Episode 71 – Patricia Nell Warren (Part 1 of 2) – Author of “My West”

Patricia Nell Warren, bestselling author discuses her new book, “My West: Personal Writings On The American West – Past, Present & Future” (Amazon Books), growing up on the Grant-Kohrs ranch near Deer Lodge, MT (now a National Historic Site run by the National Park Service), the art of storytelling and putting together this collection of 47 commentaries written over five decades.

 

Patricia Nell Warren having lunch with Rodolfo and me in Malibu when we visited Patricia several years ago

 

Cover of “My West” (Amazon Books). I was honored that Patricia used one of my photos for the book cover

 

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Websites featured in this episode:
Wildcat Press
Grant-Kohrs Ranch
Autry National Center of the American West

YouTube Video of Patricia Nell Warren’s Presentation at the Autry on June 26, 2011:
Patricia Nell Warren – My West at the Autry National Center – Part 1
Patricia Nell Warren – My West at the Autry National Center – Part 2

Amazon.com page to order “My West”:
Order “My West” here

 

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Episode 70 – Nikolai Alexseev – Russian Gay Activist

Nikolai Alexseev is a lawyer, journalist and gay activist and both the leader and face of the fight for LGBT rights in Russia. Nikolai discusses his fight for gay rights in Russia at great personal risk and often resulting in him and others being arrested.

 

Nikolai Alexseev with a pack of applications for the Moscow Pride 2009 during a May press conference

 

Nikolai Alexseev’s arrest at the first Moscow Pride on May 27, 2006

 

Nikolai Alexseev being interviewed after Moscow Pride 2008

 

Nikolai speaking at an LGBT conference held in Minsk in September 2009

 

Nikolai Alexseev at Warsaw Europride during the Summer in 2010

 

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Websites featured in this episode:
GayRussia

BBC Documentary on Being Gay in Uganda
Worst Place to be Gay aired Feb. 14, 2011

Articles and Video on Nikolai Alexseev and Moscow Gay Pride
Taking A Stand for Freedom, Dallas Voice, Feb 25 2011
Moscow Gay Pride 2010 – Video 1
Moscow Gay Pride 2010 – Video 2
Moscow Gay Pride 2008 Video
Gay Pride Wounded: Moscow Says No To Show 2008 Video
Slavic Gay Pride Moscow 2009

 

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Episode 69 – Mike Rogers – Most Feared Man on Capitol Hill

Mike Rogers has outed closeted gay politicians who have voted for anti-LGBT legislation to protect their closet and power. Mike is a blogger, fundraiser, and new media expert and consultant and a Senior Consultant at the New Organizing Institute. The movie “Outrage” that was released in 2009 was based largely on his work outing harmful closeted gay politicians.

 

Mike Rogers, blogger, activist, journalist, new media expert and consultant at work on his computer

 

Mike Rogers, most feared man on Capitol Hill

 

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Websites featured in this episode:
BlogActive
PageOneQ no longer available
The Raw Story
New Organizing Institute

Movies mentioned in this episode:
Outrage

Other websites mentioned in this episode:
The Bilerico Project
Pam’s House Blend
Towleroad
The Gist: Michaelangelo Signorile
Good As You
Queers United
Americablog
The Huffington Post
MediaPost
Social Media Revolution
Google Buzz no longer available

Books mentioned in this episode:
The Political Brain

 

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Episode 68 – Robyn Ochs (Part 2 of 2) – Bisexual Writer, Educator & Activist

Robyn Ochs discusses the 2nd edition of her groundbreaking book “Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World” (Amazon Books | Powell’s Books | IndieBound) which she co-edited with Sarah E. Rowley. Ochs is the second person to teach courses on bisexual identity issues at the university level and is an accomplished lecturer having spoken at over 400 colleges and universities and conferences around the world. Robyn provides an in-depth understanding of bisexuality. Robyn shares her experience as an LGBT activist, her wedding to her wife Peg Preble and meeting President and Mrs. Obama at the White House.

 

Robyn_Ochs, writer, educator, activist

 

Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World (Amazon Books | Powell’s Books | IndieBound), Edited by Robyn Ochs & Sarah E. Rowley

 

Robyn Ochs and Peg Preble

 

Robyn Ochs and Peg Preble Just Married

 

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Robyn Ochs
Bisexual Resource Center
Bi Youth no longer available
BiNet USA
BiWomen Boston
American Institute of Bisexuality
The Bisexual Index
DFW Bi-Net

 

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Episode 67 – Robyn Ochs (Part 1 of 2) – Bisexual Writer, Educator & Activist

Robyn Ochs discusses the 2nd edition of her groundbreaking book “Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World” (Amazon Books | Powell’s Books | IndieBound) which she co-edited with Sarah E. Rowley. Ochs is the second person to teach courses on bisexual identity at the university level and is an accomplished lecturer having spoken at over 400 colleges and universities and conferences around the world. Robyn provides an in-depth understanding of bisexuality.

 

Robyn_Ochs, writer, educator, activist

 

Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World (Amazon Books | Powell’s Books | IndieBound), Edited by Robyn Ochs & Sarah E. Rowley

 

From My Trip to Halifax in Late October and Early November

 

Nathaniel (my son) and Cameron (our grandson) Trick or Treating on Halloween

 

Cameron posing for Papa John

 

Mar (an elegant schooner), Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

Downtown Halifax

 

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Robyn Ochs

 

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Episode 66 – Craig Seymour, Ph.D., Journalism Professor and Gay Male Stripper

Craig Seymour, journalism professor, has had a successful career as a music critic for a prestigious list of newspapers and magazines. While completing his graduate studies, Craig did his PhD dissertation on males strippers in the gay clubs in Washington, D.C. and he became a stripper himself. Craig discusses his book, All I Could Bare: My Life in the Strip Clubs of Washington, D.C., A Memoir” (Amazon Books | Powell’s Books | IndieBound). He also discusses his life in academia and also his writing about famous singers including Luther Vandross, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson.

