In recent years LGBTQ+ people have increasingly seen representations of themselves, celebrations of their lives and stories, and coverage of LGBTQ+ issues across media channels. This has led to a worldwide rise in understanding, cultural acceptance, and professional opportunities for LGBTQ+ individuals — but there is still room for improvement.
Join us as award-winning journalists discuss the history and impact of LGBTQ+ representation in the media. Panelists will include:
Chicago Reader co-publisher Tracy Baim, who has been inducted into the National LGBT Journalists Association Hall of Fame, Association of Women Journalists-Chicago Hall of Fame, the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Professional Journalists-Chicago
Award-winning journalist at ESPN Katie Barnes, who covers LGBTQ+ issues, women's basketball, softball, and women's combat sports
Kate Sosin, an award-winning trans LGBTQ+ reporter for The 19th, focusing on transgender rights, incarceration, politics, and public policy, and who has conducted deep-dive investigations into transgender prison abuse and homicides for NBC News and other notable publications such as Logo TV, INTO, and Windy City Times
Eric Marcus, founder and host of the award-winning Making Gay History podcast, which details the evolution of LGBTQ+ media, will moderate the discussion.
***Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be encouraged at the on-site program.***
Registrants are welcome to explore the Museum before the program begins. Reservations are required for both on-site and virtual options.
Register for the virtual & on-site program: www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/events/rise-up-lgbtq-representation-in-the-media/ .
Funded by Susan L. Karkomi & Marvin J. Leavitt / Karkomi Family Fund in memory of Michael Bauer.
Community Partner: Department of Communication at Columbia College Chicago