Making Holidays Queerly More Comfortable

Queer Questions, Straight Talk: Just in time for those family holiday gatherings, civil rights attorney Abby Dees says go ahead, ask your gay relative or friend the questions burning inside you. Like “Which one of…

How U.S. fundies fuel gay hate in Africa

God Loves Uganda is a feature-length documentary about the influence of U.S.-based evangelical Christian missionaries who whip up anti-gay fervor in Africa. Uganda’s parliament is still considering a proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill that, even though the…

AASK: ‘Queering’ Adoption for 40 years

Oakland adoption agency Adopt A Special Kid (AASK) was among the first in the USA to encourage LGBT, single, lower-income and older adults to adopt children. Founded in 1973, it was also the first to…

‘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 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….