OutCasting is a public radio program for LGBTQ youth. Launched in October 2011, OutCasting was originally broadcast on WDFH 90.3 FM in Ossining, New York. After WDFH went off the air and replaced with WQXW (which is a repeater of Classical Station WQXR-FM), production of OutCasting was transferred to Media for the Public Good, Inc. OutCasting is distributed throughout the United States by the Pacifica Radio Network.
OutCasting takes a look at LGBTQ issues through the eyes of young LGBTQ people and their allies.
Topics presented included:
- 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 of America's gay ban;
- The state of marriage equality following the Supreme Court's Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 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 New York City
- Transgender issues, including a two part interview with guest transgender activist Juli Grey-Owens and a discussion about New York State's Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, 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
- 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