Nov 30, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
With more transgender actors in Hollywood, the impending military ban, and so-called “bathroom bills”, how well is the media covering the transgender community? SPJ Florida and the Stonewall National Museum & Archives invite you to an open discussion on how we can better serve the community in our reporting.
Topics that will be discussed include the importance of pronouns, a reporter’s fear of being blunt and/or unintentionally offensive, how to bridge the gap between the media and the trans community, and big issues impacting the community today.
Tiffany Arieagus: A case manager at SunServe with experience advocating for the transgender community and those with HIV/AIDS, she is also an international singer and dancer and the 1978 Miss F.I. Florida.
Emery Grant: Director of programming and education at the Stonewall National Museum & Archives. He serves on the board of directors of SunServe and The Association of American Cultures.
Rajee Narinesingh: A transgender activist, she has worked closely with the media and has appeared on television shows such as “I Am Jazz,” “Anderson Cooper 360,” and “Dr. Phil.”
Our moderator is Brendon Lies, SPJ Florida secretary and the art director at South Florida Gay News.
The event is free. Suggested donation $5. Refreshments provided by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly. Co-sponsored by NLGJA South Florida Chapter.