Monday, July 29, 2019

Bob Sanborn Talks Provincetown Business Guild & More (AUDIO)

In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with Bob Sanborn, Interim Executive Director of The Provincetown Business Guild about what’s happening this summer in Provincetown, Massachusetts and beyond. From 20 members in 1978 to over 300 members today the Provincetown Business Guild (PBG) is the first tourism organization in the country whose primary mission is to promote and support tourism for LGBTQ visitors. The Guild is committed to improving the Provincetown community by advocating for the acceptance of diversity and tolerance through projects, programs and education. The Guild welcomes residents and visitors to experience America’s first LGBTQ tourist destination. One of the most popular events this summer is the Provincetown Carnival that takes place August 17th through the 24th. This year’s theme is The Enchanted Forest and for the 41st Annual Carnival Parade that takes place on August 22nd the Grand Marshals will be Lea Delaria and Trixie Mattel with David Velasco Bermudez who is a Stonewall Riots Survivor named as Honorary Grand Marshal. The parade begins at 3P along Commercial Street and you’re encouraged to come dressed in your most fabulous Carnival themed finery. We talked to Bob about what he hopes to accomplish with the Provincetown Business Guild and his spin on our LGBTQ issues.

Bob Sanborn comes from an accounting, financial services, marketing and risk management background. Following his corporate career he owned two Provincetown guest houses the Prince Albert and Queen Vic for 13 years. He has also served as the Town’s Tourism Director and served on the Town’s Visitor Services Board for a number of years. When the former Executive Director of the Provincetown Business Guild (PBG) resigned earlier this year he agreed to take the helm. The PBG’s mission is to promote and market Provincetown as an LBGTQ year round destination and to produce events such as PRIDE, Carnival, Holly Folly and First Light. In 2018 The Provincetown Business Guild and its separate 501(c)3 entity launched The Provincetown LGBTQ Welcome & Resource Center (“The Center”) with a new storefront for The Center at 368 Commercial Street. This is a great way to begin your Provincetown adventure so be sure to check it out.
For More Info: ptown.org

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Over 500 Podcasts With LGBTQ Leaders & Celebrities (AUDIO)

Since we launched OUTTAKE VOICES™ our weekly podcast series in 2008 we have accumulated over 500+ episodes with LGBTQ leaders, celebrities & allies hosted by Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson. We recently updated the entire site, including digital MP3 players and added our new Podcast Search feature to make the entire experience more user-friendly. Our celebrity guests have included Alan Ball, Ricky Martin, Senator Tammy Baldwin, Rep Barney Frank, Trans Activist Michaela Mendelsohn, Kyra Sedgwick, Kathleen Turner, Ted Allen, Supreme Mary Wilson, John Waters, Dustin Lance Black, Tab Hunter, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, Columnist Michael Musto, Loni Anderson and comedians Kate Clinton and Margaret Cho to name a few. Listen to the last 50 podcasts or just search by name or organization. You can also download our interviews on your iPhone Podcast icon by simply entering OUTTAKE VOICES.

Organizations that have participated on podcasts include: GLAAD, Dining Out For Life, The LGBTQ Task Force, Peter Tatchell Foundation, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition, Matthew Shepard Foundation, Richmond Ermet Aid Foundation, LPAC (Lesbian Political Action Committee), The Dru Project, GLAD, Greater Fort Lauderdale, Lambda Legal, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, Equality Federation, Alice Austen House Museum, LGBT Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care, Action Illinois, Provincetown Film Society, PBS WORLD Channel, Provincetown Inspiration Weekend, OutServe-SLDN, Provincetown International Film Festival, Groundswell Fund, Wicked Queer Boston’s LGBT Film Festival, Boston Gay Men’s Chorus, GLSEN, The Theater Offensive, OutRight Action International, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Gender Diversity, Equality Florida, National Gay Blood Drive, LGBTQ Center For American Progress, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Marriage Equality USA, Groundswell LGBT Retreat Center, Care Resource White Party, AIDS Action Committee, Interfaith Alliance, Harbor to the Bay AIDS Benefit, Boston Pride, Elton John AIDS Foundation, GO! Athletes, NOH8 Campaign, American Foundation for Equal Rights, InterPride, BAGLY The Boston Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Youth, Provincetown Harbor Swim For Life & Paddler Flotilla, Aqua Foundation, Equality Forum, DignityUSA, True Colors United, Community Servings, Pye/Harris Legacy Project, GLBT Historical Society, The Creative Coalition, Trevor Project, SpeakOUT, MAC Multicultural AIDS Coalition, GMHC, Boston LGBTQ Aging Project, Fenway Health, SAGE, AIDS Foundation of Chicago and more.

In May we launched our new boutique LGBTQ streaming network OUTTAKE MEDIA™ and have upgraded our news network OUTTAKE BLOG™. The new sites are all user-friendly and device savvy. We want to thank the expertise of Chris Andrews at Andrews Consulting for bringing the new OUTTAKE VOICES™ to life.
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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Lynette Molnar Talks Provincetown Girl Splash July 23-27 (AUDIO)

In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with event producer Lynette Molnar the force behind Girl Power Productions about Girl Splash A Summer Week For Women that takes place July 23rd to July 27th in Provincetown, Massachusetts. This year there will be a full lineup of parties, performers and lots of special events including a women-only chartered tour of Provincetown, a women’s whale watch and the Girl Splash infamous Cape Cod clambake. Molnar talks about the stellar lineup of performers that includes Lucie Arnaz celebrating a life on stage, The Julie Wheeler Show, Tony winner Lillias White and America's Got Talent Yoli Mayor. Comedians performing during the week include Vickie Shaw, Karen Williams, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Poppy Champlin, Judy Gold and activist Amy Siskind. Some of the special parties this year will be Girl Splash Idol, Provincetown Scavenger Hunt, Shoal Hope Cider tasting, Girl Splash Pool Party at The Crown & Anchor, Cape Cod Clambake at the beach, Over The Rainbow Bingo, Sunset Dune Tour and a Schooner Champagne Sunset Sail. There will also be dance parties including the White Party and Pride Party celebrating Stonewall 50th with DJ Rockaway. We talked to Lynette about what she hopes to accomplish with Girl Splash Week and her spin on our LGBTQ issues.

 Lynette Molnar has created hundreds of events for our LGBTQ community including Holly Folly, Single Women's Weekend, Women of Color Weekend, Girl Splash, The Kiss-In and the First Good Old Fashioned Lesbian Revival among many others. Lynette has also contributed to our LGBTQ community nationally through her work with HRC, GLAD, NCLR and The Task Force. She is the recipient of numerous honors including The Task Force’s Community Service Award as well as several business and creative awards. When it comes to social activism Molnar stated, "I’m really driven by social change and that passion has fueled me my whole life." It is that passion that compelled her to come out of the closet at 15, to later serve on the Human Rights Campaign Board of Governors, to help lead any number of actions for LBGTQ rights and to Provincetown For Women.
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