 

Craig Seymour, Ph.D., journalism professor and stripper

 

All I Could Bare (Amazon Books | Powell’s Books | IndieBound), By Craig Seymour

 

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Craig Seymour

 

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Episode 65 – Todd Camp (Part 2 of 2) – Witness of Police Raid at Rainbow Lounge in Ft. Worth on June 28, 2009 and Co-Founder Q Cinema

Journalist Todd Camp was at the Rainbow Lounge in Ft. Wort, TX when it was raided by the TABC and Ft. Worth Police on June 28, 2009 (40 years to the day after the famed Stone Wall revolt). Todd is also the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Q Cinema, the Ft. Worth Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Todd shares the aftermath the chilling raid on the Rainbow Lounge and discusses QCinema and the role of film in the GLBT Community.

 

Todd Camp, Journalist & Witness to the Rainbow Lounge Raid on June 28, 2009

 

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Websites featured in this episode:
Rainbow Lounge Raid Page on Facebook
Q Cinema, Ft. Worth Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Articles on Rainbow Lounge Aftermath Published Since Interview:
Fort Worth Police Chief Blames Flawed Policies in Raid, Dallas Voice
TABC Fires Both Agents and Supervising Sergeant involved in Raid, Dallas Voice
Rainbow Lounge Raid Caused by Flawed Policy says Ft. Worth Police Chief, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, August, 18, 2009 no longer available (requires purchase)
Gay Panic in Cowtown, Dallas Observer (Cover Story)
Much to Love About Gay Scene in Ft. Worth, Dallas Voice no longer available

 

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Episode 64 – Todd Camp (Part 1 of 2) – Witness of Police Raid at Rainbow Lounge in Ft. Worth on June 28, 2009 and Co-Founder Q Cinema

Journalist Todd Camp was at the Rainbow Lounge in Ft. Wort, TX when it was raided by the TABC and Ft. Worth Police on June 28, 2009 (40 years to the day after the famed Stone Wall revolt) . Todd is also the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Q Cinema, the Ft. Worth Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Todd shares his account of the chilling raid on the Rainbow Lounge.

 

Todd Camp, Journalist & Patron of the Rainbow Lounge the Night it Was Raided on June 28, 2009

 

The Rainbow Lounge in Ft. Worth, Texas

 

Protest in Ft. Worth on July 13 About Rainbow Lounge Raid

 

Also from Ft. Worth Protest on July 13th

 

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Rainbow Lounge Raid Page on Facebook
Q Cinema, Ft. Worth Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Dallas Voice
Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

 

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Episode 63 – Linda Goldman – Grief & Loss Counselor, Therapist for LGBT Children & Author

Linda Goldman shares her expertise on counseling youth and adults on grief and Loss as well as counseling LGBT youth. Linda also discusses her recent book “Coming Out, Coming In: Nurturing the Well-Being and Inclusion of Gay Youth in Mainstream Society.”

 

Linda Goldman, author and therapist

 

“Coming Out, Coming In: Nurturing the Well-Being and Inclusion of Gay Youth in Mainstream Society” (Amazon Books | Powell’s Books | IndieBound)

 

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Linda Goldman’s Site (childrensgrief.net)
“Coming Out, Coming Inn: Nurturing the Well-Being and Inclusion of Gay Youth in Mainstream Society” by Linda Goldman
ADEC (The Association for Death Education and Counseling)
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation
“On Death and Dying” by Elizabeth Kuler-Ross
Colage

Family Equality Council

 

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Episode 62 – Andy Thayer – Gay Activist and Co-Founder, Gay Liberation Network (Part 2 of 2) Plus My Commentary “40 Years Ago This Week”

Andy Thayer is the consummate street activist. He has lead numerous protests in Chicago and elsewhere and was arrested on May 16th, 2009 in Russia for participating in Moscow’s gay pride event. Andy is also co-founder of Day of Decision which has lead protests against the California Supreme Court’s decision on Proposition 8. Plus my commentary “40 Years Ago This Week.”

All Photos Provided by Andy Thayer and the Gay Liberation Network

 

Nikolai Alekseev with other protestors decamped at secret location outside Moscow to avoid pre-emptive arrest planning Slavic Pride

 

Slavic Pride organizers with map planning how to get into Moscow as police were stopping and searching all vehicles coming into city

 

A member of OMOH, Russia’s SWAT Police; Andy points out that OMOH spelled backwards is HOMO

 

Shortly after each group revealed itself, Russian OMOH cops (their equivalent of SWAT police) waded through the sea of press and violently arrested the protestors

 

Peter Tatchell, famed British gay activist was beaten up and arested at 2005 pride event in Moscow was back again in 2009 to lend support to Nikolai Alekseev and other Slavic Pride participants

 

Nikolai Alekseev celebrating his release from interrogation after being arrested at Slavic Pride

 

Andy Thayer in Moscow to attend Slavic Pride

 

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Gay Liberation Network
Gay Russia
DayOfDecision.com
Video of Andy Thayer Being Arrested at Slavic Pride in Moscow on 16 May 2009

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Russian Embassy
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Russian Consulate in Washington, D.C.
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Russian Consulate in San Francisco
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Russian Consulate in Seattle
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