Out in the Bay is a weekly radio show and global podcast about queer life and issues. We blend journalism and oral history to bring you news, conversation and commentary from and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people and their allies in California and beyond. Airs on KALW 91.7 FM throughout the San Francisco Bay Area at 10pm Tuesdays.
‘The Prophets’ Unveils Queer Black Ancestors
In his best-seller debut novel, Robert Jones, Jr., describes the romantic and tragic relationship between two enslaved young men on a Mississippi cotton plantation in the early 1800s. The Prophets explores gender and sexuality, race, power, toxic religion and masculinity, and viscerally connects the dots from slavery to today’s racial disparities and from Missionary Christianity to the slave trade, homophobia, transphobia and misogyny.
Drawing Political Lines; Challenging Marriage-Equality Governor
Lines are being drawn for the decennial mapping of Congressional, state legislative, and county and city districts based on the prior year’s census. This decade, there are more LGBTQ members on the California citizens’ panel that draws those lines than in 2011. Meanwhile, an effort to recall Governor Gavin Newsom – a long-time LGBTQ ally – seems to have a good chance of qualifying. 10 pm tonight (Tuesday) on Out in the Bay, hear the implications for the Golden State’s queer residents from Bay
Learning from Asexuals About Sex & Relationships
Quick, what’s your sexuality? Most of us know roughly where we fall on the Kinsey scale that goes from zero (totally straight) to six (flaming f****t or butchest of dykes). But have you considered another continuum, the asexual – allosexual one? Science writer Angela Chen explains it eloquently tonight on Out in the Bay (10pm Tuesday), but in my crude shorthand: this continuum has on one end those repulsed by sex, to horny-as-hell on the other, with most folks — gay, straight and otherwise —
SF’s Gay Supervisor on Queer Culture, Housing, and COVID Recovery
On tonight's Out in the Bay (10 pm Tuesday) San Francisco Supervisor Rafael Mandelman says his passion for politics goes back to age 5 and his passion for providing mental health services to combat homelessness from his mother “spiraling into mental illness” a few years later. Though he grew up in gay-friendly San Francisco from age 11 — when he moved north to live with his grandmother — he “had to leave San Francisco to come out” while a sophomore at Yale, which he called “the gay Ivy.”
The Freezer Door mourns 'the dream of queer'
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore's new book, The Freezer Door , mourns losing "the dream of queer" -- a “world without borders and hierarchies”-- that she says consumerism, technology and gentrification are destroying. She reads passages from The Freezer Door and dissects topics therein on tonight's (10pm Tuesday) Out in the Bay . She laughs, too; introduces us briefly to the ice cube, the ice cube tray and other characters; even snipes at the literati: “It’s hard to imagine anything more damaging to
Manny's on a Mission to Revive Civil Discourse
Can we have civil civic discourse in these fractious times? Manny Yekutiel, activist and owner of the cafe, bookstore and civic events space Manny’s, passionately believes so and tells us why, 10 pm tonight (Tuesday) on Out in the Bay. Manny opened his “people-powered and community-focused meeting and learning place” in San Francisco’s Mission District on Election Night 2018 to encourage civic engagement. He’s since hosted hundreds of events — initially in person, now virtually — on topics
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Such an interesting program,
Big name people interviewed with a different point of view,