LGBT history

Harvey Milk: in his own words

Jul 23, 2015

Just as the June 2015 U.S. Supreme Court marriage equality decision changed consciousness, so did Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected politician in America.  

Gilbert Baker: The Rainbow Flag

Jul 14, 2015

Find out how the rainbow came to be a worldwide symbol of the gay rights movement. Why was it so hard to find pink flag fabric? What do the colors stand for? Marilyn interviews Gilbert Baker, the creator of the Rainbow Flag which was created for San Francisco's 1978 Pride Parade when Harvey Milk was leading the way. 7pm Thursday July 16th, 2015 at kalw.org, 91.7fm San Francisco. 

Psychology professor Gayle Pitman's children’s book This Day in June, a picture book about Pride parades, helps parents and teachers introduce sexual orientation concepts to very young kids.  The appended reading guide gives adults high points of LGBT culture and history.  It won the American Library Association's 2015 Stonewall Award and the International Reading Association's Notable Books for a Global Society Award. In this interview with Out in the Bay host Eric Jansen, Pitman reads This Day in June -- all 63 words! -- and talks about the differences between writing for academics and for toddlers. Pitman, who teaches the psychology of sexual orientation and other subjects at Sacramento City College, says she finds today’s queer college students largely ignorant ofLGBT history and is doing what she can to fix that. 7pm Thursday, June 11, 2015. (First broadcast 6/26/14)

Trannyshack Transforms Into Mother

Dec 25, 2014

  

Drag impresario Heklina, of "Trannyshack" fame, has revitalized what used to be the hot corner of the gay male club scene in the '70s and '80s.  It was called Oasis and came complete with swimming pool, showers, and towels back then.  She's keeping that name and opening the new space on New Year's Eve.  Her new drag show, "Mother," opens on January 17th.  Heklina talks with Marilyn Pittman (broadcast Thursday, December 25th)

Out In The Bay: Counter-Culture Diva

May 28, 2014

Dedicated to capturing the oral history of queer San Francisco, Out In The Bay host Marilyn Pittman  interviews one of the legendary figures of the 60's, 70's, and 80's: former Cockettes member, Dolores Deluce. Her memoir, "My Life, A Four-Letter Word: Confessions of a Counter-Culture Diva," made Amazon's Top 20 and is an intimate, honest look back at life in the city during its radical heyday. Friends with Divine, Sylvester; lover to many gay men, witness to the devastation of AIDS, Dolores is a survivor with stories to tell. Thursday, May 29, 2014 

  at 7pm Pacific.