Trannyshack Is Now Your Mother

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Moving on from “Trannyshack,” the legendary punk rock drag show in SoMa for 12 years, impresario Heklina is opening her new club in what used to be the hot corner of the gay male club scene in the ’70s and ’80s. It was called Oasis and came complete with swimming pool, showers, and towels back then.  She’s keeping that name and opening the new space on New Year’s Eve.  Look for lots of drag shows including her new one, “Mother,” on January 17th.  Heklina talks with Marilyn Pittman Thursday, December 25th at 7pm Pacific on kalw.org and 91.7fm.
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Funny Tuesdays with Ronn Vigh!

FUNNY TUESDAYS

Marilyn Pittman talks with comedian and producer Ronn Vigh about the state of gay comedy and his weekly show, “Funny Tuesdays,” at Harvey’s in the Castro. Are social media and political correctness stifling the kind of material comics can do?  Are the gays just too damn sensitive? Hear from Ronn on his 9 years producing the show and what he’s seen and heard. Plus he has MUNI jokes! (Aired Thursday, November 6, 2014)

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ANATOMY OF A LOVE SEEN

Making feature films with lesbians at the center isn’t an easy task, especially when you have to shoot it in 5 days! Hear about the actors, the improv, and the steamy love scenes as host Marilyn Pittman talks to writer-director Marina Rice Bader, Thursday, October 30th, 7pm, kalw.org and 91.7fm.  Then we archive it on this site!  See the film at Brava Theatre Center in San Francisco’s Mission District Saturday, November 1st, at 7pm. http://brava.org

Tranny Is The New T-Word

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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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An Archive Of Hope: Harvey Milk

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To commemorate Independence Day and the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in favor of marriage equality, we are honoring the Martin Luther King, Jr. of the gay rights movement, Harvey Milk. Marilyn’s 2013 talks with scholars James Black and Charles Morris, about their book, “An Archive Of Hope.” It’s a collection of Harvey’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)

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Commemorating Harvey Milk

Archive of Hope

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)

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