Marshalls Pride Parade. Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention. The AIDS conference in Amsterdam. Republican National Convention footage in Houston of ACT UP protesters being beaten by police. Lou Maletta and Co. read some of the Republican party’s anti-gay rhetoric. Interviews with delegates at the RNC. Beth Leebo’s arrest in Houston.

COMMERICAL: The Monster

4. Interview with Donald Grasso of the No on 9 Committee. Protest against Children of the Rainbow curriculum. NBC interview with Joseph Fernandez. AIDS quilt in Washington DC. ACT UP members scatter the ashes of their loved ones on the White House lawn. Empire State Pride Agenda party in celebration of Clinton’s election.

COMMERCIAL: The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

5. Protests on election night in Colorado when anti-gay legislation passes. Roy Romer speaks about repealing the anti-gay legislation. Out of the Darkness candlelight vigil in New York. Interview with the mayor of Denver.

COMMERCIAL: 970-BIG-1

6. HRCF Capitol Hill Update (renamed Report from the Capitol): J.B. Collier, HRCF consultant on military issues is interviewed about tight living conditions on Navy ships.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

7. Naming Names: The New York Times encourages the boycott of Colorado. Viewers are encouraged to write to Max Frankel, executive editor of NYT.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

8. Lavender Health: Reginald Jackson, artistic director of the Center of the Rainbow. Richard Skinner of the AIDS Task Force and Bill Thompson are interviewed as well.

9. Andy Humm talks about Christmas.


December 1992
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Box: 8 Media : ID: 231.0122 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 1
[Air date: 12/31/1992]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Lee Sharmat interviews Kevin Maxwell, of NY Boycott Colorado, regarding the [No Protected Status for Sexual Orientation Amendment (Initiative 2)] in Colorado.

2. Interview: Dr. Billy Jones, President of Health and Hospitals Corporation, discusses his new Presidential position.

3. Lee Sharmat interviews Marlene Colburn, of the Lesbian Avengers, regarding her organization’s functions and events.

4. Interview: Jay Hill, Executive Director of Gay Games IV, discusses the planning of the Gay Games IV.

COMMERCIAL: Icelandair

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Professional Male Model & Escort Referral Service

5. Interview: Marjorie Hill, NYC Mayor Dinkins’ Liaison to the gay and lesbian community, discusses her work from 1992.

6. Lee Sharmat interviews Randy Delaney, Mr. NY Leather 1992, and Dale Hogan, Mr. NE Drummerboy 1992, regarding the leather contest and community.

7. Interview: Eleanor Cooper, of the Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights, and Saul Fishman, Mayor’s Deputy Liaison to the gay community, regarding events that affected the LGBT community in 1992.

8. Lee Sharmat interviews Pat Hayes, of the Queens Independent Democratic Club, regarding her work and political events that affected the LGBT community in 1992.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

9. Lee Sharmat interviews Cathay Che, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, regarding events that affected the LGBT community in 1992.

10. Interview: [Jan Carl Park], Mayor’s Deputy Liaison to the gay community, discusses events that affected the LGBT community in 1992.

11. Interview: Raymond Jacobs, Educator [of AIDS prevention], discusses AIDS prevention and political issues that will affect the LGBT community in 1993.

12. Interview: Bill Dobbs, Activist, discusses his work from 1992 and political issues that will affect the LGBT community in 1993.

13. Interview: Christopher Lynn, NYC Council Candidate, discusses the upcoming special election for City Council. COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

14. Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF) “Capitol Hill Update”: Gregory King interviews Joseph S Grabarz Jr., Legislative Director of HRCF, regarding political events and issues that will affect the LGBT community in 1993. COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

15. “Naming Names”: Cathay Che, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses recent episodes of “In Living Color” and “Saturday Night Live” with gay themes. Includes episode footage of “In Living Color”.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

16. “Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Lesbian and Gay Health Concerns, interviews Dr. Billy Jones, President of Health and Hospitals Corporation, regarding HIV/AIDS in the African American gay community.


December 1992
Box: 8 Media : ID: 231.0123 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 2
[Air date: 1/7/1993]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. “The Lambda Report” Denver, Colorado. Includes footage of Dennis McNally, Publicist for the Grateful Dead; Interview with Robert Briggs-Daniels and Terry Schleder, of Boycott Colorado, regarding the boycott; Mary Blue, CO/Chair Co. Jobs with Justice; and Jack Hawkins, Denver Area Labor Foundation.

COMMERCIAL: Icelandair

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Professional Male Model & Escort Referral Service

3. Interview: Ruth K. Finkelstein, Sc.D., Director of Public Policy for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), discusses a recent rate hike by Blue Cross Blue Shield

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

4. Interview: Deborah Johnson, Board Member of the Gay and Lesbian Task Force, discusses her activist work.

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

5. Footage of AmFAR benefit. Includes footage of Jackie Onassis, editor; Marsha Mason, actress; Wendy Wasserstein, playwright; Lauren Bacall, actress; Rob Lowe, actor; and Jessica Lange, actress.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Uncensored Connections

6. “Cooking with Love”: Michelle Levin, Nutrition Intern with God’s Love We Deliver (GLWD), interviews Vivica Kraak, MS, RD, HIV Nutrition Specialist with GLWD, regarding healthy fast food for people with AIDS.

7. “Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews [Per Wennick], Director of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, regarding AIDS in Denmark. Includes footage of the AIDS-themed remake of a Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale [“The Princess and the Condom”], a video “You can’t catch AIDS from a swimming pool”, and a clip from a more serious and informative AIDS program.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

8. “Naming Names”: Donald Suggs, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses Mayor David Dinkins’ executive orders regarding domestic partner benefits.

9. Footage of Hon. David Dinkins, Mayor of NYC, at his domestic partner press conference on January 7, 1993.


January 1993
Box: 8 Media : ID: 231.0124 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 3
[Air date: 1/14/1993]

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January 1993
Box: 8 Media : ID: 231.0125 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 4
[Air date: 1/21/1993]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community. Includes footage of Jerrold Nadler, member of Congress, discussing a gay rights bill.

COMMERCIAL: Icelandair

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Professional Male Model & Escort Referral Service

2. Footage of benefit for Gay Games IV. Includes Lee Sharmat interviewing Robby Brown, Co-Chair of Gay Games IV, and James Dale, who was thrown out of the Boy Scouts of America for being gay.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

3. Interview: Father Bernard Lynch, openly gay priest and author, regarding his personal story and his book “A Priest on Trial”.

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

4. “Lavender Health”: Sean Dwyer, Associate Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Geoff Moore, Director of Education and Outreach for Body Positive, regarding the expanded definition of AIDS.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Uncensored Connections

5. “Naming Names”: Cathay Che, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses gay rights measures in Colorado and the Colorado boycott.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

6. Footage of the inauguration of President Bill Clinton. Includes footage of Maya Angelou, writer and poet; Steve Guttenberg, actor; Rue McClanahan, actress; [Lisa Strongin], President of the Lesbian and Gay Bands of America.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund


January 1993
Box: 8 Media : ID: 231.0126 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 5
[Air date: 1/28/1993]

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January 1993
Box: 8 Media : ID: 231.0127 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 6
[Air date: 2/4/1993]

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February 1993
Box: 8 Media : ID: 231.0128 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 7
[Air date: 2/11/1993]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Footage of ACTUP demonstration at Hoffman-La Roche Plant in New Jersey on February 9, 1993. Includes Lou Maletta interviewing Barbara Hughs, Lawyer for ACTUP.

COMMERCIAL: [Dr. Alan Tenenbaum], Psychotherapist, encourages viewers to call.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Professional Male Model & Escort Referral Service

3. Interview: Dick Dadey, [Executive Director] of the Empire State Pride Agenda, discusses political issues that affect the LGBT community. Includes NY1 footage of [Congressional] hearings with Major Owens, US Congressman, and Dov Hikind, anti-gay NYS Assembly Member. Also includes footage of Pat Robertson, “Professional Bigot”, discussing bigotry.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

4. Lee Sharmat, the new Gay Games headquarters, interviews Orlando Diaz, [athlete]; Dan Baker, Gay Games Board Member; and Jay Hill, Executive Director of the Gay Games.

5. Footage of Gay Games IV benefit at Splash. Includes Lee Sharmat interviewing Mary McFadden, fashion designer; Larry Kramer, [playwright and activist]; and employees of various bars.

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

6. Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF) “Capitol Hill Update”: Gregory King interviews Steve Smith, Research Director for HRCF, regarding the travel ban on people who are HIV-positive.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

COMMERCIAL: Dr. [Alan Tenenbaum], Psychotherapist, encourages viewers to call.

7. “Naming Names”: Cathay Che, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses recent NY Post cartoons by [Sean Delonas].

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Uncensored Connections

8. “Lavender Health”: Gregory Broyles, Director of the [Men of Color AIDS Prevention (MOCA)], interviews Vernon deJones and Paul Darling, regarding their personal experiences as members of the older black gay community.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

9. Clip of music video “Made for You” by Phoebe Legere


February 1993
Box: 9 Media : ID: 231.0129 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 8
[Air date: 2/18/1993]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Interview: Dick Dadey, [Executive Director] of the Empire State Pride Agenda, discusses a gay rights bill.

COMMERCIAL: [Dr. Alan Tenenbaum], Psychotherapist, encourages viewers to call.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Professional Male Model & Escort Referral Service

3. Lee Sharmat interviews Nora Gibbons, gay bashing victim, regarding her attack.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

4. Lou Maletta interviews Gilles Mesrobian, Executive Director of Miracle House, and Suzanne E. Keller, Client Services Manager for Miracle House, regarding their organization’s functions.

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

5. Footage of Valentine’s Day event in Bryant Park by the Lesbian Avengers celebrating the relationship between Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Uncensored Connections

6. “The Roving Camera”: [John Calendo] introduces film clips of “great gay love scenes”. Includes footage from “If…” (1968), “Desert Hearts” (1985), “Caged” (1950), and “[The] Boys in the Band” (1970).

7. “Naming Names”: Donald Suggs, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses domestic partnerships.

COMMERCIAL: [Dr. Alan Tenenbaum], Psychotherapist, encourages viewers to call.

8. Footage of event in Times Square regarding Marky Mark [Mark Wahlberg]’s anti-gay, violent history. Includes footage of David Nahmod, GCN Correspondent; Donald Suggs, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY; Dick Scott, Marky Mark’s manager; Cathay Che, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY; and Maureen Burnley, of the NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project.

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra

9. “Lavender Health”: Gregory Broyles, Director of the [Men of Color AIDS Prevention (MOCA)], and Yvette Burton, Director of the Lesbian Health Project, discuss the life and recent death of activist Craig G. Harris. Includes footage of Harris, and of people affected by Harris.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

10. Footage of Ann Northrop, Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Emergency Media Campaign, discussing her organization’s response to the religious right’s video “The Gay Agenda”. Includes clip of the Gay and Lesbian Emergency Media Campaign video “Hate, Lies, & Videotape”.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

11. Tim McCarthy interviews Stephen J. Smith, of ACTUP D.C., Inc., regarding changes in the structure of ACTUP.


February 1993
Box: 9 Media : ID: 231.0130 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 9
[Air date: 2/25/1993]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Interview: Joe Nicholson, Medicine and Sciences Editor of NY Post, discusses sex clubs and AIDS in NYC.

COMMERCIAL: [Dr. Alan Tenenbaum], Psychotherapist, encourages viewers to call.

3. Lou Maletta interviews Patricia Arias and Maribel Diaz, NY Police Officers, regarding the recruitment of minorities, including gays and lesbians, to the NY police force.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Professional Male Model & Escort Referral Service

4. Peter Levasseur, GCN Correspondent, interviews Danny Leonard, gay club owner in North Carolina, regarding his establishment

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

5. “The Lambda Report” Denver, Colorado: Tiffany DiBlasil discusses the Colorado boycott. Includes footage of Mo Siegel, of Celestial Seasonings, and Terry Schleder, of Boycott Colorado.

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

6. “Naming Names”: Cathay Che, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses anti-gay music lyrics by Brand Nubian.

COMMERCIAL: [Dr. Alan Tenenbaum], Psychotherapist, encourages viewers to call.

7. Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF) “Capitol Hill Update”: Gregory King interviews Tony Cheek, West Coast Regional Representative for HRCF, regarding the [SpeakOut]program.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

8. “Lavender Health”: Gregory Broyles, Director of the [Men of Color AIDS Prevention (MOCA)], interviews Vernon deJones and Paul Darling, regarding their personal experiences as members of the older black gay community.

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra


February 1993
Box: 9 Media : ID: 231.0131 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 10
[Air date: 3/4/1993]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Lou Maletta interviews ‘Eric and Douglas’ regarding their newly recognized domestic partnership.

COMMERCIAL: [Dr. Alan Tenenbaum], Psychotherapist, encourages viewers to call.

3. Interview: Gabriel Rotello, NY Newsday Columnist, discusses a study of HIV from San Francisco.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Professional Male Model & Escort Referral Service

4. “The Lambda Report” Denver, Colorado: [Devin-Michael Morrisson] and David Medina discuss the Colorado boycott and political issues that affect the LGBT community.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

5. Footage of Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization (ILGO) press conference in response to a recent ruling regarding the exclusion of gays and lesbians from the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Includes footage of Anne Maguire, [Eileen Clancy], and Paul O’Dwyer, all of ILGO.

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

6. Lee Sharmat interviews Laurie Fierstein, [Miss USA 1991], regarding her bodybuilding.

COMMERCIAL: [Dr. Alan Tenenbaum], Psychotherapist, encourages viewers to call.

7. “Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Marjorie Hill, NYC Mayor Dinkins’ Liaison to the gay and lesbian community, regarding her stepping down from her Liaison position.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

8. “Naming Names”: Donald Suggs, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses a recent Channel 3 investigation of the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA).

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra

9. Interview: ‘Andy’, owner of sex club Prism Gallery, discusses sex club regulations and proposed regulation changes.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Uncensored Connections


March 1993
Box: 9 Media : ID: 231.0132 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 11
[Air date: 3/11/1993]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Footage of the Empire State Pride Agenda’s Night of 100 Parties. Includes Lee Sharmat interviewing Valerie Gamache, Co-Chair of the Night of 100 Parties; Dick Dadey, [Executive Director] of the Empire State Pride Agenda; and Deborah Glick, NYS Assembly Member. Also includes Andy Humm interviewing David Straw, Co-Chair of the Night of 100 Parties; [Laurie Linton], Vice Chair of Empire State Pride Agenda; and [Allen Burnstein], organizer of the Liberty Tree.

COMMERCIAL: [Dr. Alan Tenenbaum], Psychotherapist, encourages viewers to call.

3. Lou Maletta interviews Billy Hileman, Nadine Smith, and ‘Scout’, National Co-Chairs of the March on Washington 1993, regarding the upcoming March.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Professional Male Model & Escort Referral Service

4. Interview: Raul Llorens and Mimi Plevin-Foust, Co-Producers of “Wide Time: Surviving AIDS”, discuss their film. Includes film footage.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

5. Footage of benefit for the Gay and Lesbian Community Center. Includes Lee Sharmat interviewing Richard Burns, Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center.

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

6. Footage of Bill Baumer, founder of “Out the Window” comedy troupe, performing his own piece “Irish Eyes”.

COMMERCIAL: [Dr. Alan Tenenbaum], Psychotherapist, encourages viewers to call.

7. “Naming Names”: Cathay Che, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses a recent article in the NY Times by [Jeffrey Schmalz].

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

8. “Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Marjorie Hill, NYC Mayor Dinkins’ Liaison to the gay and lesbian community, regarding her stepping down from her Liaison position.

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Uncensored Connections

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

COMMERCIAL: SF AIDS Foundation


March 1993
Box: 9 Media : ID: 231.0133 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 12
[Air date: 3/18/1993]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Footage of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and protest by the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization (ILGO). Includes footage of Brendan Fay and Paul O’Dwyer, of ILGO; Tom Duane, NYC Councilman; Roy Innis, Mayoral Candidate for NYC; Jack Hale, Lawyer for AOH [Ancient Order of Hibernians] and Mary Cummings; and Commissioner [Raymond] Kelly, NYC Police Chief.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Professional Male Model & Escort Referral Service

2. Interview: Donald Barr, of Gay and Lesbian Catholics of St. Paul the Apostle Church, discusses accepting the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization (ILGO).

3. Footage of Brendan Fay and Paul O’Dwyer, of ILGO, at [St. Paul the Apostle Church].

4. Footage of Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization (ILGO) [press conference]. Includes footage of Anne Maguire and Paul O’Dwyer.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

5. Footage of the Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (AVP) press conference. Includes footage of Rudolph Giuliani, former US Attorney; Matt Foreman, Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project; and [Chris Pennock], victim of bias related violence

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

6. Lou Maletta interviews Joe Stefan, former member of the US Navy, and Marc Wolinsky, Stefan’s lawyer, regarding gays in the military.

7. Footage of Mary C. Dunlap, Keynote Speaker, Teacher of Law, discussing political issues that affect the LGBT community at [the Lesbian and Gay Lawyers awards ceremony].

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra

8. “Lavender Health”: Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director of the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, introduces Paula Ettelbrick, who discusses leaving her position as Legal Director of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund. Includes Ellen Zaltzberg, of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviewing Paula Ettelbrick.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

9. Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF) “Capitol Hill Update”: Gregory King interviews Tom Swift, National Canvas Manager of Speak Out for HRCF, regarding the Speak Out program.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

10. “Naming Names”: Lisa Graziano, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses recent advertisements by Banana Republic that target lesbian consumers.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Uncensored Connections

11. Interview: Glenn Sheridan, Delegate of the NY March on Washington, and Carla Rabinowitz, Media Coordinator of the NY March on Washington, discuss the upcoming march.


March 1993
Box: 9 Media : ID: 231.0134 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 13
[Air date: 3/25/1993]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. “The Lambda Report” Denver, Colorado: David Medina discusses Amendment 2. Includes footage of Gregory Walta, of Come Together Colorado; Suzanne Pharr, of Women’s Project; Scott Nakagawa, of Oregon Citizens Alliance

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Professional Male Model & Escort Referral Service

3. Footage of demonstration against Time Warner’s [potential] elimination of public and leased access television. Includes footage of Dave Channon, Public Access [Producer] with Volcanic Video; Manny Manhattan, Public Access [Producer]; Rick X, Public Access [Producer] with Closet Case Show

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

4. Lee Sharmat interviews Pat Hayes, Candidate for School Board District 24, regarding the Children of the Rainbow controversy.

5. Danny Dromm, Co-Chair of Queens Pride, and Wendy Moscow, Outreach Chairperson for Queens Pride, discuss the first annual gay pride parade in Queens.

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

6. Michael Petrelis and Michael Singerman, of Queer Nation D.C., discuss the murder of Navy seaman Allen Schindler, who was killed for being gay.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Uncensored Connections

7. Interview: Sam Ciccone, Co-Founder of the Gay Officers Action League (GOAL), and Christine Quinn, Chief of Staff for Tom Duane, discuss the arrests of gays and lesbians at the St. Patrick’s Day parade.

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra

8. “Naming Names”: Ellen Carton, Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses the film “Lost Language of Cranes” and asks viewers to encourage Blockbuster to carry the film. Includes film footage.

9. Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF) “Capitol Hill Update”: Gregory King interviews ‘Scout’, Co-Chair of the March on Washington, and Pat Hussain, Executive Committee Member of the March on Washington, regarding the upcoming march.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

10. “Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Lesbian and Gay Health Concerns, interviews Richard M. Tagle, Project Director of the Gay and Bisexual Men of Color HIV Prevention Needs Assessment Project for the United States Conference of Mayors, regarding the Project.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: SF AIDS Foundation


March 1993
Box: 9 Media : ID: 231.0135 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 14
[Air date: 4/1/1993]

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Duration: 00:59:00

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COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community. Includes footage of Andy Humm interviewing Deborah Glick, NYS Assembly Member, regarding a lesbian and gay rights bill.

2. Footage of the Gay and Lesbian Independent Democrats (GLID) mayoral forum at the Community Center. Includes footage of David Dinkins, Mayor of NYC; Andrew Stein, NYC Council President; and Matt Foreman, Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (AVP).

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Professional Male Model & Escort Referral Service

3. Glenn Sheridan, National Delegate to the March on Washington, and Bruce Fagin, Media Coordinator of the NY Committee for the March [on Washington], discuss the upcoming march.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

4. Lou Maletta interviews Michael Callen, activist and musician, regarding his 2-CD album “Legacy” and his activist work. Includes performance footage.

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

5. Footage of the 4th annual GLAAD Media Awards. Includes footage of Phil Donahue, talk show host; Ellen Carton, Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY; Tony Randall, host [and actor]; Liz Smith, columnist; Donald Suggs, of GLAAD NY; Barbara Walters, TV host; David Sloan, Producer for “20/20”; Anna Quindlen, journalist; Kate Clinton, comedienne; Hendrich Hertzberg, [journalist] at The New Yorker; William Finn, [composer of] “Falsettos”; Jeffrey Schmalz, [journalist for] the NY Times; and Vivian Shapiro, of the NYC Commission on Human Rights. Also includes television clip of “One Life to Live”.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Uncensored Connections

6. Footage of forum [“Operation Lift the Ban”]. Includes footage of Tom Stoddard, Head of Campaign for Military Service; Dr. James A. Forbes, Senior Minister at Riverside Church; Joseph Steffan, who was discharged from [the U.S. Naval Academy in] Annapolis; and Lou Maletta interviewing Gloria Steinem, head of the Ms. Foundation.

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra

7. Footage of the Night of 1000 Gowns. Includes footage of Empress Saleen, Empress VI of New York; Empress Razor Sharp, Chairman of Board [of the] Imperial Court; Coco La Chine, Crown Princess Royale; and Empress I Sybil, the Atlas Empress.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

8. “Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Lesbian and Gay Health Concerns, interviews Richard M. Tagle, Project Director of the Gay and Bisexual Men of Color HIV Prevention Needs Assessment Project for the United States Conference of Mayors, regarding the Project.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

9. “Naming Names”: Chiqui Cartagena, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses a recent article in Good Housekeeping regarding family values.

10. GLAAD NY & Genre Magazine ad: “Gay USO at USA” event to lift the ban on gays in the military

11. Additional footage of the Night of 1000 Gowns.


April 1993
Box: 9 Media : ID: 231.0136 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 15
[Air date: 4/8/1993]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm discusses recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Glenn Sheridan, Delegate to the March on Washington, and Tony Frankenberg, of the Steering Committee for the March on Washington, discuss the upcoming march.

3. Carla Rabinowitz, of the Steering Committee for the March on Washington, promotes Lucie Blue Tremblay, musician, who will sing at a benefit for the March.

