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"Donna Sachet: 'Sunday's A Drag' brunch" by Flickr user Violet Blue. Used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 / resized and cropped.

 

 

San Francisco drag personality Donna Sachet fulfills many roles in the LGBTQ community. She’s a columnist for the Bay Area Reporter, a Castro neighborhood ambassador, entertainer and fundraiser. But the role she’s most proud of is as an advocate.

 

 

LGBTQ rights made huge strides recently with the supreme court’s historic decision on same-sex marriage. But an ongoing situation in San Francisco’s Mission District shows that there’s still pushback, even in the most liberal of cities.

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When Amos and Mickey Lim met in 1995, they had no idea they would someday have a daughter together. It just didn’t seem possible. They lived an ocean away from each other, and didn’t know if they would ever even meet face-to-face. That’s because they first connected online, on a gay discussion group.

“Someone was talking about long-term relationships, how there’s no such thing as long-term relationships,” Amos says. “Probably because we don’t see the role models out there.”

The weekend is just around the corner, and I have some suggestions on how to spend your time, making most of the very summery-feeling heat here in the Bay Area.

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The 39th annual Frameline Film Festival, which features films and shorts about the LGBTQ experience, starts tomorrow in San Francisco.

One short film, The Typist, reaches back 60 years to tell the story of Otto Bremerman, a closeted gay Navy man who served as an office clerk during the Korean War. He was responsible for typing up dishonorable discharges of colleagues outed for being gay. Filmmaker Kristine Stolakis discovered Bremerman’s story in the oral history archives at the San Francisco’s GLBT Historical Society. She joined KALW’s Audrey Dilling in our studio to talk about the process of bringing an audio story to life on the screen.

Daily news roundup for Monday, April 20, 2015

Apr 20, 2015
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Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Scientists find radioactive WWII aircraft carrier off San Francisco coast // San Jose Mercury News

Lili Elbe, muse

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This is the story about a small business that helps San Francisco’s LGBTQ community and its friends get around the city in style. It’s called Homobiles, and it's a non-commercial, volunteer, 24/7 car service.

Juanita More

With the popularity of drag on the rise, audiences around the country looking for entertainment can turn to Broadway's production of "Priscilla: Queen of the Desert" and televisions shows like "RuPaul's Drag Race." But here in San Francisco, drag shows happen most nights of the week. If you head out often enough, chances are you will encounter San Francisco drag icon Glamamore.

Recently, KALW's Daniel Moore found Glamamore before a performance, and she told him just who Glamamore is. 

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The department of LGBTQ studies at City College of San Francisco, the first queer studies department in the U.S., founded in 1978, is facing consolidation. Professor Ardel Thomas heads the Department. KALW’s Hana Baba asked her what would happen if consolidation is carried out.

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At the age of 67, Nicolas “Nicky” Frausto became friends with 18-year-old Alexander “Lexi” Snyder. They met at OutLoud Radio's San Francisco Inter-Generational Storytelling Project, an event that celebrates Bay Area LGBTQ history. Their story gives a little insight into the nature of love from two men that are two generations apart.

This interview was facilitated by Sophia Simon-Ortiz of San Francisco StoryCorps in conjunction with OutLoud Radio. It was produced by Wendy Baker.