LGBT http://kalw.org en Harm Reduction: An Alternative to 12-Step Recovery http://kalw.org/post/harm-reduction-alternative-12-step-recovery <p><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Dr. Patt Denning is&nbsp;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 addicts. Marilyn interviews her Thursday, April 17th, 2014, at 7pm&nbsp;PT on 91.7fm and kalw.org.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:11:54 +0000 Marilyn Pittman 42460 at http://kalw.org Pioneer Tom Nolan on Aging Gays http://kalw.org/post/pioneer-tom-nolan-aging-gays <p><font size="2" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Tom Nolan ran Project Open Hand for almost two decades. He's 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 the findings of the&nbsp;LGBT Aging&nbsp;Policy Task Force, &nbsp;What is the state of the city's gay elders? What kinds of challenges do they face that others don't? &nbsp;You might be surprised. &nbsp;Thursday, April 10, 2014, &nbsp;at 7pm. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:51:33 +0000 Marilyn Pittman 42202 at http://kalw.org Pioneer Tom Nolan on Aging Gays Lesbian Pulp Fiction, 21st Century Style http://kalw.org/post/lesbian-pulp-fiction-21st-century-style <p><span style="font-size: 13pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 13pt;">San Francisco writer <a href="http://www.MonicaNolan.com">Monica Nolan</a> has just completed the fourth book in her saucy Lesbian Career Girl series. With titles like “Lois Lenz, Lesbian Secretary," “Bobby Blanchard, Lesbian Gym Teacher”&nbsp;and “Maxie Mainwaring, Lesbian Dilletante,” they’re spoofs of 1950s and ‘60s career primers for high school girls, and humorous homages to lesbian pulp fiction of the same era – often-maligned literature that helped build the gay rights movement.</span> Join Nolan with <em>Out in the Bay</em> host Eric Jansen as they read selections from her racy fiction -- including a sneak peek from her yet-to-be-released "Dolly Dingle, Lesbian Landlady" --&nbsp; and discuss how historically-set novels and film document the changes in societal norms and LGBT rights over the years. (Aired April 3) Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:37:14 +0000 Eric Jansen 41909 at http://kalw.org Lesbian Pulp Fiction, 21st Century Style Grief: How it's similar and different for everyone http://kalw.org/post/grief-how-its-similar-and-different-everyone <div class="yiv1663916381MsoNormal" id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1395782122690_29181" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: HelveticaNeue, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, Lucida Grande, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; background-color: transparent;"><p>How do we cope with the death of a spouse or lover? Or of a parent or sibling with whom we had a troubled relationship?&nbsp; What particular challenges do LGBT people face in grieving? <span id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1395782122690_29180" style="font-size: 14pt;">Surveys show that most Americans consider the loss of someone’s unmarried partner less traumatic for the survivor than the loss of a wife or husband.</span> <span id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1395782122690_29180" style="font-size: 14pt;">Where does that leave gay men and lesbians whose partners die? </span>Bereavement experts say many minorities suffer "disenfranchised grief" - grief not fully recognized by society. On this week's <em>Out in the Bay </em>(<strong>7pm Thursday</strong>), Eric Jansen and guests discuss these and other aspects of grief and loss.&nbsp; (Broadcast March 27, 2014)<span id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1395782122690_29180" style="font-size: 14pt;"> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:08:15 +0000 Eric Jansen 41464 at http://kalw.org Grief: How it's similar and different for everyone Powerful Memoir: "Riding Fury Home" http://kalw.org/post/powerful-memoir-riding-fury-home <p>Chana</p><p>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,"&nbsp;Chana’s memoir. Marilyn Pittman hosts. &nbsp;Thursday, February 27, 2014</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:18:20 +0000 Marilyn Pittman 40242 at http://kalw.org Powerful Memoir: "Riding Fury Home"