OutCasting #20 (October 2013)
The state of marriage equality following the historic Supreme Court rulings in June — interview with Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry and a chief architect of the marriage equality movement (part 2 of 2)
Listen to Part 1 and other editions of OutCasting
How the Supreme Court
rulings affect bi-national couples —
issues in education
OutCasting is public radio’s LGBTQ youth program. It presents a look at issues pertaining to the LGBT community as seen through the eyes of young LGBTQ people and allies and provides insight into the broad dimensions of the LGBTQ youth experience. OutCasting, produced by Media for the Public Good, Inc. (MFPG), in New York, reaches a general audience on Pacifica Radio Network affiliate stations around the country. It is also available online here at mfpg.org and through iTunes.
OutCasting goes far beyond mainstream media coverage, which tends to be limited and sensationalist. And just as important as the issues we cover is the outlet that MFPG gives to these young voices: a population still marginalized, potentially victimized, and rarely heard. The experience of being an “OutCaster” is one of empowering, meaningful expression in a safe environment, thus turning the meaning of the word “outcast” on its head. It is also a powerful educational experience. Our participants learn a wide variety of important educational skills that go into creating quality journalism which will serve them throughout their lives.
Since its debut in October 2011, OutCasting has covered many issues in depth, including:
Creating partnerships and expanding the pool of participating youth
We are now working in cooperation with another nonprofit organization to set up a second studio in New York City so that LGBTQ youth and straight allies from the city can participate. This is the first step in an expansion that we hope will culminate in a network of OutCasting student groups all over the country, so that the program is not only nationally distributed but also nationally sourced.
VIDEO — OutCasting participants talk about what working on the show means to them.
VIDEO — NY1 names WDFH founder Marc Sophos New Yorker of the Week for work on OutCasting.
Press — Front page article about OutCasting
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COMMENTARY by MFPG founder Marc Sophos on LGBT issues and the marriage equality movement
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