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Mariah Hanson

Entries by Mariah Hanson

Palm Springs Loves Its Lesbians

(3) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 12:48 PM

It's been 22 years since my first Dinah Shore Weekend production. I was obviously much younger, and clearly wet behind the ears, but I was determined to elevate this small lesbian weekend centered around the Dinah Shore Golf Tournament to new heights. Lesbians did not have the signature events the...

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I Admit It: I Still Play with Dolls

(2) Comments | Posted December 3, 2011 | 4:07 PM

Booking talent is probably the most entertaining aspect of my job.

It wasn't always easy. Prior to 2006, when I called upon the big guns, CAA, WME, ICM, Paradigm, my calls were rarely, if ever, returned. I was representing a lesbian festival, by God, and with a small budget. Who...

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Gay Up and Fly Right

(4) Comments | Posted October 13, 2011 | 1:48 PM

The friendly skies aren't so friendly... at least not anymore. When it comes to airlines, well, let's just say that currently, I'm generally not overly fond of them.

Forget the crowds, the lines, the security that at best seems inept. I can deal with that (most of the time, anyway).

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Sailors, Closets And Mormons

(5) Comments | Posted September 28, 2011 | 12:07 AM

I had a straight-identified friend recently tell me she was deeply offended listening to macho gay bashing while in the company of some middle-aged men participating in a sailing regatta on the San Francisco Bay. Though it gives new meaning to the adage "talking like sailors," in reality they were...

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