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Using religion to
justify discrimination

September 2021 — Supreme Court affirms Catholic adoption agency's right to discriminate against same sex couples.  Part 13 of our in-depth exploration.
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and AIDS

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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Slurs against
LGBTQ people

September 2021 — Where did these slurs come from, what do young people think about them, and is it OK for people to use them today?
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The male gaze and
performative bisexuality

August 2021 — The media objectify women — nothing new there.  But there are real-world consequences for women, particularly for LGBTQ women.
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OutCaster of the
Month — Rose

September 2021 — Rose’s favorite things to read, her interest in music, and her discovery of new communities within LGBTQ+.
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