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    Airline Stewards’ Sky-high Impact

    Is it true that most airline stewards are gay? Was it ever? How did their legal battles with airlines help advance gay rights and workplace gender equity?  Is the tale of “Patient Zero” – a flight attendant accused of being the initial transcontinental spreader of HIV – accurate? Stow your tray tables and put your [...]

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    Meet Actor & Singer Cheyenne Jackson

    Meet “AmFAR’s bitch” (his words!) Cheyenne Jackson. He’s an award-winning Broadway actor, movie star, songwriter and singer who Thursday and Friday (7/24 & 25) sings classic film songs in “Hello Gorgeous!” Cheyenne Jackson Goes to the Movies with the San Francisco Symphony. On this week’s Out in the Bay (7pm Thursday, 91.7fm SF + KALW.org),  [...]

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    The ‘Gay Mayor’ of Salt Lake City

    Troy Williams is known as “the gay mayor” of Salt Lake City. He is an award-winning broadcaster, host of KRCL’s “Radioactive” there. He has been at the forefront of the fight for marriage equality in a red state dominated by the Mormon church. He has news from that front, plus excerpts of his interview with [...]

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    First Lady’s Lesbian Love in “Hick: A Love Story”

    Historians debated for decades whether Eleanor Roosevelt was a lesbian. Writer Terry Baum’s and director Carolyn Myers’ new play, Hick: A Love Story – The Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt is about the romance between arguably America’s most influential First Lady – the wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President during the Great Depression and World [...]

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    Dr. Patt Denning: Harm Reduction Pioneer

    Dr. Patt Denning is the creator of the revolutionary San Francisco’s Harm Reduction Therapy Center. Her book, “Practicing Harm Reduction” is the bible in this alternative approach to treating addiction. In the 1990′s it became a new strategy for AIDS prevention and is widely regarded as a more tolerant and accepting strategy for working with [...]

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How Pulp Fiction Fueled a Movement
"Queen of Lesbian Pulp" Ann Bannon and Lesbian Career-Girls series author Monica Nolan read from their racy works and tell us how pulp fiction built a base for gay rights starting back in the 1950s and '60s. Hear Bruce Vilanch and Eartha Kitt on this episode too! More Info

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Kitka sings Sophia Parnok, “Russia’s Sappho”

Uncovering censored lesbian poetry from Russia’s Silver Age. As Russia continues its anti-gay crackdown, Oakland-based women’s chorus Kitka performs “I will remember everything,” a world premiere of a cappella music that gives voice to poems by Sophia Parnok, a censored lesbian poet from Russia’s Silver Age a century ago.  Some call Parnok “Russia’s Sappho.” Out [...]

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Tranny Is The New T-Word

Using the word ‘tranny’ when referring to transexuals or transvestites is not politically correct any more.  Bowing to pressure from transgender activists, the internationally known drag event  ”Trannyshack” has changed its name to “T-Shack.” San Francisco drag show promoter, producer and host Heklina talks with Marilyn Pittman about why and what it means for Heklina’s brand, her club, and her politics. (Broadcast June 5, 2014) [...]

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Commemorating Harvey Milk

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) LISTEN: [...]

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Destiny Arts: Helping Youth Out

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 [...]

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Lesbian Pulp, Career Girls, & Bruce Vilanch

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 [...]

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Sex, Drugs, and Drag Shows: A Memoir

The wild and crazy times of gay male life in San Francisco during the 1970s and ’80s are at the center of this new memoir, featuring “Men Behind Bars,” Sylvester, Divine, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, cocaine, poppers, sex, then AIDS. Marilyn Pittman talks with author Mark Abramson about his brilliant new book, For My [...]

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