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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 [...]

  • Tom Nolan

    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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Out of Uganda: Resettling LGBT refugees

Danny’s life as a singer and local gay activist in Uganda was violently interrupted after he disclosed his homosexuality – a criminal offense in Uganda – on national radio. After being kidnapped, tortured, beaten and dumped on a roadside by Ugandan security forces, he knew he had to flee his home country and the persecution [...]

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Meet Your Hosts Marilyn & Eric

Meet Marilyn Pittman and Eric Jansen, veteran broadcasters and your hosts and producers of KALW’s Out In The Bay. We blend journalism and oral history to bring you news, provocative conversation and commentary from and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in the Bay Area and beyond   Eric Jansen Founder, Co-Executive Producer and Host, is [...]

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