gay liberation

4:40pm

Thu May 8, 2014
Out in the Bay ~ 5/8/14 ~ 7pm Thursday

Lesbian Pulp Fiction, Career Girls, & Bruce Vilanch

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While a young housewife with kids in the 1950s and ’60s, Ann Bannon was a paperback writer of lesbian love stories. Scorned by the literary elite, her and other authors’ pulp fiction helped build the gay rights movement, and reading them now gives us a historical glimpse into gay and lesbian life in those times. Monica Nolan just finished the fourth book in her Lesbian Career-Girl series, spoofs of 1960s high school girls’ career primers that humorously pay homage to lesbian pulp fiction like Ann’s from last century. They both join host Eric Jansen live tonight. We’ll also hear from comedy writer and actor Bruce Vilanch, now starring in 42nd Street Moon’s production of the 1939 musical Du Barry Was A Lady. Did you know he wrote a disco song for Eartha Kitt? You'll hear about that, too, in this special hour-long edition of Out in the Bay.

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8:17pm

Wed December 26, 2012
Out in the Bay - 12/27 - 7 pm

Chana Wilson's mom-daughter memoir "Riding Fury Home."

Chana Wilson grew up in the 1950s with a suicidal mother.  As an adult, she learned 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.

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