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GLBT Interest Group 2015 Conference Program

GLBT IG 2015 Conference Program

San Francisco, CA, August 6-10, 2015 

Thursday, August 6

10 am to 11:30 am

co-sponsored with Religion and Media Interest Group

Research Panel Session: Media, Religion, and the Same-sex Marriage Debate Since Massachusetts

Moderating/Presiding: Dean Mundy, Oregon


Mediating Marriage Equality: Evolving Frames of the Same-sex Marriage Debate Over Time, Leigh Moscowitz, Charleston

Media and Marriage, Then and Now, Nick Lasorsa, Texas at Austin

From Condemnation to Ambiguity: The Evolution LDS Church’s Position on Same-sex Attraction, Chiung Hwang Chen, Brigham Young Hawaii

Truce in a Culture War? The Curious Case of Religion and Gay Marriage, Debra Mason, Missouri

5 pm to 6:30 pm

co-sponsored with Minorities and Communication Division

PF&R Panel Session: Minorities Among the Minorities: (In)Visibility, the Media, and the LGBTQ,

Black Nationalists, and Native American Communities

Moderating/Presiding: Kathleen German, Miami


Bruce Drushel, Miami

Rondee Gaines, Miami

E-K Daufin, Alabama State

Masudul (Mas) Biswas, Loyola

Kathleen German, Miami

Friday, August 7

1:30 pm to 3 pm

Scholar-to-Scholar Refereed Paper Research Session

Egalitarian Values and Media Use: An Examination of Gay Rights Supporters’ Traditional and New Media Habits, Tien-Tsung Lee, University of Kansas; and Gary Hicks, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

 Inching Away from the Toy Department: Daily Newspaper Sports Coverage of Jason Collins and Michael Sam’s Coming Out, Bill Cassidy, Northern Illinois University

 Strategic Communication Through Social Media by LGBTI NGOs, Nathian Rodriguez, Texas Tech University

 The Instagrammed Trans Body: The Renegotiation of Gender and Bodies in the Instagram-based Transgender Community, Minjie Li, Louisiana State University

“A Symbolic Sacrifice”: Journalists’ Coverage of Queers Challenging The University of Texas, José Araiza, University of Texas

5 pm to 6:30 pm 

co-sponsored with Cultural and Critical Studies Division

 Research Panel Session: Orange is the New Black: Redefining Gender, Sexuality and Difference Through Prison Representations

Moderating/Presiding: Dean Mundy, Oregon


Katie Foss, Middle Tennessee State

Tara Kachgal, research consultant, Chapel Hill, NC

Rebecca Kern, Manhattan College

Clare Bratten, Middle Tennessee State


Saturday, August 8

1:45 pm to 3:15 pm

co-sponsored with Community Journalism Interest Group

PF&R Panel Session: San Francisco and the Heart of the LGBT Movement

Moderating/Presiding: Ed Alwood, Quinnipiac 


Chris Bull, former Washington Correspondent from the Advocate

Rink Foto, San Francisco Bay Times

Andrew Stoner, California State Sacramento

Cynthia Baird, news editor, Bay Area Reporter

5:15 pm to 6:45 pm

Refereed Paper Research Session: Local, National, & International News Coverage of GLBT Politics, Sports, and Community

Moderating/Presiding/Discussant: Laurie P. Honda, University of Oregon

Can We Talk? Kenyan LGBTI Advocates and Media Representatives Launch a Conversation, Teresa Mastin, Alexandra Murphy, and Dustin Goltz, DePaul University; and Jason Zingsheim, Governors State University

Harvey Milk’s Political Columns, 1974-1978, Heidi Mau, Temple University *Top Student Paper

 The Heartbeat of a Locker Room: Reactions to Jason Collins and Michael Sam Coming Out, Monique Robinson, Timothy Luisi, and Mugur Geana, University of Kansas

The Role of Ideology in Media Framing of Same-Sex Marriage, 1998-2014, Dominic Lasorsa, Jiyoun Suk, and Deepa Fadnis, University of Texas at Austin

Use of Pro- and Anti-GLBT Organizations in the News: A Longitudinal Content Analysis, Joseph Cabosky and Rhonda Gibson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill *Top Faculty Paper

7 pm to 8:30 pm

Members’ Meeting

Moderating/Presiding: Tara Kachgal


Sunday, August 9

11 am to 12:30 pm

co-sponsored with Commission on the Status of Women

Teaching Panel Session: Teaching Gender in Journalism and Mass Communication Courses

Moderating/Presiding: Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh, Butler


Barbara Barnett, Kansas

Tracy Everbach, North Texas

Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh, Butler

Leigh Moscowitz, Charleston

Erica Ciszek, Houston

James Carviou, Missouri Western State


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Dis[curse]ive – Latest edition of newsletter

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