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…

Cabarets & More for your Homo Holidays

Eric Jansen’s guests are singers Russ Lorenson & Veronica Klaus. They perform in Lorenson’s 8th Annual Christmas in San Francisco, taking place Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14, at Pa’ina Lounge & Restaurant, 1865…

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…