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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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    Tom Nolan’s New Passion: Aging Gays

    Tom Nolan ran Project Open Hand, created during the AIDS crisis to help feed the sick, for almost two decades. He’s now the chairman of the MUNI board. But his passion is gay rights and right now it’s the plight of the city’s gay seniors that has his attention. Marilyn Pittman talks with Tom about [...]

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    Lesbian Pulp Fiction, 21st Century Style

    San Francisco author, film editor and critic Monica Nolan just completed the fourth book in her saucy Lesbian Career Girl series. With titles like “Lois Lenz, Lesbian Secretary,” “Bobby Blanchard, Lesbian Gym Teacher” and “Maxie Mainwaring, Lesbian Dilletante,” they’re spoofs of 1950s and ‘60s career primers for high school girls, and humorous homages to lesbian pulp [...]

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    Grief: Similar and different for LGBTs

    How do we cope with the death of a spouse or lover? Or of a parent or sibling with whom we had a troubled relationship? What particular challenges do LGBT people face in grieving? Surveys show that most Americans consider the loss of someone’s unmarried partner less traumatic for the survivor than the loss of [...]

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    Chorus honors memory of cyber-bully target

    Tyler Clementi was an 18-year-old Rutgers University freshman. He killed himself after his roommate recorded webcam videos of Tyler’s lustful encounters with another man, then invited other students to view them. The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus premieres “Tyler’s Suite,” composed in Tyler’s honor and featuring Ann Hampton Callaway, in Davies Symphony Hall Tuesday and Wednesday, [...]

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Sister Spit: Spewing queer culture far and wide

Sister Spit’s 2014 national tour kicks off March 19. On this week’s Out in the Bay, award-winning writers Michelle Tea and Ali Liebegott (Sister Spit co-founder and long-time contributor respectively) fill us in on the San Francisco-based queer feminist writers cabaret that traverses the USA and other countries spreading queer culture. They also read from [...]

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Powerful Memoir: ‘Riding Fury Home’

Chana Wilson grew up in the 1950s with a suicidal mother. She learned in adulthood that her mother had been a closeted lesbian given psychiatric treatments – including electroshock – to “cure” her. Mother and daughter developed a deep bond when both came out as lesbians in the women’s and gay liberation movements of the [...]

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Ptown – the gayest little city in the world

How did Provincetown, Massachusetts, get to be so “gay, gay, gay,” as the Provincetown Business Guild puts it? Let the locals fill you in. Hear from the lounge pianist who’s been there 50 years, The Fabulous Dyketones founder, the activist-artist who made a dress out of tampon applicators, and the town clerk who married 200+ [...]

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Julia Jackson: Children Are Forever

Did you know black babies are half the cost as white babies and you don’t have to wait as long? That’s what comic and writer Julia Jackson found out when she and her partner started the adoption process. It turned into a wild tale worth telling in her solo show, “Children Are Forever: All Sales [...]

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Gay Russia: An Oxymoron?

Journalist and Russophile David Tuller joins Marilyn Pittman to talk about all things anti-gay in Russia on the eve of the Sochi Olympics. His book, “Cracks In The Iron Closet,” details gay life in Russia in the early 90′s where he made a new gay family. He has trained journalists throughout former Soviet Union. Currently, [...]

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Comic Marga Gomez’ New Show: “Lovebirds”

One of the first ‘out’ comics, award-winning solo performer Marga Gomez talks with Marilyn Pittman about her 10th solo show, “Lovebirds,” running January 23rd-March 15th at The Marsh in San Francisco’s Mission District. A G.L.A.A.D. award-winner, Marga has been seen on Logo, HBO, Showtime, and PBS. Marga and Marilyn talk about the early days of [...]

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