The Gay ’70s: “Sex, Drugs, and Disco”

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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.

New Partnership Combats Bullying

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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.<--break-> 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.

Give Out today, get a great book!

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Help keep LGBTQ stories on the air and on the ‘net with a Give OUT Day gift to Out in the Bay Radio. Every donation of $10 or more by 9pm 5/21 counts toward challenge bonuses from Horizons Foundation.

BOOK SPECIAL: The ten highest dollar amount donors* get a copy of Double Play: The Hidden Passions Behind the Double Assassination of George Moscone & Harvey Milk with companion DVD, thanks to the generosity of publisher Vince Emery. It’s a gripping account of why Supervisor Dan White murdered gay rights leader Supervisor Milk and Mayor Moscone in 1978 and a riveting look at SF Bay Area politics from the ’70s to today. Author Mike Weiss was fascinating on Out in the Bay and Double Play is a great read! Hear our interview and learn more about the book here.

But most important, please give any amount to help keep today’s LGBTQ voices on the air and to preserve our history. Co-producer Marilyn Pittman and I greatly appreciate your support. Direct link to donate here, more information here.

THANK YOU!
-Eric Jansen, co-producer and founder

*in case of dollar amount ties, book will go to earlier donor. Retail price of book + DVD is $40. (If you make your gift anonymous, send us a private note – outinthebay@yahoo.com – so we can find you to deliver the book!)
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Give OUT Day is a national 24-hour online day of giving to raise critically needed funds to support the diverse array of LGBTQ nonprofits including community centers, arts groups, organizers, clinics, student clubs, sports leagues and more. More info at GiveOUTDay.org

Out Walking The Streets of San Francisco!

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Summer is for tourists here in San Francisco so that means it’s high season for Rick Shelton, aka “Lola Montez,” your tour guide at Drag Me Along Tours. Host Marilyn Pittman talks with Rick about his two-hour walking tour and the rich San Francisco history you may not hear about on the mainstream tours. As Lola says: “Hear stories of the Barbary Coast. San Francisco was rich in more than gold. Many came to San Francisco to ‘start over,’ to follow their dreams. The common met the exotic.” (7pm Thursday, May 21, right after Fresh Air, on 91.7FM Bay Area & kalw.org globally.)

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Jim Provenzano delivers “Message of Love”

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Two high school boys fall in love, then grow into adults as they deal with the aftermath of a sporting accident that leaves one of them a paraplegic. Their tale is told in San Francisco author Jim Provenzano’s novels Every Time I Think of  You, which won a Lambda Literary Award in the Gay Romance category, and its sequel, Message of Love, a finalist this year for the same award.  On this week’s Out in the Bay, Jim reads from the books, speaks with host Eric Jansen about themes in his novels and shares stories from his life and career as a sports and entertainment writer. Airs 7pm Thursday, May 14, at kalw.org + 91.7fm SF Bay Area.
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On Jim Provenzano’s blog page, you’ll find info about his books and similar works. His books are available on Amazon and at many bookstores.

“Rocked By Women” rocks Oakland May 9 & 10

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Rocked by Women is a multimedia dance theatre performance in Oakland that celebrates women’s music and its influence over nearly half a century — music by the likes of Cris Williamson, Holly Near and Ani DiFranco that helped Rocked by Women creator and choreographer Sarah Bush and many other lesbians come out. Eric Jansen speaks with her and director Becca Wolff, and they play music from the production. 7pm Thursday, May 7, on 91.7fm + kalw.org, later at the link below.
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(Rocked by Women is presented by Sarah Bush Dance Project at Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts in Oakland May 9 & 10, Saturday at 7:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm. Info and tickets at SarahBushDance.com)

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