June 27 Panel: Media Coverage of the Transgender Community


The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists invites you to join us for a discussion regarding media coverage of the transgender community on Thursday, June 27.

Panelists will discuss what reporters should be aware of when reporting on the transgender community. They will also give their insight into media coverage, tips for reporters, and potential story ideas. The event is co-sponsored by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and the L.A. chapters of the Asian American Journalist Association, National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided before the panel.

The panel is free and open to all. Please RSVP by sending an email to: spjlosangeles@gmail.com


SPJ/LA’s panel discussion on transgender media coverage.


  • Nick Adams, associate director of communications, GLAAD
  • Diane Anderson-Minshall,  editor at large of Advocate Magazine and editor in  chief of HIV Plus magazine
  • Drian Juarez, program manager, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s transgender economic empowerment project
  • Ezak Perez, campaign director, Gender Justice L.A.

Ken Schwencke, reporter for the Los Angeles Times, will moderate.


Thursday, June 27
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
(Door open at 6:30 p.m.)


L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza’s Renberg Theatre
1125 N. McCadden Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90028


The event is free and open to the public.

Free parking is provided at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center

Please RSVP by sending an email to: spjlosangeles@gmail.com


Adolfo Flores, SPJ/LA

Photo of a sign at the 2013 West Hollywood Pride Parade by Adolfo Flores

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