• Troy Williams

    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 a red state dominated by the Mormon church. He has news from that front, plus excerpts of his interview with [...]

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    First Lady’s Lesbian Love in “Hick: A Love Story”

    Historians debated for decades whether Eleanor Roosevelt was a lesbian. Writer Terry Baum’s and director Carolyn Myers’ new play, Hick: A Love Story – The Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt is about the romance between arguably America’s most influential First Lady – the wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President during the Great Depression and World [...]

  • Dr.Patt Denning

    Dr. Patt Denning: Harm Reduction Pioneer

    Dr. Patt Denning is the creator of the revolutionary San Francisco’s Harm Reduction Therapy Center. Her book, “Practicing Harm Reduction” is the bible in this alternative approach to treating addiction. In the 1990′s it became a new strategy for AIDS prevention and is widely regarded as a more tolerant and accepting strategy for working with [...]

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    Teaching Toddlers Queer History & Diversity

    Psychology professor Gayle Pitman has just published her first children’s book, This Day in June, a picture book about Pride parades, to help parents and teachers introduce sexual orientation concepts to very young kids. Its reading guide gives adults high points of LGBT culture and history.  Among other subjects, Pitman teaches the psychology of sexual [...]

  • Tom Nolan

    Tom Nolan’s New Passion: Aging Gays

    Tom Nolan ran Project Open Hand, created during the AIDS crisis to help feed the sick, for almost two decades. He’s now the chairman of the MUNI board. But his passion is gay rights and right now it’s the plight of the city’s gay seniors that has his attention. Marilyn Pittman talks with Tom about [...]

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Troy Williams

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 a red state dominated by the Mormon church. He has news from that front, plus excerpts of his interview with [...]

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First Lady’s Lesbian Love in “Hick: A Love Story”

Historians debated for decades whether Eleanor Roosevelt was a lesbian. Writer Terry Baum’s and director Carolyn Myers’ new play, Hick: A Love Story – The Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt is about the romance between arguably America’s most influential First Lady – the wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President during the Great Depression and World [...]

Dr.Patt Denning

Dr. Patt Denning: Harm Reduction Pioneer

Dr. Patt Denning is the creator of the revolutionary San Francisco’s Harm Reduction Therapy Center. Her book, “Practicing Harm Reduction” is the bible in this alternative approach to treating addiction. In the 1990′s it became a new strategy for AIDS prevention and is widely regarded as a more tolerant and accepting strategy for working with [...]

TDIJ cover612x350

Teaching Toddlers Queer History & Diversity

Psychology professor Gayle Pitman has just published her first children’s book, This Day in June, a picture book about Pride parades, to help parents and teachers introduce sexual orientation concepts to very young kids. Its reading guide gives adults high points of LGBT culture and history.  Among other subjects, Pitman teaches the psychology of sexual [...]

Tom Nolan

Tom Nolan’s New Passion: Aging Gays

Tom Nolan ran Project Open Hand, created during the AIDS crisis to help feed the sick, for almost two decades. He’s now the chairman of the MUNI board. But his passion is gay rights and right now it’s the plight of the city’s gay seniors that has his attention. Marilyn Pittman talks with Tom about [...]

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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 by Sophia Parnok, a censored lesbian poet from Russia’s Silver Age a century ago.  Some call Parnok “Russia’s Sappho.” Out [...]

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Meet Marilyn Pittman and Eric Jansen, veteran broadcasters and your hosts and producers of KALW’s Out In The Bay. We blend journalism and oral history to bring you news, provocative conversation and commentary from and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in the Bay Area and beyond. Eric Jansen Founder, Co-Executive Producer and Host, is a [...]

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