COMMERCIAL: 1993 March on Washington

4. Interview: Arthur Strickler, Past Chair of Board for CBST [Congregation Beit Simchat Torah], gay and lesbian synagogue, discusses the Salute to Israel Day Parade.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Professional Male Model & Escort Referral Service

5. Interview: Jon David Nalley, Candidate for School Board District 2, discusses the upcoming school board election.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

6. Interview: Jim Levin, gay activist and attorney, and Paul Shechtman, Counsel to Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, discuss gay male harassment and arrests in public restrooms.

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

7. Footage of Senate hearing regarding lesbians and gays in the military. Includes footage of Dan Coats, Republican Senator from Indiana; [Dr. Margarethe Cammermeyer], former colonel with the US military

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Uncensored Connections

8. Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF) “Capitol Hill Update”: Gregory King interviews Bert Wylen, host of [“Gaydreams”] radio program, regarding lesbians and gays in the military.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

9. “Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Tom Duane, NYC Council Member, regarding health issues that affect the LGBT community.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

10. “Naming Names”: Donald Suggs, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses the gay-themed comic strip “For Better or For Worse”.

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra


April 1993
Box: 9 Media : ID: 231.0137 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 16
[Air date: 4/15/1993]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Interview: Frank Oldham Jr., gay activist, discusses issues of sex and race in the LGBT community.

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3. Interview: Crae Pridgen, survivor of anti-gay attack by US Marines, discusses his attack.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

4. GCN Sports: Footage of Lee Sharmat and Orlando Diaz at the first annual Bonnet races of Team New York Aquatics. Includes footage of Charles Carson, of Team New York Aquatics.

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra

5. Glenn Sheridan, Delegate for the March on Washington, and Don Grosso, Fundraising Coordinator for the March on Washington, discuss the upcoming march.

COMMERCIAL: 1993 March on Washington

6. Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF) “Capitol Hill Update”: Gregory King interviews Terry Beswick, AIDS Research Policy Analyst for HRCF, regarding AIDS-related issues coming up in Congress.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

7. “Naming Names”: Donald Suggs, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses a recent article in Redbook regarding lesbians and gays in college.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Uncensored Connections

8. Footage of the swearing in of Judge Richard Failla from December 1, 1988.

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

9. “Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Tom Duane, NYC Council Member, regarding health issues that affect the LGBT community.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water


April 1993
Box: 9 Media : ID: 231.0138 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 17
[Air date: 4/22/1993]

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Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community. Includes NBC News clip of “Clinton and Gays”, which includes footage of Tom Stoddard, [Head] of the Campaign for Military Service, and Tori Osborn, of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

2. Footage of press conference regarding the new classification of hate crimes, which now includes people with disabilities or AIDS. Includes footage of Hon. David Dinkins, Mayor of NYC; Raymond Kelly, Commissioner of the NYC Police Department; and Matt Foreman, Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Professional Male Model & Escort Referral Service

3. Footage of “March for Truth” in District 24 of Queens, NY.

COMMERCIAL: SF AIDS Foundation

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

4. Glenn Sheridan, of the March on Washington, and Michelle Eason, Transport Coordinator for the March on Washington, discuss the upcoming march.

COMMERCIAL: March on Washington 1993

5. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat introduce the endorsements from School PAC regarding the upcoming NYC school board elections.

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

6. [Phyllis Lutsky and Kelly Cogswell], of the Lesbian Avengers, discuss the upcoming Dyke March to the White House.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

7. Interview: Gabriel Rotello, NY Newsday Columnist, discusses a NY Times article regarding the percentage of people who identify as homosexual.

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra

8. “Naming Names”: Cathay Che, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses a NY Times article regarding the percentage of people who identify as homosexual.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Uncensored Connections

9. “Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Marjorie Hill, NYC Mayor Dinkins’ Liaison to the gay and lesbian community, regarding political events that affect the LGBT community.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

10. Clip of music video for “I Melt with You” by Modern English.

11. Clip of two men kissing with message “Get Used to It”.


April 1993
Box: 9 Media : ID: 231.0139 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 18
[Air date: 4/29/1993]

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Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Footage from the March on Washington of the candlelight vigil honoring gay and lesbian Holocaust victims.

2. Footage from the March on Washington of the HRCF black tie dinner. Includes footage of Ted Kennedy, Democratic Senator from Massachusetts, and Dorothy Hodges, mother of hate crime victim Allen Schindler.

3. Footage from the March on Washington of the Victory Fund brunch that honored lesbian and gay appointed officials. Includes footage of [James Carville], Clinton Campaign Strategist, and [Tim Mains], Mayoral Candidate for Rochester, NY.

4. Footage from the March on Washington of “The Wedding; Interfaith Ceremony of Commitment”.

5. Footage from the March on Washington of Ken McPherson discussing the Harvey Milk Memorial design unveiling.

6. Footage from the March on Washington “Hands Around the Capitol” event by ACTUP. Includes Lee Sharmat interviewing Anna Lee, activist, regarding AIDS.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Professional Male Model & Escort Referral Service

7. Footage from the March on Washington of the National Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Latinos. Includes Andy Humm interviewing [Laura] Esquivel, Co-Founder of LLEGO (Latino/a Lesbian & Gay Organization).

8. Footage from the March on Washington of the National Meeting of Asian/Pacific [Lesbian] Network. Includes Lee Sharmat interviewing Doreena Wong, Organizer of NMAPLN.

9. Footage from the March on Washington of the benefit reception for the Gay Games. Includes Lee Sharmat interviewing Dave Kopay, out-[gay] NFL football player.

10. Footage from the March on Washington of Youth Empowerment Speakout. Includes interview with Karina Luboff, Coordinator of Youth Empowerment Speakout.

11. Footage from the March on Washington of the Veteran Taps Ceremony.

12. Footage from the March on Washington of the Gay & Lesbian Parents Coalition International (GLPCI). Includes Andy Humm interviewing [Suzanne Putman], Vice President of GLPCI, and [John Sheets], President of GLPCI.

13. Footage from the March on Washington of the Dyke March sponsored by the Lesbian Avengers. Includes Lee Sharmat interviewing [Theressa Stores], Boston marcher; [Catherine Wendricks], Organizer of Venus Rising

14. Footage from the March on Washington of “Spring to Life” event. Includes interview with [Rob Eichberg].

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

15. Footage from the March on Washington of the actual march. Includes Andy Humm interviewing members of the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), and Jill Harris, NY School Board Candidate for District 15.

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

16. Footage from the March on Washington of the Names Project Quilt, various speakers, and performance by Melissa Etheridge.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

17. Interview: Dick Dadey, of the Empire State Pride Agenda, discusses the upcoming NY School Board elections.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Uncensored Connections

18. “Naming Names”: Lisa Graziano, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses a recent segment of the ABC news magazine show Primetime regarding gays and lesbians in the military. Includes footage of Primetime segment.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

19. “Lavender Health”: Ellen Zaltzberg, of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Marjorie Hill, Vice President of the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation, regarding her work and achievements. Includes footage of [Florynce Kennedy], [activist]; Dr. Billy Jones, President of the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation; and Sandra Lowe.

20. Footage from the March on Washington of Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat with several attendees.


April 1993
Box: 9 Media : ID: 231.0140A Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 19
[Air date: 5/6/1993]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Lee Sharmat interviews Sergeant Jose Zuniga, recipient of the “Soldier of the Year Award”.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Professional Male Model & Escort Referral Service

3. Footage of reception for Robert A. Schanke. Includes Lee Sharmat interviewing Robert A. Schanke, author, regarding his book “Shattered Applause: The Eva Le Gallienne Story”. Also includes Lee Sharmat interviewing [Jonathan Katz], author, regarding his book “Gay American History”.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

4. Lou Maletta interviews Charlie Murphy, Composer, and Jami Sieber, Electric Cellist/Singer, regarding their band “Rumors of the Big Wave”. Includes performance footage from the March on Washington.

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

5. Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF) “Capitol Hill Update”: Gregory King interviews Cathy Woolard, Acting Public Policy Director for HRCF, who discusses the hearings regarding gays in the military.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

6. “Naming Names”: Ellen Carton, Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses censorship by CBS of an already-filmed clip of the show “Picket Fences”.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Uncensored Connections

7. Interview: Michelangelo Signorile, author, discusses his book “Queer in America: Sex, the Media, and the Closets of Power”.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

8. “Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Victoria C. Metaxas, Assistant Corporation Counsel for the NYC Law Department, and Irwin B. Kroot, Director of [Citywide Computer Training Program], regarding their organization “Coalition of Lesbian and Gay City Employees” in NYC.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water


May 1993
Box: 9 Media : ID: 231.0141 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 20
[Air date: 5/13/1993]

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Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Footage of PrideFest Philadelphia 1993. Includes interview with [Malcolm Lazin], Co-Chair of PrideFest, and Beth Medoway, of Artists for AIDS.

3. [Footage from PrideFest Philadelphia 1993 of] Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF) political seminar, which includes interview with Tim McFeeley, Executive Director of HRCF; and Jeffrey Schmalz, NY Times reporter.

4. [Footage from PrideFest Philadelphia 1993 of] White Heat party fundraiser for AIDS Information Network

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Professional Male Model & Escort Referral Service

5. Interview: Catherine Sull, Chair of Board for CBST [Congregation Beit Simchat Torah], the gay and lesbian synagogue, and Arthur Strickler, Past Chair for CBST, discuss the exclusion of their group from the Salute to Israel Day Parade.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

6. Lou Maletta interviews Martin Duberman, historian/author, regarding his book “Stonewall”.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

7. “Naming Names”: Chiqui Cartagena, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses a recent homophobic article in the New Yorker magazine.

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

8. “Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Mark Milano, AIDS activist, regarding sex clubs.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

9. Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF) “Capitol Hill Update”: Gregory King interviews Terry Beswick, AIDS Research Policy Analyst for HRCF, regarding funding for AIDS research.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

10. Interview: Professor Arthur Leonard, Legal Scholar/Author, discusses the gay marriage case in Hawaii.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Uncensored Connections

COMMERCIAL: SF AIDS Foundation


May 1993
Box: 9 Media : ID: 231.0142 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 21
[Air date: 5/20/1993]

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Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Interview: Dennis deLeon, NYC Human Rights Commissioner, discusses the recent public revelation of his HIV-positive status.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Professional Male Model & Escort Referral Service

3. Lou Maletta interviews David Mixner, [activist], regarding President Bill Clinton’s actions and promises to the gay community.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

4. Lou Maletta interviews Terry Schleder, President of Boycott Colorado Inc., and Frank Whitworth, Ground Zero [News] Spokesman, regarding the boycott of Colorado and the gay rights movement.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

5. GCN Sports: Bill Baumer, Founder of “Out the Window” comedy troupe, interviews Gutter George, President of the Village Bowling League, regarding his bowling teams.

6. Elizabeth McNamara, Co-Chair of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund’s Board of Directors, encourages viewers to attend the organization’s 20th anniversary gala.

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

7. Lou Maletta interviews [Rod Jackson and Bob Paris], of the Be True to Yourself Foundation, regarding the functions of their organization.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Uncensored Connections

8. “Naming Names”: Donald Suggs, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses an exhibit featuring lesbian softball players at the NYC Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Yankee Stadium station.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

9. “Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Mark Milano, Coordinator of Experimental Treatment Information for the New York State AIDS Institute, regarding clinical trials of AIDS drugs.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water


May 1993
Box: 9 Media : ID: 231.0143 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 22
[Air date: 5/27/1993]

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Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Lee Sharmat discusses recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Lee Sharmat interviews [Andy Velez], of ACTUP, regarding the 9th annual AIDS conference in Berlin.

3. Lee Sharmat interviews Amber Hollibaugh, of Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), regarding the 9th annual AIDS conference in Berlin.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Professional Male Model & Escort Referral Service

4. Andy Humm discusses “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”.

5. Lou Maletta interviews Kevin Gardner, Director of the AESOP Resource Center, and Pavel Masalsky, of the Russian Names Fund, regarding AIDS in Russia.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

6. Danny Dromm, Co-Chair of the Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee, encourages viewers to attend the first ever lesbian and gay pride parade and block party.

7. Lee Sharmat interviews Jill Harris, newly elected NYC School Board member, regarding her election win.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

8. “Naming Names”: Tom Trela, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses a recent Entertainment Weekly article.

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Uncensored Connections

9. “Lavender Health”: Gregory Broyles, Director of the [Men of Color AIDS Prevention (MOCA)], interviews Ronald Johnson, Citywide Coordinator for AIDS Policy for the Office of the Mayor, regarding AIDS-related issues. Also includes interview with Chris Babick, Executive Director of the PWA (People With AIDS) Coalition, regarding his organization’s functions.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

10. Footage of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund [benefit]. Includes footage of Kate Clinton, comedienne / M.C. Liberty Awards; Lou Maletta interviewing Betty Buckley, singer and actress; Hon. David Dinkins, Mayor of NYC; Ron Johnson, NYC’s First AIDS Czar; and Andrea Marcovicci, entertainer.

11. Cee Brown, of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, discusses an upcoming benefit dinner. Includes footage of “Sacred Lives, Civil Truths” by [Catherine Saalfield and Cyrille Phipps].

12. Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF) “Capitol Hill Update”: Gregory King interviews Tom Swift, National Canvas Manager of Speak Out for HRCF, regarding the Speak Out program.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund


May 1993
Box: 9 Media : ID: 231.0144 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 23
[Air date: 6/3/1993]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community. Includes NY1 footage Reverend Luis Barrios, priest, who discusses his [possibly] racially-motivated ousting for performing gay and lesbian unions.

2. Interview: April Martin, Ph.D., author, discusses her book “Lesbian and Gay Parenting Handbook”.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Professional Male Model & Escort Referral Service

3. GCN Sports: Bill Baumer, Founder of “Out the Window” comedy troupe, interviews Gutter George, President of the Village Bowling League, regarding his personal life.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

4. Footage of the Gay and Lesbian World Travel Expo. Includes footage of Lou Maletta interviewing Christopher K., of Cardona Limousine; Barry R. Gruber, General Manager of Rainbow Mountain Resort; Steve Jackson, of Pride Tours [with] Kennedy Travel; and Edwin M. Andino, of Harrington Travel.

5. [Unnamed] discusses Parker Tyler, film critic and author of “Screening the Sexes: Homosexuality in the Movies”, and the 1993 Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

6. Lou Maletta interviews [Franklin Fry] and Sue Doster, Co-Chairs of Heritage of Pride, regarding upcoming Pride events. Includes footage of June 1991 Gay Pride Parade.

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

7. Alfonso Ramirez, of the Metropolitan Tennis Group NYC, promotes the upcoming Tournament of Pride “Liberty Open”.

8. “Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Richard Burns, Executive Director of the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, regarding the Center.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Uncensored Connections

9. Andy Humm discusses the recent death of Ermanno Stingo, activist.

10. “Naming Names”: Cathay Che, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses a recent episode of Oprah Winfrey that focused on a husband and wife who were “cured” of their homosexuality before they met.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

11. [Unnamed] discusses the film “Silverlake Life: The View from Here”. Includes film footage.

12. In England, Andy Humm interviews Reverend Bernard Lynch, AIDS Educator in London; James Pettigrew, of London PWA; and Andrew Henderson, of London Lighthouse for PWA’s. Includes footage of candlelight memorial, which includes Simon Callow, actor / Trafalgar Sq. AIDS Memorial; and Andy Humm interviewing a gay youth worker and other attendees.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund


June 1993
Box: 10 Media : ID: 231.0145 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 24
[Air date: 6/10/1993]

Conditions Governing Access

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Physical Requirements and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Lee Sharmat interviews Torie Osborn, Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, regarding her new position as Executive Director.

COMMERCIAL: Elizabeth Taylor for AmFAR, “Don’t make it five thousand and one”

3. Footage of Andy Humm and Lee Humm at the first annual Queens Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

4. Footage of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefit. Includes Lou Maletta interviewing [Rodger McFarlane], Executive Director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, regarding the benefit. Also includes speech by Mary Fisher, a person living with AIDS.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

5. Lou Maletta interviews Edna Benitez and Tony Meola, Race Directors of the 12th annual Front Runners Lesbian and Gay Pride Run, regarding the upcoming run.

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

6. Footage of the Hetrick-Martin Emery Awards. Includes Lee Sharmat interviewing Marjorie Hill, Vice President of the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation; various youth from the Hetrick-Martin Institute; and Essex Hemphill, Emery S. Hetrick Award recipient.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

7. “Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Richard Burns, Executive Director of the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, regarding the Center.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

8. Interview: Jose Badue, of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Cuban Exiles, discusses the film “Beyond Outcasts” by David Hernandez and Ivan Arocha, as well as HIV/AIDS quarantines in Haiti and Cuba. Includes film footage.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

9. Lou Maletta interviews Peter Friedman, Producer, regarding his film “Silverlake Life: The View from Here”. Includes film footage.

COMMERCIAL: Lesbian and Gay Public Awareness Project, tells the story of Bobby Griffith

10. “Naming Names”: Lisa Graziano, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses the lesbian and gay civil rights bill.

11. Clip of music video for “What’s Up” by 4 Non Blondes.


June 1993
Box: 10 Media : ID: 231.0146 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 25
[Air date: 6/18/1993]

Conditions Governing Access

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Footage of Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project event regarding opening a new office. Includes Lou Maletta interviewing Matt Foreman, Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project. Also includes speech by Hon. Manfred Ohrenstein, NYS Senate Minority Leader.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Professional Male Model & Escort Referral Service

COMMERCIAL: “Re-elect Antonio Pagan [for] City Council”. Includes footage from CSPAN of Antonio Pagan, of the NYC Council, speaking at the March on Washington.

3. Footage of christening for new Hetrick-Martin Institute building at 2 Astor Place. Includes footage of Bill Hibsher, of the Board of Directors for the Hetrick-Martin Institute; Terrence McNally, playwright; Frances Kunreuther, Executive Director of the Hetrick-Martin Institute; and Jed Mattes, President of the Board of Directors for the Hetrick-Martin Institute.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

4. Footage of Stonewall Democrats awards dinner. Includes footage of [Eileen Mitzman], member of Mothers’ Voices; Stockard Channing, actress; and Nick Curto, Founder of the Stonewall Business Association.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

5. Lou Maletta interviews [Dom DeCarlo], founder of gay fraternity, regarding his creation of Lambda Delta Phi.

6. Paul Del Duca, Co-Chair of the Tristate Lesbian, Gay, & Bisexual Student Coalition, encourages students to get involved with a gay and lesbian student organization.

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

7. Lou Maletta interviews Cynthia Marks and David Salvatore, of The CHARM Bracelet, regarding their charm bracelets AIDS fundraising effort.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

8. “Naming Names”: Ellen Carton, Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses recent bigoted NY Post cartoons.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1, Uncensored Connections

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

9. “Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Victoria C. Metaxas, Assistant Corporation Counsel for the NYC Law Department, and Irwin B. Kroot, Director of [Citywide Computer Training Program], regarding their organization “Coalition of Lesbian and Gay City Employees” in NYC.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water


June 1993
Box: 10 Media : ID: 231.0147 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 26
[Air date: 6/24/1993]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Footage of Mario Cuomo, NYS Governor, discussing lesbian and gay rights. Also includes Sheila Healy, Director of the Governor’s Office for Lesbian and Gay Concerns, discussing Pride month.

COMMERCIAL: 970 - BIG1

3. Footage of mayor’s reception for the gay and lesbian community. Includes footage of David Dinkins, NYC Mayor; Jay Hill, Executive Director of the Gay Games IV; Marty Rouse, Liaison for Manhattan Borough President; and Paula Ettelbrick, Executive Director of the Center for Lesbian Rights.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

4. Footage of Garden Party. Includes Kate Clinton, Mistress of Ceremonies. Also includes interviews with many attendees, including Cathay Che and Donald Suggs of GLAAD NY and Quentin Crisp.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

5. Interview: Joyce Hunter, President of the National Lesbian and Gay Health Foundation, discusses lesbians and AIDS.

6. [Helen and Anne], of the Lesbian Avengers, discuss the upcoming first annual Dyke March in Manhattan.

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

7. Footage of the 2nd annual Pride Skate organized by the International Gay Skating Union (IGSU). Includes interviews with Laura Moore, organizer for IGSU, and Lisa Labrecque, figure skater.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

8. “Naming Names”: Chiqui Cartagena, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses a recent series from Entertainment TV (E TV) regarding gay and lesbian images in the media.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1, Professional Male Models / Escorts Listing Service

9. Interview: Ron Marx and Ed Rucinski, two Americans returning from Russia, discuss gay life and the recent lifting of the ban on gay male sex in Russia.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: Cherry Grove Beach Club

10. “Lavender Health”: At the 3rd celebration of “Out in Government”, Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Darryl Wong, from the Department of Mental Health, and Carl Day, of Human Resources Administration. Also includes Carrol Hunter discussing his personal life.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

11. Footage of Andy Humm [from 1992] interviewing Craig Rodwell, owner of Oscar Wilde Bookshop, regarding his gay and lesbian bookstore.


June 1993
Box: 10 Media : ID: 231.0148 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 27
[Air date: 7/1/1993]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Footage from Gay Pride 1993. Includes Ian Miller interviewing Randy Wicker, organizer of the Alternative [AIDS candlelight memorial] Vigil, and Brendan Fay, organizer of the Alternative [AIDS candlelight memorial] Vigil.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

3. Footage of 12th annual [Front Runners Lesbian and Gay] Pride Run. Includes interviews with [Tony Meola], Race Director; Janet Weinberg, [activist]; Aaron Ashby, [who took] 3rd Place [in the] Community Challenge; Gerard King, male winner; and Stacy Creamer, female winner.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

4. Footage of the Lesbian Avengers Dyke March in Manhattan. Includes interviews with Marlene, Lesbian Avenger, and Katherine Acey, Executive Director of ASTRAEA.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

5. Footage of Gay Pride Rally 1993. Includes footage of Lea DeLaria, MC of rally, and Jimmy Somerville, singer.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: SF AIDS Foundation

6. “Lavender Health”: At the 3rd celebration of “Out in Government”, Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Wayne Steinman, Founder of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns; Harold Robinson, founder of Gay Men of African Descent. Also includes speech by Captain Angela Kennedy, of the Department of Corrections.

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

7. “Naming Names”: Donald Suggs, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses the recent NY Times article “Blacks Reject Gay Rights Fight as Equal to Theirs”.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

8. Footage of gay pride parade. Includes footage of David Dinkins, NYC Mayor.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: Cherry Grove Beach Club

9. Footage of Lesbian and Gay Pride fireworks and dance.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1, Professional Male Models / Escorts Listing Service


July 1993
Box: 10 Media : ID: 231.0149 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 27, Atlanta, GA

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Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:60:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: “Why Not Love?”

