Subversity Press Release for April 9, 1996 Show

Date: Wed, 3 Apr 1996 18:34:24 -0800 (PST)

Gay By the Bay: San Francisco Public Library's New Gay & Lesbian Center

Irvine -- KUCI's Subversity public affairs interview program continues its profile of the queer community by featuring Tuesday, April 9, 1996, a live interview with two San Franciscans about their new book, "Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area" (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1996), and focusing on the new San Francisco Public Library's new Gay and Lesbian Center, with which both individuals are involved. The show airs Tuesday, April 9, from 5-6 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9 FM in Orange County.

Susan Stryker, who obtained her Ph.D from UC Berkeley in 1992 in history, is an independent scholar who serves on the board of directors of the Gay and Lesbian Historical Society of Northern California, and is a founding member of the Harvey Milk Institute.

Jim Van Buskirk is director of the Gay and Lesbian Center at the new San Francisco Public Library that formally opens next week. The Center is the first permanent research center specifically devoted to the documentation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender experience in a public library. It will house selected holdings of the Gay and Lesbian Historical Society of Northern California. It is located on the third floor of the new library, which also houses on the same floor a Chinese Center, a Filipino Center and a Teen Center. Van Buskirk is a frequent contributor to Library Journal, Lambda Book Report and James White Review.

Both authors will discuss "Documenting Queer History" with show host Daniel C. Tsang, a bibliographer at University of California, Irvine. Listeners are encouraged to call the show and chat with the guests at (714) 824-KUCI.

Past shows are listed on a website:

For more information, contact Tsang at or call (714) 597-9766.