MAGNET’S Panel Discussion:
Women Demanding Change Now: The Dehumanization of Transsexual Women through the Gay Male Hollywood Lens
July 15th- 7-9:30pm
Plummer Park Community Center,Room#6.
7377 Santa Monica Blvd.(Cross street is Martel)
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Media Advocates Giving National Equality to Transsexual & Transgender People (MAGNET)
MAGNET is an anti-defamation organization dedicated to educating the media about transsexual and transgender issues, as well as pushing for more authentic and positive portrayals of trans people in the media.
Event will be filmed, so attendees must be okay with this.
Some topics which will be discussed:
• Finding solutions to build authentic unity and trust within LGBT community
• Mental/physical violence incited by messages in film and TV
• Gay males producing stigmatizing, over the top & unkind images of transsexual women
• Gay Inc. and some transgender activists co-opting the medical condition transsexualism
• Inaccurately depicting transsexual women as “drag queens”, “caricatures of femininity”
• Dangerous propaganda that mis-educates public and assaults transsexual women
There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask the panelists questions.
– Kiana Moore (transsexual woman, Hollywood producer- VH1,MTV, Bravo,
– Talia Bettcher (PHD (trans woman, Philosophy Professor, author)
– Cary Harrison (gay male, radio personality, award winning journalist.)
– Mannee McMurray (LGBT activist, writer, MAGNET volunteer)
– Hannah Howard (trans activist, Gender Justice LA board member)
– Matt Palazzolo (gay male, Equal Roots co-founder)
– Arianna Davis (transsexual & intersex woman, Gender ID Empowerment Coalition (GIEC) co-founder)
– Vanesa Camara (transsexual woman, activist for transsexual liberation & feminism)
– Libby Freeman ( queer woman, outspoken ally for trans people, GIEC & MAGNET organizer)
Moderated by Ashley Love (trans rights advocate, writer and an organizer with MAGNET)
Please let us know your thoughts on this epidemic so we can include them in the planning and discussion.
FOR INFO, contact MAGNET Organizer:
Ashley Love – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAGNET WEBSITE: www.TheMAGNETSource.blogspot.com
Ashley Love’s blog: www.TransFormingMedia.blogspot.com