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Friday, November 27, 2020

Boze Hadleigh Talks “Inside the Hollywood Closet” (AUDIO)


 

 

 

 

 

 

In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with author Boze Hadleigh about his new book “Inside the Hollywood Closet: A Book of Quotes” a fabulous gift for the holidays no matter what your sexual orientation may be. Hadleigh brings us inspirational quotes and statements from such stars as Rock Hudson, Truman Capote, Cary Grant, Neil Patrick Harris, k.d. lang, Ellen DeGeneres, Jodi Foster, Queen Latifah, Little Naz, Oscar Wilde, Sammy Davis Jr., Ellen Page, Rosie O’Donnell, Ian McKellan, Bea Arthur, Butterfly McQueen, Chaz Bono, Elton John, Remi Malik and Wanda Sykes among others. This is also a great book for every LGBTQ generation to reflect on what queer life in America use to be like and a reminder of just how far we’ve come. You can read this book from cover to cover or just open it anywhere for daily encouragement. Join legendary Hollywood scribe Boze Hadleigh in this journey back in time as he examines what it was like to be LGBTQ in Hollywood during Tinseltown’s heyday and what LGBTQ Hollywood looks like today. Boze examines both the obvious and hidden costs of being queer in Hollywood from both as an insider looking out and the outside looking in. This is a fascinating intimate exploration of our LGBTQ community’s survival in the entertainment industry over the past century. We talked to Boze about his inspiration for “Inside the Hollywood Closet: A Book of Quotes” a project that took him nineteen years to complete and his spin on our LGBTQ issues. 

Boze Hadleigh has published 26 books primarily on show business. Though most of his books aren't gay-themed they are all LGBTQ inclusive. Boze is the #1 author on LGBTQ presence in and contributions to entertainment industry especially Hollywood. As he says #1 in quantity but quality is for others to judge. The Los Angeles Times dubbed him a "pop culture phenomenon." Hadleigh holds a master's in journalism, speaks five languages and won on the TV game show "Jeopardy!" “Inside the Hollywood Closet: A Book of Quotes” is published by Riverdale Avenue Books and is also available on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles Nook, iTunes and Kobo.              For More Info: riverdaleavebooks.com

Monday, November 9, 2020

Opa Hysea Wise Talks Novel “No Place To Hide” & More (AUDIO)



 

 

 

 

 

In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with life coach and author Opa Hysea Wise about her timely novel “No Place To Hide” a suspenseful page-turner that examines personal transformation amid violence and racial injustice. "No Place To Hide" besides being a must-read for mystery fans and crime junkies is also an unexpected source of inspiration and self-help. Heroine Smythe Windwalker Daniels anonymity is compromised when a threat is made against her life. She is soon confronted by the reality that this danger not only impacts her life but also the lives around her. She reluctantly accepts the FBI’s protection hoping that by doing the right thing her testimony will bring a promise of justice to a community. Then by learning from her past experiences new meaning enters into her present life and beauty appears in the midst of chaos. This kicks off a series of misadventures where she learns how all events are all woven together in this tapestry called “life.” In these challenging political times as a life coach Opa also sheds some light on how we all need to move forward together. It’s time that we all begin to dream again without fear and examine what we want out of our lives. Opa addresses how most people know what they don’t want in life but rarely tackle what they do want. This is also an opportunity to address belonging. Don’t buy into the fear that we don’t belong because we all belong. Stay in the present moment, focus on the moment and don’t get too far ahead of yourself. We talked to Opa about what she hopes to accomplish with “No Place To Hide” and her spin on our LGBTQ issues. 

Opa Hysea Wise is an American author born to mixed race parents. She grew up across the fabric of the United States and currently resides in Nevada. As an adult Opa understood the deep need for connection that we as humans have. Like so many people of color she came to experience a sense of “otherness” the longer she remained in the States. Those experiences fueled her desire to discuss diversity as the woven fabric within the American tapestry. She worked as a Training and Development specialist and manager in Government and Corporate organizations. Often tasked to develop and deliver diversity courses, Opa brought a sense of understanding, compassion and a call to action to her audience with the firm knowledge that returning to the connection we all have as one body in this universe would be but one step to returning to love. Whether you want to embark on a personal quest for self-discovery or just want to curl up with an action-packed mystery "No Place To Hide" delivers something for everyone. 

