Author and journalist, Benjamin Law (The Family Law), and comedian, Jordan Raskopoulos (Axis of Awesome), in a public forum with Ross Murray and Ray Bradford, leading advocates from GLAAD, will join radio and television presenter Fenella Kernebone (TedXSydney) in a public discussion on the power of news and entertainment media to shape attitudes and change cultures.
US-based organisation GLAAD has become a global leader in ensuring LGBTIQ people are represented fairly and inclusively by helping everyday people share their stories and holding the media accountable for the words and images they present.
Illuminating the issue in Australia, Screen NSW, Queer Screen and NSW LGBTIQ health organisation ACON have teamed up with Foxtel and the Australian Film TV and Radio School to bring out two of GLAAD's leaders for a series of community forums and media industry events during the 2017 Mardi Gras Film Festival.
In Conversation with GLAAD: Accelerating LGBTIQ Acceptance Through the Media
Ross Murray and Ray Bradford will be representing GLAAD at the event, with time for audience questions at the end.
Ross Murray is a Director of Programs focusing on LGBTIQ people in the US South, and advocates across the globe, with a particular interest in LGBTIQ and faith communities.
As Director of Programs for Entertainment Media, Ray Bradford works with creators across all entertainment platforms, as well as allies, to promote fair, accurate and inclusive content that accelerates acceptance of LGBTIQ lives.