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Rise Up: LGBTQ+ Representation in The Media

November 4, 2021 | 6:30pm CST

On-Site & Virtual

While the last two decades of popular media have been a catalyst for growth within the LGBTQ+ community, it is important to differentiate presence from representation. 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.  

We invite you to join us for a thoughtful conversation on the history and impact of LGBTQ+ representation in the media, moderated by Eric Marcus, founder and host of award-winning Making Gay History podcast with decades of research into LGBTQ+ history and the evolution of LGBTQ+ media. Panelists will include:

Chicago’s 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, who is 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

Reservations are required. Members must sign in to take advantage of their member discount.

***Masks are required and social distance guidelines will be encouraged at the on-site program.***

Non-Members (On-Site): Museum Admission; Non-Members (Virtual): $5.00

Members (On-Site & Virtual): Free

Presenting Sponsors
Supporters

Susan L. Karkomi & Marvin J. Leavitt / Karkomi Family Fund

Lester & Edward Anixter Family Foundation

Brenda & Lance Feis

Mindy & Jonathan Gray

Contributors

In Honor of Harry & Harriet Bernbaum

Additional Funders

Morris & Judith Rosenzweig Family Foundation

Juliet & Michael Gray

Matthew Saleski

Laura Elizabeth Tanner

Golder Family Foundation

Media Partners

Community Partners: Center on Halsted; Congregation Or Chadash – Temple Sholom of Chicago; Equality Illinois; Making Gay History

Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement was developed by the Newseum. The Newseum is an affiliate of the Freedom Forum, whose mission is to foster First Amendment freedoms for all.  freedomforum.org

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