WBAI-FM Upcoming Program

Tue, May 18, 2021 2:00 PM


"I am all of us!" Join Radio GAG for Harvey Milk Day 5/18

Join Radio GAG and Gays Against Guns  https://www.gaysagainstguns.net/  in remembering and celebrating the legacy of Harvey Milk and the triumphs of the Gay Rights Movement he championed.   Tuesday, 5/18/2021 from 2-4 PM on WBAI 99.5 FM live and streaming at WBAI.org.

Radio GAG celebrates the life and advocacy of Harvey Milk with interviews with Gay Rights activists including Harvey’s nephew, Stuart Milk of the Harvey Milk Foundation,

The show will give history and context for today’s LBGTQIA+ Rights movement, and explore the eerie connections between current demands to carry arms in legislative bodies and the murder of two revered officials by Dan White, an ex-cop whose “Twinkie Defense” and subsequent conviction of voluntary manslaughter with only minimal sentencing infuriated the Gay community and set off the “White Night” riots at San Francisco’s City Hall. Harvey predicted that his high profile and his push for gay rights would have punitive reactions, which is why he made a tape recording to be played only "in the event of my death by assassination," in which he expressed the wish that “If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door in the country.”

In keeping with WBAI’s free speech, listener-sponsored radio structure, special premiums will be offered to those who join WBAI as members on Harvey Milk Day.  Nevo Zisin , Australian author of The Pronoun Lowdown, will be interviewed and their book will be offered to those joining WBAI at the $25.00 level. Also available at the $100.00 level will be The Harvey Milk Podcast, containing historic coverage of Harvey’s speeches, the shocking murders and the “White Night” riots.

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