Women Demanding Change Now: The Dehumanization of Transsexual Women through the Gay Male Hollywood Lens

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,
Oxygen, Logo)

– 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: magnet_right_now@yahoo.com.

MAGNET WEBSITE: www.TheMAGNETSource.blogspot.com

Ashley Love’s blog: www.TransFormingMedia.blogspot.com

3 Responses to “Women Demanding Change Now: The Dehumanization of Transsexual Women through the Gay Male Hollywood Lens”

  1. Andrea B Says:

    This has the potential to be an interesting event.

    Maybe some gay activists will realise how bigoted they really are towards transsexual people.

    Hopefully the point will be got across.

  2. femme Says:

    just wanted to note on the “Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)”

    The Vancouver Pharmacy issues is closed and is no longer an issue. All women are now permitted into that pharmacy.

  3. femme Says:

    The long running television show Digrassi is bringing in a character who is transsexual. Sadly this will of course not be played by one of the very many men with transsexual backgrounds living in the general area of the shooting of the show.
    Instead they have hired a female actor to play him.

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