Saturday, September 10, 2016
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Moderator: Christina Kahrl
Panelists: Dawn Ennis, Bethany Grace Howe, Aryah Lester, Atticus Ranck
Transgender rights have become an increasingly divisive issue in the United States, and the use of public bathrooms has been a key part of the controversy. The legal fight over transgender bathroom rights reached the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time this year. But Trans people continue to face violence, discrimination, and harassment at a rate higher than their LGBQ counterparts. This panel will is an opportunity for journalists to better understand issues trans people face, and provide an opportunity to ask questions so that they can better understand how to fairly and accurately cover the trans community.