OutCasting

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OutCasting is a public radio LGBTQ youth program. Launched in October 2011, OutCasting was originally broadcast on WDFH, 90.3 FM (Ossining, NY).[1] After WDFH went off the air, OutCasting is now produced by Media for the Public Good, Inc. (MFPG).[2] OutCasting reaches a general audience on more than forty Pacifica Radio Network affiliate stations around the country.[3]

OutCasting presents a look at issues pertaining to the LGBT community as seen through the eyes of young LGBTQ people and allies and provides insight into the broad dimensions of the LGBTQ youth experience. OutCasting has covered issues such as:

  • bullying and teen suicide, with guest Dan Savage, activist, author, and co-founder of the It Gets Better Project;
  • the history and partial lifting of the Boy Scouts' gay ban;
  • the state of marriage equality following the Supreme Court’s DOMA and Prop 8 decisions, with guest civil rights attorney Evan Wolfson, founder of Freedom to Marry and one of the key architects of the marriage equality movement, and guest Lavi Soloway, an attorney representing LGBTQ couples and a founder of Immigration Equality and the DOMA Project;
  • LGBTQ issues in religion, with guests Bishop Gene Robinson of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire and Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in NYC;
  • transgender issues, including a two part interview with guest transgender activist Juli Grey-Owens and a discussion about New York’s Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) with the bill’s sponsor, New York State Assemblyman Richard Gottfried;
  • a program on LGBTQ issues and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, featuring Greg Louganis, diving champion and multiple Olympic medalist, and Brian Healey of Athlete Ally; and
  • LGBTQ issues in public schools, with California State Senator Mark Leno, the sponsor of a law to end the exclusion of LGBTQ history from school curricula there.

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