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Growing Visibility: Transgender People in the Media (Panel)

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Growing Visibility: Transgender People in the Media
Panel Discussion Hosted by GLAAD

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Join GLAAD for a panel addressing the experiences of transgender people who have shared their personal stories in the media. Communicating with journalists can be particularly challenging for transgender people, who are faced with a range of obstacles, from navigating pervasive stereotypes, to being misgendered, and asked to answer invasive questions about their medical and psychological histories.

Panelists will include:

Laverne Cox, Orange Is The New Black (@LaverneCox)
Kye Allums, basketball player (@KyeAllums)
Reina Gossett, activist and writer (@reinagossett)
Tiq Milan, writer and GLAAD staff (@glaad)

Hear panelists discuss the stereotypes they have encountered while interacting with the media and how they have dealt with them, how they have handled invasive questions, and what advice they have for transgender people telling their stories publicly. Through knowing about these experiences, transgender people telling their stories in the media will be better prepared to share their own stories in an effective and fulfilling way.

GLAAD is proud to be organizing this panel in association with the New Organizing Institute's Public Narrative Training for Transgender Organizers

Organizers and advocates working on trans issues are encouraged to RSVP for this free event. Because space is limited, you will be notified by email if we are able to accommodate your request to attend.

Registration for this event is now closed. If you did not receive an email from GLAAD confirming your attendance, unfortunately we cannot accomodate your request to attend.

Please email lherold@glaad.org if you have any questions.

Event Details

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
7:00pm9:00pm

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 West 13th St.
New York, NY
United States