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Footage from Gay Pride 1993. Includes Ian Miller interviewing Randy Wicker, organizer of the Alternative [AIDS candlelight memorial] Vigil, and Brendan Fay, organizer of the Alternative [AIDS candlelight memorial] Vigil.

COMMERCIAL: SF AIDS Foundation

3. Footage of 12th annual [Front Runners Lesbian and Gay] Pride Run. Includes interviews with [Tony Meola], Race Director; Janet Weinberg, [activist]; Aaron Ashby, [who took] 3rd Place [in the] Community Challenge; Gerard King, male winner; and Stacy Creamer, female winner.

COMMERCIAL: SF AIDS Foundation, “The Condom: Don’t leave home without it”

4. Footage of the Lesbian Avengers Dyke March in Manhattan. Includes interviews with Marlene, Lesbian Avenger, and Katherine Acey, Executive Director of ASTRAEA.

5. Footage of Gay Pride Rally 1993. Includes footage of Lea DeLaria, MC of rally, and Jimmy Somerville, singer.

COMMERCIAL: SF AIDS Foundation

6. “Lavender Health”: At the 3rd celebration of “Out in Government”, Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Wayne Steinman, Founder of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns; Harold Robinson, founder of Gay Men of African Descent. Also includes speech by Captain Angela Kennedy, of the Department of Corrections.

7. “Naming Names”: Donald Suggs, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses the recent NY Times article “Blacks Reject Gay Rights Fight as Equal to Theirs”.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

8. Footage of gay pride parade. Includes footage of David Dinkins, NYC Mayor.

COMMERCIAL: Lesbian and Gay Public Awareness Project, tells the story of Bobby Griffith

9. Footage of Lesbian and Gay Pride fireworks and dance.

COMMERCIAL: Elizabeth Taylor for AmFAR, “Don’t make it five thousand and one”

10. Clip of music video “Don’t Talk Just Kiss” from Right Said Fred


1993
Box: 10 Media : ID: 231.0150 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 28
[Air date: 7/8/1993]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Interview: Dick Dadey, of Empire State Pride Agenda, discusses the defeat of the NYS gay rights bill.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

3. Interview: Ellen Carton, Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses the recent Newsday article “White Guys Can’t Vote?” by Stephen Miller.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

4. Interview: Stephen Miller, gay media activist/writer, discusses his article “White Guys Can’t Vote?”.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

5. Lee Sharmat interviews Paula Ettelbrick, Director of Public Policy for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, regarding her new organization.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

6. Footage of Invasion of the Pines event.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1, Professional Male Models / Escorts Listing Service

7. Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF) “Capitol Hill Update”: Gregory King discusses the ban on gays in the military and the potential “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

8. “Lavender Health”: Ellen Zaltzberg, Deputy Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Joyce Hunter, of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, regarding HIV news as well as the upcoming National Lesbian and Gay Health Foundation Conference.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: Cherry Grove Beach Club

9. “Naming Names”: Michael Tancinco, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses a recent Vanity Fair cover story about k.d. lang.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

10. Footage of benefit for the Campaign for Military Service. Includes Andy Humm interviewing Jerry Nadler, Democratic Congressman for Manhattan and Brooklyn; Tom Stoddard, of the Campaign for Military Service; Bill Rubenstein, of the ACLU Lesbian and Gay Rights Project; and Ernest Hopkins, of the Campaign for Military Service.


July 1993
Box: 10 Media : ID: 231.0151 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 29
[Air date: 7/15/1993]

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community. Includes footage from CSPAN of the Oregon Legislative Assembly regarding a gay and lesbian rights bill.

2. Footage of activists at City Hall in NYC regarding the gay bashing of Michael Zappalorti, nephew of hate crime murder victim James Zappalorti. Includes interviews with Matt Foreman, Executive Director of the Anti-Violence Project; Robert Zappalorti, brother of bias violence victim; Michael Zappalorti, victim of anti-gay violence; Robert Zappalorti Sr., father of bias violence victim; and Chris Bauer, gay Staten Island resident.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

3. Footage of NYC Council Rules Committee [meeting] regarding the nomination of Christopher Lynn, gay activist, to the Civilian Complaint Review Board. Includes interview with Jim Levin, gay attorney, and footage of Bryce Pearce, President of the Stonewall Democratic Club; Tom Duane, NYC Council member; and Christopher Lynn.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

4. Interview: Eric Marcus, author, discusses his book “Is It a Choice? Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gay and Lesbian People”.

COMMERCIAL: Auntie Em’s Farm

5. Footage of activists on Long Island, regarding the defeat of the gay and lesbian rights bill. Includes footage of Steve Henaghan, Co-Chair of [CERF-PAC] Long Island (Citizens for Equal Rights Fund of Long Island); Sharon Randall, Co-Chair of [CERF-PAC]; and Justine Schacter, of Parents FLAG Long Island. Also includes footage outside of Senator Ralph Marino’s office of Craig, of ACTUP; Roy, of Huntington, Long Island; Mr. and Mrs. Tony Puma, of Parents FLAG; and Bob Jackson, of East Northport.

COMMERCIAL: “Re-elect Antonio Pagan [for] City Council”. Includes footage from CSPAN of Antonio Pagan, of the NYC Council, speaking at the March on Washington.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

6. Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF) “Capitol Hill Update”: Gregory King interviews Terry Beswick, AIDS Research Policy Analyst for HRCF, regarding the Labor, Health and Human Services, [and Education] Appropriations Bill and its effects on AIDS research.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

COMMERCIAL: Cherry Grove Beach Club

7. “Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Joseph Ripple, Volunteer Manager of the Actors Fund, his organization’s functions.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

8. “Naming Names”: Cathay Che, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses right-wing backlash against “In the Life” on PBS. Includes clip of “In the Life”.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1, Professional Male Models / Escorts Listing Service

9. Footage of [activists] in Times Square outside the military recruiting center on “D-Day”, the day President Clinton said he would make his ruling on gays and lesbians in the military. Includes interviews with Dennis deLeon, Human Rights Commissioner; Rene Puliatti, Secretary of the Gay Veterans Association; Paula Ettelbrick, of the National Center for Lesbian Rights; Gabriel Rotello, NY Newsday Columnist; and Norman Siegel, Executive Director of the NY Civil Liberties Union.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water


July 1993
Box: 10 Media : ID: 231.0152A Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 30
[Air date: 7/22/1993]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Program content: Gay Rights in 1702

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Footage of protest in Times Square regarding “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell”. Includes Lou Maletta interviewing Boyd Masten, President of the Gay Veterans Association.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1, Professional Male Models / Escorts Listing Service

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

3. Footage of [Knox County, Tennessee, forum regarding gay and lesbian civil rights]. Includes footage of Rev. John Hanna, of the Tennessee Christian Coalition; Mike Ragsdale, Knox County Commissioner; Madeline Rogero, Knox County Commissioner; Rev. John Rice; Richard Opp, Tennessee reporter; and David Massey.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

4. Juan Mendez, of the NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, discusses the gay bashing of Michael Zappalorti on Staten Island.

5. Footage of the Fire Island Pines 40th Anniversary party.

COMMERCIAL: Auntie Em’s Farm

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: Cherry Grove Beach Club

6. Interview: David Paterson, NYS Senator, discusses the gay and lesbian agenda in NY.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

7. Lou Maletta interviews “Ali”, who discusses gay life in the Middle East.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: “Re-elect Antonio Pagan [for] City Council”. Includes footage from CSPAN of Antonio Pagan, of the NYC Council, speaking at the March on Washington.

8. “Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Joseph Ripple, Volunteer Manager of the Actors Fund, his organization’s functions.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

9. “Naming Names”: Leanne Rock, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses a recent Time Magazine article regarding the “gay gene”, a link between homosexuality and genetics.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

10. Tripp Hanson, actor in “Crazy for You” [musical], discusses the 1st Annual Broadway County Fair to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.


July 1993
Box: 10 Media : ID: 231.0153 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 31
[Air date: 7/29/1993]

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: “Re-elect Antonio Pagan [for] City Council”. Includes footage from CSPAN of Antonio Pagan, of the NYC Council, speaking at the March on Washington

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Interview: Evan Wolfson, of the LAMBDA Legal Defense and Education Fund, discusses “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell”, the gay marriage issue in Hawaii, and the gay teacher issue in NY.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

3. Interview: Tom Stoddard, Campaign for Military Service, discusses “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell”.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

4. Footage of gay activists at City Hall regarding recent anti-gay remarks by Rudy Giuliani, [NYC Mayoral candidate]. Includes footage of Chip Duckett, gay activist; Dick Dadey, of Empire State Pride Agenda; Bill Dobbs, of ACTUP; and Michele Huyette, of New York Boycott Colorado.

COMMERCIAL: Auntie Em’s Farm

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

5. GCN Sports: Footage of Lee Sharmat and Orlando Diaz at the Gay and Lesbian Tribute to Martina Navratilova, hosted by the Gay Games IV, at Madison Square Garden. Includes footage of Susan Kennedy, Co-President of the Federation of Gay Games; Larry Kramer, author and activist; Jeff Richardson, President of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC); and Martina Navratilova, tennis star.

COMMERCIAL: Cherry Grove Beach Club

COMMERCIAL: Manatus

6. Footage of National Lesbian and Gay Health Foundation conference. Includes footage of Jeff Levi, of the AIDS Action Council; Cornelius Baker, Policy Maker for the National Association of People With AIDS; and Eileen Littig, of Wisconsin Public Television.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

7. “Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Noemi Masliah, Michel Buffet, and Rob Mogel, of the Lesbian and Gay Immigration and Asylum Rights Task Force, regarding their organization.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

8. “Naming Names”: Chiqui Cartagena, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses recent anti-gay remarks by Sistor Carol, a Jamaican DJ, and Frankie Crocker, NY radio DJ.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

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Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00


July 1993
Box: 10 Media : ID: 231.0154 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 32
[Air date: 8/5/1993]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Footage of Jon Greenberg, AIDS activist, from GCN special “How Close to a Cure”.

3. “Bearing the Cross”: special report by GCN correspondent Tim Ray. Includes footage of Brendan Fay, gay Roman Catholic; John J. McNeil, Co-Founder of Dignity; and Father John Harvey, of Courage, NY chapter.

COMMERCIAL: Auntie Em’s Farm

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

4. Interview: Joseph Fernandez, ex-NYC School Chancellor, discusses his firing from his position.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

5. Lee Sharmat interviews Roslyn Quarto, Operations Director of the Gay Games IV, regarding registration for the upcoming Gay Games IV.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1, Professional Male Models / Escorts Listing Service

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

6. Lou Maletta interviews Bea Hanson, Director of Clinical Services for the [Gay and Lesbian] Anti-Violence Project, regarding recent murders of gay men.

COMMERCIAL: Cherry Grove Beach Club

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

7. “Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Noemi Masliah, Michel Buffet, and Rob Mogel, of the Lesbian and Gay Immigration and Asylum Rights Task Force, regarding their organization.

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra

8. Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF) “Capitol Hill Update”: Gregory King interviews Mandy Carter, Public Policy Advocate for the HRCF, regarding the upcoming Bayard Rustin Memorial event.

9. “Naming Names”: Donald Suggs, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses the recent on-air coming out of Steve Gendel, CNBC Medical Correspondent. Includes news clip. Also includes The Lady Bunny, drag queen, regarding the annual Wigstock event.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1


August 1993
Box: 10 Media : ID: 231.0155 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 33
[Air date: 8/12/1993]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

2. Interview: Allen Roskoff, activist, discusses the life and works of Jim Owles, Founder of the Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) and the Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project. Includes footage of Owles.

COMMERCIAL: Auntie Em’s Farm

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra

3. Interview: Marty Rouse, NYC Mayor Dinkins’ Liaison to the gay and lesbian community, discusses his new liaison position.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

4. Footage of [press conference] at Gracie Mansion regarding recent murders of gay men. Includes footage of David Dinkins, NYC Mayor; Matt Foreman, Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (AVP), “Safe Bar Project”; Tom Duane, NYC Council Member; Commissioner Ray Kelly, of the NYPD; David O’Keefe, of the AVP; and Mark Berkley, Promoter for Homo Xtra.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

5. Interview: Bill Dobbs, activist/lawyer, of ACTUP, discusses regarding recent murders of gay men.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

COMMERCIAL: Cherry Grove Beach Club

6. Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF) “Capitol Hill Update”: Gregory King interviews Gregory Adams, of the Bayard Rustin Commemorative Alliance, regarding upcoming events that celebrate African American gays and lesbians.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1, Professional Male Models / Escorts Listing Service

7. Richard Burns, Executive Director of the NY Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, interviews Rina Malonzo, Co-Chair of the International Gay and Lesbian Association (ILGA), regarding the fight to get lesbian and gay rights recognized by the United Nations.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

8. “Naming Names”: Michael Tancinco, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses recent pro-gay articles in Adweek and TV Guide.

9. Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Armelia McQueen, entertainer, regarding the loss of entertainers due to AIDS.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre


August 1993
Box: 10 Media : ID: 231.0156 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 34
[Air date: 8/19/1993]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Interview: Rina Malonzo, Co-Chair of the International Gay and Lesbian Association (ILGA), discusses international gay and lesbian rights issues.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

3. Interview: Father Bernard Lynch, openly gay priest and author, regarding his personal story and his book “A Priest on Trial”.

COMMERCIAL: Auntie Em’s Farm

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra

4. Interview: Steve Gendel, CNBC Science and Medical Correspondent, discusses his on-air coming out. Includes new clip.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

COMMERCIAL: Cherry Grove Beach Club

5. Interview: Steve Ashkinazy, MSW, CSW, gay activist, discusses his new organization called Madrigal House, which supports homeless gay and lesbian youth.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

6. “Naming Names”: Cathay Che, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses recent articles in Money magazine and the NY Times.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

7. Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF) “Capitol Hill Update”: Gregory King interviews Deborah Massa, Consultant for National Coming Out Day (NCOD), regarding the upcoming NCOD.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

8. Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Michael T. Isbell, Staff Attorney for Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, regarding his [book] “Health Care Reforms: Lessons From the HIV Epidemic”.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water


August 1993
Box: 10 Media : ID: 231.0157 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 35
[Air date: 8/26/1993]

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Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Footage of Andy Humm in Sheridan Square for [political event]. Includes footage of David Dinkins, NYC Mayor; Deborah Glick, NYS Assembly Member; and Tom Duane, NYC Council Member.

3. Footage at Bellevue Hospital of Brendan Fay, gay activist, who was attacked by a youth shouting anti-gay epithets. Includes footage of David Dinkins, NYC Mayor, and Dr. Ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President.

4. Footage of GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis) 11th annual Morning Party at [Fire Island Pines]. Includes footage of GCN Correspondent Dale Hogan.

COMMERCIAL: Auntie Em’s Farm

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra

5. Lou Maletta interviews “Ali”, who discusses gay life in the Middle East.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

COMMERCIAL: Cherry Grove Beach Club

6. GCN Sports: Bill Baumer, Founder of “Out the Window” comedy troupe, interviews Gutter George, President of the Village Bowling League, regarding his bowling awards.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

7. Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF) “Capitol Hill Update”: Gregory King, Communications Director of HRCF, discusses Jocelyn Elders’ nomination for US Surgeon General and also the Meehan Amendment regarding gays and lesbians in the military.

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

8. Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Michael T. Isbell, Staff Attorney for Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, regarding his [book] “Health Care Reforms: Lessons From the HIV Epidemic”.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

9. “Naming Names”: Tom Trela, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses anti-gay remarks by “Mary Mark” [Mark Wahlberg].

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant


August 1993
Box: 10 Media : ID: 231.0158 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 36
[Air date: 9/2/1993]

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

1. Andy Humm discusses recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Footage at Board of Education before the “Gang of Four” votes on Ramon Cortines for NYC Schools Chancellor. Includes footage of Colin Robinson, of GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis); Ayo Harrington, of United Parents Association; Doug Robinson, gay father, [of] Center Kids; John Won, of ACTUP/YELL; Jitu Weusi, education activist; Dolores Ayling, of Concerned Parents [for Educational Accountability]; Dennis Walcott, of the NYC Board of Education (Dinkins Rep.); Tom Duane, NYC Council Member; Mary Cummins, [School Board] President, District 24, Queens; and Ramon Cortines.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

COMMERCIAL: “Re-elect Antonio Pagan [for] City Council”. Includes footage from CSPAN of Antonio Pagan, of the NYC Council, speaking at the March on Washington.

3. Interview: Brice Peyre, President of the Stonewall Democratic Club, and Laura Morrison, President of the Gay and Lesbian Independent Democrats, discuss their organizations’ endorsements for the upcoming primary elections.

COMMERCIAL: Auntie Em’s Farm

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra

4. Lou Maletta interviews “Ali”, who discusses gay life in the Middle East.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

COMMERCIAL: Cherry Grove Beach Club

5. GCN Sports: Bill Baumer, Founder of “Out the Window” comedy troupe, interviews Gutter George, President of the Village Bowling League, regarding his bowling career and awards.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

6. “Naming Names”: Lisa Graziano, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses a recent advertisement for Out magazine in Interior Design magazine.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

7. “Lavender Health”: Gary Johnson, of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Mitchell Karp, Director of the NYC Commission on Human Rights Training Institute, regarding his position and views on gay and lesbian issues.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles


September 1993
Box: 10 Media : ID: 231.0159 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 37
[Air date: 9/9/1993]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Footage from Wigstock ’93. Includes footage of drag queens [RuPaul] and the Lady Bunny.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

COMMERCIAL: Cherry Grove Beach Club

3. Lee Sharmat interviews [Katherine Law], candidate for Civil Court Judge, regarding her potential position and the upcoming election.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

4. Interview: Elizabeth Holtzman, NYC Comptroller, discusses her political platform for reelection.

COMMERCIAL: Auntie Em’s Farm

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

5. Interview: Miriam Friedlander, candidate for reelection for NYC Council, District 3, discusses her political platform.

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra

6. “Naming Names”: Chiqui Cartagena, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses Sprint phone service and their relation to Cobb County, Georgia, where the Board of Commissioners recently issued a resolution condemning homosexuals.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

7. Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Reggie Jackson, Executive Director of Center [for] the Rainbow, regarding the Center and its functions for gay men of color.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1


September 1993
Box: 10 Media : ID: 231.0160 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 38
[Air date: 9/16/1993]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Footage of National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association conference. Includes footage of Joe Riordan, [journalist]; Charles Kaiser, Chair of the NY chapter of NLGJA; National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association]; Arthur Sulzberger Jr., Publisher with the NY Times; David Dinkins, NYC Mayor; [Helene Darryl Darvitch], of NBC; Dan Rather, of CBS; Robert MacNeil, of PBS; Judy Woodruff, of CNN; and Tom Brokaw, of NBC.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

COMMERCIAL: Cherry Grove Beach Club

3. Footage of Andy Humm at National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association conference interviewing Kristine Gebbie, President Clinton’s AIDS Czar, regarding her new position and efforts.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

4. Footage of Andy Humm at National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association conference interviewing attendees regarding the film “And the Band Played On”. Includes Steve Gendell, of CNBC; Michael Goff, of Out magazine; and Katherine Brady, of “In the Life”.

COMMERCIAL: Auntie Em’s Farm

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

5. Footage of Andy Humm at National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association conference interviewing Roberta Achtenberg, Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, regarding her position and efforts. Includes footage of Achtenberg giving speech at NLGJA conference.

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra

6. Footage of Andy Humm at National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association conference interviewing Abner Mason, of the Log Cabin Federation, regarding his organization’s endorsement of Rudolph Giuliani in the upcoming mayoral election.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

7. “Naming Names”: Tom Trela, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses the book and film “And the Band Played On”.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

8. Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Michael Simmons-DeFord, owner and chef of [Mud Pies, Inc.], regarding his catering organization.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1


September 1993
Box: 11 Media : ID: 231.0161 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 38
[Air date: 9/16/1993]

Conditions Governing Access

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Duration: 00:59:00

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September 1993
Box: 11 Media : ID: 231.0162 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 39
[Air date: 9/23/1993]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Interview: Elizabeth Holtzman, NYC Comptroller, discusses her political platform for reelection.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

COMMERCIAL: Cherry Grove Beach Club

3. Footage of [protests] in Colorado regarding state civil rights. Includes footage of Terry Schleder, Executive Director of Boycott Colorado; Chris Greenwald, of the Lesbian Avengers; Angela Santoro, of the Lambda Report; and Patricia Ireland, President of the National Organization [for] Women.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

4. Footage of Andy Humm at National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association conference interviewing Bill Dobbs, activist, regarding his NLGJA exhibit on the March on Washington.

COMMERCIAL: Auntie Em’s Farm

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

5. Interview: Trish Kerle , Director of Special Projects for the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, regarding registration for the upcoming election.

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra, “The one. The only. The original.”

6. Ioannis Mookas, of ACTUP/Apocalypse Now, discusses an upcoming forum on fighting the religious right. Includes clip of “Gay Rights – Special Rights”, produced by the Traditional Values Coalition in California.

7. Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Tom Duane, NYC Council Member, regarding health issues that affect the LGBT community.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: Human Rights Campaign Fund

8. “Naming Names”: Leanne Rock, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses a recent episode of the Home Show regarding lesbian mothers.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1


September 1993
Box: 11 Media : ID: 231.0163 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 40
[Air date: 9/30/1993]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Footage of Andy Humm and Ian Miller at protest against President Clinton and “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell”.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

COMMERCIAL: Cherry Grove Beach Club

3. Ian Miller, GCN correspondent, interviews Yael Dayan, of the Israeli Parliament, regarding lesbian and gay rights in Israel.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

4. Footage of protest against Nazis marching in Auburn, NY.

COMMERCIAL: Auntie Em’s Farm

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

5. Footage of AIDS activists marching at City Hall. Includes footage of Maisha Uzuri James, of the Hetrick Martin Institute; Richard Murphy, Commissioner of Youth Services; Linda Mallor, of Mothers’ Voices; Mike Mallor, hemophiliac, living with AIDS; and Jeanne White, mother of Ryan White.

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra, “The one. The only. The original.”

6. Footage of “The Madness of George III” from the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain.

7. Bill Miranda Salzman, Co-Chair Coordinator of Volunteers for the Gay Games IV, encourages viewers to volunteer.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

8. Lavender Health”: Frank Oldham Jr., Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Tom Duane, NYC Council Member, regarding health issues that affect the LGBT community.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

9. “Naming Names”: Cathay Che, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses a recent article in Elle magazine regarding glamour tips from the Lady Bunny, drag queen.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

10. Andy Humm discusses NY state domestic partner benefits ruling.

11. Clip of music video “Dreams” by The Cranberries.


September 1993
Box: 11 Media : ID: 231.0164 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 41
[Air date: 10/7/1993]

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Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Footage of Empire State Pride Agenda (ESPA) event regarding the new NY state domestic partner benefits ruling. Includes footage of Dick Dadey, Executive Director of ESPA; Joseph Fernandez, Council of Great City Schools; Ronald Johnson, NYC AIDS Czar; George Daniels, Mayor’s Council; David Dinkins, NYC Mayor; Vivian Shapiro, of the Commission on Human Rights; and Donna Minkowitz, [writer].

