Hi, folks --
November is here. We're finally almost done with this bizarre election, and we celebrate by producing an edition of OutCasting OffAir that has nothing whatever to do with politics. In this month's edition, Mark, a new OutCaster who hails from Dublin, Ireland, talks about bisexual erasure — the mistaken belief of some people, including some in the LGBTQ community, that true bisexuality doesn't really exist and that it's merely a self-identification that people use before they come out as gay.
New broadcast episodes are also coming soon. We're wrapping up our program on issues faced by transgender people in getting appropriate health care, and we're in the editing stage of a program in which we talk with Chris Hobson, a gay elder, about LGBTQ history and some of the challenges in how it gets passed down to younger generations. Chris is a son of the late Laura Z. Hobson, author of such books as Gentleman's Agreement (1946) and Consenting Adult, a 1975 novel about a family's gradual acceptance of a gay son. The son in the book, Jeff, is loosely modeled on Chris, who, now in his 70s, is a professor of English at SUNY Old Westbury.
Thanks again for your support of OutCasting.
All our best,
Marc and the OutCasting team