The Bi Media Summit: Putting the "B" into LGBT
Listen to Robyn's Keynote
Thanks to the sponsors (listed on this page) and the conference organizers, including Sheela Lambert, Rob Barton and Peter Ruggiero.
|The Bi Media Summit was held on May 29, 2009 at the New York LGBT Center. Robyn was the keynote speaker.|
|This free, one-day Summit was co-organized by the Bi Writers Association and the LGBT Center and co-sponsored by The New York Times Company GLBT & Allies Affinity Group and The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force.
Speakers included Robyn Ochs, Editor of Getting Bi and Honoree of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Cindi Creager, National News Director, GLAAD; Sean Kennedy, News Features Editor, The Advocate; and Chagmion Antoine, Correspondent for 365 Gay News on Logo.
By holding the summit, organizers hoped to develop a consensus between LGBT rights organizations, journalists and political officials that inclusion of bisexual people in the discussion of LGBT issues is necessary.
Putting the "B" in LGBT (Listen >>)
Keynote Speaker: Robyn Ochs, Editor of Getting Bi, Honoree of National The Gay and Lesbian Task Force and marriage equality activist.
1:15PM - 2PM
Bisexuality: Exploding the Myths
Panel of experts will explode myths and stereotypes about bisexuality and explain the realities. Dont be afraid to ask questions!
2PM - 2:30PM Lunch
2:30PM - 3:45PM
Bi Community Panel: Telling Our Stories
Panel of bi speakers discuss how LGBT rights issues such as Marriage Equality, Military Discrimination and Job Discrimination impact their lives. Q&A following presentation.
4PM - 4:45PM
Crafting the Message: How to Put the "B" in LGBT
Practicum on putting the "B" in LGBT in a press release, news story, policy paper, speech or interview on LGBT rights issues. How to report more accurately on bisexuality.
5PM - 6:30PM
Closing Plenary Discussion
Putting the "B" in LGBT: How can we do a better job?
Roundtable discussion by distinguished LGBT rights activists, media professionals, political office holders and bi community activists. Audience participation welcomed.