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The Village Trip: LGBTQ in the Media - Better or Worse Since Stonewall?

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The Bobst Library in the Avery Fisher Center for Media and Music, Room 745

70 Washington Square South

New York, NY 10012

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NYU-selected experts will lead a panel focusing on the media’s coverage of the LGBTQ movement.

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NYU-selected experts will lead this panel focusing on the mainstream media’s coverage of the LGBTQ movement and the issues that have defined this community. Stonewall was the turning point when “gay liberation” became a “civil rights movement” resulting in a broader definition that covered a bigger swath of the population.

Within these 50 years mainstream media’s definition of “gay news” has expanded from coverage of single issues such as bar raids and the aids crisis to broader rights issues – both victories and setbacks. But has the media, in its political correctness, rendered LGBTQ people invisible, yet separate? How have subtle biases re-defined the issues surrounding LGBTQ? How can mainstream media better address LGBTQ issues in the upcoming election year?

Explore these topics and others in this open panel discussion followed by a tour of the exhibition Violet Holdings: LGBTQ+ Highlights from the NYU Special Collections at Bobst Library, on the atrium level of Bobst Library.

Seating is limited, and will be given on a first-come basis. Only complete parties will be seated.

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70 Washington Square South

New York, NY 10012

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