Gayly Speaking's 40th Anniversary: Forge A Path (3 of 3) by WDET published on 2013/09/05 16:58:43 +0000 Chapter 3: Forge A Path Gayly Speaking became the place where gay news makers had their voices heard, every Thursday, for nine years. An episode that looks at life for rural gays and lesbians is built on interviews with captivating subjects, recorded in the field. Another looks at cases challenging the city to implement its new human rights ordinance. During the show's run, a rift between the show’s lesbian and gay staff mirrored a cultural trend of the day. By the early ’80s public radio programming changed, and was one of several community programs that were dropped. But Gayly Speaking's influence on the trajectory of the gay rights movement in Detroit remains significant. The conversations remain relevant. WDET’s Travis Wright has the third and final installment of our look back at Gayly Speaking.