Monday, February 26, 2007

Remembering Gay Liberation Pioneer Barbara Gittings

On our next show, to air on February 26, 2007 at 10 am, we remember the decades-long activism of Barbara Gittings, who died last Sunday in Pennsylvania. Subversity's show host was honored to share the panel with her just three months ago at UCLA's library school, where she talked about how she managed to get gay and lesbian books into libraries.

Barbara loved books, and saw their importance to lesbians and gays. Though not a librarian, she became active in the American Library Association's task force on gay liberation. We air her reflections on her involvement with librarians in our memorial show Monday.

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Monday, February 19, 2007

Teen gets parade boat in Amsterdam, but gay scholar gets death threats

On our next show, we talk with University of Amsterdam gay scholar Gert Hekma, who's embroiled in a nasty controversy in the Netherlands.

Danny Hoekzema came out as gay when he was 12 years-old. At 14, he wonders why there are no resources for gay youth in the Netherlands, where the age of consent is set at 16. He's managed to get gay parade organizers in Amsterdam (as well as the city major) to let him and his peers join the parade in a gay teen boat for those aged 12-16.

But in the process, a gay scholar who supports the teen boat idea has been pilloried in the Dutch media as well as the gay establishment, for his views on teen sex. Gert Hekma, who is a gay studies professor at the University of Amsterdam, has received numerous death threats on email and in blogs. His university, however, stands by him and supports his right to free speech. We talk with Prof. Hekma, who has authored over a dozen scholarly works on gay life and culture, about his support of youth sexuality and those on the "sexual fringe".

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Monday, February 12, 2007

Author Le Ly Hayslip on State Assemblyman Van Tran and on her Humanitarian Work in Vietnam

On our next show, Monday, 12 February 2007, we air an encore edition of Subversity.
In the wake of electoral success in the Orange County Supervisor's race attributed to the political machinery of state Assemblyman Van Tran, we bring you author Le Ly Haylip's view of Van Tran as she addresses her humanitarian work in Vietnam. The progressive Hayslip, no friend of anticommunist Van Tran, had her biographies made into Oliver Stone's 1993 film, Heaven and Earth.

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Monday, February 5, 2007

Actor Justin Chon on his Acting Career

On our February 5, 2007 show, we talked with actor Justin Chon. The Korean American actor is currently in Nickelodeon's "Just Jordan." A rising star, his film credits include "The OC". A New York Times reviewer called him "good-looking" in "Just Jordan."
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