A project of MEDIA ALLIANCE
We advance civil rights by sharing LGBT stories with the world, opening hearts and minds, and replacing ignorance with knowledge.
Out In The Bay is a weekly interview show about LGBT history, people, and culture.
We interview artists, celebrities, historians, authors, activists, scholars, and everyday people with humor, insight, and sensitivity. We get to ask questions from a gay perspective and this makes our content compelling and fresh. Our guests, who might not be heard on other outlets, get an in-depth approach from us.
In the 8 years we've been producing the show, we've served a growing audience, both gay and ungay, that depends on us to stay in touch with our issues, people, history, and culture. Out in the Bay is a vital community service that helps a wide range of other LGBT organizations share their work.
Out in the Bay changes lives:
When we interviewed the founder of an organization that helps queer people flee countries in which they’re persecuted, and he described the horrific torture some have endured, one of our listeners was so moved that he and his partner sponsored two gay refugees—one from Iran, one from Kazakhstan.
He wrote to us: “We were thrilled that the young Iranian was finally resettled in Australia. My partner put him in contact with Facebook friends in Melbourne, so his transition has been smoother so far than it might have been. We’ve been able to talk with and see him, via Skype, which is pretty cool. He seems like a nice guy. I thought you might like to know what’s resulted from your interview.”
During one of our call-in shows about marriage equality, a supportive straight listener called and said he didn’t know that same-sex couples couldn’t legally wed in California! This was before the DOMA repeal, but still - even in the San Francisco Bay Area - we are helping the wider public keep up with current LGBT news.
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Listen: We are heard every Thursday at 7pm on NPR-affilate KALW, at kalw.org and 91.7fm, in San Francisco. We come on right after "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross. You might say we are the 'gay Terry Gross!'
Hear archives, podcasts, recent shows, past favorites (including Ang Lee, Phyllis Lyon and the late Del Martin, Lesley Gore, Matthew Shepard's mom Judy Shepard, Liberace, John Waters and Charo!) and more -- and get more info -- at www.OutintheBay.org
Thank you for your support!
-- Eric Jansen & Marilyn Pittman, producers/hosts
Contact us at: OutintheBay@yahoo.com