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Kate Sosin is the LGBTQ+ reporter at The 19th, focusing on transgender rights, incarceration, politics and public policy. Kate has conducted deep-dive investigations into transgender prison abuse and homicides for NBC News. They previously worked at Logo TV, INTO and Windy City Times.
Nico Lang is an award-winning editor, reporter, and essayist. He is currently the news editor at them. and previously served as the deputy editor for Out magazine, LGBTQ+ correspondent at Vice magazine, and lead politics reporter at INTO. Lang‚Äôs work has been published in Rolling Stone, Esquire, The Guardian, Xtra, NBC News, BuzzFeed, Salon, L.A. Times, Playboy, The Advocate, Harper‚Äôs Bazaar, Vox, Marie Claire, The Daily Dot, Slate, Washington Post, and the New York Times, among numerous other outlets. He is the author of The Young People Who Traverse Dimensions While Wearing Sunglasses and co-editor of the best-selling BOYS anthology series.
LGBTQ Program Director, Media Matters
Brennan Suen is the LGBTQ program director at Media Matters, where he has worked since July 2015. Brennan and his team monitor and research media coverage of LGBTQ issues and related narratives with a focus on dismantling conservative misinformation harmful to the LGBTQ community. He produces and edits in-depth analysis, rapid response, and data-based studies on media coverage and conducts extensive research into anti-LGBTQ groups and media figures. He has a bachelor‚Äôs degree from Northwestern University.
5 things social media platforms can do to combat anti-LGBTQ disinformation
These actions could protect LGBTQ users and prevent the spread of harmful anti-LGBTQ narratives
Rayceen Pendarvis is an emcee, moderator, speaker, freelance writer, wedding officiant, community advocate, and lifelong Washingtonian. In addition to hosting various Team Rayceen events, including The Ask Rayceen Show and the Tell Rayceen interview series on YouTube and Vimeo, Rayceen can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
As an inspirational speaker, a tireless advocate for the community, disseminator of information, and host of numerous LGBTQ Pride events, Rayceen has earned the monikers High Priestess of Love, Goddess of DC, Queen of the Shameless Plug, and Empress of Pride.
Rayceen Pendarvis refuses to give up Local LGBTQ host and activist Rayceen Pendarvis spoke with the Washington Blade this week about the recent Black Lives Matter protests and reflected on the importance of including Black trans voices in this historic D.C. and national discussion.
Sharif Durhams President, NLGLA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists
National LGBTQ Journalists Group Taps First Leader of Color
The national association that represents LGBTQ journalists, an organization that’s struggled to foster diversity, has elected its first president of color.
Sharif Durhams, a senior editor for news and alerting for CNN Digital, will serve a two-year term as the ninth president of NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists. Durhams, an African-American gay man, began his tenure on Sunday following the conclusion of the group’s occasionally contentious national convention in Palm Springs, Calif.
Franco Stevens Founder, Curve Magazine
Franco Stevens founded Curve, the most successful lesbian magazine in the world, raising lesbian visibility in a way that connected the lesbian community, created the lesbian market for advertisers, helped the lesbian community accept femme-identifying lesbians, changed the way lesbians are seen by the mainstream, highlighted the transgender experience, brought attention to lesbian families, raised awareness of attacks on LGBT rights, and amplified the work of lesbian activists.
Curve Magazine Founder
Franco Stevens & her wife Director Jen Rainin, talk about their new Documentary Ahead Of The Curve
Join Kelli and Anne for their 135th NEW episode!
They begin this episode by talking about taping this episode from Provincetown where they are on one last getaway before school starts. They chat about seeing Marilyn Maye at The Crown & Anchor and being blown away by her talent AND doing it all at 92!! They also talk about dinners, shows and how its all happening with social distancing AND masks. Finally they announce Anne’s upcoming lawn concerts from their home that will also stream LIVE on Facebook starting Sunday, Sept 13th!
Their special guests today are Franco Stevens, the founder of Curve Magazine (the most successful Lesbian Magazine in the world) and her wife Jen Rainin, the Director and co-Producer of the new documentary film, Ahead Of The Curve, that details Franco’s extensive impact on the LGBTQ community. The film celebrates the legacy of a movement while considering the agenda of its future. Hear about the making of the film, how it was conceived and how it changed even during filming. Find out more about the film at www.CurveMagMovie.com