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LGBTQ refugees
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Oct.-Dec. 2019 – Bruce Knotts, Director of the Unitarian Universalist UN Office, talks with Lucas about helping LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers escape oppressive countries and resettle where it’s safer.
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September 2019 — OutCaster OutCaster Alex talks with the longtime transgender activist Juli Grey-Owens about GENDA, which was finally enacted in January after almost two decades of work.
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November 2019 — Is it a mental illness?  Do trans people have to medically transition to really be trans?  OutCasters Andrew and Kaspar discuss.  Part 1 of 2.
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gay identity

October 2019 - OutCasters Andrew and Amalee consider why some people think that showing anything about gay people is inappropriate for children to see.
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Ga[y]me Show #13
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November 2019 – NJ mayor objects to state's new LGBTQ curriculum law.
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OutCasting 31 — Growing up bisexual and transgender

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oc-nyc-elliottHe courageously confronted a nun in his Catholic school who told him that gay people are going to hell, then broke down afterward.  He got the puberty he didn't want and didn't get the one he wanted.  Looking in the mirror can be a surreal experience.  He's eager to start hormone therapy, but his parents, though supportive of his desire to transition, want him to wait a little longer.  

Elliot is a 16 year old boy who's transgender and bisexual.  He says that he accepted his sexuality a long time ago, but his understanding of his gender is more recent.  On this episode, Elliot, a participant in OutCasting's NYC Bureau, talks about his quest to become a more complete and authentic person.

OutCasting's NYC Bureau is a collaboration between OutCasting and the Hetrick-Martin Institute.  This is our debut episode from the NYC Bureau.  The announcements in this program were recorded by Kayl, a participant at our Michigan State University Bureau, with production assistance from Impact89fm, WDBM East Lansing, and by Lauren, a participant in our home studio in Westchester County, New York.

This program is being broadcast on Sprouts: Radio from the Grassroots on the Pacifica Radio Network May 4-10.  See station map for locations and times.





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