• SuperSurvivors

    Supersurvivors – Growing from Adversity

    What does it take to bounce beyond trauma? David Feldman, co-author of Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success, talks with host Eric Jansen about post-traumatic growth. It’s a topic Feldman finds particularly relevant to LGBT people, as “so many of us have faced significant loss, trauma, and other adversity during our lives, yet [...]

  • 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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    Marriage brings crisis in “Love is Strange”

    Love is Strange is a new film starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as an older gay couple, together 39 years, who get married after New York legalizes same sex marriage. That’s when their troubles begin in this touching, bittersweet, beautifully shot and beautifully acted movie.  Hear scenes from the film and hear director and [...]

  • For My Brothers

    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 by Mark Abramson.  ”For My Brothers” has one hair-raising story of sex and drugs and rock and roll after another, but with a tender and personal touch. A chronicle of [...]

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    The Art & Queerness of Burning Man

    Why do tens of thousands of people trek to a temporary camp city in a remote Nevada desert in August? Is Burning Man worth the heat and dust storms? What’s queer about it? On Thursday’s Out in the Bay (7pm PDT 8/14 on kalw.org + 91.7fm SF) Eric Jansen’s guests are Jennifer Raiser and Sidney [...]

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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) [...]

Archive of Hope

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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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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