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When: January 9, 2020 at Noon

The Virginia Press Association is excited to bring in Equality Virginia to talk about best practices when writing about the transgender community. As the state’s leading advocacy organization dedicated to seeking equality for LGBT people, Equality Virginia knows how important it is to tell the stories of transgender people accurately and authentically.

Only 16 percent of people say they personally know someone who is transgender and many Americans learn about transgender people through the media. The 45-minute webinar will focus on the following topics:

• Background and definitions for gender identity and sexual orientation

• The importance of names and pronouns

• Preferred language and terms to avoid

• Other best practices for covering the LGBT community

This FREE webinar will be a safe space to ask questions and engage in respectful dialogue. The first 30 minutes will include tips and guidance, while the remaining 15 will be used for Q&A. You may send questions in advance to this LINK.

 

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