Independence Day

Listen as professional queers, Steph Taylor, Shaun Ordinario, and Rob Watson discuss the news of the week followed by our weekly topic. In honor of Independence Day, we declare our independence from perceived LGBT “rules.” Join us as we discuss what we want independence from including a section of what our local youth want independence from!

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LGBT Characters in Animated Films

Listen as professional queers, Steph Taylor, Shaun Ordinario, and Rob Watson discuss the news of the week followed by our weekly topic. This week we have one of our favorite guests, Mindy Forsythe, back as she tells us about her new and first blog. Mindy wrote a blog about LGBT characters in kids’ movies. Her blog was seen by the director of How to Train Your Dragon 2!

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Happy Anniversary to Us!

Listen as professional queers, Steph Taylor, Shaun Ordinario, and Rob Watson discuss the news of the week followed by our weekly topic. This episode is one big party! Join us as we laugh, cry, and share stories from the last year. You are invited to our 1 year anniversary party.

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An Ally Saved a Life

Listen as professional queers, Steph Taylor, Shaun Ordinario, and Rob Watson discuss the news of the week followed by our weekly topic. This week we interview David Stevens, named one of the top LGBT Allies of 2013. David’s youtube video saved a life. Join us as David gets a chance to talk to the life he saved for the first time.

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Marriage Equality Updates

Listen as professional queers, Steph Taylor, Shaun Ordinario, and Rob Watson discuss the news of the week followed by our weekly topic. This week we talk about the current status of the marriage equality movement including special guests!

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Dyle/Trans March

Listen as professional queers, Steph Taylor, Shaun Ordinario, and Rob Watson discuss the news of the week followed by our weekly topic. This week we have live reporting from the Dyke/Trans march as well as interviews about pride from Santa Cruz area dignitaries.

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Rejected and Alone, A Gay Young Man Finds His Home with a Same Sex Couple

This week on Out in Santa Cruz, professional queers Steph Taylor, Shaun Ordinario, and Rob Watson talk to Dina Izzo, Santa Cruz pride coordinator, about the upcoming 40th anniversary of Santa Cruz Pride. Following Dina’s interview, Shaun’s son Weston shares parts of his tough homophobic upbringing and his road to becoming part of Shaun and his husband’s family.

READ MORE ABOUT WESTON’S STORY HERE

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17th Annual Queer Youth Leadership Awards

Join us as professional queers Steph Taylor, Shaun Ordinario, and Rob Watson interview Stuart Rosenstein, the director of the Queer Youth Task Force, Jamie Cutter, a local teacher and activist, James Hosler, student at Santa Cruz High School along with his supportive mom, Catarina Hosler. Queer Youth Leadership Awards is the subject! Jamie was nominated for a QYLA and James was an awardee!

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Discrimination, Rewriting History, and the Unnecessary Loss of a Baby

Join professional queers Steph Taylor, Shaun Ordinario, and Rob Watson as they discuss three new LGBTQ stories: 1) Boy Scouts of America revokes a troop’s charter over their loyalty to a gay leader. 2) Jo Brecker’s book on “The Fight for Marriage Equality,” which arguably rewrites history. 3) A lesbian couple in Iowa lost custody of the baby they had taken care of since birth as the mother recalled her wish to have him adopted. Shortly after, the birth father allegedly beat the boy to death.

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Cuba: Tony’s local visit with Mariela Castro and His Experience in Cuba

Join us as professional queers Steph Taylor, Shaun Ordinario, and Rob Watson share the news of the week and interview our friend Tony Russomanno about his experience with Mariela Castro when she visited San Francisco to speak about LGBT rights as well as his visit to Cuba.

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