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

3. Ian Miller, GCN correspondent, interviews Ron Dayan, of the gay Israeli soldier, regarding gay life in the Israeli army.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

4. Footage of Lesbian Avengers protest at a “Focus on the Family” event, from which the group was barred. Includes footage of Rick Zendo, of the Lambda Report interviewing Angela Santoro, of the Lesbian Avengers, and [Treesa Priest], of the Lesbian Avengers.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: Enchanted, at Wings Theatre

5. Lou Maletta interviews Cynthia M. Cesnalis, President of Shocking Gray, and Dennis Graham, Board Member of Shocking Gray, regarding their gay catalog.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

6. “Naming Names”: Ellen Carton, Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses a recent anti-gay Vibe magazine article.

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra, “The one. The only. The original.”

7. “Lavender Health”: Miguel Arenas, Director of the Professional Education Project, interviews Dr. Barbara Warren, Director of Mental Health and Social Services Program at the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, regarding alcohol and substance abuse issues and a proposed healthcare reform.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

8. Interview: Andy Fields, Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) union organizer, discusses labor relations issues at GMHC.

COMMERCIAL: Enchanted, at Wings Theatre

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1


October 1993
Box: 11 Media : ID: 231.0165 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 42
[Air date: 10/14/1993]

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Footage of “Stonewall 25” kickoff event. Includes footage of Pat Norman, National Co-Chair of Stonewall 25

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

3. At 8th Ave. L-train stop, Andy Humm interviews Barbara, of the Pink Panthers, regarding her organization’s demonstration against anti-gay violence in Brooklyn. Includes footage of Brendan Fay, activist and victim of bias related violence, and Matt Foreman, Executive Director of the Anti-Violence Project.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: Enchanted, at Wings Theatre

4. Ian Miller interviews Roberta Achtenberg, Assistant Secretary [of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development], regarding the upcoming mayoral election.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

5. Lee Sharmat interviews Barbara Kloberdanz, candidate for NYC Council, regarding her political platform.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

6. Interview: Sally Miller, of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), discusses her personal life and the upcoming PFLAG 13th annual dinner dance.

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra, “The one. The only. The original.”

7. “Naming Names”: Tom Trela, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses a CBS special called “Other Mothers”.

COMMERCIAL: AIDS Walk Philadelphia

8. “Lavender Health”: Miguel Arenas, Director of the Professional Education Project, discusses horizontal hostility, also known as gays oppressing gays. Includes footage of Tom Stoddard, Executive Director of the Campaign for Military Justice, at the [National Gay and Lesbian Health Conference].

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: Enchanted, at Wings Theatre

9. Footage of Lee Sharmat interviewing [Lillian Negron and Madge Thompson], bodybuilders, at the Atlantic Coast Discovery Classic.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water


October 1993
Box: 11 Media : ID: 231.0166 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 43
[Air date: 10/21/1993]

Conditions Governing Access

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Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community. Includes special celebration for Andy Humm’s 40th birthday.

2. Footage of “Re-elect Mayor Dinkins” event. Includes footage of Deborah Glick, NYS Assembly Member; Tom Duane, NYC Council; and David Dinkins, NYC Mayor.

COMMERCIAL: Wings Theatre

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Footage of ASTRAEA Lesbian Writers Fund gala. Includes footage of Katherine Acey, Executive Director of the ASTRAEA Foundation; Karen Williams, Comic/Emcee; Dorothy Allison, lesbian writer and activist; and Cheryl Clarke, poet.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

4. “Lambda Report” Colorado: Frank [Berndt] interviews attendees of the [Colorado Unity to Restore Equality] rally regarding Colorado’s Amendment 2. Includes footage of Katherine Pease, President of Ground Zero, and [Peri] Jude Radecic, Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF).

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: Enchanted, at Wings Theatre

5. Footage of Patrick Egan, GCN correspondent, at the Philadelphia AIDS Walk ’93, sponsored by From All Walks of Life. Includes footage of Eric Wichner, Executive Director of From All Walks of Life, and Al Patrick, Editor at Philadelphia Gay News.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

6. Interview: Charles Busch, actor and writer, discusses the play “The Maids”, in which he performs.

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra, “The one. The only. The original.”

7. “Naming Names”: Chiqui Cartagena, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses a recent Coming Out Day themed episode of The Mo Show. Includes episode clip.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: Enchanted, at Wings Theatre

8. “Lavender Health”: Miguel Arenas, Director of the Professional Education Project, discusses horizontal hostility, also known as gays oppressing gays. Includes footage of Marjorie Hill, Vice President of the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation, [at the National Gay and Lesbian Health Conference].

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

9. Special celebration for Andy Humm’s 40th birthday.

10. Clip of music video “Why” by Annie Lennox.


October 1993
Box: 11 Media : ID: 231.0167 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 44
[Air date: 10/28/1993]

Conditions Governing Access

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Interview: Tom Duane, NYC Council Member, discusses an upcoming rally for David Dinkins, NYC Mayor up for re-election.

COMMERCIAL: Wings Theatre

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Footage of Barney Frank, Democratic US Congressman for Massachusetts, regarding his endorsement of NYC Mayor David Dinkins’ bid for re-election.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

4. Andy Humm interviews Jerry Nadler, Democratic US Congressman for NY, and Barney Frank, Democratic US Congressman for Massachusetts, regarding the gays in the military issue, including the Meehan Amendment and [“Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell”].

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: Enchanted, at Wings Theatre

5. Footage of City University of New York (CUNY) Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) reading event. Includes footage of Terrence McNally, writer; Gloria Naylor, author; Stephen Sondheim, composer; and Esther Katz, Board of Directors for CLAGS.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

6. Lou Maletta interviews Dell Richards, author, regarding her book “Superstars: Twelve Lesbians Who Changed the World”.

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra, “The one. The only. The original.”

7. “Lavender Health”: Miguel Arenas, Director of the Professional Education Project, discusses horizontal hostility, also known as gays oppressing gays. Includes footage of Eric Rofes, Executive Director of the Shanti Project, at the [National Gay and Lesbian Health Conference].

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: Enchanted, at Wings Theatre

8. “Naming Names”: Donald Suggs, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses a recent article in Cosmopolitan regarding lesbian life.

9. Lou Maletta promotes the Metropolitan Community Church.


October 1993
Box: 11 Media : ID: 231.0168 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 45
[Air date: 11/4/1993]

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Currently available.

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Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Andy Humm summarizes the recent election results.

COMMERCIAL: Wings Theatre

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. “Lavender Health”: Ellen Zaltzberg, Deputy Director of the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Evan Wolfson, of the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, regarding domestic partnership in NYC. Also includes group interview with Ruth Berman, Connie Kurtz, Ronald Madson, and Richard Dietz, all of whom are plaintiffs in the Lesbian and Gay Teachers Association case.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

4. Interview: Nick Curto, Chair of the Wall Street Project, and Diane Bratcher, Vice Chair, discuss their organization and their response to the anti-gay employment policy of Cracker Barrel.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: Enchanted, at Wings Theatre

5. Footage at the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) of NY. Includes Andy Humm interviewing Russell Murphy, MCC member, and Pat Bumgardner, MCC pastor.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

6. Interview: Charles Duggan, producer, discusses his play “The Twilight of the Golds”. Includes performance footage.

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra, “The one. The only. The original.”

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

7. “Naming Names”: Cookie Miranda, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses a recent NY Times article regarding the domestic partners ruling.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

8. “Lambda Report”: Frank Berndt discusses the Colorado Amendment 2 case. Includes footage of Jean Dupofsky, Counsel for plaintiffs.

COMMERCIAL: Tom of Finland Official Product (clothing)

COMMERCIAL: Enchanted, at Wings Theatre


November 1993
Box: 11 Media : ID: 231.0169 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 46
[Air date: 11/11/1993]

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Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community. Includes previous footage of Jeffrey Schmalz, NY Times writer, at the GLAAD Media Awards.

COMMERCIAL: National Gay Psychic Hotline

COMMERCIAL: Wings Theatre

2. Lee Sharmat interviews Gerardo Ramirez, of the Log Cabin Federation [of] NYC, regarding the election of Rudolph Giuliani as NYC Mayor.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

COMMERCIAL: Night in the Mineshaft, at Wings Theatre

3. Footage of protest in New Hope, Pennsylvania, against Nazi marching. Includes audio clip from USA Nationalist Party answering machine message.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

4. “Lambda Report” Colorado: Interviews with Terry Schleder, of Boycott Colorado, and Will Perkins, Director of Colorado Family Values.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

5. Footage of Lee Sharmat at Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards. Includes interview with Jocelyn Elders, US Surgeon General, and speech regarding Janet Reno, the first female Attorney General of the US.

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra, “The one. The only. The original.”

6. Interview: Sally Fisher, author, discusses her book “Life Mastery: Challenging Your Impostor, Embracing Your Genuine Self”.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

7. “Lavender Health”: Miguel Arenas, Director of the Professional Education Project, interviews Pat Colucci, family therapist, regarding coming out to our families of origin.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: Tom of Finland Official Product (clothing)

8. “Naming Names”: Cathay Che, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses a new lesbian character on the NBC show Sisters.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water


November 1993
Box: 11 Media : ID: 231.0170 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 47
[Air date: 11/18/1993]

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Currently available.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 3/4 in. Umatic

Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

COMMERCIAL: National Gay Psychic Hotline

COMMERCIAL: Wings Theatre

2. Footage of Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat at the annual Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF) [Starball]. Includes footage of Tim McFeeley, Executive Director of HRCF; Rob Heigl, Petty Officer, first recipient of the HRCF Freedom Award; Tom Viola, of Equity Fights AIDS/Broadway Cares; and Suzanne Westenhoefer, lesbian comedienne.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

COMMERCIAL: Night in the Mineshaft, at Wings Theatre

3. Footage of the Eighth Annual Mr. Leather New York contest.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

4. Footage of Larry Kramer, AIDS activist/author, speaking at the AIDS Institute conference. Includes footage of Eric Sawyer, AIDS activist.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

5. Interview: Howie Katz, Liaison to Senate Minority Leader Manfred Ohrenstein, discusses the federal Hate Crime Sentencing Enhancement Act.

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra, “The one. The only. The original.”

6. “Lavender Health”: Miguel Arenas, Director of the Professional Education Project, interviews Pat Colucci, family therapist, regarding coming out to our families of origin.

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

7. “Naming Names”: Cathay Che, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses the song “Nobody’s Hero” by Rush.

COMMERCIAL: Tom of Finland Official Product (clothing)


November 1993
Box: 11 Media : ID: 231.0171 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 48, Washington D.C.
[Air date: 11/25/1993]

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Duration: 00:59:00

Scope and Content

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community. Includes footage of Harvey Fierstein on the Arsenio Hall Show.

2. Brent Nicholson [Earle], AIDS activist, promotes the Out of the Darkness candlelight march on World AIDS Day.

COMMERCIAL: National Gay Psychic Hotline

COMMERCIAL: Wings Theatre

3. Andy Humm interviews Christopher Lynn, gay lawyer, regarding the recent election of Rudolph Giuliani as NYC Mayor.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

COMMERCIAL: Night in the Mineshaft, at Wings Theatre

4. Lee Sharmat interviews Willa Taylor, Cultural Director of the Gay Games IV, and George [Bellinger] Jr., Board Member of the Gay Games IV, regarding the upcoming Games.

COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

5. Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF) “Capitol Hill Update”: Tim McFeeley, Executive Director of HRCF, interviews Steve Morin, PhD, regarding HIV prevention and legislation.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

6. “Naming Names”: Tom Trela, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses the upcoming Comedy Central film “Out There”.

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra, “Often copied. Never equal.”

COMMERCIAL: Affirmative Lifestyles

7. Lou Maletta interviews Andrea Weiss, author, regarding her book “Vampires and Violets: Lesbians in the Cinema”.

COMMERCIAL: Tom of Finland Official Product (clothing)

8. “Lavender Health”: Miguel Arenas, Director of the Professional Education Project, interviews Peggy Luks, art therapist, regarding acupuncture as a form of alternative healing for substance abuse. Also includes interviews with acupuncture patients.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: Howard Crabtree’s “Whoop Dee Doo!”


November 1993
Box: 11 Media : ID: 231.0172 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 49
[Air date: 12/2/1993]

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Duration: 00:59:00

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COMMERCIAL: 970 – BIG1

1. At the Out of the Closet Thrift Shop, Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: National Gay Psychic Hotline

2. At the Out of the Closet Thrift Shop, Andy Humm interviews Edward Maloney, Executive Director of the Out of the Closet Thrift Shop Foundation, regarding his organization.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

COMMERCIAL: Wings Theatre

3. At the Museum for African Art, Ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President, presents a proclamation to Visual AIDS commemorating World AIDS Day / A Day Without Art.

COMMERCIAL: Night in the Mineshaft, at Wings Theatre

COMMERCIAL: The Mantell

4. Footage of ACTUP protest at Chelsea Post Office against first AIDS Awareness stamp. Includes footage of Jeff Richardson, Executive Director of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC).

5. Footage of Marvin Runyon, US Postmaster General honoring Patrick O’Connell, Director of Visual AIDS, [in response to the new AIDS awareness stamp.]

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

6. Footage of Mayor’s Proclamation presented by Ron Johnson, NYC AIDS Czar.

7. Footage of NYC at night for “Night Without Light”

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra, “Often Copied. Never Equal.”

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre

8. “Naming Names”: Cathay Che, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses a recent Bill Moyers journal titled “The New Holy War”.

COMMERCIAL: Tom of Finland Official Product (clothing)

COMMERCIAL: The Mantell

9. “Lavender Health”: Miguel Arenas, Director of the Professional Education Project, interviews Herman Bridgewater, addiction counselor, regarding acupuncture as a form of alternative healing for substance abuse. Also includes interview with Kenneth Trent, Volunteer Detox Specialist, regarding acupuncture services.

COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: Howard Crabtree’s “Whoop Dee Doo!”


December 1993
Box: 11 Media : ID: 231.0173 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 50
[Air date: 12/9/1993]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: National Gay Psychic Hotline

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Interview: Deborah Glick, NYS Assembly Member, and Doug Robinson, of Center Kids, regarding NYC Mayor Elect Rudolph Giuliani’s recent appointment of Ninfa Segarra as Deputy Mayor for Community Affairs and Education. Includes footage of Ian Miller questioning Giuliani.

COMMERCIAL: The Mantell

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Ian Miller interviews William Rubenstein, of the ACLU Lesbian and Gay Rights Project, regarding his teaching at Harvard and his book “Lesbian, Gay Men, and the Law”.

COMMERCIAL: Wings Theatre

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra, “Often Copied. Never Equal.”

4. Interview: Evan Wolfson, Senior Staff Attorney at the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, discusses current cases that affect the LGBT community, including same-sex marriage in Hawaii and domestic partner benefits for city employees in NYC.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

COMMERCIAL: Night in the Mineshaft, at Wings Theatre

5. Footage of television special with alternative rock bands in support of HIV/AIDS prevention. Includes footage of Billy Corgan, singer with Smashing Pumpkins, and Soul Asylum.

COMMERCIAL: Howard Crabtree’s “Whoop Dee Doo!”

COMMERCIAL: The Mantell

6. “Lavender Health”: Nathan Kurr, Community Associate with the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Fabian Thomas, AIDS educator/activist, regarding access to HIV information and care for West Indian gay and bisexual men.

COMMERCIAL: Sadie’s Closet

COMMERCIAL: Quilted Rainbow Jacket, from the Shocking Gray catalog

7. “Naming Names”: Chiqui Cartagena, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses conservative backlash against Apple’s anti-discrimination policy.

COMMERCIAL: Chain of Pride, from the Shocking Gray catalog

COMMERCIAL: “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”, at the Perry Street Theatre


December 1993
Box: 11 Media : ID: 231.0174 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 51
[Air date: 12/16/1993]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: National Gay Psychic Hotline

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community.

2. Interview: Tony Brooks, of the Log Cabin Republican Club, discusses the recent election of Rudy Giuliani to NYC Mayor.

COMMERCIAL: The Mantell

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

COMMERCIAL: “Ron Delsener presents Boy George, Robin S., [and] Scott Thompson at the Beacon Theatre New Years Eve”

3. “Naming Names”: Donald Suggs, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses Miller Brewing Company’s advertising with the Gay Games.

COMMERCIAL: Wings Theatre

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra, “Often Copied. Never Equal.”

4. “Lavender Health”: [Nathan Kurr], Community Associate with the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health Concerns, interviews Fabian Thomas, AIDS educator/activist, regarding access to HIV information and care for West Indian gay and bisexual men.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

COMMERCIAL: Night in the Mineshaft, at Wings Theatre

5. Steve Weinstein interviews Christopher Davis, author, regarding his book “Philadelphia”.

COMMERCIAL: Howard Crabtree’s “Whoop Dee Doo!”

COMMERCIAL: The Mantell

6. Interview: Donald Suggs, of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses his recent op-ed article “Cincinnati’s Odd Couple”.

COMMERCIAL: Sadie’s Closet

COMMERCIAL: Quilted Rainbow Jacket, from the Shocking Gray catalog


December 1993
Box: 11 Media : ID: 231.0175 Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 52
[Air date: 12/23/1993]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya, Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: National Gay Psychic Hotline

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat discuss recent general events that relate to the LGBT community. Includes NY1 footage of Bishop Daly. Also includes CBS footage of Tom Hanks on The Late Show with David Letterman.

2. “Lambda Report”: Kuvy Pheasant discusses the Amendment 2 case in Colorado. Includes footage of Jeanne Winer, Amendment 2 opponent; Will Perkins, Amendment 2 supporter; and Linda Fowler, Amendment 2 opponent.

COMMERCIAL: The Mantell

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Court TV footage of Fred Graham regarding gays in the military and the “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell” policy.

COMMERCIAL: Wings Theatre

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra, “The one. The only. The original.”

4. Interview: David Sloan, Producer for “20/20”, and Dan Rucks, video montage artist, discuss the David Mitchell Memorial, which they created in response to the death of their friend, David Mitchell. Includes video footage.

COMMERCIAL: Tom of Finland Official Product (clothing)

COMMERCIAL: Night in the Mineshaft, at Wings Theatre

5. “Naming Names”: Ellen Carton, Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) NY, discusses the inclusion of gays and lesbians in Entertainment Weekly.

COMMERCIAL: Howard Crabtree’s “Whoop Dee Doo!”

COMMERCIAL: The Mantell

6. “Lavender Health”: Miguel Arenas, Director of the Professional Education Project, interviews Mark Barnes, Associate Commissioner for Medical and Legal Policy at the NYC Department of Health, regarding sex clubs in NYC.

COMMERCIAL: Sadie’s Closet

COMMERCIAL: Quilted Rainbow Jacket, from the Shocking Gray catalog

7. Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF) “Capitol Hill Update”: Tim McFeeley, Executive Director of HRCF, interviews [Julio Abreu and Bill Docker], HRCF staff members, regarding a discrimination ballot initiative in Lewiston, Maine.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster, NYC club and bar

COMMERCIAL: “Ron Delsener presents Boy George, Robin S., [and] Scott Thompson at the Beacon Theatre New Years Eve”


December 1993
Box: 36 Media : ID: 231.0566 [Cassette]--Gay USA, Vol. XI, Episode No. 18, Denver, Colorado [Container]--Martina Press Conf 9/17

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1993
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Box: 24 Media : ID: 231.0383 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 1
[Air date: 1/6/1994]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: Dick Sargent for National Gay Psychic Line

1. News Notes: Arson at a men’s sauna in Queens. Allan Morrow’s passing is announced. Andy Humm recommends The Summer House. More condom controversy.

2. City Hall ACT UP demonstration. Rudy Guilliani does not mention AIDS in his inaugural address, leading to a protest. Ann Northrop, Michelangelo Signoreli, Tom Duane, Al Sharpton are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Mantell Style. The Mantell.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. ACT UP Demonstration at the Hoffman-Laroche Plant in New Jersey. Gay Games IV is covered. Interview with Jay Hill. GLAAD demonstrates against Mark Whalberg. Gays and lesbians are arrested in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Alan Schindler murder is covered. Million Man March in Washington, DC. The Dyke March. Launch of the Be True to Yourself Foundation. Bill Hibsher of the Hetrick Martin institute speaks. Mayor Dinkins hosts his final party for gays and lesbians at Gracie Mansion. Bill Clinton does not lift the ban on gays in the military, leading to massive protests. Martina Nabertolova is honored at Madison Square Garden. Matt Foreman speaks about a serial killer of gay men. Ramon Cortines becomes new chancellor of NYC public schools. Jeanie White, mother of Ryan White, speaks. Dick Dadey speaks about trying to get Dinkins re-elected. Organizers for the 25th Anniversary of Stonewall assemble at the United Nations. Protests in Williamsburg, Brooklyn over the stabbing of Brendon Fay. Pat Bumgardener, pastor at the Metropolitan Community Church is interviewed. Larry Kramer gives an impassioned speech at the AIDS conference in New York. Marvin Runyon, US Postmaster General, speaks. A federal judge rules Colorado’s amendment 2 is unconstitutional.

COMMERCIAL: Wings Theatre

COMMERCIAL: Homo Extra (HX)

COMMERCIAL: Night in the Mineshaft

4. Ed Koch, Bob Hope, and J Edgar Hoover are outed. Books and films with gay and lesbian content are discussed by Sharmat and Humm. The deaths of gay men with AIDS in 1993 are covered.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster (updated commercial)

5. HRCF Capitol Hill Update: Wes Combs talks about National Coming Out Day.

COMMERCIAL: Whoop De Doo, a play

COMMERCIAL: Quilted Rainbow Jacket - $140.00

6. Lavender Health: Miguel Arenas interviews James Bolas, a sex club monitor.

COMMERCIAL: Mantell Style. The Mantell.

7. Naming Names: Chiqui Cartagena covers Travel and Lesiure Magazine’s anti-discriminatory policy double standards. Viewers are encouraged to write to American Express Publishing.


January 1994
Box: 24 Media : ID: 231.0384 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 2
[Air date: 1/13/1994]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: Dick Sargent for National Gay Psychic Line

1. News Notes: PBS production of Tales of the City garners acclaim. Larry Kramer pans Philadelphia. Mississippi trying to shut down lesbian camp. CDC says doctors are not doing enough about AIDS. Derek Jacobi knighted. Ninfa Segarra, deputy mayor and a supporter of Cardinal O’Connor, is covered.

