homophobia

12:51pm

Mon March 3, 2014
Politics

Will Durst: It's not the hate, it's the stupidity

 Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW.

Hey guys,

Will Durst here with a few choice words about Arizona governor Jan Brewer vetoing SB 1062, the legislation giving legal cover to businesses denying services based on the operator's religious beliefs. Yes indeed, the bigot bill went down. And the disappointment rumbling through the Evangelical community has caused snakes to be mishandled all the way to Tennessee.

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6:17am

Wed December 18, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 12/18

Reversal of (Gay) fortune in India.

On December 8th the Indian Supreme Court reinstated Section 377 of the Penal Code making sex against the order of nature a crime again. But India seems to have changed, without their Supreme Court.

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11:30pm

Wed October 30, 2013
Out in the Bay ~ 10/31/13 ~ 7pm

'God Loves Uganda' tracks US evangelists' anti-gay fervor to Africa

  

God Loves Uganda is a new feature-length documentary about the influence of U.S.-based evangelical Christian missionaries who have been whipping up anti-gay religious fervor in Uganda for many years.  Uganda’s parliament is still considering a proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill that, even though the death penalty has been removed from it, would still be one of the most punitive anti-gay measures in the world. The link that God Loves Uganda shows between religious extremists in this country and the virulent homophobia in Uganda is chilling and creepy.  Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams visited KALW studios to play film clips and talk about his journeys to Africa and Missouri to make this documentary with Out in the Bay's Eric Jansen. (Broadcast Oct. 31, 2013)

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10:46am

Thu October 17, 2013
Out in the Bay ~ 10/17/13 ~ 7pm

'Hate Speech' - for Piano and Audience Cell Phones

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Out in the Bay host Eric Jansen talks with New York pianist, activist and “modern music evangelist” Adam Tendler. His composition "Hate Speech," for piano and audience cell phones, has its West Coast premiere this Saturday. It’s a protest piece dedicated to the memory of Matthew Shepard, with whispered words culled from a Tea Party politician's Facebook page. Adam Tendler performs "Hate Speech" and other pieces Saturday night in Modern Piano Lineages, a concert at San Francisco's Center for New Music with KALW Revolutions Per Minute host Sarah Cahill.

Adam joined Eric live in KALW studios to talk about "Hate Speech," modern music, and his memoir about coming out during his "88x50" piano recital tour of every state in the U.S.A.  And, in an Out in the Bay exclusive, he played live in our studio on a cheap Casio electronic keyboard to demonstrate the intricacies of a rarely-performed Philip Glass composition,"Two Pages," he'll play Saturday. Modern Piano Lineages, featuring Adam Tendler and Sarah Cahill, starts 8pm, Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., San Francisco. Click here for concert info

Big thanks to Virgin America for changing Adam’s flight to SFO without extra fees so that he could be here for Thursday’s interview.

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12:05pm

Thu September 12, 2013
Out in the Bay ~ 9/12/13 ~ 7pm

At the Seams: Eli Conley's "folk songs for misfits"

Sarah Deragon

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Eli Conley sings of love, prisons, coal mining, religion, homophobia and leaving Virginia on his new CD At The Seams, an album he calls "modern-day folk songs for misfits." Hear Eli's music and his chat with Out in the Bay host Eric Jansen about his life, his songwriting and how he helps other transgender singers find their voices. 

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