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A young asexual discovers
he’s not alone

The anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), declared unconstitutional in 2013 and 2015, required many same-sex couples to either break up or leave the country.  Originally presented in 2014. 




Being in a binational same-sex relationship
before marriage equality

The anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), declared unconstitutional in 2013 and 2015, required many same-sex couples to either break up or leave the country.  Originally presented in 2014.


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The ridiculousness of
“Straight Pride”

Some straight people — the aggrieved ones (we all know who they are) – seem to feel left out because there’s no “Straight Pride” celebration.  OutCaster Alex explains why that is.  Originally presented in 2019.




Supreme Court justices
attack marriage equality

LGBTQ youth react to a statement by religious conservative justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito about overturning marriage equality, a Supreme Court action now more likely following the reversal of Roe v. Wade.  Originally presented in 2020.

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OutCasting Episode 21 — LGBTQ issues in Russia and the 2014 Winter Olympics

February 5, 2014

Guests: Greg Louganis, diving champion and multiple Olympic gold medalist; Brian Healey of Athlete Ally



The climate for LGBTQ people in Russia is terrible.  In 2013, the Russian government passed a law banning so-called gay propaganda aimed at minors.  LGBTQ demonstrators are routinely arrested.  There have been violent attacks.  Russia is a country with a bad record on human rights.  Yet the 2014 Winter Olympics are being there.


What should the United States's response be?  A boycott of the games?  Of NBC and the commercial sponsors?  With marriage equality a reality in a minority of states and with discrimination against LGBTQ people continuing in much of our country, can the United States claim a moral high ground from which to criticize Russia's anti-LGBTQ environment?


Joining us to discuss these issues are the diving champion Greg Louganis, who has won multiple Olympic gold medals, and Brian Healey, the Programming and Social Media Coordinator for Athlete Ally, a nonprofit working to end homophobia and transphobia in sports.



  • Letter from Boris Dittrich, the advocacy director of the LGBTQ Rights Program at Human Rights Watch, one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights, to Christophe De Kepper, the Director General of the International Olympic Committee in Switzerland

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