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Out in the Bay
released every Friday

Queer histories, herstories, theirstories and issues are explored with insight, sensitivity and humor each week on Out in the Bay. Broadcast 5 p.m. Fridays on KALW, 91.7 fm, SF Bay Area. Find past shows and staff favorites at www.OutintheBay.org

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Latest Episodes
  • Brandon Taylor’s highly praised debut novel, Real Life, gets deep into desire, intimacy, sex, abuse, homophobia, racism, misogyny, love, hate and the blurred lines between friends and lovers. Oh, and cut-throat scientific academia.
  • The chicken-sandwich chain queers love to hate opens shop just outside San Francisco … a California State Assembly race heats up … and a roundup of new laws that will affect LGBTQ Californians.
  • Despite massive evacuations after the Taliban takeover in August, tens of thousands of LGBTQ people remain in Afghanistan fearing for their lives, say two NGOs trying to rescue them. NGO officials and a gay Afghan American helping refugees resettle in California speak about the plight queer Afghans face and how the U.S. government should help.
  • As LGBTQ History Month closes, meet someone who very recently made history: Reverend Dr. Megan Rohrer, the first openly transgender bishop in a major Christian denomination, installed Sept. 11 as a bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "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.”
  • 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.
  • 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.