Andy has been doing Gay USA weekly since 1985, he’s been an activist since 1974, primarily in the late ’70s and ’80s in NY and pushed for a gay rights law through the Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights. Andy worked at the Hetrick-Martin Institute for LGBT youth from 1986-95 educating kids and youth-serving professionals about sexuality and AIDS issues–and getting explicit AIDS education into the schools.
Andy’s work in the gay and AIDS communities has been honored by the Human Rights Campaign, New York University, the AIDS and Adolescents Network, Advocates for Youth, the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, the Cincinnati Gay and Lesbian Coalition, the Office of the Public Advocate, the Bar Association for Human Rights of Greater New York, and the Arkansas Lesbian and Gay Task Force. Gov. Bill Clinton named him an Arkansas Traveler in 1990.