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…

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…

An Archive Of Hope: Harvey Milk

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…

Destiny Arts: Helping Youth Out

Even in the S.F. Bay Area, growing up gay is still not easy.  On this week’s Out in the Bay, a teen performs live-on-the-air her coming-out monologue, given onstage at Destiny Art Center‘s Youth Performance…

Lesbian Pulp, Career Girls, & Bruce Vilanch

While a young housewife with kids in the 1950s and ’60s, Ann Bannon wrote paperback lesbian love stories. Scorned by the literary elite then, her and other authors’ pulp fiction helped build the gay rights…

Lesbian Pulp Fiction, 21st Century Style

San Francisco author, film editor and critic Monica Nolan just completed the fourth book in her saucy Lesbian Career Girl series. With titles like “Lois Lenz, Lesbian Secretary,” “Bobby Blanchard, Lesbian Gym Teacher” and “Maxie Mainwaring,…

Chorus honors memory of cyber-bully target

Tyler Clementi was an 18-year-old Rutgers University freshman. He killed himself after his roommate recorded webcam videos of Tyler’s lustful encounters with another man, then invited other students to view them. The San Francisco Gay Men’s…

Sister Spit: Spewing queer culture far and wide

Sister Spit’s 2014 national tour kicks off March 19. On this week’s Out in the Bay, award-winning writers Michelle Tea and Ali Liebegott (Sister Spit co-founder and long-time contributor respectively) fill us in on the…

Dance “Hemorrhage” despairs over crises

Evictions, Google buses, NSA spying and “climate change” pissing you off? Eric Jansen’s guest this week is Krissy Keefer, artistic director of San Francisco’s all-women performance troupe Dance Brigade. The company’s current production, Hemorrhage: An…

‘I … do? Um, let me think about it …’

Experts help couples weigh the pros and cons of getting married by year-end. Just because it’s now legal for same-sex couples to marry in California and many other states, and the federal government must recognize…