11/13/2011 This Way Out

 

Program #1,232

Hosted this week by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle

NewsWrap: The British government's intention to tie its financial aid to countries' human rights records, including the treatment of LGBT people, angers several African leaders, including those from Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Ghana at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, West Australia, while Botswana's former president Festus Mogae calls for decriminalization of same-gender sex to help fight the continent's soaring HIV infection rates; the United Nations Human Rights Committee issues a report detailing and harshly criticizing human rights abuses, notably those against LGBT people, in the Islamic Republican of Iran; the first health clinic specifically welcoming sexual minorities in Indonesia opens on the island of Bali; Ruth Davidson's election to lead the Scottish Tories makes her the first out lesbian to head a major U.K. political party; Manchester's former U.S. National Basketball Association star John Amaechi is honored with the Order of the British Empire, and former Australian hockey star Gus Johnston and current Welsh rugby team captain Jed Hopper each come out as gay men, while already out Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas announces his retirement (written by GREG GORDON, with thanks to REX WOCKNER, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by ROBERT LEBLANC and NATALIE PEOPLES)

Playwright/actor/singer/producer/creativity coach STEVEN FALES has so much to say about his journey from Mormon missionary to upscale rent boy to gay performance artist that it takes an entire trilogy to get it all out. His powerful one-man shows have garnered international attention as the three plays have developed. The first of the series is the award-winning CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY, which just finished a run in London. While he was there, Fales paid a visit to ROSIE WILBY's Out in South London show on Resonance FM [www.mormonboy.com]

This Way Out entertainment guru STEVE PRIDE doesn't like gossip... but he doesn't mind chatting with one: MICHAEL MUSTO talks about his career path, his ethical approach to gossip journalism, celebrities who come out and then go back in, the impact of the internet on show business gossip, and his new book FORK ON THE RIGHT, KNIFE IN THE BACK

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November 13, 2011

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