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(May 1, 2017) Gilbert Baker, the creator of the rainbow flag, died on March 31, 2017. We had the opportunity to interview him just a month earlier, on March 1, for OutCasting Episodes 36 and 37. Episode 36 (part 1) is available now. Episode 37 (part 2) will be released on June 1. The May 1 edition of OutCasting Overtime (formerly OutCasting OffAir) is a remembrance of Gilbert from OutCasting youth participant Alex, who interviewed Gilbert on March 1.
(April 1, 2017) OutCasting OffAir — queerbaiting.
(March 21, 2017) Connecting gay youth with LGBTQ history — a conversation with Christopher Z. Hobson, a gay elder.ng students at Michigan State University
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