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October 2018 — Dr. John Steever, physician, and Dr. Matthew Oransky, psychologist, talk with OutCaster Lauren about their work with trans youth who want to medically transition. Part 1.
September 2018 — What drew LGBTQ women, who were in one of the lowest risk groups, to AIDS activism during the worst of the epidemic? Guest: Ann Northrop, longtime journalist and activist. Part 2 of 2.
LATEST OUTCASTING OVERTIME
October 2018 — Lucas and Dhruv talk about a nine-year-old gay boy who committed suicide after being bullied at school.
September 2018 — Alex talks about how we have reclaimed a slur and why it may be a better label for him.
October 12, 2018, marks the 20th anniversary of the violent death of Matthew Shepard. OutCasting founder and executive producer Marc wrote a post for a public blog at the time. Click here to read it.
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OutCasting, public radio's groundbreaking LGBTQ youth program, is produced monthly by MFPG — Media for the Public Good, Inc., a national nonprofit public media production organization with a local public radio heritage: for many years, we owned and operated a public radio station just north of New York City — WDFH FM 90.3 Westchester Public Radio.
MISSION — MFPG's mission is to give a national voice to LGBTQ youth, train a new generation of advocates, and contribute to our national discussion of LGBTQ issues.
LISTEN — You can hear OutCasting here on MFPG.org and via iTunes. And hear the show on public radio: OutCasting is distributed nationally on the Pacifica Radio Network and can be heard on public radio stations around the country.
SUPPORT — We need your support to produce this program. Please make your tax-deductible gift now! And if you're a possible major individual donor or a foundation or a business that wants to support the LGBTQ community through OutCasting, please see our special message for you.
YOUTH PARTICIPANTS — We're always looking for new youth participants for OutCasting — LGBTQ youth (closeted or out) and straight allies of high school or college age. You must be able to attend weekly production sessions, which are generally held in the afterschool or evening hours. Our home studio is in Westchester County, just north of New York City. We also operate an OutCasting bureau at Michigan State University in East Lansing.
NEW BOARD MEMBERS — We are looking for highly qualified people to join MFPG's Board of Directors. Ideal candidates should have previous non-profit board experience, willingness and preferably experience in non-profit fundraising, and a strong and supportive interest in LGBTQ issues. It's not necessary for you to be physically located in the New York area. Please read more and then contact us if you're interested in applying.