For More Info: opahyseawise.com

 

 



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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Trailblazer Charlotte Robinson Talks Retro Radio & TV (AUDIO)


 

 

 

 

 

 

In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with Kent Ian Paterson a producer at KUNM-FM in Albuquerque, New Mexico about her early years as a Progressive Rock DJ that kicked off her broadcasting career. Paterson contacted Robinson in August about a history he was compiling at KUNM to celebrate the station’s 54th anniversary. Once it was confirmed she was the same person that worked at KUNM back in the early 1970s the conversations began. When asked how she originally came to the University of New Mexico in 1969 and became involved with KUNM Robinson stated, “I went to UNM because they listed available courses in Radio & TV but when I got there I found out that those classes wouldn’t be offered for a few years. So I answered an ad on KUNM-FM looking for 'chicks to sharpen pencils'. When I applied they suggested I get my FCC license so I did. When I returned with my license they gave me a weekly shift on Thursdays from 1A to 3A. At the time UNM women had a 12 Midnight curfew and men did not. So the ACLU got involved and the curfew was lifted. I guess that was my first experience in the fight for equality.” It was the beginning of the Women’s Movement who adopted Charlotte as a role model because of the ACLU curfew resolve. Paterson added, “You and the other women who were at KUNM 50 years ago were trailblazers. Women became much more prominent at KUNM after the mid 1970s. The station's first female manager served from 1974 to 1976.” We then talked about how Robinson’s KUNM experience led her to her stellar career in broadcasting breaking the glass ceiling for women at WCVB-TV in Boston and then on to ABC, NBC and CBS TV Networks in New York, NY. 

Charlotte Robinson launched OUTTAKE MEDIA LLC in 2007 and OUTTAKE VOICES™ in 2008 with over 500 podcast episodes that include Alan Ball, Ricky Martin, Senator Tammy Baldwin, Rep Barney Frank, Kyra Sedgwick, Kathleen Turner, John Waters, Dustin Lance Black, Tab Hunter, Sharon Gless, Loni Anderson and comedian Margaret Cho to name a few. Ms. Robinson was honored by the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition with the 2018-2019 MBCC Appreciation Award for providing a voice for hundreds of LGBTQ+ organizations and allies including MBCC. Currently Charlotte has partnered with Nicole Conn Films Global and serves on the Board of Women in Film and Video New England. Kent Ian Paterson is an independent journalist who covers issues in the U.S./Mexico border region. He was a 2017 fellow in the Journalist in Aging Fellowship Program sponsored by the Gerontological Society of America and New America Media. For More Info: kunm.org

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Robin Hopkins & Jaimie Kelton Talk New LGBTQ Family Book (AUDIO)

 


 

 

 

 

In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with Robin Hopkins and Jaimie Kelton about their new book “If These Ovaries Could Talk: The Things We’ve Learned About Making An LGBTQ Family.” In part one of the book Robin and Jaimie cover topics on how you make your LGBTQ family from choosing an egg donor, sperm donor or surrogate to adoption and foster care. Part two of the book covers everything from growing up with gay parents to being out as a family and from talking to your kids about their LGBTQ family to the legalese of LGBTQ families. “If These Ovaries Could Talk: The Things We’ve Learned About Making An LGBTQ Family” is an amazing and humorously in-depth journey that is equal parts funny, serious, happy, sad, celebratory, cautionary and powerful. You’ll learn a lot and laugh even more along the way. Robin and Jaimie met at a Pride Family Picnic with their wives and kids in tow. That’s when then-pregnant Jaimie pitched Robin the idea to make a podcast about LGBTQ families. From doing their award-winning podcast “If These Ovaries Could Talk” they realized the world needed to know there was more than one way to make an LGBTQ family. The book is based on dozens of interviews full of insights and stories addressing recurring questions that came up during their podcast. Robin and Jaimie share their separate personal fertility journeys and their parenting adventures as the book shines a spotlight on all the different ways nontraditional families are made. We talked to Robin and Jaimie about their inspiration for writing “If These Ovaries Could Talk: The Things We’ve Learned About Making An LGBTQ Family” and their spin on our LGBTQ issues. 

Robin Hopkins is an award-winning actor, writer, producer and podcast host. She began her career as a stand-up comic in New York City performing regularly at Caroline’s, Comic Strip Live, Gotham Comedy Club and Stand-Up New York. Her acting credits include Boardwalk Empire, Louie, Hindsight and Mi America. Jaimie Kelton is an award-winning actor, voiceover artist, producer and podcast host based in New York City. She has over 17 years of experience performing on stages in New York City, in Regional Theaters and on National Tours. Her voice can also be heard in Disney’s hit cartoon, The Octonauts (Tweak, Pinto, Twinkle the Sea Star), Amazon’s Bug Diaries (Scarlet Lily Beetle, Ant Leader) and Fairy Tale Forest (Gaby). Their mission with “If These Ovaries Could Talk” is to normalize, elevate and celebrate LGBTQ families confirming they’re just like other families. For More Info: ovariestalk.com



