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LGBTQ Experience in Public Relations: Visibly Proud, June 29

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The Museum of Public Relations will host its third annual tribute to the Public Relations industry's LGBTQ community on Tuesday, June 29 from 6 o 8 p.m. ET / (5:00 CT / 4:00 MT / 3:00 PT).

This special event is free with registration and will feature two panels — one of PR professionals from both corporate and non-profit organizations, followed by a diverse panel of journalists covering LGBTQ+ issues. These engaging conversations will cover topics ranging from the current challenges facing the community and how it is covered in media to how the social activism of the last 50+ years has helped bring it to where it is today.

The event will be webcast via Zoom webinar. Cathy Renna, Communications Director, National LGBTQ Task Force will be the host and moderator.

Stephanie Battaglino, speaker, author, "Reflections from Both Sides of the Glass Ceiling," will keynote.

Panel I: "PR Proud: LGBTQ Public Relations Pros on the State of Communications" will include:

Justin R. Buchbinder, VP, Paid & Organic Social, FINN Partners

Ben Finzel, President, RENEWPR

Stephen Macias, Executive VP, MultiCultural Comms and PR, Rogers and Cowan

Liz Owen, Communications Director, PFLAG

Christopher Vasquez, Communications Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)

Panel II: "Covering the LGBTQ Community from A-Z: LGBTQ Journalists Tell Their Stories" will include:

Tre'vell Anderson, Editor At Large, Pink Triangle Press

Tracy Baim, Publisher, Chicago Reader

Dawn Ennis, LGBTQ media journalist, Forbes, Daily Beast & more.

Alex Bollinger, Managing Editor, LGBTQ Nation

Tristan McAllister, Content Director & EP/Host, Why Here Podcast

The "LGBTQ Experience in Public Relations" 2021 event is brought to you in partnership with the Diversity Action Alliance and PRCA, and is sponsored in part by: The Bonnie Yablon Foundation; Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication Department of Advertising and Public Relations at University of Georgia; Page; IW Group; Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health and OGX; FINN Partners; Pat Ford; MikeWordWide (MWW); Orange County Gay Men's Chorus/Men Alive; The University of Oregon School of Journalism & Communication; CommPRO; and Muck Rack.

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