OutCasting Overtime

formerly OutCasting OffAir

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(April 30, 2017)  In May 2016, OutCasting launched a new monthly series of short essays and commentaries, called OutCasting OffAir.  Since then, there has been some interest in making the OffAir pieces available for broadcast — which would make them on the air, not off — so a new title was needed.  From now on, OutCasting OffAir will be known as OutCasting Overtime.  We hope you'll continue to enjoy these short monthly pieces.

On this series, we feature informal discussions, audio essays, interview clips, and other material to supplement the audio we present in the full broadcast editions of OutCasting.  Read the press release below.

2017:

June: coming out of the closet and being forced back in
May:  remembering Gilbert Baker, the creator of the rainbow flag 
April: the often harmful practice of "queerbaiting" in entertainment media
March:  the Women's Rights Marches, the power of protest, and the connection to the LGBTQ rights movement
February: how to be a good straight ally to the LGBTQ community 
January: "Compulsory heterosexuality"

2016:

December:  OutCasters react to the election
November:  Bisexual erasure
October:  Coming out
September:  Gender norms
August:  Republican party platform
July:  Orlando Massacre
June:  Why LGBTQ youth have to lie
May:  Gender fluidity and dysphoria


 

June 1, 2017Coming out of the closet, then being forced back in.  On this month's edition, OutCaster Emma talks about coming out as bisexual to their* mother, who quickly went through all of the stages of grief except acceptance, called a psychiatrist, and told them "it's just a phase."  For five years now, Emma has been forced back into the closet, and sadly, the thought of dating another girl is unthinkable to them as long as they're living at home.

* Emma uses they/them pronouns

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May 1, 2017 Remembering Gilbert Baker.  Gilbert Baker was a longtime gay activist, best known for creating the rainbow flag, which has become the most visible symbol of the LGBTQ rights movement.  We have the privilege of interviewing him  and visiting with him on March 1, 2017.  Barely a month later, he died unexpectedly.  In this edition of OutCasting Overtime, OutCaster Alex talks about what it means to him to have interviewed Gilbert and gotten to know him.  This Overtime edition is linked to the two broadcast editions of OutCasting that contain the interview with Alex and Gilbert.  Part 1 was released on April 30, 2017; part 2 will be released on or about June 1.

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Gilbert with a group of OutCasting youth participants at our studio — March 1, 2017

 

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Gilbert with OutCasting youth participant Alex in the studio — March 1, 2017

 


 

April 1, 2017Queerbaiting.  On this edition of OutCasting OffAir, OutCaster Lucy of our bureau at Michigan State University talks about queerbaiting, a tactic used in some TV shows to hint that certain characters may be LGBTQ, and thus baiting LGBTQ viewers, only to subsequently pull the rug out, putting those characters into opposite-gender relationships, tossing in LGBTQ jokes, or denying in interviews that they ever intended the characters to be anything but straight.  This can be a problem for  LGBTQ youth who need to see actual LGBTQ characters.

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 March 1, 2017the Women's Rights Marches, the power of protest, and the connection to the LGBTQ rights movement.  On this edition, OutCaster Lauren talks about the recent Women's Marches that took place shortly after the inauguration of President Trump.  She talks about the history of protest from the women's suffrage movement through the civil rights era and on into the LGBTQ rights movement, and the importance of voting and being in contact with elected officials (click here for contact info).

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February 1, 2017 — How to be a good straight ally to the LGBTQ community.  On this tenth monthly edition of OutCasting OffAir, OutCasters Callie and Alex bring you the ABCs of being a straight ally to the LGBTQ community.

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January 3, 2017"Compulsory heterosexuality."  Sarah, a youth participant in OutCasting's main studio in Westchester County, NY, talks about her early crushes on boys, how they never felt natural, and the role of "compulsory heterosexuality" in her life.

 

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December 1, 2016 — OutCasters react to the election.  The 2016 election is now behind us and fear has struck minorities, including LGBTQ people.  At our session the day after election day, our OutCasting youth came in with stories about how people were crying and hugging each other at school earlier that day.  On this edition of OutCasting OffAir, four OutCasting youth participants who have just joined the program — Dhruv, Callie, Alex, and Emma — talk about their reactions and fears about increased and legitimized discrimination and Vice President-elect Mike Pence's support of the discredited practice of reparative or conversion therapy.

