[OutVoice] Playwright Adam Bock's identity and process+why Canadian bodies reject gay organ donors

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Mon Jan 21 04:16:01 EST 2008


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                              THIS WAY OUT
              the international gay & lesbian radio magazine
                   Program #1,034, distributed 01/21/08
   (hosted this week by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle)
    Award-winning playwright Adam Bock discusses identity and process;
           Why Canadian bodies are rejecting gay organ donors;
    Incarcerated Cameroonians and Moroccans inspire calls for sex law
 reform, a South Korean cop comes out while an American soldier who did
    remains on duty, the U.S. has its first Black openly lesbian mayor,
a GOP presidential hopeful runs for preacher, and more global LGBT news

*In "NewsWrap": Three men in Cameroon are sentenced to six months in prison 
at hard labor for being gay, while the December convictions of six men in 
Morocco for appearing in a so-called "gay wedding" video are upheld by an appeals 
court... a South Korean riot policeman makes waves by coming out on a police 
community Web site, while a U.S. Army sergeant who came out on the "60 Minutes" 
TV program remains on active duty... Denise Simmons' election in Cambridge, 
Massachusetts makes her the country's first Black openly lesbian mayor, while 
Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee preaches anti-queer politics 
[with sound from a speech calling for "God's law" to trump the Constitution]... 
and other LGBT news from around the world (written by GREG GORDON, and reported 
this week by RICK WATTS and SHERI LUNN).

* Any man who has had sex with another man in the last five years of his life 
can no longer donate his organs to CANADA's transplant programs.   As we 
reported last week, the new Health Canada regulation was established in December, 
and apparently caught both the nation's medical community and LGBT rights 
groups by surprise.   This Way Out correspondent HEATHER KITCHING 
["QueerFM"/CiTR-Vancouver] sought a second opinion about this ailing turn of events from HELEN 
KENNEDY, Executive Director of Egale, the country's leading queer advocacy 
organization. 

* Canadian-born ADAM BOCK is an openly gay Obie-award-winning playwright.   
His activist upbringing shines through in his latest play, "The Shaker Chair," 
running through January 27th at the San Francisco Bay area's Ashby Stage.   It 
explores environmental justice and Bock's recurring theme of personal change. 
 Last time on "This Way Out," Bock told our correspondent BRYAN GOEBEL about 
the women whose work against animal cruelty and in support of the environment 
inspired his own ACT UP activism, how he likes to write unconventional 
life-like dialogue for out-of-the-mainstream characters, and why he doesn't have a 
theatrical axe to grind.   In this week's conclusion, he discusses his identity 
as a gay playwright, what he's learned by teaching his craft, his current 
projects, and his process as a writer. 
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