‘Hate Speech’ – for piano & cellphones

New York pianist, activist and “modern music evangelist” Adam Tendler’s composition “Hate Speech,” for piano + audience cellphones, has its West Coast premiere Saturday. It’s a protest piece dedicated to the memory of Matthew Shepard,…

Queer & homeless — not mostly ‘youth’

Nearly 30% of San Francisco’s homeless children and adults are LGBT. That’s about double the homeless percentage of the city’s general population, according to the city’s latest survey. San Francisco holds its first-ever LGBTQ Connect,…

Eli Conley sings “folk with a queer bite”

Eli Conley sings of love, prisons, coal mining, religion, homophobia and leaving Virginia on his new CD At The Seams, an album he calls “modern-day folk songs for misfits.” He also describes his music as …

“The End of San Francisco” — Mattilda

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, the provocative, agitated, angry, queer anti-assimilationist writer, is back! With her latest … manifesto? Or memoir? (even though she’s just 40!) In The End of San Francisco, Mattilda deals with family, incest,…

The Boy Who Was Not A Lesbian

What makes us male or female? Or somewhere in between? Or not even on that narrow line? The Boy Who Was Not a Lesbian & Other True Stories is an unusual and beautiful book put…

Marital Status: Itch to Hitch? Ask Experts

Caught a queer itch to hitch? On this hour-long Out in the Bay, get expert advice, analysis and reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in the Prop. 8 and Defense of Marriage Act cases….

Giving “out” – Are we doing enough?

Less than 5 percent of LGBT people give directly to LGBT causes. Why is that? In the midst of another tech boom, why do Bay Area non-profits, gay and straight, still struggle? How might they…

Lambda Lit winners on Translating Fiction

Why translate fiction? Eric Jansen’s guests are Bay Area novelists Sylvia Brownrigg and K.M. Soehnlein, who have both won Lambda Literary Awards for LGBT fiction and whose work has been translated into other languages.  They share some…