My January Article in “10,000 Same-Sex Couples eMag”


What do Pulitzer Prize-winning play­wright Edward Albee, Olympic swim­ming medal­ist Greg Louga­nis, and I have in com­mon? We’ve all been inter­viewed by Bruce Con­verse on Rain­bow Radio, a weekly radio pro­gram that was awarded the Human Rights Campaign’s 2007 “Equal­ity Award.”

In turn, I wrote about Bruce and Rain­bow Radio for my Jan­u­ary fea­ture “Some­one You MUST Know” in “10,000 Same-Sex Cou­ples e-Magazine,” for which I write, copy­edit, and lend other edi­to­r­ial sup­port. My arti­cle begins as fol­lows:

What started as a 6-week project to advo­cate for mar­riage equal­ity before a 2005 vote became, with Bruce Con­verse’s lead­er­ship, a long-running LGBT radio program.

Bruce Con­verse of Rain­bow Radio, on the air

Bruce was an absolute plea­sure to work with — prompt and forth­com­ing with answers to let us see behind the scenes (or beyond the radio waves and cyber-transmissions) of this fas­ci­nat­ing program.

I got to know Bruce last sum­mer when I was inter­viewed regard­ing “10,000 Cou­ples” (one of those “other duties as assigned” for my role as Asso­ciate Edi­tor! — just kid­ding, Delena!) — my first-ever radio inter­view, and boy, was I ner­vous! — but it went just fine, thanks to Bruce, and Rain­bow Radio’s engi­neer Adrian. Then I fig­ured turn­around was fair play, so I invited Bruce to be fea­tured in “10,000 Cou­ples” — an invi­ta­tion he gra­ciously accepted. Below is another excerpt from my article:

Rain­bow Radio tells the LGBT side of life,” says Bruce, who added Exec­u­tive Pro­ducer to his other roles sev­eral years back. “Through our guests – and we have had well over 300 of them – we have been able to let every­one know that we are every­where, and that we are not all limp-wristed, flam­ing hair dressers or drag queens. We have done this by inter­view­ing ex-pro sports fig­ures and straight allies, a win­ner of a real­ity TV pro­gram and a writer of a children’s book explain­ing her and her husband’s jour­ney with a son who was express­ing a dif­fer­ent gen­der iden­tity.” … Rain­bow Radio has become what Bruce describes as one of his passions.

Read more about Bruce Con­verse at “10,000 Cou­ples.” And after lis­ten­ing to my on-air inter­view, scroll through Rain­bow Radio’s most recent shows to hear their inter­views with those other (LOL) famous folks!

Thanks again, Bruce, for the oppor­tu­nity to get to know you bet­ter! Best wishes for the future!  ~Heidi


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