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oc-westchester-mark-150pxNovember 1, 2016 — Bisexual erasure.  Mark, a new OutCaster in our main studio in Westchester County, NY, talks about his identity as a bisexual man in Dublin, Ireland, and about the phenomenon of bisexual erasure — the mistaken belief that bisexuality is not a real orientation but rather a temporary self-identification people adopt before they come out as gay.

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October 1, 2016 — Coming out.  There's no question that it's easier to come out now than it has been in the past — at least for some of today's youth, in some places, in some situations.  But is being gay such a non-issue that people shouldn't even have to come out?  In this edition, Adam disagrees with friends who say that being gay has no more effect on people than having brown eyes.

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oc-jamie-2014September 1, 2016 — Gender norms.  Jamie talks about haircuts and gender norms and talks about their reaction to an incident with one of their day campers.

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oc-sydney-2015-09-10-150pxAugust 1, 2016 — Republican party platform.  Sydney reacts to the Republican Party platform, which some have called the most anti-LGBTQ party platform in history.

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July 1, 2016 — Orlando massacre.  Brianna reacts to the Orlando massacre at the Pulse nightclub and reflects on the differences between the realities occupied by straight people and by LGBTQ people.

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June 1, 2016 — Why LGBTQ youth have to lie.  Brianna, a youth participant in our home studio in Westchester County, NY, talks about the worst lie she ever had to tell.  The opening and closing announcements are voiced by Jay, a youth participant in our bureau at Michigan State University, with production assistance from Impact89FM, WDBM at MSU.

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May 1, 2016 — Gender fluidity and dysphoria.  Elliot, a 16 year old transgender and bisexual boy (left), and Jay, a genderfluid individual (right), talk about the effects of gender dysphoria in their lives.  Both are participants in our NYC Bureau, a collaboration between OutCasting and the Hetrick-Martin Institute.  The opening and closing announcements are voiced by Naina, a participant in our bureau at Michigan State University, with production assistance from Impact89FM, WDBM at MSU.

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OutCasting Launches OffAir
Online-only content will dive more deeply into issues affecting LGBTQ youth

New York, N.Y. - OutCasting, public radio’s LGBTQ youth program, announced it has launched OutCasting “OffAir” to supplement its existing radio programming.  OutCasting OffAir will offer exclusive discussions, audio essays, and more.

“Many news programs are offering online content in addition to interviews and reports which are broadcast,” said Marc Sophos, Executive Producer of OutCasting.  “We tackle very complex issues affecting LGBTQ people as seen from a youth perspective and often there’s just not enough airtime available for everything.  This new format will grant more information and interviews to listeners, providing even greater context to the issues of the day from the LGBTQ youth that run the program.”

OutCasting OffAir content will include informal discussions, audio essays, and interview excerpts.  It will be released monthly as a supplement to on-air content, which is heard on more than 45 public radio stations affiliated with the Pacifica Radio Network.

OutCasting and OutCasting OffAir cover a wide range of LGBTQ topics as seen from a unique youth perspective, including: marriage equality; the growing and often religion-based backlash against LGBTQ people and how it assaults LGBTQ youth in particular; bullying and suicide prevention; transgender issues and gender dysphoria in daily life; ex-gay "reparative" therapy; asexuality; intersex; HIV and other health issues; healthy LGBTQ teen relationships; coming out; LGBTQ stereotypes; and much more.

OutCasting OffAir can be heard at http://outcastingmedia.org.  It is also available on OutCasting’s podcast: http://mfpg.org/xml/outcasting.xml.

About OutCasting

OutCasting is public radio's LGBTQ youth program, heard online at http://outcastingmedia.org, on iTunes, and on more than 45 public radio stations affiliated with the Pacifica Radio Network.  Founded in 2011, OutCasting is based in Westchester County, New York.  It has recently opened bureaus in New York City (in cooperation with the Hetrick-Martin Institute) and at Michigan State University.  GLAAD said that OutCasting provides "some of the most honest and accurate representations of LGBT and allied youth in the media.  And The Advocate said, "In-depth, well research, and punchy in the right ways... NPR-level production values....  What makes all of this remarkable is that most of the people working on the show... are barely old enough to drive."


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