While they weren’t around for long, the Cockettes left an outsized legacy that we explore this week with exclusive recordings and interviews.
Rainbow Honor Walk Teaches Queer History
- October 1, 2015
- Tagged as: Alan Turing, Bayard Rustin, Christine Jorgensen, David Perry, Del Martin, gay, GLBT History Museum, Kathy Amendola, lesbian, LGBT, LGBT history, Phyllis Lyon, queer, Queer Past Becomes Present, Rainbow Honor Walk, Steven Short, Sylvester, transgender, Trevor Hailey, walk of fame
Twenty bronze sidewalk plaques guide pedestrians on a stroll through queer history in San Francisco’s Castro district. The Rainbow Honor Walk, a growing monument along the streets of San Francisco honoring LGBT pioneers, debuted one year...
The Best of OITB’s Ten Years: Sylvester
- March 2, 2015
- Tagged as: AIDS, disco diva, LGBT, Marilyn Pittman, San Francisco, Sylvester
Marilyn Pittman’s sound portrait of the late great disco diva Sylvester. Josh Gamson talks with Marilyn and reads from his biography, “The Fabulous Sylvester.” We hear from the fans at the book party launch in 2005…
Martha Wash (of “It’s Raining Men” fame) shared a sneak preview from her new album, due out in January, with Out in the Bay‘s Eric Jansen and Mike Smith of the AIDS Emergency Fund. First...