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53 minutes | May 12, 2021
Episode 7: Queers of Color Against YIMBY
Warning to all Marys everywhere: YIMBYs are a front for the real estate industry, and they are coming to evict you. MORE: James Baldwin's 'Take this Hammer' film, on racist gentrification in San Francisco, 1974 - https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sfbatv/bundles/187041 Unhoused Folks Deserve All These Vacant Condos and More - https://www.instagram.com/tv/CKnd2NSh8pr/ 'YIMBYs: The Alt-Right Darlings of the Real Estate Industry,' Truthout - https://truthout.org/articles/yimbys-the-alt-right-darlings-of-the-real-estate-industry/ 'The Racial Contours of YIMBY/NIMBY Bay Area Gentrification,' Berkeley Planning Journal - https://escholarship.org/content/qt4sw2g485/qt4sw2g485.pdf?t=qb8x8c 'YIMBYs Exposed: The Techies Hawking Free Market “Solutions” to the Nation’s Housing Crisis,' In These Times - https://inthesetimes.com/features/yimbys_activists_san_francisco_housing_crisis.html 'Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space' - https://www.versobooks.com/books/2163-extrastatecraft Video depicting YIMBYs being YIMBYs by the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project - Facebook video: https://fb.watch/5gAYay0iFW/ (archived at https://gayshame.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/sonja-trauss-vincent-woo-city-hall.mp4) 'Take This Hammer,' LA Tenants Union on their action against the Hammer Museum holding a pro-YIMBY event - https://latenantsunion.medium.com/dropping-the-hammer-on-yimbyism-97724dfdb6a9 @shooktwinks deconstructs the YIMBY myth that building more luxury condos will solve San Francisco's affordable housing crisis - https://www.instagram.com/p/COXI1BmBIAi/ This jester - https://www.instagram.com/tv/CN-qwbvBoIR/ --- More on conservatorship -> Gay Shame Podcast Episode 3: 'FreeBritney, Free Them All' - https://gayshame.net/index.php/gay-shame-the-podcast/gay-shame-podcast-episode-3-freebritney-free-them-all-october-15-2020/ Recorded May 3, 2021. Transcripts and resources at gayshame.net/index.php/gay-shame-the-podcast/.
53 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Episode 6: Queer Insurrection - A Radical History of San Francisco
The Marys interview one of their own to learn more about LAGAI-Queer Insurrection (formerly Lesbians And Gays Against Intervention), a radical collective that started organizing in 1983 against the USA's murderous meddling in Central America. How do you keep a group going for 40-plus years? Avoid burnout? Stay radical when so many others become liberals? If you're feeling nihilistic, learn from people who've worked toward another world for longer than some of us have been alive. More: LAGAI - Queer Insurrection! https://www.lagai.org Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism (QUIT!) https://www.quitpalestine.org UltraViolet newsletter https://lagaiultraviolet.wordpress.com LAGAI Propaganda (in PowerPoint format) Stop AIDS Now or Else's Golden Gate Bridge Shut Down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvKAIPOBWlY Writing including interviews with LAGAI members: Lavender and Red by Emily K. Hobson https://www.foundsf.org/index.php?title=Fillmore_Street_1960 How a queer liberation collective has stayed radical for almost 40 years - Waging Nonviolence https://wagingnonviolence.org/2016/07/how-a-queer-liberation-collective-has-stayed-radical-for-almost-40-years/ --- Recorded February 22, 2021. Transcripts and resources at gayshame.net/index.php/gay-shame-the-podcast/.
