Dr. Frank Brooks, Assistant Clinical Professor in the UNE SSW, was recently interviewed on the USM radio station WMPG. He was a guest on the new radio show Out Cast and discussed the roots of the systemic and institutionalized forms of oppression of LGBTQ+ people in the United States.

Dr. Brooks also discussed the progress that has been made to de-pathologize LGBQ sexual orientations and transgender gender identities by eliminating medical and psychiatric categories that designated LGBTQ+ as mental illness.  Also discussed were current trends in helping LGBTQ+ develop healthy and social identities that celebrate diversity and affirm the many variations in sexual orientation and gender identity that human beings experience.




OUT cast is a new half-hour talk show on WMPG with co-hosts Steve, Madeline, and Stan.  They intend to address a broad range of issues of interest to the LGBTQ+ community here in Maine, both topical and historical; ranging from politics to job issues, parenting, books, local events, health care.  They want the show to be relevant to youth and elders alike and to address the growing diversity in our community and thus welcome suggestions from the audience.  Tune in to WMPG for “OUT Cast,” Mondays, 1 to 1:30pm.   Hosts Stan, Steve and Madeline welcome a variety of guests on their show  WMPG, 90.9 in So. Maine and beyond, and streaming online at wmpg.org.

Blog artwork provided by Venezuelan artist and activist Daniel Arzola 

Daniel is the creator of I Am Not a Joke  Follow his instagram account HERE

Resources Recommended by Dr. Frank Brooks:

Fenway Institute at the Fenway Community Health Center: Fenway Institute

The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law:  https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/

Equality Maine: https://www.equalitymaine.org/

Maine Transnet: https://www.mainetransnet.org/

Outright Portland: https://portlandoutright.org/

SAGE Maine: https://sagemaine.org/

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