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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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Fred Harmon Talks New Xposed! Beach Party at Tropicana Las Vegas (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 9:01 AM

2014-04-01-HUFFExposed.jpgThis week I talked with Fred Harmon, Chief Marketing Officer of the new Tropicana Las Vegas, about Xposed!, the LGBT "beach" party that's happening at the all-new Tropicana Beach Club every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the summer. I also...

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Terry Ray Talks From Here on OUT, His New Gay Sitcom for Here TV (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 9:32 PM

2014-03-25-HUFFHere.jpgThis week I talked with Terry Ray, an actor and writer, about his new sitcom From Here on OUT, which makes its television broadcast premiere on Friday, March 28, exclusively on Here TV, the LGBT premium cable network. Terry stars in the outrageous...

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Scott Squillace, Attorney and Author, Talks Whether to Wed: A Legal and Tax Guide for Gay and Lesbian Couples (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 8:00 PM


This week I talked with attorney Scott Squillace about his new book Whether to Wed: A Legal and Tax Guide for Gay and Lesbian Couples. After the Supreme Court's June 2013 decision to strike down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act...

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Maura Healey Talks Historic Campaign for Attorney General in Massachusetts (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 8:08 PM

2014-03-12-HuffMaura.jpgThis week I talked with attorney Maura Healey, who's making a historic bid for attorney general in Massachusetts as the first openly gay candidate for the job. Maura served as Attorney General Martha Coakley's right hand for the last seven years, achieving monumental...

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Pam Grier Talks 'Dining Out for Life' HIV/AIDS Event and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

(1) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 8:27 PM

2014-03-05-HUFFGrier.jpgThis week I talked with actor Pam Grier -- legendary for her starring roles in Foxy Brown and Jackie Brown, and for her role as Kit Porter on The L Word -- about Dining Out for Life. Hosted by Subaru, this HIV/AIDS fundraiser...

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Kristen Ellis-Henderson and Cathy Henderson of Antigone Rising Talk New EP Supporting LGBT Rights (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 6:06 PM

2014-02-26-HuffAntigone.jpgThis week I talked with Kristen Ellis-Henderson and Cathy Henderson, co-founders of the all-female alternative country rock band Antigone Rising. After touring with acts such as The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers Band, and The Bangles and traveling to Israel and the...

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Anna Aagenes, GO! Athletes Executive Director, Talks Olympics and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 7:16 PM

2014-02-19-HUFFGO.jpgThis week I talked with Anna Aagenes, Executive Director of GO! Athletes, which is the first national educational organization dedicated to LGBT student athletes. GO! (Generation Out) Athletes connects current and former LGBT student-athletes and allies at high-school, collegiate and post-graduate levels to...

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Rea Carey, Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Talks LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 5:09 PM

2014-02-12-HUFFTask.jpegThis week I talked with Rea Carey, Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, about the 26th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, which recently took place in Houston. Over 4,000 people from all over the country attended this five-day...

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Harvard India Conference Addresses 'LGBT Rights in India: The Way Forward' (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 1:01 PM

2014-02-05-IndiaHUFF.jpgThis week I talked with Pothik Chatterjee, who has organized an important panel entitled "LGBT Rights in India: The Way Forward," which takes place at Harvard University on Sunday, Feb. 16, from 4:10 to 5:10 p.m. The panel will address the recent recriminalization...

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Ted Allen Talks 'Dining Out for Life' HIV/AIDS Event and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 3:57 PM

2014-01-30-DineOUT.jpgI talked with Ted Allen, television personality and host of the Food Network's Chopped, about Dining Out for Life, the HIV/AIDS fundraiser. Dining Out for Life, hosted by Subaru, takes place in 60 cities across North America on Thursday, April 24. The event...

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Filmmakers Address Gay Seniors Living With HIV in Desert Migration (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 2:09 PM

2014-01-24-HuffDesert.jpgThis week I talked with filmmakers Daniel Cardone and Marc Smolowitz about their new documentary for the HIV Story Project, Desert Migration. Since HIV treatments have improved, many HIV-positive men over 50 from all over the U.S. have decided that Palm Springs seems...

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Brian Silva, Marriage Equality USA Executive Director, Talks LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 8:09 PM

2014-01-15-MEUSA.jpgThis week I talked with Brian Silva, Executive Director of Marriage Equality USA (MEUSA), which is the nation's oldest and largest grassroots organization working toward full civil marriage equality at the state and federal levels. Because the U.S. Supreme Court struck down California's...

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Andre Soriano Talks LGBT Issues and Life After Styled to Rock (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 2:24 PM

2014-01-08-AndreHUFF.jpgThis week I talked with fashion designer Andre Soriano, who appeared on Bravo's reality TV series Styled to Rock, hosted by Rihanna. Andre is one of the industry's hottest up-and-coming designers everyone's buzzing about. Andre, who has been featured in Italian...

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OUTTAKE VOICES' Fifth Annual LGBT Year in Review With Kate Clinton (AUDIO)

(1) Comments | Posted December 27, 2013 | 11:45 AM

2013-12-27-KateHUFF.jpgAs we head into the new year, it's time to sit down with Kate Clinton, OUTTAKE VOICES' favorite lesbian political humorist, to reflect on 2013 and chat about what 2014 will bring the LGBT community. This has definitely been the year of marriage...

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Producer Christin Mell Brings Gay TV Series Nikki & Nora Online (AUDIO)

(3) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 8:22 PM

2013-12-19-HUFFChristin.JPGThis week I talked with Christin Mell, film producer and CEO of tello Films, which focuses on stories for the lesbian community. Christin is proud to be one of the executive producers and the distributor of Nikki & Nora, the first unaired network...

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Author Michael Petry Talks About His New Book Nature Morte and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 7:38 PM

2013-12-11-HuffPetry.jpgThis week I talked with Michael Petry, author, artist and director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in London (not to mention HuffPost blogger), about his new book Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still-Life Tradition. The book reveals how leading...

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Jonathan Allen Talks LGBT Issues and Life After America's Got Talent (AUDIO)

(3) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 7:18 PM

2013-12-04-HUFFAllen.jpgThis week I talked with 21-year-old singer Jonathan Allen, who touched our hearts singing his way into the semifinals on America's Got Talent. When Jonathan first took the stage before delivering a stunning performance of "Por ti volaré," he announced that he'd been...

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NOH8 Founders Jeff Parshley and Adam Bouska Talk Fifth Anniversary Event and More (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted November 29, 2013 | 11:18 AM

2013-11-27-HUFFNOH8.jpgThis week I talked with Jeff Parshley and his partner, celebrity photographer Adam Bouska, creators of the NOH8 Campaign. On Sunday, Dec. 15, the NOH8 Campaign will celebrate its fifth anniversary at Avalon in Hollywood. The NOH8 Campaign is the photographic...

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