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Lecture: LGBTQ+ Representation on TV and Why It Matters

Thursday, September 6, 2018
12:30pm – 1:45pm

Storrs Campus
Rainbow Center; Student Union 403

The Out to Lunch Gender, Sexuality, and Community is a weekly academic lecture and discussion series with guest scholars and community activists from various disciplines examining a variety of topics related to gender identity, gender expression, and sexuality. Each semester offers a broad sampling of the areas.

Today's lecture is entitled, "LGBTQ+ Representation on TV and Why It Matters" and it will be presented by Julia Anderson.

Synopsis: This presentation will review the GLAAD Media Institute’s “Where We Are On TV 2017-2018” Report and discuss why media representation is important. The presentation will highlight character depictions on TV that have been particularly successful or criticized, and consider what “good” media representation looks like.

Biography: Julia has served within the Rainbow Center since Fall 2016. Beginning as the Higher Education Student Affairs (HESA) Graduate Assistant for the Rainbow Center, she has since stepped into the role of Program Coordinator. Julia’s favorite part of her job is the personal connections she is able to make with students and colleagues at UConn. She helps to oversee the FYE class taught in the Rainbow Center, the FAMILEE mentoring program, and the Husky Ally Safe Zone training program, among other things. In her spare time, she loves to read, kayak, nap, bake, and find good local food.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunches


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