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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Cheryl Osimo Talks MBCC Virtual Event Honoring Lily Tomlin (AUDIO)


 

 

 

 

 

 

In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with Cheryl Osimo, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition about the 23rd anniversary of their premier fundraising event the Lesbians and Friends LGBTQ Dance Party For Prevention that takes place virtually on October 24th from 7P to 9P via Zoom. This year MBCC will feature a special guest appearance and award presentation to long-time environmental activist, comedian and actress Lily Tomlin. The MBCC Environmental Activist Award will be presented to Ms. Tomlin in acknowledgment of her passion and work on many environmental issues. Osimo stated, “We are constantly inspired by trailblazers like Ms. Tomlin who have fearlessly and relentlessly paved the way of putting the greater good of our planet and families first. Including her in MBCC’s history of individuals dedicated to making a positive impact in the world is thrilling news.” The online event will also include laughs with guest comedian Karen Williams and dance lessons with OUT to Dance's Liz Nania where you can learn to dance the cha-cha, rhumba, salsa or merengue with no partner needed. DJ Shelly Cullen will be spinning the tunes throughout the virtual event with a Silent Auction that will run from October 17th through October 24th. MBCC is the only breast cancer non-profit working closely with a research and sister organization Silent Spring Institute to investigate preventable environmental causes of the disease. This work is funded through annual fundraising events like the upcoming virtual Lesbians and Friends LGBTQ Dance Party For Prevention. We talked to Cheryl about what she hopes to accomplish with her work at MBCC and her spin on our LGBTQ issues. 

Cheryl Osimo is a fierce LGBTQ ally and devoted breast cancer activist and advocate since 1991 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 41. She has been a catalyst in raising public awareness of the possible environmental links to breast cancer. Her commitment to breast cancer prevention and awareness benefits women worldwide. MBCC is currently working on crucial national health projects to address environmental causes of breast cancer including water testing and how PFAS enters groundwater from firefighting foams, wastewater and other pollution sources as well as their impacts on children’s health. The studies will also assess PFAS exposure on a range of health effects including immune response, kidney function, thyroid disease, liver disease, glycemic parameters, diabetes and neurobehavioral outcomes. Funds raised from the Lesbians and Friends LGBTQ Dance Party For Prevention will help support MBCC's community education programs and their local and national work toward breast cancer prevention. Tickets to attend the virtual event for adults are on a sliding scale of $15, $30, or $45 with tickets for students $10. For More Info & Tix: mbcc.org



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Monday, September 14, 2020

Rea Carey On National LGBTQ Task Force Virtual Agenda (AUDIO)













 
In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with Rea Carey, Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force about their upcoming virtual events and how The Task Force is adjusting to the new normal in these challenging times with the COVID-19 pandemic. To begin with the 24th annual National LGBTQ Task Force Gala will stream virtually on Saturday October 3rd beginning at 8P EST in lieu of the customary gala held in Miami Beach, FL. This year’s theme is “The Power of US” which will focus on celebrating progress for LGBTQ people and their families. It will also emphasize the critical work of the National LGBTQ Task Force as they work to ensure that our LGBTQ community is counted through their “Queer the Census” campaign and the critical need to "Queer the Vote" in the upcoming election. The National LGBTQ Task Force Gala online event will be hosted by Latrice Royale of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame and the evening will include video messages from Pete Buttigieg, Alan Cumming, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, Sam Champion, Jai Rodriguez of the original “Queer Eye” cast and George Takei among others to be announced. The National Task Force Gala virtual event will also be more accessible nationally and globally for supporters and members of the Task Force family with no fixed ticket price this year so any donation will get you in and tables are not limited to just 10 people with the virtual table host feature there’s no limit to the number of guests at a given table. So put on your tux or your sweatpants and join in the fun that will help support this fabulous organization. Then following the gala the next virtual events will be the “Queering Racial Justice Institute” on October 10th, 2020 and the Creating Change Conference from January 27th to 31st, 2021. We talked to Rea about what she hopes to accomplish with the upcoming virtual events and her spin on our LGBTQ issues.

