About Donald D'Haene

Donald D'Haene started his own successful theatre/opinion web site: http://www.donaldsdish.ca, is an author (Father's Touch), Huffington Post Blogger, and was one of the male Survivors on the Oprah 200 Survivors Episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, November 2010. Follow Donald D'Haene on Twitter @TheDonaldNorth.

Why Do We Celebrate Pride?

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Donald D’Haene looks at gay pride celebrations from two very different points of view.

Opening Nights With a Not-So-Perfect Perfectionist

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Donald D’Haene has made his share of mistakes. And he remembers them fondly.

Cue the Brady Bunch Theme Song: Donald D’Haene DISHES with Florence Henderson

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Donald D’Haene talks with Florence Henderson about families, reality television, and Robert Reed aka Mike Brady coming out as gay—as well as her new show: All the Lives of Me…A Musical Journey.

‘Living Dolls’ a Unique Look at Doll Obsession

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From Drag Queen Ken to doll robot porn, Living Dolls covers the world of doll collecting.

Avenue Q Heads North to Canada


One of New York’s most hilarious, tongue-in-cheek puppet shows makes its way to the Great White North.

My Life is a MAD TV Sketch: Reflections on Gay Bashing

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Even in some of the most upsetting experiences, seeking out humor can help us heal.

Donald D’Haene DISHes with Comedian Elvira Kurt

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Smart, funny, Canadian, and not to be confused with the late night Goth queen, Elvira Kurt talks about being a lesbian dad, whether London is gay, and how to be cool.

When Love Wins Out


For Donald D’Haene, April 15th hit both ends of the emotion spectrum. In the dark hours immediately following the horrific events at the Boston Marathon, his family experienced a miracle that proved, in the end, love wins.

The Teacher’s Pet at 80: An Interview with Actress Mamie Van Doren

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The former Miss Palm Springs and RKO film siren Mamie Van Doren talks to Donald D’Haene about what fires her up, her leftward political drift, and being an enduring sex symbol.

No Longer ‘The Only Gay in the Village’

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Feeling like the only gay student at one’s high school remains a paradoxically common experience.

The Nearly-Weds

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Donald and Maurice come close to tying the knot.

Serious Recognition: The Drama Queen Award


Recognizing those whose performance comes from the heart is a mission Donald D’Haene shares with the parents of one drama queen.

Anything Girls Can Do

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Donald D’Haene has spent much of his life proving he can do anything that girls can.

“Les Misérables” Love Company


Whether you love or hate the film, you’ll cry at “Les Miz.”

My Brother Lives on the Streets

Donald, left, and Erik, in the same hand-me-down shirt, five years apart.

At the holidays, Donald D’Haene feels particularly moved to help homeless people.

Teeny-Tiny Minorities Fight Back


Do you have the right to a poinsettia plant on your desk at work, even if your co-worker is deathly allergic?