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Media Visionaries At ClexaCon

By Charlotte Robinson, April 02, 2018
Emmy Winning Broadcaster Charlotte Robinson will be appearing at ClexaCon the media & entertainment event for LGBTQ women & allies that takes place at the Tropicana in Las Vegas April 5th through April 9th. She will be joining author & graphic designer Robin Lowey & journalist Kathy Belge for their panel entitled “Game Changers: How These Outliers Affected Queer Culture” on Friday April 6th at 10A in the Marsha P. Johnson room at the Tropicana. "Game Changers" will address our community before Ellen, The L Word & Orange Is the New Black when lesbians were often at great risk in pursuit of community & culture. Many women lost their jobs, were thrown in jail & kicked out of families when their identities were revealed. Nevertheless they persisted. This is an opportunity to hear the stories of lesbians & lesbian culture that paved the way for where we are today. Robinson stated, “When I worked in media during the 1970’s & 1980’s you had to be in the closet or risk being fired on the spot. Most of my colleagues knew but if you were gay back then you had to play the straight game which was beyond stressful. So I played the game until I couldn’t do it anymore. I had to be my authentic self so I worked freelance until creating my own online news network.” In 2004 Charlotte produced & directed the acclaimed short film OUTTAKE™ addressing gay marriage that was instrumental in passing marriage equality that morphed into an online news network that broadcasts to an audience of over a million people globally. Other media visionaries scheduled to appear at ClexaCon are Christin Baker & Bridget McManus from tello Films, filmmaker Marina Rice Bader, actress Marlene Forte & Publicist Mona Elyafi to name a few.
For More Info: clexacon.com
LISTEN: Robin Lowey Talks Game Changers, ClexaCon & More
Hear Audio Interviews w/ LGBT Leaders @OUTTAKE VOICES™


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