OUTCASTING OFF THE CLOCK
February 1, 2022
We're giving the Ga[y]me Show/Off the Clock (OTC) a rest. After working at home for a year and a half, we were able to return to the studio in October for a couple of months. Most of our current OutCasters had never worked together before -- some had not even met each other in person -- so it was a wonderful change.
But with the easy transmissibility of omicron, we're being extra careful and working at home again, at least until everyone has their boosters. Production takes much more time when we work remotely, and we have to cut back on something. So we hope to bring OTC back at some point, but for now, we'll be concentrating on our two broadcast programs — OutCasting and OT.
Ga[y]me Show #30 — Sarah and Isha
OutCasters Sarah and Isha quiz each other about a move toward inclusion in Ireland, laws banning conversion therapy, a storm in France about a non-gendered pronoun, and homophobia from the Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina.
OutCaster of the Month — Sarah
OutCaster Sarah has returned to OutCasting after taking a couple of years off during middle school. She talks with OutCaster Justin about her interest in Sappho, the ancient Greek poet whose poem fragments – all that survive – tell of a non-heterosexual identity thousands of years ago.
Ga[y]me Show #29 — Rose and Isha
OutCasters Isha and Rose quiz each other about a pledge President Biden made to the LGBTQ community during his campaign, another pop culture figure who gratuitously slammed gay people last summer, and New Jersey’s reckoning with its past harassment of gay bars.
Having two moms
What’s it like when you’re a teenager and your family doesn’t look like other families around you? And how do you handle it when friends have reactions that are odd or even strange? OutCaster Rose talks with Isha about having two moms.
OutCaster of the Month — Rose
OutCaster Rose is interviewed by Isha about her favorite things to read, learning at OutCasting about new communities within LGBTQ+, her involvement in music, and her hope to start working in OutCasting’s studio instead of at home. Like almost all of our current OutCasters, Rose and Isha have never had the opportunity to work in our studio becauase they joined OutCasting after the beginning of the pandemic, when we all started working at home.
Ga[y]me Show #28 — Rose and Isha
August 2021 — OutCasters Rose and Isha quiz each other on current topics: a televangelist offers his thoughts on being LGBTQ; a 14 year old, kicked out of his home for being gay, is adopted by two dads and testifies before Congress; Covid causes increased financial pressure on LGBTQ people; Florida governor Ron DeSantis (R) extinguishes rainbow lighting on a local bridge.
Ga[y]me Show #27 — Isha and Rose
OutCasters Isha and Rose quiz each other on current topics: cures for homosexuality when it was still a mental illness, trans drama from Tennessee lawmakers, and the great Chick-Fil-A sauce shortage.
Other OutCasting programming mentioned in this edition:
Ga[y]me Show #26 — Justin and Isha
June 2021 —OutCasters Justin and Isha quiz each other on current topics: correlation between legality of homosexuality and HIV infection; the gay and trans panic defense; and the latest LGBTQ news from Arkansas and South Dakota.
OutCaster of the Month — Justin
OutCaster Justin is featured as OutCaster of the month in an interview by Isha.
OutCaster of the Month — Isha
OutCaster Isha is featured as OutCaster of the month in an interview by Timothy.
Ga[y]me Show #25 — Abhiram and Vivian
New OutCasters Abhiram and Vivian discuss the overturning of former President Trump’s trans military ban, the reaction of an Italian Catholic church in Italy to enrollment of children of a gay couple, a Mississippi bill to limit healthcare for transgender youth, and more.
Abhiram and Vivian mention earlier OutCasting programs in this Ga[y]me Show: our series on conversion therapy, the discredited practice of trying to turn gay people straight, and Title IX, part of the US civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in education and has been used to protect transgender students (parts 1 and 2 and part 3).
OutCaster of the Month — Tim
Two new OutCasters make their on-air debut this month: Isha, who joined in November, interviews Tim, who joined in September.
Ga[y]me Show #24 — Chris and Justin
January 2021 — On this edition of the OutCasting Ga[y]me Show: trans actors playing trans roles; a Starbucks barista who lost her job; a new statement from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; and more.
Ga[y]me Show #23 — Justin and Lil
On this edition of the OutCasting Ga[y]me Show: LGBTQ reactions to changes on the Supreme Court; a Texas restaurant fires a man over an LGBTQ-related issue; President-elect Joe Biden’s campaign promise to LGBTQ people; more. Justin and Lil face off.
