Jose Sarria

Blackmail, My Love, is a new noir murder-mystery novel set in San Francisco, 1951 - "The Dark Ages of Queerdom," as author and illustrator Katie Gilmartin puts it - when cops raided gay and lesbian bars, beat up their patrons, and demanded "protection" money, and when lesbians and gay men were so afraid of exposure they were easy blackmail targets.  Eric Jansen's guest on Out in the Bay is historian, author, printmaker and Queer Ancestors Project founder

Strolling through history on LGBT walk of fame

Oct 2, 2014

  

As preparations for Sunday's Castro Street Fair wind up, 20 bronze sidewalk plaques are in place to guide pedestrians on a stroll through queer history. The Rainbow Honor Walk is a growing monument along the streets of San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood honoring LGBT pioneers. Rainbow Honor Walk co-founder David Perry is Eric Jansen's guest on Out in the Bay, 7pm Thursday. We’ll also hear Steven Short's feature on “The Queer Past Becomes Present,” an exhibit now up at the GLBT History Museum on 18th Street, also in the Castro.

  

Jose Sarria was the first openly gay person to run for public office in the United States.  He passed away on August 19th and his memorial is Friday the 6th at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.  Marilyn Pittman visits with historian and photographer Dan Nicoletta, portrayed in the 2008 movie 'Milk,' about Jose Sarria's life and legacy.  Airs Thursday, 9/5/13 at 7pm.