Tonight Xtra is hosting a much anticipated panel of trans people to talk about their portrayal in the media.
What is being done right? What is being done wrong? How can publications like Xtra lead the way in respectfully and accurately telling trans people’s stories?
The panel will be webcast LIVE here on Xtra.ca at 6:30pm.
The moderators will be Andrea Houston and Rob Salerno, both reporters from Xtra. Tweet out your thoughts or participate using the chat box in our livestream video.
Follow the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #XtraTtalk.
The panel begins at 6:30 pm, featuring some of Toronto’s most prominent and influential trans activists.
We hope to touch on specific ways to integrate and accommodate trans perspectives into our reporting, as well as into our upcoming style guide that will provide a consistent set of guidelines for the language that we use. With questions ranging from general etiquette to particular pronouns, we would like to educate ourselves and others on how to be good trans allies.
We’ll be streaming the panel online at xtra.ca beginning at 6:30pm, and we anticipate wrapping up by 8pm.
There is no studio audience for this event.
Susan Gapka, chair of the Trans Lobby Group
TK, Pride Toronto’s arts and culture manager
Lexi Tronic, trans and sex worker activist
Nicki Ward, trans activist and artist. Last year, Ward was a member of the Community Advisory Panel and is now working to push for Bill C-389 at the federal level.
Lucas Silveira, musician with Toronto band The Cliks
Alaska B, trans woman and an artist/musician