Rea Carey is one of the most respected leaders in our LGBTQ movement. Since 2008 through her leadership Carey has advanced a vision of freedom for LGBTQ people and their families that is broad, inclusive and progressive. The National LGBTQ Task Force is building a future where everyone can be free to be their entire selves in every aspect of their lives. Today despite all the progress they’ve made to end discrimination millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement and basic human rights. By training and mobilizing millions of activists across our nation and fundraising events like the National LGBTQ Task Force Gala they are committed to deliver a world where you can be you.
For More Info & Tix: thetaskforce.org





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Monday, August 24, 2020

"Surviving The Silence" Before Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (AUDIO)













In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with Filmmaker Cindy L. Abel about her new documentary “Surviving The Silence” that tells the story of Colonel Patsy Thompson and Barbara Brass. In 1992 Colonel Thompson was a decorated Army nurse just two years away from her retirement after serving her country for over thirty years from conflict zones to working inside the Pentagon. At this trajectory of her career she was asked to preside over the military review board that eventually dismissed Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer for admitting she was a lesbian. For Thompson that trial was perhaps the hardest assignment in her long military career because she had to confront her own moral dilemma that she too was a lesbian and living privately with her life partner Barbara Brass for many years. After Colonel Cammermeyer’s dismissal she became a vocal opponent of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and eventually was reinstated thanks to Colonel Thompson’s handling of her military trial. This underlying story remained a secret until 2013 when Thompson and her now wife Barbara Brass decided to go public for the very first time at a college speaking engagement in Northern California. Much to their delight the speech received a resounding standing ovation empowering them to continue their journey as out and proud lesbians who are visibly committed to using their unique life experience in pursuit of social justice and activism. We asked Filmmaker Cindy L. Abel, Colonel Patsy Thompson and Barbara Brass what they hope to accomplish with “Surviving The Silence” and their spin on our LGBTQ issues.

Filmmaker Cindy L. Abel formed Atlantis Moon Productions to develop projects that launch conversations and impact popular culture. She directed and produced the award-winning “Breaking Through” a documentary in which openly LGBTQ elected officials share their stories of self-doubt and triumph over multiple barriers, revealing a deeply personal, rarely seen side of LGBTQ politicians. Colonel Patsy Thompson’s journey from Troy, North Carolina to nursing school and then a distinguished military career led her to navigate living her life on her own terms. Barbara Brass as the daughter of Holocaust survivors and a pacifist is proud of Thompson’s ascension in the military while also feeling angry that they needed to be silent and invisible to protect her career. Currently they are all working hard to stop the hate in this country and get out the vote for the upcoming 2020 presidential election to protect our democracy. “Surviving The Silence” directed by Cindy L. Abel and produced by Marc Smolowitz with soundtrack provided by Denise Gentilini.
For More Info: survivingthesilence.com
 
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Monday, August 10, 2020

Jason Stuart & Mitch Hara Talk Smothered Comedy Series (AUDIO)














In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with actors Jason Stuart and Mitch Hara about their new must-watch comedy series “Smothered” currently available on Amazon Prime. With everything that’s happening in the world right now “Smothered” brings much needed comedic relief with a thirty-minute binge session of seven, five-minute episodes of outrageous, irreverent and laugh out loud bliss. Jason Stuart (The Birth Of A Nation) and Mitch Hara (Mutant Olive) have co-written, co-starred and co-produced this series about a longtime gay couple that cannot stand each other but can’t afford to get divorced. They decided to attempt to save their relationship by navigating their way through couple’s therapy. As the series unfolds through their uninhibited and often shocking therapy sessions, viewers discover how the couple of twenty years outrageously nit-pick and push each other’s buttons. Guest stars appearing as assorted brands of therapists include Dalila Ali Rajah (Criminal Minds), Erik Audé (American Sniper), Clent Bowers (Little Fockers), Erika Ervin (American Horror Story), Helen Hong (Silicon Valley), Scott Krinsky (Chuck), Pancho Moler (Ray Donovan) and Carole Ita White (Laverne & Shirley). “Smothered” is directed by Terri Hanauer (Sweet Talk) and won the Audience Award for Best Series in the International Film Festivals in Spain, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin. We talked to Jason and Mitch about what they hope to accomplish with their hysterical comedy series “Smothered” and their spin on our LGBTQ issues.

Jason Stuart is one of the most prolific character actors who’s also an outrageous openly gay stand-up comedian. With over 150 credits his film work includes “The Birth Of A Nation” “Tangerine”, “Love Is Strange”, “Gia”, “Kindergarten Cop” and “Vegas Vacation” among his fan favorites. His TV work has wowed audiences with guest roles on such shows as “Sleepy Hollow”, “Entourage”, “The Closer”, “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, “House”, “Everybody Hates Chris” and “Will & Grace” among others. For More Info: jasonstuart.com
Mitch Hara is an actor/writer/director who joined the acclaimed Actors Studio when he was just 19. Mitch won Best Actor Award for his portrayal of Sister Coco Call-Me- Ishmael, a mental-patient-drag-queen-nun. He also co- wrote and directed Joe Manganiello in “One Night Stand.” Hara’s award-winning solo show “Mutant Olive” is playing to sold out houses in Beverly Hills, NYC, Chicago, London with rave reviews.
For More Info: smotheredtv.com
 
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