The Gay ’70s: “Sex, Drugs, and Disco”

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Take a trip back to the ‘70s with San Francisco author Mark Abramson and host Marilyn Pittman. His memoir, “Sex, Drugs, and Disco” chronicles the story of gay men flooding into the Castro from all over the country to find more freedom. A time of cheap drinks, cheap sex, lots of drugs, and penicillin trucks.  Another chapter in the history of gay San Francisco as Pride month begins. Out In The Bay, Thursday June 5th at 7pm.

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Help keep LGBTQ stories on the air and on the ‘net with a Give OUT Day gift to Out in the Bay Radio. Every donation of $10 or more by 9pm 5/21 counts toward challenge bonuses from Horizons Foundation.

BOOK SPECIAL: The ten highest dollar amount donors* get a copy of Double Play: The Hidden Passions Behind the Double Assassination of George Moscone & Harvey Milk with companion DVD, thanks to the generosity of publisher Vince Emery. It’s a gripping account of why Supervisor Dan White murdered gay rights leader Supervisor Milk and Mayor Moscone in 1978 and a riveting look at SF Bay Area politics from the ’70s to today. Author Mike Weiss was fascinating on Out in the Bay and Double Play is a great read! Hear our interview and learn more about the book here.

But most important, please give any amount to help keep today’s LGBTQ voices on the air and to preserve our history. Co-producer Marilyn Pittman and I greatly appreciate your support. Direct link to donate here, more information here.

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Jim Provenzano delivers “Message of Love”

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Two high school boys fall in love, then grow into adults as they deal with the aftermath of a sporting accident that leaves one of them a paraplegic. Their tale is told in San Francisco author Jim Provenzano’s novels Every Time I Think of  You, which won a Lambda Literary Award in the Gay Romance category, and its sequel, Message of Love, a finalist this year for the same award.  On this week’s Out in the Bay, Jim reads from the books, speaks with host Eric Jansen about themes in his novels and shares stories from his life and career as a sports and entertainment writer. Airs 7pm Thursday, May 14, at kalw.org + 91.7fm SF Bay Area.
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On Jim Provenzano’s blog page, you’ll find info about his books and similar works. His books are available on Amazon and at many bookstores.

Karen Ripley’s “Oh, No! There’s Men On The Land!”

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The hilarious gay comedy pioneer Karen Ripley tells the stories of lesbian life in the ’70s in her solo show, “Oh, No! There’s Men On The Land!” opening May 1st at The Marsh in Berkeley. A gay stand-up before there WAS gay stand-up. Hear about the legendary Brick Hut cafe in Berkeley and all its ‘dyke drama,’ find out about the hot sex everybody was having with everybody, and discover the many characters of this coming-of-age story.
(Live interview aired April 23, 2015)
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Wide Open Town: San Francisco before 1965

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How did San Francisco become such a gay mecca? Was it the Gold Rush? Post-prohibition liquor laws? The bar scene? Marilyn Pittman talks with Nan Boyd, chair of women’s studies at San Francisco State University and author of “Wide Open Town: A History of Queer San Francisco to 1965.” A special rebroadcast in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Out In The Bay (come to our Party on April 29th!) on KALW. Thursday, April 9th, 2015, at 7pm Pacific and kalw.org.

Sex, Drugs, and Drag Shows: A Memoir

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Marilyn takes a trip back to the ’70s and early ’80s with author Mark Abramson. His memoir, “For My Brothers,” has one hair-raising story of sex and drugs and rock and roll after another.  A cast of characters including Sylvester, Divine, and The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Out In The Bay, Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7pm Pacific.

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