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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

Filmmakers, Matthew Breen and John Waters Talk LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 8:25 AM

In the first installment of my exclusive two-part audio montage series, I talked with gay and straight filmmakers at the 17th annual Provincetown International Film Festival press luncheon at the fabulous Land's End Inn. First, I talked to fierce straight allies Director Jeffrey...

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Lisa Viola Talks Provincetown Film Festival and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 1:07 PM

This week I talked with Lisa Viola, Senior Programmer for the Provincetown International Film Festival that takes place June 17th to June 21st in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Celebrating its 17th year writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait (Call Me Lucky) will be honored with the 2015 Filmmaker on the Edge Award in conversation with...

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Levi Chambers Talks New LGBT Millennial Site and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(1) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 8:18 AM

June marks the beginning of LGBT Pride celebrations throughout the country and this week I talked with Levi Chambers Editor in Chief of This new social entertainment network was recently launched by Here Media, the leading global LGBT media company to...

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Desmond Child Talks GLAAD Nashville Concert and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2015 | 9:34 AM

This week I talked with Grammy winning songwriter producer Desmond Child about his upcoming performance at Ty Herndon and GLAAD's Concert for Love and Acceptance that takes place at City Winery in Nashville, Tennessee on June 12th. Child will join other celebrities and...

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Liz Page Talks 30th Anniversary of AIDS Walk Boston and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 3:29 PM

This week I talked with Liz Page founder of the AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run that's in its 30th year and takes place on Sunday June 7th. When the AIDS crisis hit Liz became a dedicated volunteer at the AIDS Action Committee...

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Celebrities and Activists Discuss the Future of LGBT Civil Rights (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 8:41 AM

This week I talked with nineteen celebrity activists on the Red Carpet at the 26th GLAAD Media Awards in NYC. First I spoke with Steven Petrow an award-winning journalist, author and host of "Modern Manners Expert" for Hilton Worldwide which is a fierce...

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Rabbi Jack Moline Talks 'Everyone Only' Sign Campaign and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 2:32 PM

This week I talked with Rabbi Jack Moline, Executive Director of Interfaith Alliance about an inspirational campaign launched by Interfaith Alliance called the "Everyone Only" project. The concept is to place "We Serve Everyone Only" signs in businesses across the country to demonstrate that no matter what legal rights we...

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Serafina Palandech Talks Hip Chick Farms and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2015 | 9:00 AM

This week I talked with entrepreneur Serafina Palandech, Co-Founder of Hip Chick Farms a California based LGBT owned organic, frozen poultry product company providing easy meal solutions for busy families. Hip Chick Farms was recently featured on the Food Network's "Food Fortunes" where...

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Chef Daisy Martinez Talks Dining Out for Life to Fight HIV/AIDS (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 10:40 AM

This week I talked with Chef Daisy Martinez, television personality, author and spokesperson for Dining Out For Life the HIV/AIDS fundraiser. Dining Out For Life hosted by Subaru will take place Thursday April 30th in 60 cities across North America. The event was conceived 25 years ago in Philadelphia and...

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Red Carpet Celebrities Celebrate 25 Years of The Dinah Palm Springs (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 7:45 AM

In this exclusive audio montage I talked with celebrities on the Red Carpet at The Dinah Palm Springs which recently celebrated its 25 anniversary. First I talked to comedian Dana Goldberg who performed at "The Dinah Comedy Night" hosted by Suzanne Westenhoefer with...

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Erica Kay-Webster Talks Promise Place School for LGBT Homeless Youth (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 11:14 AM

This week, I talked with Erica Kay-Webster, Founder of the Foundation For International Justice about the epidemic of homeless LGBT youth in this country. According to a study from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law approximately 40 percent of homeless young adults in...
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George Brescia Talks Web Series 'Dress Up! With George B Style' (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 12:41 PM

This week I talked with George Brescia, style expert and author about his award winning Stage17 reality series Dress Up! with George B Style that just won the Best Reality Series Award at the 2015 Vancouver Web Fest in Vancouver, Canada....

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K.B. Draper Talks The U-haul Diary and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2015 | 6:02 PM


This week, I talked with K.B. Draper about her new book The U-haul Diary, which is an extremely entertaining and relatable lesbian dating memoir. The title comes from the old U-Haul lesbian joke that lesbians tend to move in together on the...

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Janson Wu Talks U.S. Supreme Court Gay Marriage Case and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2015 | 1:38 PM

jansonwuviagladonetimeuseWith marriage equality headed to United States Supreme Court next month, I talked with Janson Wu, Executive Director of Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), the architects of marriage equality in this country and co-counsel on DeBoer v. Snyder, one of the upcoming gay...

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Mariah Hanson Talks the Dinah Palm Springs 25th Anniversary and More (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2015 | 11:35 AM

This week I talked with Mariah Hanson, founder and producer of the legendary Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend that's celebrating its 25th anniversary and takes place in Palm Springs April 1st to April 5th. A quarter-century ago Mariah Hanson launched what would become...

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Jane Clark Talks Filmmaking That Mirrors Diversity and Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 7:29 AM


This week I talked with director/writer Jane Clark ("Meth Head" & "Elena Undone") about her new comedy horror cult classic "Crazy Bitches". Clark is a fierce straight ally who believes in bringing diversity to all of her films. This movie is about eight gay...

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Walter Naegle Talks About His Relationship With Bayard Rustin and Equality (AUDIO)

(1) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 3:13 PM

In celebration of Black History Month, I talked with Walter Naegle, who was pioneer civil rights activist Bayard Rustin's partner for the last decade of Rustin's life (who died in 1987). Rustin was an advisor to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., teaching him strategies of nonviolence during the Montgomery Bus...

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Bryan Bishop Talks OUTVETS In Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade and More (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 9:15 AM

This week I talked with Bryan Bishop, Founder and Executive Director of OUTVETS, the first LGBTQ nonpartisan, nonpolitical veterans organization in the nation. OUTVETS mission is to recognize and honor the contributions and sacrifices of LGBTQ veterans through social interaction and...

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Michael Urie Talks New Web Series 'What's Your Emergency' and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 11:00 PM

This week I talked with actor Michael Urie (Ugly Betty, Buyer & Cellar, Partners) about directing his new comedy web series "What's Your Emergency" on Stage17, the digital platform that bridges the gap between traditional theatre and new media. "What's Your...

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Cheryl Osimo Talks Breast Cancer Prevention Event and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(1) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 7:33 PM

2015-01-19-MBCCHUFF.jpgThis week I talked with Cheryl Osimo, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC), about their premier fundraising event, "Lesbians & Friends Dance: A Party for Prevention," which takes place Jan. 24 in Boston. MBCC is the only breast cancer nonprofit...

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