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    22nd Annual Kung Pao Kosher Comedy

    “What are Jews supposed to do on Christmas?”  Comic Lisa Geduldig says it’s an age-old question she answered 21 years ago with her now annual show Kung Pao Kosher Comedy — Jewish comedians telling jokes in a Chinese restaurant on Christmas, Christmas Eve, and this year, Boxing Day, too. Two shows nightly this year feature [...]

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    We Need Help!

    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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    ‘Tis the season! Keep Queer Air in Your Ears!

    Out in the Bay is a lean operation. Your TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation by Dec. 31* will truly make a difference in Out in the Bay continuing to be here, sharing LGBT stories with the world every week, and could reduce your 2014 tax bill. We have non-profit 501(c)(3) status through Media Alliance. We receive no financial [...]

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    The Tale of Tom & Jerry’s Tree

    Tom Taylor and Jerome Goldstein’s Christmas Tree & Holiday Spectacle in San Francisco’s Dolores Heights draws thousands of visitors. The tree is 65 feet tall! They use a crane to place oversized ornaments, presents, and stuffed toy animals around it. Why do they put on this extravagant display every December, for 20+ years now, all [...]

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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 ‘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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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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