Chatting about Ex-Gay Stuff & More on The Agenda

Earlier this week I visited the Human Rights Campaign to sit down for an interview for their weekly radio program, The Agenda. In this interview I speak about my ex-gay experiences and how the de-gaying experience helped make me a better actor.

Earlier in September HRC had me as their guest to present Transfigurations, my play about transgender Bible characters. The purpose for having me was primarily for the HRC staff as part of the effort to open up the discussion about transgender issues and rights. Lots of people showed up for that performance, including folks from the community, and from what I have heard the play struck a chord. Producer Michael Cole asked me about Transfigurations and why I think it has been so successful.

I also discuss The Re-Education of George W. Bush (and my hope that I DO NOT have to write a new play McCain/Palin—Bridge to Nowhere and Beyond!) and a dietary step we can each take to help save the planet.

Michael then asks me about Doin’ Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House and some of the reasons why I retired it. We wrap up by talking about my process in engaging with the audience in order to shape the performance work I do.

The whole interview is about five minutes. You can listen here.

You can hear other excerpts from the program and earlier episodes here.


This post has 4 Comments

  1. Kody on October 2, 2008 at 5:18 am

    I love it when you shamelessly plug veganism. 🙂

  2. p2son on October 2, 2008 at 7:48 am

    tee hee 😛 Yeah, I’m evangelical that way I guess.

  3. SuprKufr on October 5, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    I hate veganism. It’s typical that you’re evangelical about it. It’s also typical to short-sell the difficult, grueling lifestyle that you insist everyone else follow. All cultists do this. Have you talked to many ex-vegans? There are tons and tons of vegan apostates, even the “moral” kind and not just the incidental kind.

    Also, you’re still killing animals with your fake-vegan lifestyle. Millions of animals die in conventional farming every year, the farming that supports your lifestyle. Are those murders acceptable to you? If not, then you can plant your own crops and harvest them by hand. Then you would be truly practicing what you preach.

    Otherwise, the difference between you and a “flesh-eater” is a difference of degree, not kind. You both kill animals to support your lifestyle.