2. Colorado, and the striking down of amendment 2. Kat Morgan is shown leading a demonstration. David Young and Pat Romero speak. Mary Celeste of CLIP speaks. A crawl states that the footage is from a documentary called “Colorado Under Siege”.

COMMERCIAL: Mantell Style. The Mantell.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Naming Names: PBS is the only station in America that runs Tales of the City. Viewers are encouraged to write PBS.

COMMERCIAL: Wings Theatre

COMMERCIAL: Homo Extra (HX)

COMMERCIAL: Night in the Mineshaft

4. HRCF Capitol Hill Update: Wes Combs talks about National Coming Out Day.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. Gay Games IV Art and Fantasy Auction: Willa Taylor, cultural director for Gay Games IV is interviewed. Sydney Biddle Barrows, Bruce Hayes, Cynthia Sherman is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Whoop De Doo, a play

6. Gary Casella is interviewed about an attack that killed his lover, P.J. Casella says the police have done “nothing”. NBC covered the attack, and West Hollywood police’s ineffectual response to gaybashing attacks. An extended clip from the NBC program is shown.

COMMERCIAL: Quilted Rainbow Jacket - $140.00

7. Bill Baumer and Gutter George cover sports and bowling, BBL.

COMMERCIAL: Mantell Style. The Mantell.

8. Lavender Health: Acupuncture is covered. Herman Bridgewater and Kenneth Trent are interviewed.


January 1994
Box: 25 Media : ID: 231.0385 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 3
[Air date: 1/20/1994]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: Dick Sargent for National Gay Psychic Line

1. News Notes: The Dali Lama says he has nothing against gays. Philidelphia is #1 at the box office and Tales of the City gets double the viewership of an average PBS program. Police are seeking testimony about the Queens bathhouse fire. Governor in Arizona trying to end laws protecting gays. Stonewall 25 is covered. The first National Gay and Lesbian Business Expo. 125 midshipman cheat on the Navy exam.

2. Estate planning with Edward Maloney, of the Out of the Closet thrift shop.

COMMERCIAL: Mantell Style. The Mantell.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Lou Maletta interviews Stephen Leinen, author of Gay Cops. Some footage of cops marching in the Gay Pride Parade in 1992 is shown.

COMMERCIAL: Wings Theatre

COMMERCIAL: Homo Extra (HX)

COMMERCIAL: Night in the Mineshaft

4. Naming Names: DC Comics features PSAs about gay rights. Viewers are encouraged to write to DC Comics.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. Lavender Health: Bereavement and loss in the lesbian and gay community. Ken Page, a private therapist, is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Whoop De Doo, a play

COMMERCIAL: Quilted Rainbow Jacket - $140.00

6. HRCF Capitol Hill Update: Marcie Wasserman is interviewed about the upcoming discussion on a lesbian health agenda.

COMMERCIAL: Mantell Style. The Mantell.

COMMERCIAL: Chain of Pride necklace

7. A preview of GCN’s first soap opera, Sixth Floor Harrison.


January 1994
Box: 25 Media : ID: 231.0386 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 4
[Air date: 1/27/1994]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: Dick Sargent for National Gay Psychic Line

1. News Notes: A possible Marlene Dietrich biopic by Louis Malle is discussed. Tom Hanks gives Golden Globe speech for Philidelphia, which is shown. A porn theater is shut down for violating safe sex protocols. A gaybashing perpetrator in Laguna Beach gets ten years jail time. UN promoting safe sex while New York board of education is trying to take down safe sex PSAs in subways. Fred Phelps is mentioned. The passing of Dan Bailey, a founder of Gay Men’s Health Crisis is mentioned. Texas upholds its sodomy law and prevents any court in Texas from overturning it. Indonesia will not let Magic Johnson travel to the country. Two anti-gay initatives are filed in Washington state.

2. Dick Dadey of the Empire State Pride Agenda is interviewed about the civil rights bill.

COMMERCIAL: Mantell Style. The Mantell.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Bea Hanson from the Anti-Violence Project is interviewed. The murder of Bernard Walsh in Staten Island is discussed. A beating in Greenwich Village is discussed.

COMMERCIAL: Wings Theatre

COMMERCIAL: Homo Extra (HX)

COMMERCIAL: Night in the Mineshaft

4. Naming Names: Two women make a retreat for women in Mississippi that religious groups try to shut down. Viewers are encouraged to write to the exec producer of 20/20

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. Lavender Health: Part 2 of 2. Bereavement and loss in the lesbian and gay community. Ken Page, a private therapist, is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Whoop De Doo, a play

COMMERCIAL: Quilted Rainbow Jacket - $140.00

6. Stonewall 25 Planning Committee: Kari Points and Stephan Oxendine speak.

7. Kristine Gebbie, National AIDS Policy Co-ordinator speaks in Washington.

COMMERCIAL: Please Practice Safer Sex


January 1994
Box: 25 Media : ID: 231.0387 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 5
[Air date: 2/3/1994]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: Dick Sargent for National Gay Psychic Line

1. News Notes: Someone comes out in Liz Smith’s column. The St Patricks Day Parade is covered. A Harvey Milk opera is planned.

2. GCN gets its first White House Correspondent in Tim McCarthy. Lou Maletta and Tim McCarthy go to the White House Press Room.

COMMERCIAL: Mantell Style. The Mantell.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Lee Sharmat at the new Copacobana for a benefit for George Sardi. Johnny Poole is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Wings Theatre

COMMERCIAL: Homo Extra (HX)

4. Lavender Health: Bereavement and loss in the lesbian and gay community. Ken Page, a private therapist, is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. Naming Names: A piece on CNN focuses on lesbian health issues, which have been ignored by the mainstream press. Viewers are encouraged to write to CNN.

COMMERCIAL: Night in the Mineshaft

COMMERCIAL: Whoop De Doo, a play

6. On the steps of New York City Hall, protests are held about the GMHC’s safe sex ad campaign. The board of education is trying to get the ads banned. Norman Seigal speaks. Kathryn Freed speaks at City Hall. Another council member(apparently the chairman, and never named) angrily states that safe sex shouldn’t be advertised. Anthony Weiner appears. Tom Duane also speaks. Charles Mallard challenges the City Council chair. The council chair resorts to namecalling and interrupts anyone who tries to speak. COMMERCIAL: Mantell Style. The Mantell.

COMMERCIAL: Quilted Rainbow Jacket - $140.00

7. A Joan Rivers benefit is covered. Rehersal footage is shown.

COMMERCIAL: Tom of Finland T-Shirts

8. HRCF Capitol Hill Update: Steve Shellabarger is interviewed.


February 1994
Box: 25 Media : ID: 231.0388 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 6
[Air date: 2/10/1994]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: Dick Sargent for National Gay Psychic Line

1. News Notes: ABC garners controversy for a lesbian kiss. Blockbuster fires gay employee. Clinton administration puts together 18-person council to find new AIDS treatment drugs. The death of Jorge Zontal is covered. George and Barbara Bush bow out of an AMFAR benefit. Stephen Milligan, a conservative member of the British parliament is found dead in women’s underwear.

2. At the SoHo photo gallery for the Victory Fund’s Beverage Bash. David Mixner, William Waybourn, and Ann Northrup are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Mantell Style. The Mantell.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Gay rights activists fight against the American Family Association in Florida. Clark Reynolds and Lynn Sachs are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Wings Theatre

COMMERCIAL: Homo Extra (HX)

4. A documentary-style segment. Tim Ray interviews Brendan Fey, a gay Roman Catholic who has been instrumental in the counter-protests at the St. Patricks Day Parades. Fey talks about growing up in a traditional Roman Catholic community while also being gay. The organization Dignity is covered.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. Lavender Health: Interview with Dr. Paul Browde, a psychiatrist.

COMMERCIAL: Night in the Mineshaft

COMMERCIAL: Whoop De Doo, a play

6. Naming Names: Rosanne has a scene taking place in a gay and lesbian bar. ABC refuses to air the episode because of a lesbian kiss. Viewers are encouraged to write ABC to demand the episode be aired uncut.


February 1994
Box: 25 Media : ID: 231.0389 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 7
[Air date: 2/17/1994]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: Dick Sargent for National Gay Psychic Line

1. News Notes: Jonathan Demme working on new movie. Rosanne will air lesbian kiss episode uncut. Eddie Baka wins a lawsuit against his landlord who harassed him after finding out he was HIV positive. Montel Williams airs homophobic episodes. Ruben Diaz is trying to get a congressional seat. The Menendez trial is mentioned. Irving Thalberg is mentioned as a possible crossdresser.

2. John Won, who helped organize a network of gay teens at Ellis Island for AIDS education is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Mantell Style. The Mantell.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Lisa Winters of the Anti-Violence Project is interviewed about violence against lesbians.

COMMERCIAL: Wings Theatre

COMMERCIAL: Homo Extra (HX)

4. Brent Nicholson Earle, an HIV positive athlete, is interviewed. Dr. Frederick Siegal, an expert in immunology, is also interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. Interview with David Carter of Chelsea House Publishers. Chelsea House Publishers has created a line of young adult fiction and non-fiction about gays and lesbians.

COMMERCIAL: Quilted Rainbow Jacket - $140.00

COMMERCIAL: Night in the Mineshaft

6. Naming Names: Florida Citrus picks Rush Limbaugh as a sponsor. Viewers are encouraged to write the Florida Citrus Commission to pressure them to drop Limbaugh.

COMMERCIAL: Chain of Pride necklace

7. Lavender Health: Gal Mayer and Jill Tinmouth, AIDS educators and medical students are interviewed.


February 1994
Box: 25 Media : ID: 231.0390 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 8
[Air date: 2/24/1994]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: Dick Sargent for National Gay Psychic Line

1. News Notes: The Lesbian Avengers hand out Valentine’s cards that are supposed to have the number for a gay and lesbian support line, but inadvertently is the number for a phone sex line. Janet Reno defends lesbians. James Dale is trying to be restated into the Boy Scouts. A library in Fairfax, Virginia is under attack by the Christian right for having gay-positive books. Lesbian wins custody of two sons in Oregon ‘as long as she doesn’t act gay in front of them.’ Stores are switching to California Orange Juice after Florida Citrus chooses Rush Limbaugh as their spokesman. Rueben Diaz makes homophobic remarks about Gay Games IV.

2. Sue Doster and Bill Tinsley of Heritage of Pride are interviewed about Stonewall 25 and Gay Games IV.

COMMERCIAL: Mantell Style. The Mantell.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Derek Jarman’s death is covered. An earlier interview with Jarman, from when Edward II came out is re-aired. Randy Schiltz’s death is covered; footage from a 1988 interview is shown.

COMMERCIAL: In a Land Far Away, ‘a gay musical fable’ at Wings Theater

COMMERCIAL: Homo Extra (HX)

4. Chris Hennelly, who was beaten by police in 1991, is interviewed about the difficulty in getting charges brought against who assaulted him.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Conference: Jay Hill, executive director of Gay Games IV is interviewed. Terrance Kerry, director of development at Stonewall 25 is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Quilted Rainbow Jacket - $140.00

6. Lavender Health: At the Hilton for the 7th Annual Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum. Gregory May, Marilyn H. Mackel, Vallerie D. Wagner, and Reginald Chapple are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Chain of Pride necklace

7. Naming Names: Rueben Diaz’ homophobic remarks about Gay Games IV are covered. Giuliani refuses to condemn the statements. Viewers are encouraged to write Giuliani and demand Diaz be removed from his position.

COMMERCIAL: Mantell Style. The Mantell.

8. HRCF Capitol Hill Update: Mandy Carter, public policy advocate is interviewed.


February 1994
Box: 25 Media : ID: 231.0391 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 9
[Air date: 3/2/1994]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: Dick Sargent for National Gay Psychic Line

1. News Notes: Questions over whether athletes who are HIV positive can travel to Gay Games IV. Rueben Diaz controversy continues. The pope condemns gay marriage. Ty Ross, grandson of Barry Goldwater, is covered. An article states that gay people are targeted for murder in Brazil. Fred Phelps protests at Randy Shiltz’ funeral. A porn theater in London is set on fire killing 8. Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization is having a demonstration against the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. ACT UP demonstration against Giuliani. Kraft cancels ads on Rosanne’s lesbian kiss episode.

2. Gay and Lesbian Travel Expo with Atlantis Events, Come Play With Us, Advance-Damron Vacations, Pied Piper Travel

COMMERCIAL: Mantell Style. The Mantell.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. The editor of Poz Magazine, Richard Perez-Feria, is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: In a Land Far Away, ‘a gay musical fable’ at Wings Theater

COMMERCIAL: Homo Extra (HX)

COMMERCIAL: Night of 1000 Gowns 1994

4. The AIDS Cure Project, which grew out of ACT UP, is covered. Mark Milano is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. Outrage over the age of consent laws in the UK being higher for gays and lesbians than heterosexuals. A clip of David Shaw stating that its to discourage ‘elderly men from chasing after young boys’ is shown. Will Parry, an activist, is interviewed. The clips come from NBC. GCN in London asks people on the street if they think Prince Edward is gay.

6. Naming Names: Concerns about ABC after the fight to get a lesbian kiss shown on Rosanne. Several comments by ABC officials are troublesome. Viewers are encouraged to write to ABC.

7. Lavender Health: At the Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum, Don Thomas, editor of BLK Magazine is interviewed. Several others are interviewed but their names are not displayed.

8. Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization’s press conference: Paul O’Dwyer, Tom Duane, Marie Honan, Sheila Quinn. Ann Maguire is interviewed.

9. Roz Quarto, operations director of Gay Games IV is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Mantell Style. The Mantell.


March 1994
Box: 25 Media : ID: 231.0392 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 10
[Air date: 3/11/1994]

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1. St. Patrick’s Day Parade mentioned; Giuliani marching in parade. Rush Limbaugh for Florida Citrus makes homophobic remarks. Chicks in White Satin, an Oscar-nominated documentary is covered. Gay groups protesting the ’96 Atlanta Olympics.

2. Biological Aspects of Sexual Orientation. Dr. Richard Isay, clinical professor of psychology, Curtis Cole, Dr. Charles Silverstein, Chandler Burr, Jane Petro, Dr. Richard Friedman, is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Mantell Style. The Mantell.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Empire State Pride Agenda’s night of 100 parties. Lou Maletta interviews Dick Dadey. Rueben Diaz is mentioned.

COMMERCIAL: In a Land Far Away, ‘a gay musical fable’ at Wings Theater

COMMERCIAL: Homo Extra (HX)

COMMERCIAL: Night of 1000 Gowns 1994

4. Evan Wolfson of the Lambda Legal Defense Fund is interviewed about the state of gay marriage in Hawaii.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. Gay on the Page: David Drake, E. Lynn Harris, Michelangelo Signorile, and Urvashi Vaid.

COMMERCIAL: Brooks/Dunn DWI PSA

6. Lavender Health: Carlos Cordero of Project Achieve interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Mantell Style. The Mantell.

7. Naming Names: Cathartic makes gay-and-lesbian-themed greeting cards, being sold by Dayton-Hudson. Viewers are encouraged to write positive letters to Dayton-Hudson.

8. Gabriel Rotello of New York Newsday is interviewed about his article “The Birth of AIDS: Can It Happen Again?”


March 1994
Box: 25 Media : ID: 231.0393 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 11
[Air date: 3/17/1994]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: Dick Sargent for National Gay Psychic Line

1. Lee Sharmat and Andy Humm at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade; Giuliani marches in the parade. A memorial service for Michael Kallen is announced. Norman McSeigal of the NYCLU, Deborah Glick, Brendan Fey, Ruth Messinger, and Al Sharpton are interviewed. As with several years past, the protesters are arrested. Tom Duane is shown being arrested. Allen Roskoff is interviewed as people are arrested. Paul Dwyer is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Mantell Style. The Mantell.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

2. Monday, March 14th. Protests at city hall over Giuliani trying to close the Division of AIDS Services. Dennis DeLeon, Rep. Jerry Nadler, Mark Green, and Rhea Partham are interviewed. Two people who depend on the services are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: In a Land Far Away, ‘a gay musical fable’ at Wings Theater

COMMERCIAL: Homo Extra (HX)

3. Tavern on the Green: David Mixner speaks.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

4. GLAAD Awards at the Plaza Hotel: Marlo Thomas, Phil Donahue, Ellen Carton, Mitchell Lichtenstein are interviewed. Susan Sarandon, Kenneth Cole, Barbara Walters, Jonathan Demme, and Tom Hanks speak.

COMMERCIAL: Night of 1000 Gowns 1994

5. Lavender Health: Coming out to your family. Interview with Pat Colucci.

COMMERCIAL: Brooks/Dunn DWI PS

6. Naming Names: The New York Post runs homophobic editorials and cartoons. Ray Kerosen and Pat Buchanan are named. Viewers are encouraged to write to Rupert Murdoch. Information for a protest against the post is also displayed.

COMMERCIAL: Quilted Rainbow Jacket - $140.00

7. Lee Sharmat interviews Juanita Harvey of the Knights Wrestling Group.

COMMERCIAL: Chain of Pride necklace

8. Lou Maletta interviews John Grayson, writer/director of a musical film about AIDS entitled Zero Patience. A clip is shown.


March 1994
Box: 25 Media : ID: 231.0394 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 12
[Air date: 3/24/1994]

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1. GCN needs support, including people who are computer-savvy, for Gay Games IV. Tom Hanks’ Oscar speech is shown. New York Post runs homophobic column on Tom Duane. 226 US House Members Promise Not to Discriminate, says New York Times headline. Anti-Violence Project reports anti-gay violence down 11% from last year. GMHC has to apologize for putting AIDS safety literature out at a school event.

2. Dale Hogan covers protests against Giuliani’s cuts of DAS services. Thosuands march across the Brooklyn Bridge. Eric Sawyer of ACT UP is interviewed. A candlelight vigil is shown.

COMMERCIAL: Mantell Style. The Mantell.

3. Michael Kallen’s memorial service is shown. Chris Babick, Barry Callen, Holly Near, and Richard Dworkin speak. The Flirtations and Holly Near perform.

COMMERCIAL: In a Land Far Away, ‘a gay musical fable’ at Wings Theater

COMMERCIAL: Homo Extra (HX)

4. GLAAD 1994 Media Awards in Los Angeles. Gail Hand reports. Lea Delaria, Casey Kasem, Amanda Bearse, Stockard Channing, Harvey Fierstein, and Ellen Joyce. Lily Tomlin, Harvey Fierstein, Robin Williams, and Mariel Hemmingway.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. Night of 1,000 Gowns: Sybil Bruncheon reports. Empress Coco LaChine is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Brooks/Dunn DWI PSA

6. Teddy Kalidas, an HIV-positive body builder is interviewed by Lou Maletta.

7. Lavender Health: Domestic violence; interview with Juan Menendez. Audio is very bad on this segment.

8. Naming Names: Mel White is covered on 60 Minutes. Viewers are encouraged to write to Don Hewitt, executive producer of 60 Minutes. 9. Terrence Carey, Pat Norman, and Nicole Rameriz Murray talk about Stonewall 25.


March 1994
Box: 25 Media : ID: 231.0395 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 13
[Air date: 3/31/1994]

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1. News Notes: Assembly passes gay rights bill, Republicans refuse to do anything with it. Teen pleads guilty to murdering lesbian. Irene Impellizari is finally dropped. Congress accidentally passes gay rights bill.

COMMERCIAL: Mantell Style. The Mantell.

2. Lou Maletta announces 12th anniversary of GCN. Maletta discusses Stonewall 25 and Gay Games IV. Maletta asks for donation and employees specializing in production and video editing.

3. Joycelyn Elders, US Surgeon General, is interviewed. Elders speaks at a town hall meeting. Tom Duane briefly speaks.

COMMERCIAL: In a Land Far Away, ‘a gay musical fable’ at Wings Theater

COMMERCIAL: Homo Extra (HX)

4. Lou Maletta talks about what goes into the average shoot.

5. Report from the Capitol: Tim McCarthy interviews Christine Gebbie and Christine Lubinski.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

6. Lou Maletta talks about city hall, Giuliani, and covering events.

7. Giuliani cancels meeting with the gay and lesbian community at the last minute, then agreed to a much smaller meeting later. Dick Dadey and Ann Northrop are interviewed after the meeting.

COMMERCIAL: Brooks/Dunn DWI PSA

8. Lou Maletta discusses advertising to gays and lesbians, especially emphasizing how reluctant condom manufactures have been.

9. Naming Names: Tom Trela discusses IKEA’s gay-positive TV ad. Viewers are encouraged to write to Pam Diaconis at IKEA.

10. Lavender Health: Part two of domestic violence; interview with Terry Moroni. Audio is again very bad on this segment.

11. Maletta, Sharmat, and Humm ask for financial help and anyone who can help in production.


March 1994
Box: 25 Media : ID: 231.0396 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 14
[Air date: 4/7/1994]

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NOTE: Before every segment, Andy Humm, Lee Sharmat, and Lou Maletta encourage viewers to donate and volunteer with GCN.

COMMERCIAL: Why Not Love?

1. News Notes: Dan Rather has a column discussing gaybashing violence. HIV travel ban is lifted for Gay Games IV. Anthony Fauci discusses HIV on Nightline (clip is shown). Positive response to IKEA ad. New York Post comes out against political asylum for gays in the US; protests are planned. Cutaway to an interview with Tom Duane about a possible congressional run and issues with Giuliani. Lou Maletta discusses pledge month.

2. Evan Wolfson of the Lambda Legal Defense Fund discusses gays in the military. Wolfson has been trying to get an injunction on the military to prevent them from investigating.

3. The coordinators for Gay and Lesbian Americans, Kim Edwards and Ray Dries. The New York Post demonstration is announced.

4. An excerpt fro WGBH’s documentary AIDS Research: The Story So Far is shown.

5. Humm, Maletta, and Sharmat encourage donations to GCN.

6. Keep on Marching: Terrence Carey, Nicole Ramirez Murray, and Pat Norman discuss Stonewall 25.

7. Naming Names: Cobb County, which has passed anti-gay legislation, is hosting Olympic events. Viewers are encouraged to write to the Olympic Committee in Atlanta.

8. Lavender Health: Interview with Dr. Beryl Koblin.

9. Acapella group Sons and Lovers perform.


April 1994
Box: 25 Media : ID: 231.0397 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 15
[Air date: 4/14/1994]

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1. News Notes: Peter Powers makes homophobic statements. Gay businesses move from the village to Chelsea. Germany gets rid of anti-gay law. Northern Exposure will feature a gay wedding episode. Harry Blackman leaves the Supreme Court.

