Out in the Bay ventures into outer space 7pm Thursday with cast members of Star Trek Live, the comedic gender-bending homage to the hit ‘60s TV show now on stage at Oasis Nightclub & Cabaret in San Francisco. Eric Jansen’s guests are Honey Mahogany, who plays communications officer Uhura, and Laurie Bushman, who plays intergalactic con man Harry Mudd and co-directs the show. Honey tells us, among other things, how Martin Luther King, Jr., helped keep the groundbreaking and influential Uhura on television five decades ago. You’ll also hear Leigh Crow boldly playing Captain Kirk and Emily France playing Scotty as no drag kings ever before, and other audio clips, music and background sounds that make the Starship Enterprise come alive on Star Trek Live. Join us on the bridge 7pm PDT Thurs 10/15 on 91.7fm + kalw.org to enjoy this preview, then go see this fun show at Oasis!
Contrary to popular mythology, the LGBT civil rights movement did not begin with the June 1969 Stonewall Rebellion at New York’s Stonewall Inn. Eric Jansen’s guests this week on Out in the Bay are Adrian Brooks, essayist and editor of, and Max Wolf Valerio, essay contributor to the new anthology The Right Side of History: 100 Years of LGBTQI Activism. The book contains 31 essays by and about people who’ve advanced queer rights over the past century, starting with Isadora Duncan, the early 20th Century revolutionary dancer who shocked the U.S. with her Communism and bisexuality, and including Stonewall participant Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Harvey Mik, Barney Frank, Josephine Baker and Martin Luther King Jr.’s chief strategist, Bayard Rustin. (Airs 7pm PDT Thursday, 9/10/15, on 91.7fm + kalw.org)
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The Right Side of History is available on Amazon.com and in independent bookstores.