LGBT Resource Center
USC Student Affairs

Ally Discussion: GLAAD’s Trans Media Education

11/7/2013, 12:00 - 1:00 PM TCC 450 (Forum Room)

According to recent polls, 90% of Americans say they personally know someone who is lesbian, gay, or bisexual, but only 8% of Americans say they personally know someone who is transgender. Given these statistics, the role of the media in educating the public about transgender people is critical. Representatives from GLAAD, known as the LGBT movement's communications epicenter, will speak about how GLAAD works directly with news media, entertainment media, cultural institutions and social media to advocate for fair and accurate stories of transgender people.

Unfortunately, transgender people remain largely invisible in the media - or when their stories are covered, the result is often inaccurate, sensationalistic, or defamatory. GLAAD speaks out against these inaccurate media images, and advocates for fair and accurate stories about transgender Americans in news and entertainment. GLAAD also trains transgender people across the country to share their stories in the media - and then pitches those stories in an effort to educate the public about the lives of real transgender people. 

Sponsored by the USC LGBT Resource Center.

RSVP: www.tinyurl.com/AllyFall2013 (food provided)