2. Protests at City Hall over the shutdown of AIDS Services by Giuliani. City Hall would not allow a press conference inside the building even though it was raining. Susan Sarandon and Rosie Perez speak. Stephen DiBrienza speaks inside City Hall to reporters, calling City Hall not allowing the press conference inside ‘an outrage’. Marva Hammons, Stephen DiBrienza (who bluntly asks whose idea it was to eliminate AIDS Services and accuses the mayor of wanting to balance the budget by cutting essential services), and the deputy mayor hold a council meeting.

COMMERCIAL: Mantell Style. The Mantell.

3. Lee Sharmat asks for pledges. Governor Mario Cuomo speaks about the lack of a statewide gay rights bill and blames the Republicans in the senate.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

4. Lou Maletta speaks to Denise Norris and Alan Bilsky of Virtual Exchange, an early internet community that is trying to get ACT UP and GLAAD online. The ‘information superhighway’ is mentioned.

COMMERCIAL: In a Land Far Away, ‘a gay musical fable’ at Wings Theater

COMMERCIAL: Homo Extra (HX)

5. Lee Sharmat interviews two wrestlers competing in the Gay Games.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

6. Naming Names: Cobb County hosting some of Olympic games, after condemning gays. Viewers are encouraged to write to Coca Cola to get them to boycott the Cobb County games.

COMMERCIAL: Brooks/Dunn DWI PSA

7. Lavender Health: Garance Franke-Ruta is interviewed.

8. Sons and Lovers performs. (same as last episode)


April 1994
Box: 25 Media : ID: 231.0398 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 16
[Air date: 4/21/1994]

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April 1994
Box: 25 Media : ID: 231.0399 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 17
[Air date: 4/28/1994]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

1. News Notes: The Lesbian Avengers are featured in the New York Times Magazine. A male officer in Queens is accused of repeatedly raping several black delivery men. A teenager in Maryland writes a pro-gay book review in her school’s paper and is harassed by fellow students and her town. Rudy Giuliani confirms he wants to gut AIDS Services. Calvin Klien is covered. Texas tries to quarantine HIV-positive people, leading to massive backlash. The Brandon Teena story is covered. Japan makes progress with gay rights. Footage is shown from CBS of a protest against Rueben Diaz in the south Bronx.

2. Howie Katz, who is running for state senate, is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Mantell Style. The Mantell.

3. Mark Glick, who is playing Oscar Wilde in a benefit for Hetrick Martin, is interviewed. The play is “Utterly Wilde” at the Silvia and Danny Kaye theater.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

4. National Crime Victims Week. Dennis DeLeon, the human rights commissioner announces the founding of the Friends of the Human Rights Commission with Juan Figeroa.

COMMERCIAL: Brooks/Dunn DWI PSA

5. Naming Names: Holt Reinhart and Winston Inc. refuses to sell an anti-gay, censored version of a health textbook in Texas. Viewers are encouraged to write to Hold Reinhart and Winston.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

6. Steve Weinstein interviews the creators of Hide Your Love Away, Kevin Scott and Albert Macklin.

COMMERCIAL: AIDS WALK NEW YORK 1994 (‘This is no ordinary Sunday.’)

7. Lavender Health: Gay and Lesbian Addictions Study Conference. Amber Hollibaugh, Christine Epifania, Alice Terson, and Maxine Saunders speak.

COMMERCIAL: Safe Sex (condom in restaurant)


April 1994
Box: 25 Media : ID: 231.0400 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 18
[Air date: 5/5/1994]

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1. News Notes: Lesbian is raped in Prospect Park; Mike McAlary of the New York Daily News states the rape was a hoax, which it wasn’t. Giuliani still cutting Division of AIDS Services. Village People music banned at hockey games. John Preston’s death is covered. Two stations drop the gay marriage episode of Northern Exposure. Catholic League buys anti-condom ads. The murder of Paul Edward Stefan is covered. Dom DeLuise sexually harasses a bellboy.

2. In front of the White House, Tim McCarthy interviews Andrew Barrar.

COMMERCIAL: Mantell Style. The Mantell.

3. Vinnie Maniscalo announces the 1994 Queens Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade. Also announced is a protest in Queens. District 24 is trying to get the GMHC banned from the district. Suzanne Goldberg from the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is interviewed about anti-gay initiatives.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

4. A Friend of Dorothy, a short film, is discussed, with Raoul O’Connell, NYU student and the director of the short. A short film festival at the Quad Cinema is announced. A clip from the film is shown.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. Lavender Health: Dr. Benjamin A. Mojica is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: AIDS WALK NEW YORK 1994 (‘This is no ordinary Sunday.’)

6. Naming Names: A commercial for Today’s Man uses gay stereotypes. Viewers are encouraged to write to Today’s Man.

COMMERCIAL: Brooks/Dunn DWI PSA

7. Keep on Marching, An Update on Stonewall 25 with Terrence Carey and Ric Barrick.

8. Evan Wolfson announces that Rochester city schools have passed a non-discrimination rule for recruiters at schools.

9. The video for The Cranberries’ “Linger” is shown over the end credits.


May 1994
Box: 26 Media : ID: 231.0401 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 19
[Air date: 5/12/1994]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat report from Roseland for a Gay Games benefit. Austin votes down domestic partnership benefits. Confusion over Stonewall 25 being a parade or a march. South Africa’s constitution protects sexual orientation. ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ is not working says New York Times. Journalists demand apology by Mike McAlary of the New York Daily News. UK conservative politician is caught having sex with underage boy. Division of AIDS Services is being restored.

2. At the Chelsea home of Ann Northrup, Al Sharpton meets with members of the gay community about his senate candidacy. Maria Elena Grant, Jon David Nalley, Ann Northrop, and Al Sharpton are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Mantell Style. The Mantell.

3. Mother’s Voices conference. ‘Lili’ speaks.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

4. At Mother’s Voices. Susan Sarandon is interviewed by Lou Maletta. Ron Silver introduces honoree Jean Moutoussamy-Ashe. Kenneth Cole speaks.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. Tim McCarthy in Washington DC interviews Stephen Smith of the Cannabis Buyers Club.

COMMERCIAL: Roman Spectacle at the Wings Theater

6. Jay Hill, executive director of the Gay Games discusses how he managed to get Yankee Stadium for the games. Robert Brandt, development manager, is interviewed about the parties going on with Gay Games IV. Sybil Bruncheon, the emcee performs.

COMMERCIAL: AIDS WALK NEW YORK 1994 (‘This is no ordinary Sunday.’)

7. Lavender Health: Survivors of sexual assault are discussed. Interview with Bea Hanson of the Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project.

COMMERCIAL: Brooks/Dunn DWI PSA

8. Naming Names: Mike McAlary of the New York Daily News states the rape of a lesbian in Prospect Park was a hoax. Viewers are encouraged to write to the New York Daily News to ask for McAlary’s resignation and an apology.

9. Keep on Marching, An Update on Stonewall 25 with Ric Barrick, Paula Xanthopolous, and Wendy Reiner. Merchandizing is discussed.

10. An unknown performance is shown over the end credits.


May 1994
Box: 26 Media : ID: 231.0402 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 20
[Air date: 5/19/1994]

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1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat report from A Different Light, a large lesbian and gay book store. News Notes: Travel bans and partnership battles continue. Irene Impellizari may become head of the board of education. Catholics buy ads stating ‘Condoms don’t save lives’. The teenager who wrote a gay-positive review in her school’s newspaper drops out of school due to repeated harassment and inaction of her teachers. Massive article on Billie Jean King doesn’t mention she’s a lesbian.

2. Joan Rivers introduces the GMHC-sponsored AIDS Walk. Jeff Richardson is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Mario Cuomo, Rudy Giuliani, and Al D’amato are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Roman Spectacle at the Wings Theater

4. George Pataki, who is running for governor, is interviewed. A protest outside the Sheraton New York, where the New York state Republican convention is held, is shown.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. Beverly Boyrsky, coordinator of the Gay Games is interviewed.

6. A makeshift memorial service at Jackie Onassis’ apartment.

7. Lavender Health: First of a three-part special covering Gay Games IV. Laura Moore, figure skater, is interviewed.

8. Keep on Marching, Stonewall 25: Ric Barrick and Kari Points.

9. Naming Names: Glamour runs an article on lesbians in the workplace, which is carefully researched and well-written. Viewers are encouraged to write to Glamour and suggest more gay-positive articles.

10. GCN Sports Special Edition: Bill Baumer interviews Gutter George.

11. Controversy over the inclusion of gays and lesbians in the salute to Israel Day Parade. Arthur Strickler of the Lesbian and Gay Synagogue is interviewed. Mike Kizafski is interviewed, and states gays and lesbians should not be allowed to march. Ruth Messinger is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Brooks/Dunn DWI PSA


May 1994
Box: 26 Media : ID: 231.0403 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 21
[Air date: 5/26/1994]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

1. Andy Humm and Lee Sharmat report from A Different Light, a large lesbian and gay book store. News Notes: Travel bans and partnership battles continue. Irene Impellizari may become head of the board of education. Catholics buy ads stating ‘Condoms don’t save lives’. The teenager who wrote a gay-positive review in her school’s newspaper drops out of school due to repeated harassment and inaction of her teachers. Massive article on Billie Jean King doesn’t mention she’s a lesbian.

2. Joan Rivers introduces the GMHC-sponsored AIDS Walk. Jeff Richardson is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Mario Cuomo, Rudy Giuliani, and Al D’amato are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Roman Spectacle at the Wings Theater

4. George Pataki, who is running for governor, is interviewed. A protest outside the Sheraton New York, where the New York state Republican convention is held, is shown.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. Beverly Boyrsky, coordinator of the Gay Games is interviewed.

6. A makeshift memorial service at Jackie Onassis’ apartment.

7. Lavender Health: First of a three-part special covering Gay Games IV. Laura Moore, figure skater, is interviewed.

8. Keep on Marching, Stonewall 25: Ric Barrick and Kari Points.

9. Naming Names: Glamour runs an article on lesbians in the workplace, which is carefully researched and well-written. Viewers are encouraged to write to Glamour and suggest more gay-positive articles.

10. GCN Sports Special Edition: Bill Baumer interviews Gutter George.

11. Controversy over the inclusion of gays and lesbians in the salute to Israel Day Parade. Arthur Strickler of the Lesbian and Gay Synagogue is interviewed. Mike Kizafski is interviewed, and states gays and lesbians should not be allowed to march. Ruth Messinger is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Brooks/Dunn DWI PSA


May 1994
Box: 26 Media : ID: 231.0404 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 22
[Air date: 6/2/1994]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

1. News Notes: Rudy Giuliani appoints Irene Impellizari to the Board of Education; Impellizari is anti-gay and fought against safe sex education. Viewers are encouraged to call the mayor’s office. Mike McAlary, who reported on a lesbian being raped in Prospect Park as being a hoax, is revealed to have called a friend on the police force (John Miller) to ‘bail him out’ of the story; a tape of the conversation is played, and a news broadcast is shown. Pat Robertson refers to Gay Games IV as ‘Sodom on the Hudson’. A revealing Oliver North email surfaces.

2. Darrin Jackson-Weeks of the COAC/AIDS Orphan Program is interviewed about adoption.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Stonewall 25 update: Interview with Paula Xanthropoulou and Wendy Reiner.

COMMERCIAL: Roman Spectacle at the Wings Theater

4. Jonathan Wald, special project coordinator of Gay Games IV is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Absolute Yacht Rental

5. Lou Maletta interviews the creators of Whores Of A Different Color, a play; Tony Louden and Rich Rubin.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster Presents The Beat of Don’t Mess With Mary

6. Naming Names: Giulaini has not approved a second march route during the Stonewall 25 parade. Viewers are encouraged to call the chief of staff for the deputy mayor.

COMMERCIAL: Homo Xtra

7. Lavender Health. Part two of three. Dr. Joan Gondola and Tom Cracovia.

8. Two short films, Out in Silence and Not a Simple Story are discussed with Jonathan Lee and Sweet Savage. Information for a benefit at Club USA to raise funds for the film is shown.

COMMERCIAL: Awareness Project (Bobby Griffith)

COMMERCIAL: SF AIDS Foundation


June 1994
Box: 26 Media : ID: 231.0405 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 23
[Air date: 6/9/1994]

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COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

1. News Notes: Protests at Out Day at Disney World. Late-breaking announcement: William Andrews, chair of the HIV/AIDS Advisory Council makes homophobic remarks. Viewers are encouraged to call Carol Gressor and Chancellor Ramon Cortines to demand Andrews’ resignation.

2. March in Queens is shown. John Won, grand marshal, is interviewed, as is Alan Hevesi, Jeanne Manford of PFLAG, Candice Boyce, Karen Burstein, Ruth Messinger, Howard Cruse, Danny Dromm, Ron Gold, Terry van Dyke, Ray Dries, Paul O’Dwyer, Matt Foreman.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Vivian Shapiro and Isabel Kuschner of the Legacy Foundation are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Roman Spectacle at the Wings Theater

4. Joe Kennedy, author of The Summer of 77: The Last Hurrah of the Gay Activist Alliance.

COMMERCIAL: Absolute Yacht Rental

5. At the Hetrick Martin Institute, 8th Annual Emory Hetrick Awards. Frances Kunreuther, Herb Cohen, Luis Reyes, and the recipients, Youth of Massachusetts are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

6. Lavender Health: Part 3. Nathan Kerr, Jim Jones, Jacinto Jorge, Jerome Zorrilla, Gay Games IV athletes, are interviewed.

7. Naming Names: WWOR uses unrelated pride parade footage during a serious piece on the gay rights bill. Viewers are encouraged to write to Will Right of WWOR.

8. A Stonewall update is replaced with footage from a press conference at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center, discussing the route of the Stonewall 25 march. Franklin G. Fry, BC Craig, and Pat Norman speak. The Giuliani administration is trying to block off and reroute the march and constantly changes their minds on important aspects of the Stonewall 25 events.

9. Gay Games IV update with Robert McCarthy and Kile Ozier


June 1994
Box: 26 Media : ID: 231.0406 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 24
[Air date: 6/16/1994]

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1. News Notes: Vermont grants domestic partnership benefits to gays and lesbians. Mary Cummins quits. John Boswell’s book reveals gay marriages in the middle ages. Liza Minelli is barred by Giuliani from appearing at the Stonewall 25 rally. The International Dyke March is announced.

2. New York Public Library hosts Becoming Visible: The Legacy of Stonewall. The exhibit is shown, as curators show photographs.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. John Won and Adamo of the Riot Conference for Youth at Hunter College are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Roman Spectacle at the Wings Theater

4. AMFAR Benefit, interview with Mathilde Krim.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. Kate Bornstein, author and playwright, known for Virtually Yours, is interviewed. A clip of her show is shown.

COMMERCIAL: Absolute Yacht Rental

6. Lavender Health: Dr. Alberto Avendano of the National Association of People With AIDS is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Celebration of Uncommon Women

7. Naming Names: James B. Stewart’s article in The New Yorker on discrimination against gays in the workplace is praised by GLAAD, as is the cover of two gay men marrying. Viewers are encouraged to write to Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of the New Yorker.

8. Larry Flick and Pefidia of Lifebeat are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Alan Pratt Announces the Moment of Silence

9. Lou Maletta interviews Y’all, a group of gay country singers. The group performs.


June 1994
Box: 26 Media : ID: 231.0407 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 25
[Air date: 6/23/1994]

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1. News Notes: Presbyterians bans acknowledgement of gay unions. The passing of Bruce Mailman is announced. Milton Berle is appearing in a drag show. The Human Rights Commission is in threat of shutting down.

2. Gay and Lesbian Community Center’s Garden Party. Mark Green, John Dowd, Marcie Kahn, Ruth Messinger, Father Lynch interviewed. Richard Burns, Kate Clinton speak.

COMMERCIAL: SF AIDS Foundation

3. Kate Clinton is interviewed by Deborah Barsha. Some of Kate Clinton’s stand-up is shown.

COMMERCIAL: Public Awareness Project

4. The opening ceremony of Gay Games IV is shown. Rudy Giuliani speaks, and a sizable portion of the crowd boos and heckles him. Lengthy march of each participating country. The torch-lighting is shown, as is a massive fireworks display.

COMMERCIAL: Help Stop the Violence

5. Naming Names: American Airlines trains employees in non-discrimination. Viewers are encouraged to write to American Airlines.

COMMERCIAL: SF AIDS Foundation

6. At the Tavern on the Green, Jay Hill and Brent Nicholson-Earl introduce the games. The daughter of Tom Wadell, Jessica Waddell Lowenstein is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Public Awareness Project

7. Judy Tenuta performs.

COMMERCIAL: ADS AGAINST AIDS

8. After the credits, Lou Maletta and two others stand near the bleachers of Gay Games IV and are going to make an announcement before the tape cuts out.


June 1994
Box: 26 Media : ID: 231.0408A Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 26
[Air date: 6/30/1994]

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COMMERCIAL: AmFAR with Elizabeth Taylor

1. News Notes: Lee Sharmat won a silver and bronze medal in the Gay Games. Sharon Bottoms wins appeal, then has her son taken away by grandmother. Bill Andrews proposes ban of GMHC. Colors Magazine posts a fake photo of Ronald Reagan with AIDS. Hawaiin legislature bans same sex marriage. Mike McAlary sued by woman who was raped in Prospect Park.

COMMERCIAL: Help Stop the Violence

2. Lee Sharmat and Andy Humm introduce footage of the Stonewall march. Gay Activist Alliance marches. Sharmat interviews a few of the marchers, among them Tom Duane. The march is shown arriving in Central Park, and performances are shown. Toni James is interviewed. The Stonewall veterans get on stage. Liza Minelli and others speak.

COMMERCIAL: Public Awareness Project

3. Lavender Health: Footage of Joycelyn Elders, US Surgeon General, and her speech about healthcare, safe sex, and gay and lesbian health at the National Lesbian and Gay Health Foundation.

COMMERCIAL: WHY NOT LOVE?

4. Naming Names: City officials drastically undercount Stonewall 25 participants. CNN quotes the city officials verbatim. Viewers are encouraged to write Roger Bahre at CNN.

COMMERCIAL: SF AIDS Foundation

5. The closing ceremony at Yankee Stadium is shown. Some of the athletes and participants are interviewed, although none are named. Performances are shown. Fireworks are shown over the credits.


June 1994
Box: 26 Media : ID: 231.0409 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 27
[Air date: 7/7/1994]

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1. News Notes: David Axelrod’s death is covered. More organizations are calling for boycott of Florida Orange Juice due to Rush Limbaugh. Giuliani cuts service workers. Stonewall 25 is $300,000 in debt. Michael J. Petrides, who fought against condom distribution and the Children of the Rainbow coalition, dies.

COMMERCIAL: Absolute Yacht Rental

2. Lee Sharmat announces eleven athletes have had to return their medals after testing positive for steroids. Dan Meyers reports from the Abe Stark Arena for the men’s and pair’s ice skating competition. Linda Carney and Laura Moore perform and are interviewed. Mark Heard and Jean Pierre-Martin perform and are interviewed. Matthew Hall performs.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. There are now 156 openly lesbian and gays holding office. Paul Richards and Virginia Appuzo speak at the Victory Fund party. Dick Dadey and Jon David Nalley are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

4. Andy Humm and Joe Lovett announce the broadcast of In a New Light.

5. Lavender Health: Part two. Footage of Joycelyn Elders, US Surgeon General, and her speech about healthcare, safe sex, and gay and lesbian health at the National Lesbian and Gay Health Foundation.

6. Naming Names: Time Magazine almost completely ignores Stonewall 25 apart from a one-sentence mention that the organization is in debt. Viewers are encouraged to write to Time Magazine to demand better coverage.

7. The Museum of Television and Radio (now the Paley Center) hosts John Scagliotti, executive prouder of In the Life speaks. Barbara Raab, producer for Dateline NBC, David Sloan, a producer for 20/20, and Ann Northrop are interviewed.

8. Madeline D’Anthony of the Adult Industry Trade Association is interviewed about a restrictive new law. The number of the Adult Industry Trade Association is shown.

9. Footage of Debi Thomas skating is shown over the credits.


July 1994
Box: 26 Media : ID: 231.0410 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 28
[Air date: 7/14/1994]

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COMMERCIAL: Absolute Yacht Rental

1. News Notes: 30 anti-gay assaults occur during Gay Games and Stonewall 25, which the city is denying happened. Giuliani’s office number is displayed. Christine Gebby resigns. Three more athletes disqualified after using steroids during Gay Games. Dick Sargent’s death is announced. Brett Easton Ellis’ sexuality is questioned. Viewers are warned against going to the Caiman Islands.

2. Karen Burstein, candidate for New York State Attorney General is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Vernal Scott introduces regular reports from England. A pride march is shown in London.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

4. California football finalist game shown. Team LA vs LA Quakes. Jim Buzinski of Team LA, Lynn Lewis of Team NY interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. Lavender Health: Ken Togo, who opened the first clinic for gay men and lesbians in Japan, and is an acclaimed LBGT figure there, is interviewed. Togo’s stage performance is shown.

6. Special Edition of Naming Names, The GLAAD Report Card on Stonewall 25, which covers the best and worst coverage of Gay Games IV and Stonewall 25. Top honors go to New York Newsday, The New York Times, CBS Evening News, News 4 NY, and New York 1. Dunce caps go to The New York Post, Sports Illustrated, ABC News, Channel 5 News at 10, and Good Day New York.

7. The Lambda Update: Beatrice Dohrn introduces the broadcast. Lou Maletta interviews Evan Wolfson about the same sex equal rights case in Hawaii. Patrick Lagon and Joe Mellio, plaintiffs in the case, are interviewed as well. Nina Baehr and Genora Dancel, Barbara Warkas and Carol Lam are interviewed as well.


July 1994
Box: 26 Media : ID: 231.0411 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 29
[Air date: 7/21/1994]

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1. News Notes: Clinton wants Tracy Thorne thrown out of NAVY. Olympic committee considering moving volleyball game from outside of Cobb County. Boy Scouts lose funding from United Way. Barry Goldwater endorses gay rights. Viewers are encouraged to call the NYC School Chancellor to demand that William Andrews be fired after remarks that gays were “coming for your children”. Gay book store in Cincinnati is raided by police for carrying a copy of “Salo: 120 Days of Sodom”. A demonstration against George Pataki is announced.

2. Arnie Kantrowitz of the Gay Activists Alliance speaks.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Gay Games IV coverage: David Mitchell covers martial arts. Jesse Garcia covers water polo finals. Ed Dixon covers bowling.

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4. Lavender Health: Tuberculosis short film. Dr. Thomas Freeden, director of Tuberculosis Control is interviewed.

