While mainstream media outlets value diversity, many still fall into the trap of covering queer people of color only in stories about HIV or violence or homophobia — or excluding their stories altogether. This panel will offer concrete steps that any newsroom can take to achieve meaningful inclusivity — from telling better stories of QPOC, to identifying great sources, to finding excellent job candidates of color. We’ll look at what strengths and responsibilities we have as media professionals to resist and overcome racism ourselves and to expose it in LGBTQ communities and highlight solutions through our work.
Moderated by: Daniel Villareal
Panelists: Henry Mauldin, Janet Quezada, Brooke Sopelsa, Errin Haines Whack