Trans Issues in (Local) Media: A Public Discussion 11/19/19

The Philadelphia Chapter of NLGJA, the Association of LGBTQ Journalists, is hosting Trans Issues in (Local) Media: A Public Discussion on Nov. 19, 2019.

The goals of the event are to educate and empower media professionals to accurately represent transgender communities, generate story ideas, and present new sources and contacts.

Join journalist Rebecca Juro; scholar-activist and author Heath Fogg Davis, Ph.D.; former Common Pleas Candidate Henry Sias, Esq.; activist Sharron Cooks; and Gillian Branstetter of the National Center for Transgender Equality, in a conversation about the coverage of transgender issues in the media.

We want to use this opportunity to connect people and to fight for fair and accurate media coverage.

WHEN: November 19, 2019 7-9 PM

REGISTRATION: 6.30 PM

WHERE: The Pen and Pencil Club, 1522 Latimer Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Parking is available in nearby parking garages. We recommend using public transportation. The nearest subway station is Walnut-Locust.

I’ll be speaking on a panel to launch the Leeway Foundation’s Trans Forming Inclusion Guide 11/8/18 @ The Philly Free Library

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The Leeway Foundation will launch this groundbreaking resource for peer organizations, funders, and cultural organizers. I’ll join Alison Gerig, Celena Morrison, Gabriel Foster, and V Varun Chaudhry for a panel discussion Thursday, November 8, 3:00 – 5:00pm at the Skyline Room at the Parkway Central Library (1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia). Register for this event

I discussed #WontBeErased on WHYY Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane 11/1/18

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The New York Times reported that the Trump Administration intends to legally define sex as binary and immutable in an effort to roll back Obama-era protections for trans and non-binary people. Nadia Dowshen, Lee Carpenter, and I discussed the impact of this report with Marty Moss-Coane on her show Radio Times. Listen to the show here.