5. Naming Names: The Tonight Show features its first openly gay comedian, Bob Smith. Viewers are encouraged to write to Bill Royce, co-producer of The Tonight Show.

6. Interview with Particia Nell Warren, author of Harlan’s Race.


July 1994
Box: 26 Media : ID: 231.0412 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 30
[Air date: 7/28/1994]

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1. News Notes: Rush Limbaugh fired as Florida Citrus spokesman. Military banned from recruiting at University of Connecticut Law School. Wigstock in danger of not happening. Cardinal O’Connor announces he will close every Catholic hospital in the city if abortion becomes part of national health care reform. Filming is beginning on The Celluloid Closet. ‘The Ramrod Killer’ is trying to get out of psychiatric care. Harvey Firestein headlines CBS sitcom. Sue Simmons reveals accidentally that she is a lesbian.

2. At the Sheraton New York, multi-million dollar fundraiser for George Pataki, who says he is against gay rights. Ann Northrup and Senator Al D’Amato interviewed. George Pataki speaks to reporters, when Andy Humm tries to ask a question, an activist shouts “Pataki is a bigot!”. Rudy Washington, commissioner, Howard Koeppel (a gay Republican), and Betsy McCaughey are interviewed. Caroline Quartararo, Pataki’s press secretary is interviewed and angrily demands Humm turn the camera off.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. London’s memorial quilt and The Names Project UK is covered. Vernal Scott reports from London and tours the quilt and some of the exhibits around it.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

4. Lavender Health: Harm reduction on a day to day basis. Howard Josepher speaks. Donna La Loma,

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5. Larry Kramer is interviewed.

6. Naming Names: Woodstock 94 hosts Shabba Ranks, who has made homophobic statements. Viewers are encouraged to write to Michael Lang of Woodstock Ventures to get Ranks pulled.

7. Lambda Update: Kevin Cathcart introduces Suzanne B. Goldberg, discussing anti-gay initiatives.


July 1994
Box: 26 Media : ID: 231.0413 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 31
[Air date: 8/4/1994]

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1. News Notes: Congress will have a hearing on work discrimination against gays and lesbians. Cobb County is covered in an article in the New York Times, ‘A Suburban Eden Where the Right Rules’. Susan Sarandon endorses Tom Duane. Serial killer Gary Ray Bowles is sought in the south. Gay Games needs money to cover its loss. Norma McCorvey comes out.

2. Matt Foreman of the Anti-Violence Project is interviewed and holds a town meeting on police misconduct and abuse, and the Rueben Diaz controversy. Edward Silver, Ruth Messigner, and Deborah Glick speak.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Lavender Health: Closing ceremony of Gay Games IV at Yankee Stadium with Dan Myers. Edna Spring, Jose Badue, Jim Frawley, Reggie Snowdon, and Gwinn Leggis interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

4. Angelica Rovira and Mark E. Seitelman are interviewed. Rovira The audio on this segment is very bad at the start of the interview. Rovira claims she was assaulted by Luis Solard (sp?) of the school board.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. GLAAD Media Alert (formerly Naming Names): American Express advertises to gay and lesbians. Viewers are encouraged to write to Harvey Golub of American Express. An update states that the Olympic committee has pulled the volleyball event from Cobb County.

6. Lee Sharmat interviews Judy Nelson, host of In the Life.

7. Footage from the Powerlifting event of Gay Games IV. Tom Tudesco is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Teleconference from The International AIDS Conference


August 1994
Box: 26 Media : ID: 231.0414 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 32
[Air date: 8/11/1994]

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1. News Notes: Because Andy Humm had knee surgery, News Notes is held from Humm’s apartment bed. Patsy Flemming is interim AIDS czar. Greenburg, New York is considering benefits for gay and lesbian couples. Tom Duane is having a fundraiser. A broadcast about a botched 911 response from NY1 featuring Matt Foreman and Tom Duane is shown. GLAAD protests anti-gay t-shirts being sold on the Jersey Shore, with the support of the New Jersey governor. Liam Neeson is considered for the lead in an Oscar Wilde biopic by Mike Nichols.

2. International AIDS Conference in Yokohama, Japan. A satellite feed from Japan of a roundtable conference is shown, taped off of a monitor with Closed Captioning turned on (the audience can be heard murmuring and coughing). Michael Saag is the only one identified by text. Dale Hogan provides an outro and interviews Brian Jankowsi of the Treatment Action Group.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Lou Maletta interviews Richard Jones, intern on The Howard Stern Show, who is openly gay.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: Speak to the Senate (a recent senate decision overwhelmingly ruled against ‘gay education’ in schools)

4. Lavender Health: The US House and Senate pass a bill called the Elementary and Secondary Act, which featured an amendment introduced by Bob Smith and Jesse Helms prohibiting school districts from providing counseling to gay students or distributing material that deals with gay and lesbian issues, or making referrals to gay and lesbian organizations. From the Harvey Milk School, Maisha Uzuri James is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. GLAAD Media Alert: Willard Scott endorses Cracker Barrel on The Today Show. Viewers are encouraged to write to The Today Show and tell them to stop endorsing Cracker Barrel.

6. Lambda Update: Beatrice Dohrn discusses gays in the military. Footage from Donahue is shown.

7. Andy Humm tries to unravel the bandage on his knee while the credits roll.


August 1994
Box: 26 Media : ID: 231.0415 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 33
[Air date: 8/18/1994]

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1. News Notes: George Pataki gets a ‘100% approval rating’ from Pat Robertson. Protests in Huntsville, Alabama over the Metropolitan Community Church, which accepts gays and lesbians as parishioners. Andrew Crispo leaves info on phone sex lines. Eve’s Garden celebrates 25th anniversary. Under Giuliani, gay interest and human rights groups are being gutted. Gabriel Rotello attacks Christopher Lynn for endorsing Rueben Diaz. Cincinnati anti-gay measure is thrown out. The Catholic Church condemns the UN for endorsing condoms and sexual health.

2. Woodstock 94 is covered. Lou Maletta interviews attendees. Some of Nine Inch Nails’ concert is briefly shown.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Highlights from GCN’s debate with Jerry Nadler and Tom Duane. Its announced that the full 1-hour debate will appear on Out on Wednesdays, August 25th at 11pm.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

4. Lavender Health: Benjamin A Mojica of STD Control is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. GLAAD Media Alert: The Helms/Smith sponsored amendment which will cut funds to schools that ‘advance the homosexual lifestyle’ is covered. Viewers are encouraged to write to their congressmen; Sen Al D’amato for NY.

6. Deborah Barsha in Newark, NY on the set of The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love. Maria Maggenti, Dolly Hall, Lori E. Seid, and Mark Huisman are interviewed.


August 1994
Box: 26 Media : ID: 231.0416 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 34
[Air date: 8/25/1994]

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1. News Notes: Urban Fitness is launched. A study reveals 20% of adults have gay impulses. In Tacoma, WA, the home of three gay roommates is targeted by vandals. Mayor Joseph Maranin in Connecticut wants to kill AIDS services. University of Wisconsin decides against domestic partner benefits. Nelson Thacker, who killed a gay man in Salt Lake City has his sentence reduced. Sierra Club offers straight and gay trips. Nebraska lesbian fighting to keep custody of son. Sharon Bottoms trying to get hearing in custody case. The New York Times runs a story on how hard of a sell gay movies are. Wigstock finds a host.

2. The Morning Party. Jeff Richardson, and Nora Burns interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Tom Duane interviewed. Duane and Ann Northrop speak.

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5. GLAAD Media Alert: The Sony Video 1 board in Times Square refuses to run a gay PSA called ‘Why not love?’ The spot is shown. Viewers are encouraged to write to Sony.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

6. Lavender Health: Animated PSA about Hepatitis B and HIV. Joyce Dunmore is interviewed.

7. Lambda Update: William A. Peters introduces the broadcast. Beatrice Dohrn speaks about Daniel Miller, a man in Pensylvania fired from his job because he was gay.

8. Wigstock 93 footage. Runs over the end credits as well.


August 1994
Box: 27 Media : ID: 231.0417 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 35
[Air date: 9/1/1994]

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1. News Notes: Two TV specials on Martina Navertalova, who was just named as president of Women’s Tennis Association. Rumor is that Gay Games is $1 million in debt. NY Times on Provincetown vacations. Giuliani still trying to gut AIDS Services. Tokyo hosts Pride March. Gay group marches in parallel with India Day parade. Four high school football stars are arrested in Texas over murder of a gay man. Nebraska lesbian wins custody of son. A Mississippi ambulance service leaves an AIDS patient to die on his porch; he didn’t die and is now suing. Humm’s mic keeps spiking during this segment.

2. David Blanton, a new correspondent on GCN, is introduced. Blanton works for Vote Smart, and introduces the organization. Adelaide B. Elm of Vote Smart is interviewed over the phone.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Steve Weinstein interviews photographer Carolyn Jones and Michael Liberatore, author of Living Proof: Courage in the Face of AIDS. A clip from Living Proof: HIV and the Pursuit of Happiness is shown.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

4. Damien Corboy, a former senate aide, is interviewed about the chances of a Democratic takeover of the house and senate.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

5. GLAAD Media Alert: Lifetime presents 1-hour biography of Martina Navertalova, making only a brief, matter-of-fact statement on her lesbianism. Viewers are encouraged to write to Lifetime.

6. Dale Hogan reviews The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. A clip is shown.

7. Lavender Health: Torrence Allen and D’Jeno Jean Romain are interviewed.

8. Lady Bunny, organizer of Wigstock is interviewed.

9. Lengthy outro from Humm and Sharmatt followed by another clip from Priscilla.


September 1994
Box: 27 Media : ID: 231.0418 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 36
[Air date: 9/8/1994]

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1. News Notes: The New York Times runs an article that 1 in 5 people have had a homosexual attraction at some point in their life. Another NY Times article about gays saving inner cities. The death of Michael Peters and Walter Raine are announced. A man who believed AIDS could be passed through sneezing set out to murder Governer Cumo and slit the throat of Francis Tarlton. Dr. Tusch, who ran Laser Medical Associates (advertised heavily on GCN), and had 49 malpractice counts against him, attempted suicide and relocated to Washington state. His medical license was never revoked. Dan Quayle considers running for president.

2. Karen Burstein, candidate for Attorney General is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Tom Duane is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

4. At Wigstock, Lou Maletta interviews Ruth Messinger about the upcoming primaries.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. GLAAD Media Alert: Andre Agassi makes homophobic statements, Nike continues to sponsor him. Viewers are encouraged to call Nike and demand Agassi either be removed or made to apologize.

6. Lavender Health: Coverage of the 12th Annual American Association of Physicians for Human Rights conference. Jane Petro and Bob Cabaj of AAPHR, and a medical student named Clarissa Kripke are interviewed. Kate O’Hanlan speaks.

7. Damien Corboy is interviewed about the House of Representatives.

8. The Lambda Update: Gay and lesbian adoption is covered. Beatrice Dohrn is interviewed.

9. Wigstock 94 is covered.


September 1994
Box: 27 Media : ID: 231.0419 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 37
[Air date: 9/15/1994]

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1. GCN’s Coverage of the 1994 Primaries. Lee Sharmat and Damien Corby report. Mario Cuomo speaks and is interviewed about the gay and lesbian civil rights bill. The Attorney General race is covered from Karen Burstein’s HQ. Burstein makes a speech. Catherine Aboti, newly elected state senator, is interviewed. Tom Duane speaks after losing his congressional run. Chris Quinn, campaign manager, political analyst Bob Bailey, and Jerry Nadler are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

2. News Notes: 60 Minutes interviews Bob McFarlane, former advisor to Reagan, who calls Oliver North a ‘degenerate liar’. Shannon Faulkner, student at The Citadel, is covered. African-American women 15 times more likely to have AIDS than white women. Gay students are being assaulted in Washington state schools and few reports have been filed because the abuse is so routine for gay and lesbian students. Forced HIV testing being considered in Russia. OJ Simpson gossip. OutLoud is announced. California governor Pete Wilson vetoes domestic partners law. Humm and Sharmat discuss Priscilla: Queen of the Desert.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

3. Gabriel Rotello interviewed about his controversial Newsday piece about AIDS and the gay community. In a follow-up, Michelangelo Signorelli discusses his column in Out Magazine with a similar theme.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. GLAAD Media Alert: Parade, a very mainstream family-oriented Sunday news magazine, covers gay and lesbian parents, and interviews kids with gay and lesbian parents. Viewers are encouraged to write to Parade, which Parade actively encourages.

COMMERCIAL: Black and Blue Ball in Montreal, Tour Du Jour.

6. Lavender Health: Further coverage of the 12th Annual American Association of Physicians for Human Rights conference. Walt Odets, a clinical psychologist, speaks. Marj Plumb, lesbian health policy advocate also speaks.

COMMERCIAL: Urad Leather Cream (“You can treat me bad… but you gotta treat your leather right.”)


September 1994
Box: 27 Media : ID: 231.0420 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 38
[Air date: 9/22/1994]

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1. News Notes: Michael Feinstein comes out of the closet, complete with cover interview on The Advocate. AIDS fundraiser at the Playboy mansion. More organizations pulling events out of Cobb County in Georgia. Division of AIDS Services is saved in New York. Richard Dreyfuss directing version of Hamlet with a lesbian Ophelia and Gertrude, leading to one actress leaving the play. Woman who was fired from Dallas police force for being a lesbian wins lawsuit against city, leading to hiring policy changes. Gay and lesbian themed films and TV are discussed, including the film version of Jeffery and Harvey Firestein’s sitcom on CBS. GLAAD goes national.

2. Analysis of the primaries. Lee Sharmat, Andy Humm, Damien Corby, and David Blanton discuss the primaries.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

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3. The Lambda Update: Denny Lee introduces this segment on Lambda’s work on the Non-Discrimination Act. Evan Wolfson is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

4. GLAAD Media Alert: Gay characters on Melrose Place causing headaches at Fox, with episodes being toned down due to ‘economics’; My So-Called Life on ABC features a recurring bisexual character. The Brady Bunch Movie may feature a lesbian character. Viewers are encouraged to write to Paramount Pictures.

COMMERCIAL: Black and Blue Ball in Montreal, Tour Du Jour.

5. Lavender Health: 12th Annual American Association of Physicians for Human Rights conference. Safe sex for lesbians. Amber Hollibaugh, Laura Ramos, Rochelle Burroughs, and Ana L. Oliveira speak.

COMMERCIAL: Poz Magazine

6. Stonewall exhibit at the NYPL. Lou Maletta reports on Becoming Visible: The Legacy of Stonewall. (this is a re-airing of an earlier segment)

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September 1994
Box: 27 Media : ID: 231.0421 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 39
[Air date: 9/29/1994]

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1. News Notes: First gay pride parade in Tokyo attracts mostly lesbians. Australia has eliminated all but one sodomy law. Mississippi high school cancels gay-themed play. Cuba has camps for people with HIV. The number for No on 13, a protest on anti-gay legislation in Oregon is displayed.

2. Bob and Rod. Leonard Rosenblatt interviews Rod Jackson and Bob Paris, authors of Bob and Rod.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

COMMERCIAL: GMHC Presents Angels on Ice

3. David Blanton interviews Gerardo Ramirez of the Log Cabin Club in New York, who is encouraging gays to vote Republican.

COMMERCIAL: Black and Blue Ball in Montreal, Tour Du Jour.

COMMERCIAL: Poz Magazine

4. GLAAD Media Alert: NBC Nightly News runs a series Gay in America. Viewers are encouraged to write to NBC. A few clips are shown.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

COMMERCIAL: AIDS Walk Long Island

5. Lavender Health: Tuberculosis short PSA. Thomas Freeden of the New York City Bureau of Tuberculosis Control.

COMMERCIAL: Urad Leather Cream (“You can treat me bad… but you gotta treat your leather right.”)

6. Mr. Drummer 1994. Leather event in San Francisco.

COMMERCIAL: Support Human Rights for Lesbian and Gay People.


September 1994
Box: 27 Media : ID: 231.0422 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 40
[Air date: 10/6/1994]

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1. News Notes: Gay-bashing in Wisconsin. Scandal in France over blood supplied to hemophiliacs in 1985; instead of getting an American blood testing kit, the French waited an entire year until a French company developed a blood testing kit. During this time approx. 1,200 people were infected with HIV. Rueben Diaz controversy continues. In Phoenix, a gay couple’s home is vandalized, and it takes 8 hours for police to respond. Jay Severin says to feminists who are angry that Pataki is not pro choice: “Fuck those fucking lesbian communists. They don’t get to define pro-choice.” Damien Corby reports that 67% of those polled in Ireland support gay marriage.

2. The Da Da Ball at Webster Hall. Garth Clark and Mark del Vecchio are interviewed. Tippi Hedren will introduce the event.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

3. Phone interview with Julie Davis of No on 13 in Oregon. Davis and others, including Oregon’s governor, are trying to defeat anti-gay legislation.

COMMERCIAL: Black and Blue Ball in Montreal, Tour Du Jour.

4. Carmen Vasquez from the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center announces a voter registration drive.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

5. OutLoud Expo at Pier 92. Roz Winter, organizer, is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Poz Magazine

6. Ann Northrop is interviewed about the current state of gay rights organizations.

COMMERCIAL: GMHC Presents Angels on Ice

7. GLAAD Media Alert: Snapple sponsors Rush Limbaugh’s show, in spite of Snapple’s anti-discrimination policies. Viewers are encouraged to write to Snapple and encourage them to pull their sponsorship.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

8. Lavender Health: Victoria H. Raveis is interviewed.

9. The Lambda Update: Barry Taylor is interviewed about the Americans With Disabilities Act.


October 1994
Box: 27 Media : ID: 231.0423 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 41
[Air date: 10/13/1994]

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1. News Notes: Reporting from Coming Out Day at Christopher Street. Guy Molinari states Karen Burstein, Democratic nominee for Attorney General in New York, was not qualified for the job because she is an open lesbian. Helms’ anti-gay bill is defeated. James Jennings in convicted. 40% of attempts to censor ciriculums in schools succeeded in the past year. Rueben Diaz gets a pitcher of water thrown at him.

2. Lou Maletta reports from the Dada Ball. Some very elaborate costumes are showcased.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

3. Gay and Lesbian Business Expo ’94, also known as Outloud. Linda Grishman, Mikel of the G Mikel Salon, James E. Law of IDS Financial Services, and Philip the editor of Uncommon Heroes.

COMMERCIAL: Poz Magazine

4. Black and Blue Ball in Montreal. Dale Hogan and Jay Henry report. Partygoers are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

5. Empire State Pride Agenda annual gala. Dick Gottfreid, Alan Hevesi, Vivian Shapiro, Gabriel Rotello of Newsday, Francis Kunreuther, Karen Burstein, Mario Cuomo, and Mark Green are interviewed. Charles Millard refuses to be interviewed. Mario Cuomo gives a speech.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

6. Lavender Health: Gabriel A. Torres discusses cryptosporidium being found in New York City drinking water.

COMMERCIAL: Urad Leather Cream (“You can treat me bad… but you gotta treat your leather right.”)

7. GLAAD Media Alert: Guy Molinari’s homophobic statements about Karen Burstein are covered. GLAAD is calling for Molinari’s immediate dismissal.

COMMERCIAL: Suave Succubus at the Wings Theater

8. Guy Molinari’s anti-gay comments are shown. The Anti-Violence Project is holding a protest; Ed Sedarbaum announces the logistics.


October 1994
Box: 27 Media : ID: 231.0424 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 42
[Air date: 10/20/1994]

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1. News Notes: Robert Kase shot in a gay crusing area. Viewers who have been harassed are encouraged to call the Anti-Violence Project. Cobb County opens its first gay disco. Two male octopi having sex is taped by scientists. HGH can help people with AIDS. Two gay men murdered in Mississippi. The Magic Binoculars by Carmine Red is mentioned.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

2. Lou Maletta interviews Brad Kimmelman and Salvatore Moltisanti of Zuma Records.

COMMERCIAL: Poz Magazine

3. Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project goes to Long Island to protest Guy Molinari. H. Carl McCall is interviewed. It is revealed that Molinari is anti-abortion even though his wife recently had an abortion. Jimmy Breslin reports that a former Molinari aide has stated Molinari’s anti-gay remarks were to get back at his gay brother.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

4. Lou Maletta and Joe Manto, a specialist in water treatment, discuss cryptosporidium.

COMMERCIAL: Professional Plumbing, Specialists in Water Treatment Systems.

5. GLAAD Media Alert: Visa supports the Gay Games, which causes Pat Robertson to call on his followers to cut up their cards in protest. Businesses in the Midwest are trying to get Visa cards pulled from stores. AT&T runs an ad in The Advocate, leading to protests from the right. Viewers are encouraged to write to Visa and AT&T to counter the right’s homophobia.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

6. Lavender Health: Sexual assault is discussed. Bea Hanson of the Anti-Violence Project is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Urad Leather Cream (“You can treat me bad… but you gotta treat your leather right.”)

7. The Lambda Update: Amendment 2, which repealed gay rights in Colorado, is discussed. Suzanne B. Goldberg is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Suave Succubus at the Wings Theater


October 1994
Box: 27 Media : ID: 231.0425 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 43
[Air date: 10/27/1994]

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1. News Notes: Jack Wrangler gets married. Charles Busch about to make stage debut as a man. Bob Grant radio show makes racist remarks. National Hemophilia Council facing lawsuits. Susan Molinari gets married to quash rumors that she is a lesbian. More evidence that Oliver North is gay. Andy Humm recommends Ed Wood.

2. At the New York Hilton, protests during a Pataki fundraiser. Protesters are interviewed. Donna Minkowitz, Jeannine Hakin, Vinnie Maniscalco among those interviewed outside. Al D’Amato, Marcus Duran, John Dunne, Dov Hikind, Roy Goodman (who repeatedly denies Pataki is against the civil rights bill), and Andrew Eristroff interviewed during the fundraiser by Andy Humm.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Karen Burstein fundraiser. Marjorie Hill and Burstein are interviewed. Deborah Glick, Karen Burstein, and Tom Duane speak.

COMMERCIAL: Poz Magazine

4. Figure skating is shown.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

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5. Lavender Health: Assisted suicide is covered. Tracy Miller of Task Force on Life and the Law, Senator Franz Leichter, and Carla Kerr are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Professional Plumbing, Specialists in Water Treatment Systems.

