Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Groom

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Opened Sep 16, 2010
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Written and performed by Robin Tyler. A hilarious multi-media romp through LGBT history, including the Marriage Equality movement. From Marches on Washington, to not-so-pretty breakups with ex-lovers, Robin's show exposes three decades of lesbian and gay history through Comedy, and at times, Tragedy, leading up to Robin and her (now spouse), Diane Olson's, historic California Supreme Court marriage case. Tyler began performing in nightclubs as a Judy Garland impersonator and as a stand-up comic. In 1978, she became the first out lesbian on U.S. national television on a Showtime comedy special hosted by Phyllis Diller. During the 1980s, Robin produced several West Coast Women's Music and Comedy Festivals and Southern Womyn's Music and Comedy Festivals. In 1979, she initiated a call for a gay and lesbian march on Washington, D.C. She was also instrumental in organizing the second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights in 1987, where the AIDS quilt was displayed for the first time, and the 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation, which drew almost a million GLBTQ protesters from around the nation.

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