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Saturday, July 9 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Deciding if Working with the Media is the Right Path (or Not)

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The media's interest in covering transgender people and issues has increased dramatically, and we know that stories about transgender children and youth have the power to help families just learning that their child is transgender. They also play an important role in shaping how the general public perceives gender-expansive experiences. But how do you know if telling your story in the media is the right thing for your family and your child? What are the consequences of talking about your child's gender in the media when a Google search can disclose their trans identity for the rest of their life? Why is it different for transgender people to be out in the media, compared to LGB people? This session will explore the various questions parents need to consider and possible consequences they must weigh as they make decisions about sharing their child's gender story publicly. 

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Nick Adams

Program Director, Transgender Media, GLAAD
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Lisa Kenney

Lisa Kenney is the Executive Director of Gender Spectrum. She’s a featured speaker at conferences and a consultant to organizations and corporations on the changing understanding of gender and the implications this has for parents and families, social institutions and corporations... Read More →

Saturday July 9, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Dante 220

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