6. GLAAD Media Alert: The New York Times films a commercial with Rush Limbaugh endorsing them. Viewers are encouraged to write the Times and order they drop Limbaugh, withdraw the commercial, and publicly apologize.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

7. Lou Maletta interviews Tom Murdock about his new play, Key West. A clip from the play is shown. Cynthia Moss, an actress in the play, is also interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Heavenly Bodies, Circle Line Cruise Ship

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October 1994
Box: 27 Media : ID: 231.0426 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 44
[Air date: 11/3/1994]

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1. News Notes: Supreme Court refuses to hear case of gay man kicked out of army. ACT UP meeting goes badly amid declining membership and funding. New study reveals condom usage up among teens. Lily Tomlin comes out. The Republican party is overwhelmingly anti-gay. Oprah says gay men can’t get to heaven. Unauthorized Marlon Brando biography alleges he was bisexual. Nancy Schaffer is assigned bodyguards after death threats.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

2. Local political round-up. Gay Men’s Health Crisis reports on the candidates. Pataki refused to answer any polls conducted by GMHC. Herbert London is extremely homophobic. Karen Burstein’s opponents accuse her of pedophilia.

COMMERCIAL: Poz Magazine

3. Damien Corboy interviewed about House and Senate races, which he says are in ‘big trouble’ of getting taken over by the Republicans. The Texas race with George Bush Jr. is discussed. Crown Prince of Denmark was seen walking out of gay book store.

COMMERCIAL: Professional Plumbing, Specialists in Water Treatment Systems.

4. Lambda Update: Catherine Hanssens is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. HomoXtra splits off part of their magazine into SX Magazine. Mark Berkley and Matthew Bank are interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Urad Leather Cream (“You can treat me bad… but you gotta treat your leather right.”)

6. GLAAD Media Alert: Bob Grant of WABC makes homophobic and racist remarks, causing boycotts. Viewers are encouraged to write to WABC and demand Grant be dropped.

COMMERCIAL: Suave Succubus at the Wings Theater

7. Lavender Health: John Miller and Charles Kirtlew of Gay Circles are interviewed.


November 1994
Box: 27 Media : ID: 231.0427 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 45
[Air date: 11/10/1994]

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1. News Notes: Cancer drug being used for AIDS treatment. The BBC is making a Stonewall movie and the owner of the Stonewall bar is refusing to let them shoot there. Gay activists arrested and tortured in Albania. Anti-gay votes have cost over $180 million. Susan Smith and James R. Scott are covered. James Woods makes racist and homophobic remarks.

2. Election Night. Tom Duane, Deborah Glick, and Dick Dadey interviewed in the wake of Pataki’s win. Karen Burstein speaks.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

COMMERCIAL: Poz Magazine

3. Andy Humm laments that the election results have put gay rights at a standstill.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

4. Amit Kama, of the Society for the Protection of Personal Rights in Israel is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Professional Plumbing, Specialists in Water Treatment Systems.

5. Lavender Health: Marj Plumb, director of Lesbian Health at the Office of Gay and Lesbian Health is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Urad Leather Cream (“You can treat me bad… but you gotta treat your leather right.”)

6. GLAAD Media Alert: The New York Times article ‘Gay and Black: A High-Wire Act’ is praised. Viewers are encouraged to write The New York Times.

COMMERCIAL: Suave Succubus at the Wings Theater

7. Lou Maletta covers the production of Stonewall, a BBC film. A few of the cast and crew are interviewed including Christine Vachon, Guillermo Diaz, and Nigel Finch.


November 1994
Box: 27 Media : ID: 231.0428 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 46
[Air date: 11/17/1994]

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1. News Notes: Humm states Cardinal Ratzinger is the most rumored candidate to take over the position of Pope. Patsy Flemming is the new AIDS czar. Clips of Pedro Zamora on The Real World are shown, as is a speech on Zamora by Bill Clinton.

COMMERCIAL: Poz Magazine

2. Dick Dadey is interviewed about the aftermath of the ’94 elections. A clip of Karen Burstein on NY1 is shown.

COMMERCIAL: Professional Plumbing, Specialists in Water Treatment Systems.

3. Damien Corboy discusses the national results of the ’94 election. Newt Gingrich is discussed, as is his lesbian sister.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

4. Lavender Health: Amber Hollibaugh is interviewed.

5. GLAAD Media Alert: Donahue runs a 1-hour special on black homophobia including a black minister who stated he would rather march alongside the KKK than support gay rights. Viewers are encouraged to write to the executive producer of the Donahue show.

COMMERCIAL: Lou Maletta Announces How to Advertise on GCN

6. Lou Maletta interviews Ira Siff. A cliff is shown.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster


November 1994
Box: 27 Media : ID: 231.0429 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 47
[Air date: 11/24/1994]

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1. News Notes: Pennsylvania becomes the most Republican state. Serial killer of gay men is on the FBI’s 10 most wanted. Jeremy Gerard of Variety makes homophobic statements. New York Daily News continuing to fight against woman who was raped in Prospect Park.

2. Are We Surviving?: At the Gay and Lesbian Community Center. Gabriel Rotello of Newsday and Michelangelo Signorile interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Professional Plumbing, Specialists in Water Treatment Systems.

3. Jerry Nadler is interviewed about the election aftermath.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

4. Lou Maletta interviews Paulette Jacobson and Tony Ferrante, authors of Letters from the Closet.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

5. Lavender Health: Walt Odets and Marj Plumb speak at the American Association of Physicians for Human Rights Symposium.

COMMERCIAL: Lou Maletta Announces How to Advertise on GCN

6. Lambda Update: Beatrice Dohrn discusses the Joe Steffan case.

7. GLAAD Media Alert: Several gay and lesbian characters featured on network TV. Viewers are encouraged to write to the producers of Sisters.

8. Marilyn Cooper of PFLAG is interviewed about an anti-gay travel company, Travel and Leisure.


November 1994
Box: 27 Media : ID: 231.0430 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 48
[Air date: 12/1/1994]

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1. News Notes: Ban on gays in the military upheld. Newt Gingrich mentioned. Crackdown on sexually oriented businesses in New York. Jesse Helms in trouble. Guy Molinari admits if he had not made anti-gay remarks, Karen Burstein would have been elected. Slide for Pride ’95 announced.

2. GMHC AIDS Danceathon: Rosie Perez, Salt n Pepa, and Queen Latifah perform.

COMMERCIAL: Professional Plumbing, Specialists in Water Treatment Systems.

3. Ed Anderson reports on the victory party for Sheila James Kuehl, the first open lesbian in the California assembly. John Heilman, Sheila James Kuehl interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

4. The Lambda Update: Joseph Steffan case covered by Beatrice Dohrn. (repeat from 429)

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. Jerry Nadler is interviewed about the election aftermath. (repeat from 429)

COMMERCIAL: Coming Out Workshop Presented by PFLAG at the Lesbian and Gay Community Center

6. Lavender Health: Frank Carbone of Body Positive is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Urad Leather Cream featuring Lou Maletta

7. Interview with Arthur Kirson. He performs at The Green Room.

COMMERCIAL: Poz Magazine

8. GLAAD Media Alert: The New York Times’ election coverage is praised. Viewers are encouraged to write to the Times.

9. GCN Seattle Washington: Deborah Glick, Kyle Rae, Patrick Hogan, Bob Gentry, Michael Spencer speak.


December 1994
Box: 27 Media : ID: 231.0431 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 49
[Air date: 12/8/1994]

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1. News Notes: National Lesbian and Gay Taskforce gets new director, Linda Paras. Anti-gay legislation continues. Rudy Giuliani gets a new nickname, ‘Rudolph the Redneck Mayor’ due to gutting of AIDS services. Newt Gingrich is asked on “Meet the Press” if he supports gays.

COMMERCIAL: Professional Plumbing, Specialists in Water Treatment Systems.

2. Unveiling of the ‘Red Ribbons Are Nice’ campaign on World AIDS Day. Kenneth Cole is interviedwed. Lou Maletta reports from the Body Shop and interviews Bill Exeros. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fred Davey gives a speech on Day Without Art. Dale Hogan reports from inside the Met. The NYPLPA is also shown, as is the Latino Community Names Project. Charles King is interviewed. Candlelight Vigil with speech by Brent Nicholson-Earl. The vigil march is shown.

COMMERCIAL: Poz Magazine

3. The passing of Elizabeth Glaser and Andy Kopkind covered.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

4. Andy Garcia taking on role of gay poet in Spanish Civil War. Filmmakers Brian Sloan, director of Pool Days and Raoul O’Connor, director of Friend of Dorothy are interviewed. Clips from these films and The Disco Years are shown.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

5. Lavender Health: Ravinia Hayes-Cozier is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Urad Leather Cream featuring Lou Maletta

6. GLAAD Media Alert: Jerry Springer show viciously attacks transsexual adolescent. Viewers are encouraged to write the show.

7. GCN Special Report: Pataki tries to rescind health benefits for gays and lesbians.


December 1994
Box: 27 Media : ID: 231.0432 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 50
[Air date: 12/15/1994]

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1. News Notes: Linda Paras is questioned for her management problems. George Pataki trying to get rid of domestic partnership benefits. Jesse Helms knocks ornaments of cherubs off a Christmas tree, referring to them as ‘child pornography’. Dolly Parton says she would have been ‘a drag queen’ had she been born a man.

2. Dick Dadey interviewed about George Pataki and the Pride Agenda meeting in Albany.

COMMERCIAL: Professional Plumbing, Specialists in Water Treatment Systems.

3. 25th anniversary of the Gay Activists Alliance. Rich Wandel, Lew Todd, Allen Roskoff, Mark Rubin, Pete Fisher, Charles Silverstein, Michael Lavery, Don Teal, Joe Kennedy, Rose Jordan, Ron Gold, Randy Wicker, and John Paul Hudson interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Poz Magazine

4. Mark Blasius, author of Lesbian and Gay Politics, is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

5. Lou Maletta interviews Martha Wash, the singer for “It’s Raining Men”, about a large-size clothing line she’s launching.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

6. Lavender Health: Part 2 of interview with Ravinia Hayes-Cozier.

COMMERCIAL: Urad Leather Cream featuring Lou Maletta

7. The Lambda Update: Suzanne Goldberg discusses anti-gay initiatives post-election. 8. GLAAD Media Alert: The Wall Street Journal runs article on Republicans backing down from anti-gay biases. Viewers are encouraged to write to Robert Bartley of the Journal.


December 1994
Box: 28 Media : ID: 231.0433 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 51
[Air date: 12/22/1994]

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1. News Notes: Republicans trying to defund PBS. The Advocate runs into trouble over a bonus. ABC drops My So-Called Life. In Ireland, reverend Lee Cosgrove dies of a heart attack at a gay sauna and is given last rites by two priests who just happened to be there. Maya Angelou has cancelled several college visits because of a run-in with Fred Phelps.

2. Brad Williams interviews Aduato Belarmino Alves.

3. Happy Holidays bumper.

COMMERCIAL: Professional Plumbing, Specialists in Water Treatment Systems.

4. Happy Holidays bumper 2.

5. Bob Kingdom of The Truman Capote Talk Show is interviewed. A few clips are shown.

6. Happy Holidays bumper 3.

COMMERCIAL: Poz Magazine

7. Happy Holidays bumper 4.

8. AIDS News: Vaccine trials begin outside the US.

9. Happy Holidays bumper 5.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

10. Happy Holidays bumper 6.

11. Lavender Health: An excerpt from Having Fun Never Has to End is shown, as well as interview with Arbert Santana of GMHC and House of Latex.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

12. Happy Holidays bumper 7.

13. GLAAD Media Alerts: Victor/Victoria is brought to Broadway. One song featured homophobic lyrics. GLAAD informed Blake Edwards, who reworked the song and removed the offending lyrics.

14. Happy Holidays bumper 8.

COMMERCIAL: Urad Leather Cream featuring Lou Maletta

15. Happy Holidays bumper 9.

16. DIFFA celebrates 10th Anniversary. Angela Cummings and Rosemary Kuropat interviewed.

17. Happy Holidays bumper 10.

COMMERCIAL: KISS 142 West 10th Street.

18. Happy Holidays bumper 11.


December 1994
Box: 28 Media : ID: 231.0434 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 52
[Air date: 12/29/1994]

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1. News Notes: Year in Review. Giuliani shuts out the gay community. Dali Lama comes out in favor of gay relationships. ACT UP protests Giuliani’s first day (archive footage).

COMMERCIAL: Poz Magazine

2. William Hall appointed to head up AIDS research. Rueben Diaz’ homophobic remarks. The Pope says gay families ‘not real families’. Tom Hanks’ Oscar speech for Philadelphia shown. Gay Mexican man granted political asylum in the US. Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade cancelled when organizers are told they have to include gay groups. The New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade is shown. Interview with Billy Jean King shown. Interview by Andy Humm with George Pataki shown.

COMMERCIAL: Kiss, West 10th Street

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

3. Gay Games IV and Stonewall 25 footage. Christine Gebby resigns as AIDS czar. Margret Kamilmeyer reinstated. Rush Limbaugh loses Florida Orange Juice endorsement. Gay Pride March in London shown. Jerry Nadler and Tom Duane interview shown. Woodstock ’94 shown. Wigtsock is shown. Karen Burstein’s run for attorney general covered, as is Guy Molinari’s homophobic comments against her. Colorado’s amendment 2 struck down. The Dada Ball is shown. Joycelyn Elders forced by Republicans to resign as surgeon general. World AIDS Day shown.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster

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4. The Lambda Update: Living wills covered. Catherine Hanssens interviewed.

5. GLAAD Media Update: My So-Called Life features a storyline where a young man is kicked out of his house for being gay. ABC is putting the show on hiatus. Viewers are encouraged to write to ABC to get the show saved.

6. Lavender Health: House of Latex Project covered.

COMMERCIAL: Urad Leather Cream featuring Lou Maletta

7. Names of people in the gay and lesbian community who died in 1994.


December 1994
Box: 38 Media : ID: 231.0594 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 1, Atlanta, Georgia

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1994
Box: 38 Media : ID: 231.0595 Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 32, Tampa, Florida

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1994
Box: 38 Media : ID: 231.0596 [1]--Gay USA, Vol. XII, Episode No. 35, Paragon [2]--Sex in the D.

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1994
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Box: 28 Media : ID: 231.0435 Gay USA, Vol. XIII, Episode No. 1
[Air date: 1/5/1995]

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1. News Notes: Clinton drops gay ambassador James C. Hormel, fearing Jesse Helms reaction. Pataki inaugurated.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

2. Raul Julia’s interview with GCN shown again, in which he discusses celebrities coming out of the closet and AIDS.

COMMERCIAL: Poz Magazine

3. AIDS spreading among Native Americans in Canada. David Silver’s death announced.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

4. Lavender Health: Miguel Arenas interviewed about Cuba. A 60 Minutes piece about detention camps for HIV-positive Cubans excerpted.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster (new commercial with Lou Maletta narration)

5. Protest about lesbian kiss in an NBC TV movie between Judy Davis and Glenn Close. Dear Abby runs gay positive columns. Rosie O’Donnell refered to as a ‘closet case’.

COMMERCIAL: Kiss, West 10th Street

6. David Kirby, publisher of Lisp Magazine, is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Urad Leather Cream featuring Lou Maletta

7. Gay Games News: Gay Games IV called ‘a financial disaster’ by several outlets due to its extreme debt. Lee Sharmat sets the record straight.

8. Suzanne Munshower, author of Simply Sophisticated, interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Absolute Yacht Rental

9. Frank Waters of Hair Farming Care Products is interviewed. Lou Maletta tries out the product on air!

COMMERCIAL: Kiss, West 10th Street

10. GLAAD Media Alert: The Streisand-produced Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story is covered. The Family Defense Council is trying to get the program pulled or censored due to its depiction of a lesbian relationship.

COMMERCIAL: Ads Against AIDS


January 1995
Box: 28 Media : ID: 231.0436 Gay USA, Vol. XIII, Episode No. 2
[Air date: 1/12/1995]

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1. News Notes: Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade case going to Supreme Court. All offices of lesbian and gay concern with government ties no longer exist. Joycelyn Elders may be getting a new job. Cardinal O’Connor retiring. Joe Stefan case covered; stated that he will probably never be able to serve in the military again.

COMMERCIAL: Absolute Yacht Rental

2. Lambda Update: Equal marriage rights for gays and lesbians. Evan Wolfson interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. AIDS News: Gay rights activists hand out condoms and pamphlets to middle schoolers. Several deaths of prominent gays and lesbians announced.

COMMERCIAL: Poz Magazine

4. Lavender Health: Part two of interview with Miguel Arenas.

COMMERCIAL: SAFE, AIDS Council

COMMERCIAL: Lesbian and Gay Public Awareness Project

COMMERCIAL: SF AIDS Foundation

COMMERCIAL: Plaza Florist and Gallery

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5. Lee Sharmat describes how a club she was in was busted. Melissa Ethridge says she’d go straight for Brad Pitt.

6. GLAAD Media Alert: Vanity Fair reports via an article called ‘The Killing Trial’ how anti-gay violence is becoming a kind of ‘sport’ in Texas for teens. GLAAD has problems with the article for being too sensationalist.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster (with Lou Maletta narration)

7. At Webster Hall, Latinos protest a racist ad the establishment ran in HX Magazine. Frank Guzman, Maritza Martinez, George Ayala, John Wright, Lester Davis interviewed. Disgruntled neighbor Rosemary is interviewed as well.

COMMERCIAL: Urad Leather Cream featuring Lou Maletta

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January 1995
Box: 28 Media : ID: 231.0437 Gay USA, Vol. XIII, Episode No. 3
[Air date: 1/19/1995]

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1. News Notes: West Palm Beach upholds gay rights. India passes law making gay sex punishable by 10 years prison. Gay rights in Canada covered. Doonsberry covered.

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2. Cuts at Housing Works. Keith Cylar interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. AIDS News. Gabriel Rotello exposes that the city is failing to close down unsafe sex clubs. Weekly Reader gives Clinton a C- on AIDS.

COMMERCIAL: Poz Magazine

4. GLAAD Media Alert: Sybil on CBS makes tired gay jokes. Viewers are encouraged to write to CBS and tell them to stop making jokes at gay and lesbian expense.

COMMERCIAL: Kiss, West 10th Street

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5. Lavender Health: Christobel Jacques is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster (with Lou Maletta narration)

6. Hindight with Laurence Frommer: The history of the East Village’s gay and lesbian community. The Lesbian Herstory Archives is covered.

COMMERCIAL: Urad Leather Cream featuring Lou Maletta

7. Snowball Fashions. Brigit Pols and Christopher Vance interviewed. Jimmy James performs.

COMMERCIAL: Kiss, West 10th Street

8. More footage from Snowball fashions shown over credits.


January 1995
Box: 28 Media : ID: 231.0438 Gay USA, Vol. XIII, Episode No. 4
[Air date: 1/26/1995]

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1. News Notes: More on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Boston. A reverend in South Carolina, performing duties at a funeral for a man who died of AIDS, gives a lengthy speech about whether or not the man would be allowed into heaven. The Pope kicks out a liberal French bishop. OJ Simpson’s homophobic remarks covered. Carol Gresser, director of education wants to exclude the culture of gays, minorities, and people with disabilities from being taught about in schools.

COMMERCIAL: Absolute Yacht Rental

2. Tom Duane is interviewed about budget cuts for PWAs. Giulilani has gutted AIDS and disability services. Viewers are encouraged to call the mayor’s office.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Entertainment News: Serving in Silence getting benefit via Broadway Cares. Virginia Wolfe would have been 102. Rupaul films guest spot on Sister Sister. Rumors that Jodie Foster is a lesbian. Harvey Milk opera premieres in Huston.

COMMERCIAL: Kiss, West 10th Street

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

4. Hindsight: Gramercy Park and the legacy of early-20th-century gays and lesbians. Elizabeth Marbury covered.

COMMERCIAL: The Monster (with Lou Maletta narration)

5. The Lambda Update: Beatrice Dorn discusses housing discrimination.

COMMERCIAL: Urad Leather Cream featuring Lou Maletta

6. AIDS News: Puerto Rico has problems with homophobia. Buenos Aires youth resort to spray-painting safe sex messages when their government won’t cover condom usage. Board of education approves AIDS education, albeit censored (“The whole curriculum is a piece of shit,” says Humm).

COMMERCIAL: Poz Magazine

7. Lavender Health: Cryptosporidium covered with Marci Layton.

COMMERCIAL: Kiss, West 10th Street

8. GLAAD Media Alerts: Metropolis SCU, a DC Comics series, features a lesbian lead character. Viewers are encouraged to write Jennette Kahn at DC Comics.

9. A music video is shown over the credits.


January 1995
Box: 28 Media : ID: 231.0439 Gay USA, Vol. XIII, Episode No. 5
[Air date: 2/2/1995]

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1. News Notes: Nebraska trying to ban gays from adopting children. DES causing people to be gay? Mary Cummins, who fought the Children of the Rainbow curriculum, says she is resigning because education is going downhill. ACT UP puts a curse on an anti-gay politician. Anti-gay referendums in Iowa.

COMMERCIAL: Absolute Yacht Rental

2. Protest against Dennis Vacco, who has made extremely homophobic comments and is fighting against equal rights legislation. Frances Kunreuther of Hetrick-Martin, Stephen DiBrienza, Franz Leichter, and Annette Robinson speak.

COMMERCIAL: Manatus Restaurant

3. Steven Petronio of the Joyce Dance Theater is interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Kiss, West 10th Street (Marilyn Monroe)

4. AIDS News: AIDS becomes leading killer of men ages 25-44. 250,000 have died. Non-progressers are covered. 17 arrested in Albany while protesting Patricia Woodworth, who is slashing budgets on behalf of George Pataki. Newt Gingrich blocks legalizing home HIV test kits. AIDS transmission via saliva is ‘non existent’.

COMMERCIAL: Naya Natural Spring Water

5. Richard Armey calls Barney Frank a fag, then blasts the press for reporting on it. Barney Frank is then interviewed. Headline News footage. Tom Duane holds a protest against Armey. Chuck Schumer, Alan Hevesi, Mark Green, Matt Foreman, Richard Burns, Ray Dries, Eleanor Cooper,

COMMERCIAL: The Monster (with Lou Maletta narration)

6. Entertainment News: KSFO in San Francisco fires all of its talk show hosts and replaces them with conservatives. Whoopi Goldberg playing a lesbian in Boys on the Side. 24 Hours For Life Gallery promoted. Premiere of Serving in Silence covered. Rosie O’Donnell interviewed briefly. An archival interview with Barbara Streisand shown. A clip from Serving in Silence is shown.

COMMERCIAL: Poz Magazine

7. Lavender Health: Bacterial infections covered, mostly MAC. Beverly Wynne, Moises Agosto, Luis Lopez, Saundra Johnson interviewed.

COMMERCIAL: Urad Leather Cream featuring Lou Maletta

8. GLAAD Media Alert: Coverage in Vanity Fair continues about murders of gays in Texas. ABC Prime Time Live covers the same story. Viewers are encouraged to write to ABC News.

COMMERCIAL: Kiss, West 10th Street (As Time Goes By)