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Entries by Charlotte Robinson

Director Stu Maddux Talks Reel in the Closet, a Documentary of LGBT Home Movies (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 6:21 PM

2014-10-22-HuffReel.jpgThis week I talked with filmmaker Stu Maddux about his new documentary-in-progress, Reel in the Closet, the first film to take a look at LGBT home movies dating back to the 1930s. Tragically, these archival treasures are often thrown away by friends and...

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Urvashi Vaid Talks Future of LGBT Equality and Being Honored by GLAD (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 6:04 PM

2014-10-16-HUFFUrvashi.jpgThis week I talked with Urvashi Vaid, who has been a leader in the LGBT and social-justice movements for nearly three decades and is being honored by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) with the Spirit of Justice Award on Oct. 24...

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Mark Gilbert Talks Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2014 (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 7:26 PM

2014-10-08-HUFFFTL.jpgThis week I talked with Mark Gilbert, Interim Executive Director and Board Chair of the Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, which takes place in association with the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and is one of the most highly regarded...

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Marilyn Rosen Talks Marriage, Pink Martini and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 5:01 PM

2014-09-29-MCHUFF2.jpgThis week I talked with my new wife, Marilyn Rosen, a symphony booking agent, about our recent marriage, which took place at Scullers Jazz Club before an intimate gathering of 80 friends and family members. Marilyn and I have been together for almost...

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Paul Saltalamacchia Talks Planning a Fabulous Wedding and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 12:53 PM

2014-09-16-HuffWed.jpgThis week I talked with Paul Saltalamacchia, Senior Catering Sales Manager for Hilton Worldwide, whom I'm working with to plan my own wedding. Saltalamacchia is currently based at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston, overlooking the Charles River in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Understanding the...

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Jim Morgrage Talks 'Harbor to the Bay' AIDS Bike Ride and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 11:41 PM

2014-09-09-H2BHUFF.jpgThis week I talked with Jim Morgrage, President of Harbor to the Bay, a one-day bike ride from Boston to Provincetown, which takes place this year on Sept. 20, with 100-percent of all pledges going directly to fight HIV/AIDS. Harbor to the Bay...

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Matt Gold Talks New EP Let It Out and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 2:29 PM

2014-09-03-MattHUFF.jpgThis week I talked with Matt Gold, chart-topping and acclaimed singer-songwriter, about his new EP Let It Out. Recorded with Grammy-winning engineer David Bianco and produced by renowned drummer Kenny Aronoff, it's his most optimistic release to date. Already the single "Appreciated" has...

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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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