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Representation of LGBTQ people in the media

Oct. 1, 2017 - Media portrayals of LGBTQ people shape the way that the public understands and treats them.  Guest: Larry Gross, professor of communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California, author of Up From Invisibility, and eminent authority on gay and lesbian studies.  Photo by Maggie Taplin.

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Minority stress

Sept. 1, 2017 — Minority stress due to stigma, prejudice, and discrimination puts LGBTQ people, especially youth, at heightened risk for negative health effects.  Guest: Ilan Meyer, Ph.D., Distinguished Senior Scholar at the Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at the UCLA School of Law.

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Trump's proposed trans military ban

Oct. 1, 2017 — OutCasting youth participant Quinn evaluates the reasoning behind the transgender military ban that president Trump proposed on Twitter. Temporary legislative plans are in place and an opposition within the administration is forming, which may affect the implementation of the official plan in February of 2018.  Quinn, who is trans, prefers that his voice not be heard, so Max (pictured) tells the story.

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Atrocities in Chechnya

Sept. 1, 2017 — OutCasting youth participant Dante reflects on atrocities in which gay and bisexual men are being kidnapped, tortured, and killed, with no intervention from the US and scant attention by the mainstream media.  Update (Sept. 3): The New York Times reports that Canada has quietly been allowing Chechens to seek safety there.

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