Ga[y]me Show #22 — Chris and Justin
Chris and Justin test their knowledge of why dictionary.com updated its definition of homosexuality, the Thomas-Alito statement against marriage equality, and how Swedes protested against defining homosexuality as an illness.
OutCaster of the Month — Chris
We have new OutCasters, some of whom you’ve been hearing on the air. This month, OutCaster Sarah S. interviews Chris, who joined OutCasting in late 2019. Chris did this month's appreciation of the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to LGBTQ youth on this month's edition of OutCasting Overtime.
Ga[y]me Show #21
OutCasters Sarah and Chris meet on the fields of war, testing each other's knowledge of a creative response to Poland's anti-LGBTQ problems, a country that has banned same-sex marriage until at least 2036, and more.
Ga[y]me Show #20
August 2020 — OutCasters Lucas and Brian battle it out over pro-LGBTQ action precipitated by the Covid pandemic, a new LGBTQ-inclusive school curriculum in New Jersey, and more.
Supreme Court declares it illegal for employers to discriminate against LGBTQ workers
July 2020 — On June 15, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for employers to discriminate against LGBTQ workers. OutCaster Chris considers what this kind of ruling means to LGBTQ people, youth in particular.
Ga[y]me Show #19
June 2020 — Lucas and Chris play this month's OutCasting Ga[y]me Show. On this edition: the first openly lesbian Miss Universe contestant; world cities with best LGBTQ acceptance; first openly gay black candidate for Congress. And once again, One Million Moms is up to its usual antics.
A break from the Ga[y]me Show — Producing OutCasting from home during the Covid-19 pandemic
Covid-19 has forced us to produce OutCasting content at home. OutCaster Sarah describes how we're doing it.
Ga[y]me Show #18
April 2020 – Lucas and Sarah play this month's OutCasting Ga[y]me Show. On this edition: NY Knicks host Pride celebration; good news from Utah; black lesbian hero; bigotry against Sesame Street.
Ga[y]me Show #17
New OutCasters Lil and Chris team up for this month’s Ga[y]me Show. On this edition: first openly LGBTQ coach for major sporting event; new anti-LGBTQ bills in Tennessee and South Dakota.
Ga[y]me Show #16
Brand-new OutCasters Lucas P. and Chris team up for this month’s Ga[y]me Show. On this edition: marriage equality elsewhere in the world; word of the year; Lesbianville, USA; President Trump's new LGBTQ campaign slogan; World AIDS Day; unlikely organization takes more open stance on LGBTQ members.
Ga[y]me Show #15
OutCasting alumni Sydney and Jamie come back to visit and create this month’s edition of the Ga[y]me Show. This month: non-binary celebrities; UK adults who would not be proud to have an LGBTQ child; marriage equality; the anti-LGBTQ former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore; how lesbians found each other before they could be publicly out; the anti-LGBTQ fast food chain Chick-fil-A.
Ga[y]me Show #14
OutCasting alumna Sarah comes back for a visit and joins Alex for this month’s edition of the Ga[y]me Show. On this edition: Arizona State Senator, a noted homophobe, sponsored a bill to ban marriage equality there. Why? Also: out gay athlete recently won an international sports championship; YouTube suspends content creator over homophobic video; first active openly gay pro baseball player; gay couple in advertisement stirs controversy in Europe.
Ga[y]me Show #13
OutCasters Dhruv and Andrew take a light-hearted look at LGBTQ topics. This month: a recent psychology study links men's sexuality with use of an item; a company casts its first openly transgender model; NJ mayor objects to a new state law that ends exclusion of LGBTQ history in schools and requires lessons on bullying and LGBTQ people's existence (we covered the pioneering California law in OutCasting #10); Ohio lawmaker blames the August mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso on... what?; Britian's first trans candidate for Parliament; gay tolerance in Coke ads.
Ga[y]me Show #12
OutCaster Alex is joined by Addie on this month’s Ga[y]me Show. On this edition: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently did something LGBTQ- related; a Christian Orthodox Bishop in Greece says he has figured out the cause of homosexuality; and a German heavy metal band defied the Russian anti-LGBTQ laws during a concert in Moscow.
