In celebration of the U.S.Supreme Court marriage equality decision in June, we honor the first openly gay elected politician in America, Harvey Milk. Hear Harvey in his own words as scholars James Black and Charles Morris read from their book, “An Archive of Hope.” It’s a collection of Milk’s speeches, columns, and campaign materials, including his famous campaign motto: “You gotta give ’em hope.” Marilyn Pittman hosts. Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 7pm Pacific, 90.1fm and kalw.org. (First aired October 13, 2013)
Find out how the rainbow came to be a worldwide symbol of the gay rights movement. Why was it so hard to find pink flag fabric? What do the colors stand for? Marilyn interviews Gilbert Baker, the creator of the Rainbow Flag which was created for San Francisco’s 1978 Pride Parade when Harvey Milk was leading the way. 7pm Thursday July 16th, 2015 at kalw.org, 91.7fm San Francisco. LISTEN
Its creators call Baloney “San Francisco’s First Gay All-Male Revue,” but this weekend in SF, women join the cast. Choreographer Rory Davis and writer and director Michael Phillis play clips and tell the tale of this humorous, sexy, thought-provoking show on this week’s Out in the Bay. Baloney plays this Thursday – Saturday at Oasis in San Francisco. You’ll also hear a clip from Phillis’ short film “Mini Supreme” about a 32-year-old man who enters a beauty pageant for little girls, and about the glue that holds these artists together and how they keep their creative dreams alive in the challenging city San Francisco has become. Broadcast 7pm PDT Thursday 7/9 on KALW.org + 91.7fm SF. LISTEN after broadcast:
(photo by Gareth Gooch)
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.)
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.
LISTEN HERE after broadcast:
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.