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Trans people in sports
Coming soon: new OutCasting episodes on the issues trans people face in sports, with triathlete Chris Mosier, featured in a 2012 New York Times article and one of The Advocate's 40 Under 40 for 2014.
OutCasting featured in The Advocate
Read about OutCasting in The Advocate! "In-depth, well researched, and punchy in the right ways... NPR-level production values.... What makes all this remarkable is that most of the people working on the show... are barely old enough to drive."
Olympic committee adds sexual orientation protection
In an issue covered in OutCasting #21 — whether it was appropriate to hold the Olympics in Russia, a country in which the climate for LGBTQ people is extremely hostile — The Chicago Tribune reports that the International Olympic Committee has added language to the Olympic Charter prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. This will presumably reduce the chance that the Olympics will be held in countries with oppressive attitutes toward LGB people. It may be hard to enforce but it's a good start — but what about our transgender friends, who always seem to get left behind when we see these advances?
Suicide of trans teen from Ohio
OutCasting executive producer Marc Sophos comments on the December 2014 suicide of Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teenager from Ohio.
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