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    Sea Slugs & “Science, Neat”

    Shayle Matsuda is a graduate student studying sea slugs at the California Academy of Sciences. Out of the lab, he creates research experiences for high school students and hosts an interactive happy hour series at San Francisco’s El Rio bar called “Science, Neat.” He draws by hand, water-colors, and uses digital media to make science [...]

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    Rainbow Honor Walk Teaches Queer History

    As preparations for Sunday’s Castro Street Fair wind up, 20 bronze sidewalk plaques are in place to guide pedestrians on a stroll through queer history. The Rainbow Honor Walk is a growing monument along the streets of San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood honoring LGBT pioneers. Rainbow Honor Walk co-founder David Perry is Eric Jansen’s guest on this week’s [...]

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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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    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 [...]

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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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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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Teaching Toddlers Queer History & Diversity

Psychology professor Gayle Pitman has just published her first children’s book, This Day in June, a picture book about Pride parades, to help parents and teachers introduce sexual orientation concepts to very young kids. Its reading guide gives adults high points of LGBT culture and history.  Among other subjects, Pitman teaches the psychology of sexual [...]

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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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