LGBT Fluency for Journalists

Speaker: Oriol Gutierrez
6 p.m., Wednesday, May 1
Stabile Student Center
Columbia Journalism School

Interested in covering issues involving or challenges facing the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities? As reporters we will inevitably be faced with situations in which we will be writing/recording the lives and experiences of people of these identities.

Oriol Gutierrez, is the editor-in-chief of both POZ and Tu Salud magazines. In addition to having reported on LGBT topics for many years, he is also an authority on HIV/AIDS-related issues. He is the first openly-HIV positive, gay Latino to helm the POZ brand, and the former vice president of print and new media for the NLGJA. Come have your questions answered on these topics and learn how to sensitively and fairly address stories related to these communities. Oriol’s discussion will deal with the most practical tools for journalists trying to report on LGBT issues and people. Come learn how to relate to these communities as a journalist and as an ally.

A reception, sponsored by the Sevellon Brown Fund, follows the presentation.

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