Radically Gay: The Life of Harry Hay

Jul 5, 2012

Out in the Bay host Eric Jansen speaks with Joey Cain, curator of the San Francisco Public Library exhibit "Radically Gay: The Life of Harry Hay,"  which honors the centennial of gay rights pioneer and labor activist Harry Hay's birth. Cain and Jansen are joined by writer and historian Will Roscoe and Harry’s niece Sally Hay, an LGBTQ activist in Rhode Island.  Harry Hay was a labor advocate, teacher and early leader in the LGBT rights movement, known for, among other things, co-founding the Radical Faeries in the late 1970s and the Mattachine Society - the first sustained political gay rights group in the United States - in the early 1950s, some 60 years ago!    (Broadcast 7/5 at 7pm, listen anytime by clicking on the soundfile above.)  The exhibit closes July 29.