GLAAD to present "Bury Your Tropes" panel at ATX Television Festival

GLAAD is again partnering with the ATX Television Festival and this year will be presenting a panel on the importance of LGBT representation on television, intersectionality, and some of the damaging tropes we still see playing out in regards to the treatment of LGBT characters. GLAAD's Entertainment Media Strategist Megan Townsend will speak on the panel alongside Bradley Bredeweg (The Fosters), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (LostThe 100), Krista Vernoff (ShamelessGrey’s Anatomy), and Carter Covington (Faking It).

The fifth annual ATX Television Festival will run June 9-12 in Austin, Texas with GLAAD's panel taking place Saturday, June 11. Badges and single day wristbands are available for purchase now. GLAAD has previously worked with ATX to present the 10th anniversary reunion of the cast and creators of Showtime's landmark series Queer as Folk and to host a panel on "Beyond Bullying: What's Next for TV's LGBT Teens."