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Don’t Miss These Discussions on LGBT Athletes and Allies

Monday, September 16, 2013

LGBT students and allies gather for lunch and discussion.Photo by Joel ZinkLGBT students and allies gather for lunch and discussion.

Ally Discussion: Media Representation of LGBT Athletes

Thursday, Oct. 3, 12 – 1 p.m.
TCC Franklin Rooms 350/351

Entertainment perspectives and media representations of LGBT athletes will be the topic of this interactive discussion, led by Evan Brody, doctoral candidate in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Brody will present his dissertation research and analyze media representations of LGBT athletes, and Adam Rogers, project specialist for The Norman Lear Center, will discuss how media stereotypes can affect the coming out process for athletes along with recent progress for out sports characters in television.

Participants will also get a sneak peek of a USC special sports and LGBT conference later in the month.

The event is sponsored by the USC LGBT Resource Center, USC Recreational Sports and The Norman Lear Center in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Lunch will be provided. RSVP:


Trans 101: How to be a Trans Ally

The LGBT Resource Center is offering a new workshop called, “Trans 101: How to be a Trans Ally” to educate staff teams, student organizations and other interested groups on how to become better allies to the trans student community.

At this presentation, participants will learn the developmental processes and understand the challenges for transgender students. Participants will explore becoming better allies to this underrepresented community.

To request this workshop, email The workshop is an hour long and is available on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings (different times may be available by email request).

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