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    Courtesy of Amazon Studios
    This third week of LGBTQ History Month, Out in the Bay explores the life and accomplishments of a Black, queer civil rights pioneer left out of history books: Pauli Murray. (Airs 5 pm Friday on KALW)
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    Photo by Phil Migliarese Jr.; image from archived Bay Area Reporter newspaper front page
    It's LGBTQ History Month. In 1996, as AIDS ravaged San Francisco’s gay community, Metropolitan Community Church pastor Jim Mitulski risked imprisonment, dispensing marijuana to alleviate his sick congregants’ pain before it was legal. He did this in church, right after services.
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    Lisa Duggan
    "Gender is queer for everyone,” says scholar and author Kathryn Bond Stockton. She doesn’t mean “queer” only in the LGBTQIA+ sense — she means the dictionary definition: strange. “Gender is strange even when it’s played straight.”
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    Brad Hebert
    Big Freedia is famous for her "bounce" music and twerking; her life story and anti-gun activism are less well known. She's on tour this month promoting her new EP, BDE — Big Diva Energy — and raising funds for Hurricane Ida relief.
  • Out in the Bay proudly features a new queer podcast this week: Stereotypes – Straight Talk From Queer Voices. On the pilot episode, “Still Coming Out,” producer and host Christopher Beale brings us two beautifully told coming out stories.
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    Karl Poss IV
    Vintage Books
    Ten years after Don't Ask Don't Tell's repeal, we hear from writer Lauren Hough, who grew up in the infamous Christian free-love and -sex cult The Family, formerly The Children of God. At 18, she joined the US Air Force, where she got death threats and her car was set ablaze because she’s lesbian.