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Using religion to
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April 2021 — Can a cakeshop cite religious beliefs in refusing to make a wedding cake for a same sex couple?  And what’s the bigger picture?  Part 8 of an in-depth series.
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May-August 2020 – Activist Jay Blotcher joins OutCaster Lucas to talk about how the Covid-19 and AIDS pandemics were similar — and different.  Part 4 includes a commentary about following the advice of medical experts, not elected officials.
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Bullied gay
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April 2021 — OutCaster Justin recalls being bullied for being gay when he was in seventh grade.
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Rainbow
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March 2021 — OutCaster Vivian recounts her feelings when a store wanted her to buy a generic rainbow T-shirt – for $40.00.
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OutCaster of the
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April 2021 – Timothy interviews Isha, April’s OutCaster of the Month.
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