Monday, September 28, 2009

Patrick Swayze Remembered...(Audio)

Actor/Producer Sybil Danning shares her thoughts and memories about Patrick Swayze with Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson in this exclusive audio interview. Danning co-starred with Swayze in his last film "Jump" which premiered at the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival last April. Patrick Swayze’s passing is a sad loss to our entertainment community. He was someone secure in his self and in his sexuality. “He left a very special mark on so many people for so many reasons”, Danning said, “And I think one of those reasons was that this is a man that was very multifaceted in his personality and his emotions.” From "Dirty Dancing" to "Ghost" everything Swayze did was touched with his signature grace and good humor. (We'll confess to watching "To Wong Foo: Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar" more than once.) “The Time of My Life” Patrick Swayze’s memoir he co-wrote with wife Lisa Niemi, will be released September 29 in print and audio. This should be a fabulous read spanning over 35 years of a loving marriage that lasted despite the frenetic demands of Hollywood. Swayze's last film performance in "Jump" has yet to have a release date in the US. It did have foreign distribution.

As a heterosexual woman and feminist Sybil Danning is an ally of our LGBT community and a strong supporter of full equality. She’s currently appearing in “The Lair” on the gay network here! TV! which has been renewed for 2010. More Info: @ SybilDanning.net

Monday, September 21, 2009

David Millbern Actor & Activist Speaks OUT

In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson chats with David Millbern, Actor and AIDS Activist, who has built a reputation for delivering thought-provoking performances in a wide variety of roles. You can catch him in “Death Among Friends,” co-starring with Nicholle Tom and Margot Kidder premiering on the gay network here! Sept. 25th. Nicholle Tom, most famous for her role as Maggie Sheffield on The Nanny, is all grown up and very comfortable playing very hot lesbian scenes according to Millbern. In “Death Among Friends” she plays Romy Vaster the sister of a young lawyer who is murdered to cover up a dangerous corporate secret. Millbern plays the heavy sent by the unscrupulous company to retrieve a set of files her brother sent to an unknown email address. Trapped in the manor by a severe storm, they must fight for their survival and try to discover the mystery behind Edwin's death. You can catch it on here! TV and gay.com.

David Millbern also talks about his work as an AIDS Activist. For the last few years he has produced “The Ribbon of Hope Celebration,” which was nominated for a Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award this year. “The Ribbon of Hope Celebration” honors media companies, programs, producers and individuals who have a personal and professional commitment to keeping HIV/AIDS awareness in the forefront of society. He also shared his thoughts about LGBT Civil Rights, gay marriage and Prop 8.

David currently lives between Bel Air and Vancouver. Additionally, Millbern has a new film coming up from Village Roadshow called "Without Borders," co-starring Seymour Cassel. When not in front of a camera, he often appears on stage in theater venues throughout the country.
More Info: DavidMillbern.com

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Gay Activist Cleve Jones Federal Agenda

 LGBT Activist Cleve Jones chats with Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson in this audio interview about the National Equality March taking place October 10 & 11 in Washington DC. According to Jones this event is focused on one demand and that demand is for equal protection under the law for our LGBT community in all matters governed by civil laws in all 50 states. Jones believes that true equality can only come from the federal government. The motivation of the National Equality March is to fire up the participants from across America so they will return home energized and inspired to change the overall struggle for equality. The new strategy is to petition our elected federal officials and remind our members of Congress and President Obama of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. (The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on July 9, 1868 and granted citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States." In addition, it forbids states from denying any person “life, liberty or property, without due process of law” or to “deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of its laws.” By directly mentioning the role of the states, the 14th Amendment greatly expanded the protection of civil rights to all Americans and is cited in more litigation than any other amendment.)

Jones makes it clear that this event is not a circuit party but a weekend to get serious about political organizing and focus on equality. Among the speakers appearing will be Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond, President of the NAACP, Judy Shepard,
Dustin Lance Black, Oscar Winner Screenwriter of “Milk”, DADT Activist Lieutenant Dan Choi, Activists Urvashi Vaid and Robin McGehee, Comedian Kate Clinton and many more. President Obama has been invited to speak at the rally. The organizers of the event have been in contact with the Obama administration but Obama has not responded thus far. As we all know Obama has yet to act on any of his campaign promises including repealing the Domestic Marriage Act (DOMA) and the military's Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT) policy.
Cleve Jones
is proud that his work with Harvey Milk and The Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt continues as he now serves on the sub committee for labor outreach for the National Equality March and remains passionate about full federal protection under the law for LGBT Americans. He works for a labor union, Unite Here, which fights for the rights for hotel and service workers and absolutely loves his job. Interview Conclusion: Activist Cleve Jones on Gay Leadership
For More National Equality March Info: equalityacrossamerica.org

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Roots of a Gay Black Man (Audio)

Edwin Seth Brown shares his personal thoughts in a conversation with Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson about his family and his family’s acceptance of his sexual orientation. Our LGBT community has learned from the passage of Prop 8 in California how important it is to engage communities of color in dialogue about gay marriage and LGBT civil rights. Edwin, as a gay black man, states that denying citizens basic civil rights is the real terrorism in our world. He also gives his spin on how important it is to stay true to who we are as people and not lose sight of our heritage in these difficult economic times.

Edwin Seth Brown is Director of Business Development for Unzipped Media and Ambassador to Germany for the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA). He lives in California and Berlin, Germany with his partner Lewis. They have been together for 45 years.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sybil Danning Joins here! TV's "The Lair"

In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson talks with Sybil Danning, Sci-Fi Action Film Icon, about her starring role in the third season of the supernatural vampire series "The Lair" that premiered, September 4th on the gay television network, here!. Danning also shares personal stories about her fabulous career and what she's learned from celebrities she's encountered along the way including Sophia Loren. Throughout the course of her amazing career, Sybil Danning built a name for herself as a leading action and horror film star. Most recently, she helped open the Jewish Film Festival with her film "Jump", in which Sybil stars with Patrick Swayze. "Jump" is the tragic-turned glorious story of Philippe Halsman in the uprising Nazi Regime of 1929 Austria. Sybil was also back with a vengeance in Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriquez’ "Grindhouse – Werewolf Women of the SS." Sybil haunts "Halloween" in Rob Zombie’s remake of the John Carpenter classic. Sybil is also producing and starring in the horror-thriller "The Last Revenants". The project is being directed by Joe Eckardt (High Hopes, Champion) and is scheduled to begin filming this fall on-location in California. As a heterosexual woman and feminist Sybil Danning is an ally of our LGBT community and a strong supporter of full equality. Updates to Come....
More information about Sybil and her iconic career can be found @ SybilDanning.net
More Info on here! TV's The Lair