Ga[y]me Show #11
This time on the Ga[y]me show, OutCasters Alex and Kaspar discuss a company that rejected a proposed ad featuring two gay men, saying the company “doesn’t do gay.” Its ad agency dropped the company. Also a queerbaiting TV show; another show is lauded for its realistic representation of a gay character; gay Republican talks about his support of President Trump; and a recent study shows Asian Americans who are gay are perceived as... what?
Ga[y]me Show #10
August 2019 — This time on the Ga[y]me show, OutCasters Lucas and Alex discuss a blockbuster movie franchise and its first gay character, companies that seem to support LGBTQ pride but actually have anti-LGBTQ policies or donate money to anti-LGBTQ politicians, and more.
Ga[y]me Show #9
On this episode of the Ga[y]me show, Dhruv and Lucas discuss LGBTQ superheroes, homophobic mayors, genetic traits that are linked to a higher incidence of homosexuality, and the treatment of trans people in the custody of ICE. Join us for another action-packed episode of the OutCasting Ga[y]me Show, where OutCasters quiz each other on the latest LGBTQ news and culture!
Ga[y]me Show #8
This time on the Ga[y]me show, Outcasters Amalee and Alex and discuss GOP LGBTQ representation at Coachella, children at Pride Matches, legal representation for nonbinary people, GSA’s, and presidential candidate Pete Buttegieg! Join us for another action and laughter packed episode of the Ga[y]me show, where OutCasters quiz each other on the latest LGBTQ news and culture!
Ga[y]me Show #7
OutCasters Alex and Lucas take a light-hearted look at LGBTQ issues and news. On this episode, Lucas and Alex discuss LGBTQ news in relation to airlines, giraffes, and presidential candidates. Tune in to learn something, to laugh, and to stay up to date with the latest LGBTQ news!
Ga[y]me Show #6
Dhruv and Alex are at it again. This month: being queer in a ‘straight’ relationship, John Oliver’s “Marlon Bundo” picture book (and others like it), New Zealand, a new gay movie with an unexpected star, and more religious intolerance.
Ga[y]me Show #5
Alex and Dhruv are at it again. This month: a gay couple is revealed on a TV show; another TV is show phasing out gay jokes; a gay couple in DC were told they couldn’t share a dessert in a restaurant; YouTuber Logan Paul’s controversial comment; women sexually harassed a trans woman in a bar; emoji of the year.
Ga[y]me Show #4
OutCasters Dhruv and Alex look at some funny and serious LGBTQ topics. This month: anti-gay pastor who made light of the Pulse nightclub shooting is forced to step down; Canada commemorates 50th anniversary of decriminalization of gay sex; gay video game character; percentage of military personnel who think that trans people should be barred from military service.
Ga[y]me Show #3
OutCaster Alex joins Lucas this month for a look at some funny and serious LGBTQ topics. This month: serial killer; Grindr exec steps down; a controversy over a Gay-Straight Alliance in an Indiana school; the underlying cause of lesbianism.
Ga[y]me Show #2
OutCasters Lucas and Dhruv take a lighthearted look at LGBTQ issues and news. This month: conversion therapy, LGBTQ persecution in Tanzania, and strange local LGBTQ news. Tune in to learn something, to laugh, and to stay up to date with the latest LGBTQ news!
Ga[y]me Show #1
OutCasters Lucas and Dhruv take a lighthearted look at LGBTQ issues. This month: definition of demisexuality; gay penguins; states that list sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories; gay man tricks straight men; countries where homosexuality is punishable by death.
OutCaster of the Month
Amalee is interviewed by Alex.
Nico is interviewed by Alex.
Dhruv is interviewed by Lucas.
Andrea interviews Alex.
Lucas is interviewed by Andrea.
OutCaster Griffin, who joined OutCasting in the late winter of 2018, is interviewed by Alex.
OutCasting participant Lucy of our bureau at Michigan State University interviews Samantha (left), April’s OutCaster of the Month. Samantha recently graduated from Michigan State University; Lucy is currently a junior there.
Sam is our OutCaster of the Month. She's interviewed by Alex, a fellow participant in OutCasting's main studio in New York.
This month we hear from OutCasters at our Michigan State University Bureau. Samantha interviews Lucy.
OutCasting graduate Jamie returns from a college vacation and interviews Lauren, who joined OutCasting in November 2016.
Nico talks with Dante about how he joined the program and what it means to him.
OutCaster Alex does a quick interview with fellow OutCaster Andrea, November's OutCaster of the Month.
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