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Entries by Charlotte Robinson

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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Josh Sanders Talks Petition to Cancel TLC's My Husband's Not Gay and More (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 5:57 PM

2015-01-12-JoshHUFF.jpgThis week I talked with Josh Sanders, Director of External Engagement at the GO! Athletes Network, about the petition he initiated to demand that TLC cancel the reality show My Husband's Not Gay, which promotes the false and...

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Terry Baum Talks Hick: A Love Story: The Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt (AUDIO)

(1) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 1:42 PM

2015-01-05-TerryHUFF.jpgThis week I talked with playwright/actress Terry Baum about her solo play Hick: A Love Story: The Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Lorena Hickok was the most famous woman journalist of her day and the first woman to have a byline...

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Kate Clinton Talks LGBT Year in Review and 2015 LGBT Predictions (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 4:05 PM

2014-12-22-Kate14HUFF.jpgThis week I talked with Kate Clinton our favorite political humorist for our sixth annual LGBT year in review. As we head into the New Year it's time to reflect on 2014 and chat about what 2015 will bring our LGBT community. This...

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Larry Robinson Talks New Help-Yourself Book Mirror, Mirror and More (AUDIO)

(1) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 8:12 PM

2014-12-17-HUFFMirror.jpgThis week I talked with psychotherapist and life counselor Larry Robinson about his new book, Mirror, Mirror: Reflections of Self: 365-Day Life Journal. Robinson's book evolved from 35 years of counseling both gay and straight clients, and from his Facebook page "Mindful Thinking,"...

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Zeke Stokes Talks New Tie Line, GLAAD and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 10:37 PM

2014-12-10-HUFFZeke.jpgThis week I talked with Zeke Stokes about his new line of men's ties made in small batches and handcrafted in the U.S.A. just in time for Christmas. Inspired by the high-quality, handmade items of a bygone era, each piece is constructed with...

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Jason Mitchell Talks Wedding Planner Getting Groomed and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(1) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 2:25 PM

2014-12-03-HuffJason.jpgThis week I talked with wedding planner Jason Mitchell about his new organizer, Getting Groomed: The Ultimate Wedding Planner for Gay Grooms, which offers a refreshing approach for gay men planning a wedding or commitment ceremony. Gay couples will learn how to set...

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Justin Luke Zirilli Talks New Book The Gay Gospel and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 10:20 PM

2014-11-26-HuffJustin.jpgThis week I talked with Justin Luke Zirilli about his new book, The Gay Gospel, a survival guide written specifically for 20-something gay men that tackles everything they need to know after coming out. It's a first-of-its-kind guidebook addressing dating, sex, breakups, family...

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Producer Michael Levitt Talks Cause for Paws TV Special and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 9:48 PM

2014-11-19-HUFFLevitt.jpgThis week I talked with TV producer Michael Levitt about his FOX Thanksgiving special Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular. This celebrity-packed extravaganza is focused on raising awareness and funding for shelter dogs so that they receive the love, care and resources...

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Grammy Winner Sharon Isbin Talks New Documentary and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 5:02 PM

2014-11-12-HuffSharon1.jpgThis week I talked with Sharon Isbin, the multiple Grammy-winning guitarist, about the new American Public Television documentary she stars in, Sharon Isbin: Troubadour. As one of the most acclaimed classical guitarists in the world, she has made an enormous musical impact, dazzling...

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Proposition Love Jewelry Designers Talk Subsidizing LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 4:37 PM

2014-11-05-HuffProp.jpgThis week I talked with Sam Street and Jonathan Tack about their exquisite jewelry line, Proposition Love Jewelry, which donates 10 to 20 percent of proceeds to LGBT-related causes. Jewelry industry veterans Street and Tack were married in California just a few days...

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Dr. Dain Heer Talks Being You, Changing the World and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

(1) Comments | Posted October 31, 2014 | 3:50 PM

2014-10-29-HeerHuff.jpgThis week I talked with Dr. Dain Heer, who authored the bestselling book Being You, Changing the World, which provides the tools and inspiration for uncovering the real you, which in turn sparks new ideas, creates success and increases happiness and well-being. Dain...

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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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