Out in the Bay

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Out in the Bay is gay radio for San Francisco and beyond, featuring interviews with community leaders, newsmakers, authors, artists. and interesting personalities. Produced by Eric Jansen, Marilyn Pittman and David Latulippe.More from Out in the Bay »

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'The Women of San Quentin' shares stories of transgender women in male prisons

Photojournalist Kristin Lyseggen profiles nine current and former inmates in her new book "The Women of San Quentin: Soul Murder of Transgender Women in Male Prisons."Surrounded by convicted murderers and rapists, she writes, they are often forced to fight for their lives on their way to womanhood inside some of the world's most dangerous prisons for men. She and Daniella Tavake, one of those profiled in the book, share intimate parts of their stories with host Eric Jansen on this week's Out in the Bay.

'The Women of San Quentin' shares stories of transgender women in male prisons

Queer Youth Still Threatened, Even in Bay Area

With recent gay rights gains, why is it still difficult for young people to be lesbian, gay, bi, transgender or "queer," even in the San Francisco Bay Area? The Pacific Center for Human Growth, an LGBT counseling and community center in Berkeley, reports that many queer youth feel unsafe at school every day.

1951 San Francisco is setting for "Blackmail, My Love"

Blackmail, My Love, is a noir murder-mystery novel set in San Francisco, 1951 - "The Dark Ages of Queerdom," as author and illustrator Katie Gilmartin puts it - when cops raided gay and lesbian bars, beat up their patrons, and demanded "protection" money, and when lesbians and gay men were so afraid of exposure they were easy blackmail targets.

Blame Sally concert benefits church-state separation group

Lesbians and their friends take over the stage at Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley Friday, Nov. 13, in a concert benefiting Americans United for Separation of Church and State, which has defended the rights of LGBT people in many recent legal cases and political battles.

Out in the Bay for 2015-11-05

Halloween not enough? The gory, century-old Grand Guignol theatre style is recreated in Thrillpeddlers' Shocktoberfest 16: Curse of the Cobra, playing through Nov. 21 at the Hypnodrome in San Francisco. And Theatre Rhinoceros, the nation's longest-running LGBT theater company, presents Shakespeare Goes to War at The Thick House.

Out In The Bay: Counter-Culture Diva

Dedicated to capturing the oral history of queer San Francisco, Out In The Bay host Marilyn Pittman interviews one of the legendary figures of the 60's, 70's, and 80's: former Cockettes member, Dolores Deluce. Her memoir, "My Life, A Four-Letter Word: Confessions of a Counter-Culture Diva," made Amazon's Top 20 and is an intimate, honest look back at life in the city during its radical heyday. Friends with Divine, Sylvester; lover to many gay men, witness to the devastation of AIDS, Dolores is a survivor with stories to tell. Thursday, October 22, 2015, 7pm Pacific.

Out in the Bay for 2015-10-15

Out in the Bay ventures into outer space 7pm Thursday with cast members of Star Trek Live, a comedic gender-bending homage to the hit '60s TV show, now on stage at Oasis Night Club in San Francisco.

The Best of Out In The Bay: Chana Wilson

Chana Wilson grew up in the 1950s with a suicidal mother. She learned in adulthood that her mother had been a closeted lesbian given psychiatric treatments - including electroshock - to "cure" her. Mother and daughter developed a deep bond when both came out as lesbians in the women's and gay liberation movements of the late 1960s and '70s. There's much more to this touching, fascinating story in "Riding Fury Home," Chana's memoir. Marilyn Pittman hosts. Thursday, October 8, 2015.

Strolling through history on LGBT walk of fame

As preparations for Sunday's Castro Street Fair wind up, 20 bronze sidewalk plaques are in place to guide pedestrians on a stroll through queer history. The Rainbow Honor Walk is a growing monument along the streets of San Francisco honoring LGBT pioneers. Rainbow Honor Walk co-founder David Perry is Eric Jansen's guest on Out in the Bay, 7pm Thursday. We also hear Steven Short's feature on "The Queer Past Becomes Present," an ongoing exhibit at the GLBT History Museum on 18th Street, also in the Castro. (First broadcast Oct. 2, 2014)

A Simple (Feminist) Revolution: Judy Grahn

Judy Grahn's "Common Woman" poems in the '60s and '70s inspired a generation of lesbian feminists. Her 2012 book, "A Simple Revolution: The Making of an Activist Poet," is part history, part memoir and a brilliant read.

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