Making feature films with lesbians at the center isn’t an easy task, especially when you have to shoot it in 5 days! Hear about the actors, the improv, and the steamy love scenes as host Marilyn Pittman talks to writer-director Marina Rice Bader, Thursday, October 30th, 7pm, kalw.org and 91.7fm. Then we archive it on this site! See the film at Brava Theatre Center in San Francisco’s Mission District Saturday, November 1st, at 7pm. http://brava.org
As preparations for Sunday’s Castro Street Fair wind up, 20 bronze sidewalk plaques are in place to guide pedestrians on a stroll through queer history. The Rainbow Honor Walk is a growing monument along the streets of San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood honoring LGBT pioneers. Rainbow Honor Walk co-founder David Perry is Eric Jansen’s guest on this week’s Out in the Bay, 7pm Thursday. We’ll also hear Steven Short’s feature on “The Queer Past Becomes Present,” an exhibit at the GLBT History Museum on 18th Street, also in the Castro. (Broadcast October 2, 2014.)
Chana Wilson grew up in the 1950s with a suicidal mother. She learned in adulthood that her mother had been a closeted lesbian given psychiatric treatments – including electroshock – to “cure” her. Mother and daughter developed a deep bond when both came out as lesbians in the women’s and gay liberation movements of the late 1960s and ’70s. There’s much more to this touching, fascinating story in Riding Fury Home, Chana’s memoir. Marilyn Pittman hosts. Out in the Bay, Thursday, September 25, 2014
What does it take to bounce beyond trauma? David Feldman, co-author of Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success, talks with host Eric Jansen about post-traumatic growth. It’s a topic Feldman finds particularly relevant to LGBT people, as “so many of us have faced significant loss, trauma, and other adversity during our lives, yet often find ways to thrive and build community.” We’ll also hear powerful music from young lesbian pop sensation Mary Lambert, a singer-songwriter whose lyrics often deal with trauma. Hers include being raised in a strict Pentecostal household, being molested repeatedly by her father, abusing drugs before being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and surviving a gang rape at 17. Hour-long broadcast starts 7pm Thursday, Sept. 11 on kalw.org + 91.7fm SF Bay Area.
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Tom Nolan ran Project Open Hand, created during the AIDS crisis to help feed the sick, for almost two decades. He’s now the chairman of the MUNI board. But his passion is gay rights and right now it’s the plight of the city’s gay seniors that has his attention. Marilyn Pittman talks with Tom about the findings of the LGBT Aging Policy Task Force. What is the state of the city’s gay elders? What kinds of challenges do they face that others don’t? You might be surprised. Thursday, September 4, 2014, at 7pm at kalw.org and 91.7fm.
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