gay politics

Got a queer itch to hitch? On this hour-long call-in edition of Out in the Bay, analysis and reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions in the Proposition 8 and Defense of Marriage Act cases. What are the next political steps, and how will the rulings affect our lives on a practical basis? Join host Eric Jansen and his legal, financial and political expert guests for answers to your questions. Should you, or should you not tie the knot? Even with the Supreme Court's historic rulings, how are same-sex couples still legally different from hetero couples? Arm yourself with knowledge on this week's Out in the Bay.

Gay politics: An election special

Oct 24, 2012
documentary film Question One

We found it, well, queer, that gay marriage - even the word "gay" - didn't come up in the presidential debates. Civil rights of any stripe were barely mentioned. On this week's Out in the Bay, politicos from both sides of the aisle delved into this and much more.  Host Eric Jansen’s guests: Democratic philanthropist and former ambassador James Hormel; Log Cabin (Republicans) Club of San Francisco vice president Jason Clark; and Darlene Huntress, former same-sex marriage campaign field director in Maine.

Gay rights pioneer and labor activist Harry Hay is being honored with an exhibit now on display at San Francisco’s public library celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth.  He was a labor advocate, teacher and early leader in the LGBT rights movement, known for, among other things, 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.