Kitka sings Sophia Parnok, “Russia’s Sappho”

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Uncovering censored lesbian poetry from Russia’s Silver Age. As Russia continues its anti-gay crackdown, Oakland-based women’s chorus Kitka performs “I will remember everything,” a world premiere of a cappella music that gives voice to poems by Sophia Parnok, a censored lesbian poet from Russia’s Silver Age a century ago.  Some call Parnok “Russia’s Sappho.” Out […]

Tranny Is The New T-Word

Nick Ice, photo credit

Using the word ‘tranny’ when referring to transexuals or transvestites is not politically correct any more.  Bowing to pressure from transgender activists, the internationally known drag event  “Trannyshack” has changed its name to “T-Shack.” San Francisco drag show promoter, producer and host Heklina talks with Marilyn Pittman about why and what it means for Heklina’s brand, her club, and her politics. (Broadcast June 5, 2014) […]

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