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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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    Sure, cash is king, but there are other ways you can help keep LGBT voices on the air. We’d love to have you “on our team”! Here are some ways you can help (for more info, email: eric at outinthebay.com): 1) Spread the word about us. Tell your friends, neighbors, colleagues, exes … anyone you […]

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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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    The New Face of Out Comedy: Janine Brito

    Wait ’til you hear her rant on Kate Middleton’s naked pictures. She’s out and sexual, a refreshing departure from Ellen.  Janine Brito made a name for herself in 2012-13 on the FX TV show, “Totally Biased,” starring San Francisco’s own W. Kamau (kuh-MOW) Bell.   Marilyn Pittman interviews her as part of SFSketchfest, the two […]

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Airline Stewards’ Sky-high Impact

Is it true that most airline stewards are gay? Was it ever? How did their legal battles with airlines help advance gay rights and workplace gender equity?  Is the tale of “Patient Zero” – a flight attendant accused of being the initial transcontinental spreader of HIV – accurate? Stow your tray tables and put your […]

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Meet Actor & Singer Cheyenne Jackson

Meet “AmFAR’s bitch” (his words!) Cheyenne Jackson. He’s an award-winning Broadway actor, movie star, songwriter and singer who Thursday and Friday (7/24 & 25) sings classic film songs in “Hello Gorgeous!” Cheyenne Jackson Goes to the Movies with the San Francisco Symphony. On this week’s Out in the Bay (7pm Thursday, 91.7fm SF + KALW.org),  […]

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The ‘Gay Mayor’ of Salt Lake City

Troy Williams is known as “the gay mayor” of Salt Lake City. He is an award-winning broadcaster, host of KRCL’s “Radioactive” there. He has been at the forefront of the fight for marriage equality in a red state dominated by the Mormon church. He has news from that front, plus excerpts of his interview with […]

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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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