Lesbian Visibility Week: Bringing Your Authentic Self To Hollywood
Special Episode 12
The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. Our voices matter and will be heard. Many of our LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.
Madonna Cacciatore is an Actor known for This Is Us (2016), Perry Mason (2020), and How to Get Away with Murder (2014). She has over 17 years of non-profit experience and is the former Executive Director of Los Angles Pride. She is a proud vegan and avid bicyclist! Madonna currently works as the Global Project Manager or Fund Development & Partnerships at InterPride. Her favorite queer icon, “It’s tough to pick one, but I would have to say, Marsha P. Johnson, who taught us true activism, against all odds. There are more than I can write here, but they include everyone from board members with whom I’ve worked personally to people who have risked everything for our rights.” Madonna lives by the life motto of “Every single being deserves love, dignity, and respect.”
Listen in as Madonna Cacciatore talks about being your authentic self and her journey from the east coast to Hollywood, CA!
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Michelle Meow is the host and producer of “The Michelle Meow Show.” The program’s tagline is: ‘Your A-Z, covering the LGBT, LMNOP, and everyone in between.’ Michelle’s mission is to construct opportunities for people to listen in too deep conversations to develop understanding and empathy. She shares, “We simply don’t have enough opportunities to talk and not enough moments to listen.” Michelle’s show can be heard in San Francisco and nationally on the Progressive Voices Network and her local TV show can be seen on KBCW TV and Channel 44.
Michelle also produces programs at the iconic Commonwealth Club, where she has also served on their Board of Governors. There she is dedicated to conversations around social justice with an intersectional lens. She has interviewed notable thought-leaders such as Olympic medalist Adam Rippon, NFL’s first out LGBTQ coach Katie Sowers, the first American woman in space, and Sally Ride’s widow Tam O’Shaughnessy. Since 2006, Michelle has been a co-host of the San Francisco Pride Parade broadcast and she was the President of their Board of Directors from 2014 to 2018. She is a self-described LGBTQI+ history geek, information sponge, and a lover not a fighter.
Michelle shares, “Exchanging thoughtful dialogue can create change. We are all different, but in our differences, we find similarities and hope. Exchanging thoughtful dialogue can create the change we all seek in humanity.”
You can learn more about Michelle and her programming here.