52 minutes | Jan 10, 2021
Episode 5: No Vacancy at Shelter in Place Hotels
The Marys report on the formerly empty hotel rooms now housing previously homeless people in San Francisco. The city wants to close the "Shelter in Place"/S.I.P. hotels ASAP, but has promised to permanently house the current tenants at the hotels. Mary Crisis, who works inside one of the hotels, joins us. (The City's preferred term for people inside is "guests" - a weird term, given the extreme surveillance, lack of toilet paper, and no real plan for getting people into housing...at the same time as hundreds of thousands of condos sit empty throughout the Bay Area.) More: “Mayor Breed Opts for Mass Indoor Camps” at Moscone Center, from Street Sheet http://www.streetsheet.org/mayor-breed-opts-for-mass-indoor-camps/ “MOMS4Housing Vs RealESnakkkes Fierce Mamaz Resist Devil-Opers for Thousands of us houseless mamaz” https://www.poormagazine.org/node/5945 “Postal Service Data Underscores Tech Exodus” in SF Weekly https://www.sfweekly.com/news/postal-service-data-underscores-tech-exodus/ KPIX CBS News “Coronavirus Update: San Francisco Paid $30,000 A Day For Empty Hotel Rooms During Pandemic” https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/05/09/coronavirus-update-san-francisco-paid-30000-a-day-for-empty-hotel-rooms-during-pandemic/ James Baldwin interview from the documentary “Take This Hammer” https://www.foundsf.org/index.php?title=Fillmore_Street_1960 ABC 7 News Coverage of “Rainbow Rock” https://abc7news.com/5357320/?ex_cid=TA_KGO_FB&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A%20Trending%20Content&utm_content=5d0e57b2e84fc20001cf3f59&utm_medium=trueAnthem “Shelter-in-Place Hotel Wind-Down Plan Lacks Adequate Data, Strategy on Race” in SF Public Press - https://www.sfpublicpress.org/shelter-in-place-hotel-wind-down-plan-lacks-adequate-data-strategy-on-race/ A worker's letter to officials: “The lack of basic needs and supplies, funding, and staffing at the SIP hotel" https://www.instagram.com/p/CJha2rVHDdt/ Recorded December 27, 2020. Transcripts and resources at gayshame.net/index.php/gay-shame-the-podcast/.
39 minutes | Dec 6, 2020
Episode 4: A Gay Shame Reparations Salon
Welcome to the Gay Shame "reparations salon," where we talk about the hot topic of taking back what's ours. We all deserve a check, but what forms can reparations take outside of capitalism? Your host Mary ponders the question from indigenous and/or transgender angles, with the aid of two Bay Area activists working to rematriate land and power to people in the Bay Area. For more: Justice for Kayla Moore Sogorea Te’ Land Trust Recorded December 4, 2020. Transcripts and links to more info at gayshame.net/index.php/gay-shame-the-podcast/.
1 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
FRIDAY in SF: Hex the Condos, Curse the Cops
JOIN GAY SHAME for the Night of the Living Nextdoor The demons on Nextdoor App use their wicked powers of policing and evictions to remake the city in their devilish image. Let’s come together to cast them out forever! We will assemble at the 24th BART station at 7pm sharp on Friday October 30th and begin our paranormal procession through the Mission. Stay masked, get distanced, and show out in your hottest cannibalistic Karen couture or ghoulish gentrifier getup. * access info: let us know if you have ASL hookups, route will be flat and outside.
38 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
Episode 3: FreeBritney, Free Them All
The toxic womanizers in power have a new reason to hate Britney Spears: Her fame is bringing attention to the evils of "conservatorship" laws. In dystopian 2020, rich people and their politician-servants are using conservatorship - when a court takes away your self-determination and gives it to a family member or a stranger - to further criminalize disabled people, people who use substances, and/or homeless people through enhanced conservatorship - indefinitely detaining people so they are out of the line of sight of gentrifiers. The Marys were joined by our first guest, the inimitable Gentry, aka @catpowerman5000 on Instagram. Also featured in this episode: Mental Health First - if you're in Oakland, there's a new hotline you can call if you know someone is having a psychiatric emergency: 510-999-9MH1. (Mental Health First also responds to email, and direct messages on social media platforms listed on their site.) Gay Shame made a zine about conservatorship. Mad Mob (♥ Eddie + Peter J) editorial in the SF Examiner. "Cities Across the US are Stripping Homeless People of Their Autonomy," is a conservatorship explainer that ran in Truthout. Recorded October 9, 2020. Transcripts and links to more info at gayshame.net/index.php/gay-shame-the-podcast/.
25 minutes | Aug 29, 2020
Episode 2: A Brief Tour Through Cooptation Nation
In which The Marys of Gay Shame's express faux-nostalgia for the early 2000s when vodka companies sponsoring Pride was of great concern, and today's neo/liberal embrace of anti-police movements. Recorded August 6, 2020. Transcripts for episodes here: https://gayshame.net/index.php/gay-shame-the-podcast/
29 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
Episode 1: Abolition is the Floor Not the Ceiling
After the uprisings started in June 2020, the neoliberal vultures started circling. The Marys of Gay Shame's response: 'Abolition is the Floor Not the Ceiling' - an intervention against the capitalist death cult turnup, neoliberal mayors, cop diversity trainings, and reformist nonprofits. Recorded July 9, 2020. Transcript here: https://gayshame.net/index.php/podcast-episode-1/
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