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Writer Michelle Theall Talks Memoir Teaching the Cat to Sit and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 11:23 PM

2014-08-27-HuffCat.jpgThis week I talked with writer Michelle Theall about her memoir Teaching the Cat to Sit, which recounts her experience growing up gay and Catholic in the Texas Bible Belt and her quest, years later, to keep her 4-year-old adopted son from being...

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Filmmaker Caryn Hayes Talks Short Film Clean Hands and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 11:49 PM

2014-08-19-HUFFHayes.jpgThis week I talked with filmmaker Caryn Hayes about her acclaimed short film Clean Hands, which had its world premiere at the 2014 Pan African Film Festival. Clean Hands follows Anna (Grasie Mercedes) and Kirsten (Dawn Noel), a married lesbian couple who are...

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Carole Pope Talks New EP Music for Lesbians and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 11:30 PM

2014-08-13-HuffPope.jpgThis week I talked with award-winning Canadian rock icon Carole Pope about her fabulous new EP Music for Lesbians. When asked about her inspiration for creating it, she stated:

I think the lesbian community takes itself too seriously. There are so many funny,...

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Director Alexia Kosmider Talks New Documentary TransJourney (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 5:05 PM

2014-08-05-HUFFTrans.jpgThis week I talked with filmmaker Alexia Kosmider (Not Your Mama's Roller Derby, Sappho's Fire) about her new documentary, TransJourney, which is premiering at the Rhode Island International Film Festival this Saturday, Aug. 9. Coming just as the United Nations is mapping the...

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Ted Olson and David Boies Talk Virginia Gay Marriage Win and More (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 9:55 PM

2014-07-30-HUFFOlsonBoies.jpgThis week I was invited to join a media conference call immediately following the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals' favorable ruling in Virginia's Bostic v. Schaefer marriage-equality case. The call was hosted by Adam Umhoefer, Executive Director of the American Foundation for Equal...

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Maura Healey Returns to Talk Massachusetts Attorney General Primary Race and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 11:46 PM

2014-07-23-HUFFMaura2.jpgThis week I revisited Maura Healey, who's running for the office of attorney general in Massachusetts and was recently endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBT civil rights organization. Healey, who is openly gay, is currently leading the Democratic...

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Director Marina Rice Bader Talks Anatomy of a Love Seen and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 2:57 AM

2014-07-15-MRBHUFF.jpgThis week I talked with writer/director Marina Rice Bader about her new film Anatomy of a Love Seen, premiering July 18 at Outfest in Los Angeles. Marina, who served as executive producer of the iconic lesbian films Elena Undone and A Perfect Ending,...

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Legendary Entertainers in Provincetown Supporting LGBT Youth (AUDIO)

(1) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 11:49 AM


This week I talked with Rick Murray, the president and general manager of the Crown & Anchor in Provincetown, Massachusetts, which is an inn and restaurant and is unsurpassed for entertainment and nightlife in P-town. Over the years the Crown & Anchor has been...

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Producer Gary Janetti Talks New PBS Sitcom Vicious and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 9:54 PM

2014-07-02-HuffVicious.jpgThis week I talked with writer/producer Gary Janetti (Will & Grace, Family Guy) about his fabulous new PBS sitcom Vicious. Legendary openly gay actors Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Ian McKellen play Stuart and Freddie, partners who have lived together in their central-London...

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Celebrity Filmmakers Talk Movies, LGBT Equality and More (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 2:48 PM


In this exclusive audio montage I talk with gay and straight celebrity filmmakers at the 16th annual Provincetown International Film Festival press luncheon.

First, Killer Films co-founder and producer Christine Vachon (Far From Heaven, Boys Don't Cry), along with filmmakers Antonio Santini and Dan...

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Melissa Etheridge Talks Marriage, Boston Pops Concerts and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 2:34 PM

2014-06-11-HUFFME.jpegThis week I talked with Melissa Etheridge, Grammy- and Oscar-winning recording artist, about making her symphony orchestra debut performing two concerts with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall on June 12 and 13.

Dennis Alves, Director of Artistic Planning for the Boston Pops,...

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Jared Earley Talks Provincetown International Film Festival and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2014 | 1:24 PM

2014-06-05-PIFFHUFF.jpgThis week I talked with Jared Earley, Interim Managing Director of the Provincetown International Film Festival, which is celebrating its 16th anniversary and runs from Wednesday, June 18, to Sunday, June 22, in Provincetown, Massachusetts. This year the Filmmaker on the Edge Award...

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Sylvain Bruni Talks Boston Pride and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 7:43 PM

2014-05-30-HUFFPride.jpgThis week I talked with Sylvain Bruni, President of Boston Pride, which takes place June 6 through June 15, 2014. This is the 44th celebration of Boston Pride, and this year's theme is "Be Yourself, Change the World." The theme encourages the LGBT...

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ESPN's Kate Fagan Talks New Memoir The Reappearing Act and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 9:11 PM

2014-05-22-KateFaganbooksmall.jpgThis week I talked with Kate Fagan, ESPN columnist and former University of Colorado basketball player, about her new, must-read memoir, The Reappearing Act. This timely book addresses sexual identity in the closeted and paranoid world of big-time college sports. We've all been...

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Filmmaker K. Rocco Shields Joins Forces With GLSEN to End Bullying (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 2:32 PM

2014-05-14-RoccoHUFF.jpgThis week I talked with filmmaker K. Rocco Shields of Genius Pictures about her multiple-award-winning viral short Love Is All You Need?, which is about to become a full-length feature film. The concept of the film follows the life of an ordinary heterosexual...

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Celebrities Talk LGBT Equality on the 2014 GLAAD Media Awards Red Carpet in NYC (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 11:24 AM

2014-05-08-HUFFGMA.jpgThis week I talked with 25 celebrities as they made their way down the red carpet at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City.

First I spoke with GLAAD's CEO and president, Sarah Kate Ellis, and her wife, Kristen Ellis-Henderson....

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Jen Foster Rocks 'SHE4ME' Marriage-Equality PSA and More (AUDIO)

(1) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 4:08 PM

2014-04-29-HUFFJen.jpgThis week I talked with singer/songwriter Jen Foster about the "SHE4ME" marriage-equality PSA that is airing on Logo TV. The 30-second spot features clips from "SHE4ME," the superb, award-winning marriage-equality music video set to a remix of Foster's iconic lesbian anthem...

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EastSiders Creators Talk TV Series' Second Season and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 2:36 PM

2014-04-23-EastsidersHUFF.jpgThis week I talked with actor/producers Kit Williamson and John Halbach about the second season of their Web series EastSiders, which appears on Last season their critically acclaimed dark comedy starred Van Hansis (As the World Turns) and Kit Williamson (Mad Men)...

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Scott Campbell Talks Elton John AIDS Foundation and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 7:07 PM

2014-04-16-HUFF2EJAF.JPGThis week I talked with Scott Campbell, Executive Director of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which has been identified by Funders for LGBTQ Issues as the largest funder of programs for black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals. EJAF founder Sir Elton...

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Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Talk 25th Anniversary and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 3:15 PM

2014-04-09-HuffMitchell.jpgThis week I talked with designers Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams about the 25th anniversary of their company. Twenty-five years ago they based their manufacturing in rural North Carolina, the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," where it remains today. For...

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