Come join CQA, QuAM, and MAGNET (Media Advocates Giving National Equality to Transsexual & Transgender People) for a night of discussion and exploration of the (mis)representation of transgender, transsexual, and intersex people in the media.
The event will consist of a panel discussion followed by Q&A with the audience. Light refreshments will be available.
Our panelists are:
Ashley Love – Organizer of MAGNET (Media Advocates Giving National Equality to Transsexual & Transgender People)
Noah Lewis – Staff Attorney at Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund
Deb Sprague – Writer-Producer: Premiere Radio Networks
Kyle Lukoff – Barnard alum
In honor of Gender Rights Week, this discussion will focus on the depictions of transsexual, transgender and intersex images in the media. Come out to hear our panelists discuss the presence, representation, and misrepresentation of the entire gender spectrum in the media and beyond!
Where: 304 Barnard
When: 7pm on Wednesday, October 13
RSVP at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1096260247#!/event.php?eid=167056236638349&index=1
The State of the Union adress is happening right now, which means many of you wont probably read this until later, when I am totally passed out from my flu. Conversely, I may also be in lala land from having over 8 cups of tea to treat such flu, but that is for another day.When you do read this however, you will rejoice, for we have our next topic for our February Third Thursday (actually occurring on the Fourth Thursday of the Month because the gods decided that was the only day that Minerva could make it).
Our next political/activist event will focus on gender lines in the LGBTQ movement, and discuss such questions as “why is the ‘T’ in LGBTQ” and “why do lesbians and gays sit at opposite sides of the table” among others. Interested in helping out or adding to the discussion? Make sure to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions!
In other exciting news, starting next week I will have a monthly event, called “What should Laura wear?” Laura (we are talking in third person now, see as I slowly but surely sink into insanity due to tea overdose) has often had a problem when a First Friday arrives: What should she wear?
CQA’s political/activism event is right around the corner folks, and this one, you don’t want to miss!
Come discuss with the pretty people of CQA whether “gender identity disorder” should be included in the Diagnostic and Statistics manual for Mental Health. For many, inclusion of the term in the DSM means insured treatment for hormone therapy and surgery. For others, it means the pathologizing of a gender identity, and a blatant form of discrimination.
Our panelists, Dr. Meyer-Balhburg, a psychologists and one of the reviewers of DSM, Dru Levasseur, an attorney from Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, and Katie Douglass, from the Callen-Lorde transgender clinic, will analyze how this understanding of “transgender” both helps, and hurts, the transgender community.
Don’t miss out! The event is taking place in Fayerweather 313, at 7:00 pm.