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Emmy-winning broadcast journalist Charlotte Robinson hosts OUTTAKE
, a series of audio interviews that broadcast on Google News
and iTunes. Each week Charlotte chats with LGBT leaders, their allies,
and celebrities about our issues and more.
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Entries by Charlotte Robinson

Nadine Smith CEO Equality Florida Talks Life After Orlando Massacre (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 2:44 PM

This week I talked with Nadine Smith, co-founder and CEO of Equality Florida about the aftermath of the Pulse Nightclub Massacre that left 49 dead and many critically injured last month in Orlando, Florida. Since this mass murder occurred Equality Florida has established...

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Rep. Jared Polis And Rep. Alan Grayson Talk Ending FDA Gay Blood Ban (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2016 | 3:33 PM

I participated in a media call hosted by the National Gay Blood Drive and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee with Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) and Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) urging the FDA to lift the requirement that gay and bisexual men be celibate...

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Michael Adams Talks LGBT Senior Housing Project & More (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2016 | 12:31 PM

This week I talked with Michael Adams, Chief Executive Officer of Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders (SAGE) which is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT older adults founded in 1978 and...

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Emmett Jack Lundberg Talks Brothers Transgender Web Series And More (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2016 | 6:27 PM

I talked with filmmaker and writer Emmett Jack Lundberg about the second season of his web series "Brothers" the first narrative series about a group of transgender male friends that not only features the stories about trans men but also casts trans actors...

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Elizabeth Keener Talks New Web Series "Skirtchasers" and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2016 | 5:41 PM

I talked with actor Elizabeth Keener about her new tello Films web series "Skirtchasers" that she stars in with Barry Bostwick ("Rocky Horror Picture Show", "Spin City") as her estranged father and Meredith Baxter ("Family Ties", "Young and the Restless") as her divorced...

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Arline Isaacson Talks LGBT Grieving And Survival (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2016 | 5:57 PM

This week in the aftermath of the worst mass killing in American history at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida I talked with Arline Isaacson, Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Gay & Lesbian Political Caucus and one of the architects of marriage equality in this...

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LPAC Talks NYC Comedy Event "Levity & Justice for All" June 16th (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2016 | 6:45 PM

This week I talked with Kate Kight, Political Operations Associate for LPAC the Lesbian Political Action Committee Super Pac and comedian Jes Tom about the LPAC event "Levity & Justice for All" that takes place at The Town Hall in New York City...

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Actor Tab Hunter Talks Provincetown Film Fest Launch Weekend and More (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2016 | 6:11 PM

This week I talked with screen legend and LGBT Icon Tab Hunter about hosting with his partner Allan Glaser the Provincetown International Film Festival Launch Party Weekend that takes place June 3rd to June 5th in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Tab was selected as the...

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GLAAD Celebrity Activists Talk LGBT Equality and More (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2016 | 3:50 PM

I talked with celebrity activists and allies on the Red Carpet at the 27th GLAAD Media Awards in NYC. First I spoke with Jackson Riemerschmid the teen who made news by leading the successful effort to eliminate the binary system of purple graduation...

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Sarah McBride Talks LGBT Federal Workplace Backlash and More (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 10:11 AM


This week I talked to Sarah McBride, Campaigns & Communications Manager for LGBT Progress at the Center For American Progress in Washington D.C. Recently the House Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would rescind important existing...

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Deena Kaye Rose Talks Transgender Memoir Some Days Are Diamonds (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2016 | 2:35 PM

This week I talked with writer/musician Deena Kaye Rose about her must-read memoir Some Days Are Diamonds that chronicles Deena's life as a Nashville songwriter and her struggle to transition during a time when the term transgender didn't exist. In her true country...

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Activists Talk New LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Online Resource (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2016 | 1:36 PM

This week I participated in a conference call with The National LGBTQ Task Force and the True Colors Fund announcing a new tool for individuals and communities working to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning youth experiencing homelessness. "At The...

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Filmmaker JD Disalvatore Talks 'How to Save a Dog' and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2016 | 5:40 PM

This week I talked with filmmaker JD Disalvatore about her upcoming documentary entitled How To Save A Dog which she hopes will contribute to making Los Angeles, California a no-kill city. How To Save A Dog is a feature-length documentary project that provides...

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David Millbern Talks New Game Show "Modd Couples" and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 9:54 PM


This week I talked with David Millbern who hosts Here TV's outrageous new game show "Modd Couples" where straight and LGBTQ couples compete for a fabulous prize. With his co-host comedian Olivia Harewood, "Modd Couples" features two couples one gay and one straight battling it out...

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The Dinah Red Carpet Celebrities Talk LGBT Equality & More (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2016 | 6:39 PM

I had a fabulous time talking with celebrities on the Red Carpet at The Dinah Hollywood Party in Palm Springs. First I talked to TV comedy trailblazer Amanda Bearse who for the last 25 years has directed and produced "MADtv", "Dharma & Gregg",...

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Michaela Mendelsohn Talks Transgender Workplace Equality and More (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2016 | 3:26 PM

This week I talked with Michaela Mendelsohn, transgender activist, public speaker and businesswoman with over 40 years of entrepreneurial leadership experience. Mendelsohn is the CEO of Pollo West Corp one of the largest franchisees for El Pollo Loco restaurant in the Western Region...

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AG Maura Healey Talks Fenway Health Love Award and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2016 | 7:49 PM

This week I talked with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey who is this year's recipient of the Dr. Susan M. Love Award presented by Fenway Health at their annual Women's Dinner Party fundraising event on April 9th at the Boston Marriott Copley Place....

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Kate Kendell Talks NCLR Palm Springs Event and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2016 | 7:53 AM

This week I talked with Kate Kendell, Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights about their fabulous Palm Springs Garden Party on April 2nd during The Dinah Shore Weekend. NCLR continues to be one of the nation's leading lesbian, gay,...

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Christine Beebe Talks "We've Been Around" Trans Documentary Series (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2016 | 10:16 AM

This week I talked with producer Christine Beebe about her new digital documentary series "We've Been Around" that shares five previously untold stories of transgender pioneers. The series is directed by Rhys Ernst, co-producer of Transparent and is presented in partnership with Focus Features, Time Inc. and The Advocate. Beebe...

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Beth Shipp Talks Lesbian Political Action Committee Super Pac and More (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2016 | 6:39 PM

In the midst of the 2016 presidential primary elections I talked with Beth Shipp, Executive Director of LPAC the Lesbian Political Action Committee Super Pac that was formed to make a true impact for lesbians in politics. Since the creation of LPAC in...

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