Media Forum To Address LGBT Visibility

Television Journalist Garrett Glaser To Discuss Coming Out, LGBT People In TV News Media


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Eastern Michigan University's Center for the Study of Equality and Human Rights presents a public forum entitled "Media LGBT Visibility Forum: The Changing Landscape of Representation and Equality" on March 11.

"This forum will provide a public venue for important discussion about how televised images and reporting of LGBT issues has changed in a season that GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) reports as having the strongest LGBT presence in history," says Michael A. Tew, Director, Center for the Study of Equality and Human Rights.

Garrett Glaser, retired television journalist and founding member of the National Lesbian/Gay Journalists Association, will be the event's featured speaker. Glaser will discuss his experience as the one of the first broadcast journalists to come out publically as gay and the current conditions for LGBT people and issues in television news media. Glaser was a recipient of the NLGJA's Hall of Fame honor in 2009.

Additional speakers include Dr. Maryann Watson, nationally recognized EMU media scholar presenting research on historical and contemporary representations of LGBT persons on television, and Matt Kane, GLAAD Associate Director of Entertainment Media and author of GLAAD's "Where We are on TV Report: 2012-2013 Season."

The Center for the Study of Equality and Human Rights stimulates and disseminates academic research focused on equality and human rights for LGBT communities. Founded in 2010 by a gift from EMU Alumnus and Former Regent Dr. Timothy Dyer, the center connects research to advocacy and community action. The Center for the Study of Equality and Human Rights is supported by the John and Genevieve Dyer Educational Foundation.

"Media LGBT Visibility Forum" is open to the public and begins at 3:30 p.m. March 11, 2013 at the Student Center Auditorium on the campus of Eastern Michigan University.

Additional details and a full listing of program participants are available at http://www.emich.edu/equality. The forum is co-sponsored by Eastern Michigan University's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center (LGBTRC).

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