lesbian http://kalw.org en Turning heads with that dapper butch swagger http://kalw.org/post/turning-heads-dapper-butch-swagger <p>For some people, getting dressed in the morning isn’t about just throwing on what’s in reach, or clean. For others, it’s more of a ritual with attention to the finest detail and a commitment not to leave the house in nothing but their finest. &nbsp;Fashion changes all the time, from Goth to Steampunk to the dapper look. But for women like, Thúy H. Nguyễn, who&nbsp;prefer to dress in a more masculine style, it can be a challenge.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Leila Day 46290 at http://kalw.org Turning heads with that dapper butch swagger The First Lady's Lesbian Love in "Hick: A Love Story" http://kalw.org/post/first-ladys-lesbian-love-hick-love-story <div class="yiv6273634793" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1404834082832_19316" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: HelveticaNeue, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, Lucida Grande, sans-serif; font-size: 13.33px; font-style: normal; background-color: transparent;"><p><span class="yiv6273634793" style="color: black;"><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></span></p><span class="yiv6273634793" style="color: black;"><strong>7pm Thursday</strong>. Historians debated for decades whether Eleanor Roosevelt was a lesbian. Writer </span><span class="yiv6273634793" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1404834082832_19170" style="color: black;">Terry Baum's and director Carolyn Myers' new play,</span><span class="yiv6273634793" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1404834082832_19314" style="color: black;"> <em><a href="http://www.CrackpotCrones.com"><span class="yiv6273634793" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1404834082832_19313" style="font-weight: bold;">Hick: A Love Story - </span></a></em></span><em><a href="http://www.CrackpotCrones.com"><span class="yiv6273634793" style="font-weight: bold;"><span class="yiv6273634793" style="color: black;">The Romance of&nbsp;Lorena Hickok and&nbsp;<span class="yiv6273634793">Eleanor Roosevelt</span></span></span><span class="yiv6273634793" style="color: black;"> </span></a></em>is<span class="yiv6273634793" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1404834082832_19170" style="color: black;"> </span><span class="yiv6273634793" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1404834082832_19312" style="color: black;">about the romance between</span><span class="yiv6273634793" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1404834082832_19172" style="color: black;"> arguably America’s most influential First Lady - the wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President during the Great Depression and World War 2 (1933-45) - and the USA’s most prominent woman journalist at the time. <span class="yiv6273634793" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1404834082832_19294">Eric Jansen hosts this conversation with Baum and Myers, in which they perform scenes from the play to preview it for <strong><em>Out in the Bay</em></strong> listeners, <strong>7pm Thursday</strong>.</span></span> <strong><em><a href="http://www.crackpotcrones.com">Hick: A Love Story</a></em></strong>, co-presented by the <a href="http://www.crackpotcrones.com">Crackpot Crones</a> <span class="yiv6273634793" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1404834082832_19170" style="color: black;">and <a href="http://www.therhino.org/">Theatre Rhinoceros,</a> runs July 10-27 in San Francisco's Eureka Theatre. All performances are FREE, but <a href="http://www.crackpotcrones.com/">reservations</a> are required Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:48:16 +0000 Eric Jansen 46254 at http://kalw.org The First Lady's Lesbian Love in "Hick: A Love Story" Kitka sings hidden poems of Sophia Parnok, "Russia's Sappho" http://kalw.org/post/kitka-sings-hidden-poems-sophia-parnok-russias-sappho <div><p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p><strong>Uncovering a censored lesbian poet from Russia’s Silver Age</strong>. As Russia continues its anti-gay crackdown, Oakland-based women’s chorus Kitka performs "<a data-mce-="" href="http://www.outinthebay.org/wp-admin/kitka.org"><em>I will remember everything</em></a>," 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.&nbsp; Some call Parnok “Russia’s Sappho.” <em>Out in the Bay</em>'s Eric Jansen and Nora Elmeligy stopped by Kitka's rehearsal Monday night to capture some of the sumptuous music being prepared for the June 20-22 premiere, and to speak with Kitka director and singer Shira Cion and composer Eric Banks, who translated Parnok’s poems and set them to music, about their inspiration for this concert.&nbsp; Broadcast: <strong>7pm PDT Thursday, June 12</strong>, on kalw.org + 91.7 FM SF Bay Area.<em> [photo: Myles Boisen] Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:38:00 +0000 Eric Jansen 45056 at http://kalw.org Kitka sings hidden poems of Sophia Parnok, "Russia's Sappho" 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