Commemorating Harvey Milk

Archive of Hope

Thursday, May 22, is the debut of the Harvey Milk postage stamp.  Out In The Bay‘s Marilyn Pittman talks with James Black and Charles Morris, authors of  “An Archive of Hope,”  a collection of Harvey Milk’s speeches, columns, and campaign materials. Hear about Harvey’s passion for government by the people and his campaign motto: “You gotta give ’em hope.”  (Re-broadcast May 22, 2014; first aired October 13, 2013)

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Destiny Arts: Helping Youth Out

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Even in the S.F. Bay Area, growing up gay is still not easy.  On this week’s Out in the Bay, a teen performs live-on-the-air her coming-out monologue, given onstage at Destiny Art Center‘s Youth Performance Company show in Oakland last month.  Host Eric Jansen talks with Justine and with Princetonation, a young Destiny Arts choreographer and musician – and plays one of his songs – and with Destiny’s artistic director, Sarah Crowell, who fills us in on the 25-year-old performing arts center that helps young people face all sorts of challenges. (Broadcast live Thursday, May 15.)
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Lesbian Pulp, Career Girls, & Bruce Vilanch

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While a young housewife with kids in the 1950s and ’60s, Ann Bannon wrote paperback lesbian love stories. Scorned by the literary elite then, her and other authors’ pulp fiction helped build the gay rights movement, and reading them now gives us an historical glimpse into gay and lesbian life in those times. Monica Nolan just finished the fourth book in her Lesbian Career-Girl series, spoofs of 1960s high school girls’ career primers that humorously pay homage to lesbian pulp fiction like Ann’s from last century. They both join host Eric Jansen live tonight. We’ll also hear from comedy writer and actor Bruce Vilanch, now starring in 42nd Street Moon‘s production of the 1939 musical Du Barry Was A Lady, in this special hour-long edition of Out in the Bay. (Broadcast live Thursday, May 8, 2014.)

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For more on Ann Bannon and her books: AnnBannon.com. For more on Monica Nolan and her books, and to read her informative blog “Pep & Pulp”: MonicaNolan.com.

 

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