Sprouts: Queering History - a play about LGBTQ issues in schools by pacificanetwork published on 2014-07-16T23:13:46Z This week Sprouts presents OutCasting, LGBTQ youth radio, this week featuring an abridged reading of the play, "Queering History," written by Maggie Keenan-Bolger with homeless LGBTQ youth, about the effects of LGBTQ history not being taught in schools. Coincidentially, three years ago, on July 14, 2011, the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Act was signed into law in California, ending the exclusion of LGBTQ history in California schools. On an earlier edition of OutCasting, we spoke about the law with its sponsor, Cal. State Sen. Mark Leno (online at mfpg.org or outcastingmedia.org). Next week on OutCasting on Sprouts, an interview with Maggie Keenan-Bolger. Notes: Audioport lists the program at 29:07 but it is actually 29:00. Program has no FCC-prohibited language, but stations may want to be aware of the following: 13:12 "Ronald freaking Reagan" (context: HIV+ college kid talking about how Reagan ignored the AIDS crisis in its early years) 18:34 "big freaking deal" (context: trans child didn't want to wear a dress, asked father what the big freaking deal was about wearing the dress) 20:28 "He told me if he wanted a faggot to sleep with, he would have found one." (context: young trans person man kicked out of house, staying with a man who said this to him) Sprouts is a weekly program that features local radio production and stories from many radio stations and local media groups around the world. It is produced in collaboration with community radio stations and independent producers across the country. The program is coordinated and distributed by Pacifica Radio and offered free of charge to all radio stations. For information, or if you would like to feature your work on Sprouts, contact Ursula Ruedenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.