Facebook screenshots figure prominently in Gabrielle Glancy’s new book. That’s because during her long, debilitating illness doctors couldn’t diagnose, Glancy trolled Facebook but lacked enough energy to write. The award-winning poet and nationally known college admissions expert later wove the screenshots into I’m Already Disturbed Please Come In: Parasites, Social Media & Other Planetary Disturbances (A Memoir, of Sorts), which critiques Western medicine and social media, and examines love in sickness and in health. Gabrielle Glancy is Eric Jansen’s guest on this week’s Out in the Bay, reading from her book and discussing the issues it raises. (First aired March 5, 2015*; rebroadcast 7pm Thursday, July 2, 2015, on 91.7fm SF + KALW.org)
(*At the end of our original broadcast archived here is a morsel of music from Home Street Home, a provocative rock opera about homeless youth, drugs and BDSM that wrapped up its world premiere run Saturday, 3/7/15, at Z Space in San Francisco.)
April 29th, 2015 at The Oasis Cabaret and Nightclub in San Francisco’s SoMa district we taped the show before a live audience. Full of the best clips from 10 years of our show, Eric and I sat onstage and had a blast sharing our stories. Hear from Ang Lee, John Waters, Judy Shepherd, Lesley Gore, Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, Keith Boykin, Josh Gamson, and Anne Kronenburg. Airs Thursday June 25th at 7pm at kalw.org and 91.7fm San Francisco. Then it’s archived right here. Support us! Enjoy! LISTEN:
Gay Semiotics is a set of two dozen iconic photographs with embedded text presented as a tongue-in-cheek anthropological essay on the codes of sexual orientation and identification in 1970s San Francisco. They’re on view through June 27, for the first time in San Francisco since 1977, at Ratio 3 gallery, 2831A Mission St.
Eric Jansen’s guests on this week’s Out in the Bay are gallery associate director Theo Elliott and photographer Hal Fischer, whose photos captured a pivotal moment in the city’s history – a liberating period before the assassinations of Harvey Milk and George Moscone and the devastation of AIDS. Coupled with the gallery exhibit is a re-installation of Fischer’s full-size billboard A Salesman – a reclining male nude with black bar over the eyes and a large phone number – now on display at Ratio 3 through June 27 and outdoors on Market Street between Guerrero and Octavia through June 28.
Hear the conversation 7pm PDT Thursday, June 18, on kalw.org + 91.7fm SF or later at link below. While you listen, see more of Fischer’s photos.
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Image above courtesy of the artist and Ratio 3, San Francisco:
Hal Fischer ~ A Salesman, 1979, 2015 ~ Billboard installation
Psychology professor Gayle Pitman’s picture book about Pride parades helps parents and teachers introduce sexual orientation concepts to very young kids. This Day in June‘s appended reading guide gives adults high points of LGBT culture and history. Since our June 2014 interview, it won the American Library Association’s 2015 Stonewall Award, the International Reading Association’s Notable Books for a Global Society Award and was named on The Advocate’s “40 Under 40″ list as one of the most important books of the decade. In this interview with Out in the Bay host Eric Jansen, Pitman reads This Day in June — all 63 words! — and talks about the differences between writing for academics and for toddlers. Pitman, who teaches the psychology of sexual orientation and other subjects at Sacramento City College, says she finds today’s queer college students largely ignorant of LGBT history and is doing what she can to fix that. (Live interview conducted and aired 6/26/14, rebroadcast 6/11/15.)
This Day in June is published by Magination Press, an imprint of the American Psychological Association.
Take a trip back to the ‘70s with San Francisco author Mark Abramson and host Marilyn Pittman. His memoir, “Sex, Drugs, and Disco” chronicles the story of gay men flooding into the Castro from all over the country to find more freedom. A time of cheap drinks, cheap sex, lots of drugs, and penicillin trucks. Another chapter in the history of gay San Francisco as Pride month begins. Out In The Bay, Thursday June 5th at 7pm.
People with disabilities are teaming up with LGBT folks to fight bullying. There are many similarities across groups of people in why and how we are bullied, and in how to stand up to and overcome it. Eric Jansen’s guests on Out in the Bay (7pm Thursday, May 28) are Dr. Glenn Motola, CEO of The Arc San Francisco, a learning center for adults with developmental disabilities in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties; Lance Scott, The Arc’s Socialization Program Director and instructor of The Arc’s anti-bullying classes; and Gabby Castro, an Arc client, peer leader and spokesperson for disability rights. The Arc’s anti-bullying curriculum was inspired in part by workshops at the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center. Airs 7pm PDT Thursday, May 28, on 91.7fm Bay Area + kalw.org.
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Bevan Dufty, San Francisco’s Director of Housing Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement (also called San Francisco’s “homeless initiatives chief” or “homelessness czar”), is among many of The Arc’s LGBT anti-bullying partners. He’s pictured above in a still from the short video Bullying Stops With Us!, part of The Arc’s anti-bullying campaign.