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    “I’m Already Disturbed Please Come In”

    Facebook screenshots figure prominently in Gabrielle Glancy’s new book. That’s because during her long, debilitating illness doctors couldn’t diagnose, Glancy trolled Facebook but lacked enough energy to write.  The award-winning poet and nationally known college admissions expert later wove the screenshots into I’m Already Disturbed Please Come In: Parasites, Social Media & Other Planetary Disturbances […]

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    Our 10th Anniversary Party Show!!

    April 29th, 2015 at The Oasis Cabaret and Nightclub in San Francisco’s SoMa district we taped the show before a live audience. Full of the best clips from 10 years of our show, Eric and I sat onstage and had a blast sharing our stories. Hear from Ang Lee, John Waters, Judy Shepherd, Lesley Gore, […]

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    Gay Semiotics – a photo trip to the 1970s

    Gay Semiotics is a set of two dozen iconic photographs with embedded text presented as a tongue-in-cheek anthropological essay on the codes of sexual orientation and identification in 1970s San Francisco. They’re on view through June 27, for the first time in San Francisco since 1977, at Ratio 3 gallery, 2831A Mission St.      Eric […]

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    Teaching Toddlers Queer History & Diversity

    Psychology professor Gayle Pitman’s picture book about Pride parades helps parents and teachers introduce sexual orientation concepts to very young kids. This Day in June‘s appended reading guide gives adults high points of LGBT culture and history. Since our June 2014 interview, it won the American Library Association’s 2015 Stonewall Award, the International Reading Association’s Notable Books […]

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    The Gay ’70s: “Sex, Drugs, and Disco”

    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 […]

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    New Partnership Combats Bullying

    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 […]

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Psychology professor Gayle Pitman's picture book about Pride parades helps grown-ups introduce sexual orientation concepts to very young kids. "This Day in June"'s appended reading guide gives adults high points of LGBT culture and history. Hear her interview with Eric Jansen here

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Sex, Drugs, and Drag Shows: A Memoir

Marilyn takes a trip back to the ’70s and early ’80s with author Mark Abramson. His memoir, “For My Brothers,” has one hair-raising story of sex and drugs and rock and roll after another.  A cast of characters including Sylvester, Divine, and The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Out In The Bay, Thursday, March 19, 2015 at […]

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The Best of Out In The Bay: Lesley Gore

Marilyn Pittman’s and Eric Jansen’s 2007 interview with the late Lesley Gore. Discovered by Quincy Jones, Gore’s iconic, “It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To” and “You Don’t Own Me,” were smash hits that became classics. Hear about how she came out and who helped her do it, and how she brought […]

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The Best of OITB’s Ten Years: Sylvester

Marilyn Pittman’s sound portrait of the late great disco diva Sylvester. Josh Gamson talks with Marilyn and reads from his biography, “The Fabulous Sylvester.” We hear from the fans at the book party launch in 2005 at the The Center.  Live concert footage with Sylvester and The Weather Girls, Martha Wash and Izora Rhodes. (broadcast Feb. 26, […]

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Del & Phyllis: A six-decade love story

The most famous lesbian couple in LGBT history got married the first time around on Feb. 12, 2004, in San Francisco City Hall after being together for 51 years.  They had moved in together on Castro Street in 1953, on Valentine’s Day, which they considered their anniversary. This Valentine’s Day weekend, we honor pioneering activists […]

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Tom Nolan Tackles LGBT Senior Issues

For almost two decades, Tom Nolan ran Project Open Hand, a meal service created during the AIDS crisis.  He’s now 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.  What kinds of challenges do they face that others don’t? […]

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SF’s sordid anti-gay past in ‘Blackmail, My Love’

Blackmail, My Love, is a new noir murder-mystery novel set in San Francisco, 1951 – “The Dark Ages of Queerdom,” as author and illustrator Katie Gilmartin puts it – when cops raided gay and lesbian bars, beat up patrons and demanded “protection” money, and when lesbians and gay men were so afraid of public exposure […]

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