If you've been following this space for the last few months then you should know all about our new LGBT Youth program OutCasting. If you don't know about it you should go read last week's blog/press release...I'll wait here...
OK, now we're all on the same page.
After working hard all summer in the 'sweatshop' conditions of the WDFH studio, the kids have finally completed the pilot episode. It is set to debut on Thursday October 6th at 6:30 PM. As always you can tune in to WDFH at 90.3 if you're in the Central Westchester area or online at the link below.
If you miss it, don't worry as we'll be re-broadcasting it on Saturday October 8th at 1:00 PM. If your schedule is too busy to listen at either of these times then please check the WDFH website for information on how to download the podcast.
The first episode will focus on the role of Gay-Straight Alliances in schools. It will include a discussion among several of the students behind OutCasting and an interview with Mary Jane Karger, the Hudson Valley regional co-chair and a national board member of GLSEN (The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network). Upcoming programs will feature discussions with Dan Savage, the journalist, writer, and columnist who co-founded the It Gets Better Project, and Brian Ellner, one of the main strategists of the successful legislative campaign for marriage equality in New York State.
Please tune in and if you can help us spread the word, even better. Everyone at WDFH is proud of this show and the hard work the kids and other volunteers have put into it.
WDFH must raise funding in order for OutCasting and other programming to continue. In particular, we are trying to reach foundations, businesses, and individuals who support LGBT issues and the empowerment of youth. All contributions are fully tax-deductible. We need your help, so please step up to the plate.