Transgender Image-Making in the Media

Transgender beeldvorming in de media, voertaal Engels

UPDATE: start time is 12:00h!

Zaterdag 11 mei | 12:00 – 14:30 uur
Saturday May 11th | 12:00 – 14:30
@ IHLIA-plaza, Main Public Library Amsterdam, 6th floor

Free and open to the public. Registration necessary (up to 40 participants): email Eliza

Transgender image-making – one of the key issues in a European partnership of five trans* projects from Germany, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland and the UK. In this partnership, called “Page One,” trans* activists and allies work on publishing strategies of improving trans* representation in the media. During TranScreen, they will inform you about their outcomes so far, especially regarding representation in print and broadcasting media. As well, Page One will share examples of good practices and discuss creative and regulatory strategies involving watchdog organisations, blogs and social media.

Supported by Movimento Identità Transessuale, Transgender Equality Network Ireland, Transgender Network Switzerland, TransInterQueer and TransMediaWatch.

Workshop leaders:

Helen Belcher is one of the Directors of Trans Media Watch, and has been involved in working with broadcasters and regulators to improve the representation of trans and intersex people in the British media. A member of the UK’s Parliamentary Forum on Gender Identity, she has given evidence to the Leveson Inquiry and has also campaigned on health rights and equal marriage. In her spare time she runs a software company, is a school governor, sings in a choir and has a family.

Ben Power is the Secretary for Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) and the Co-Facilitator of the Cork Trans Support Group. He has been an active member of the LGBT community since 2007 and has been involved in the organisation and running of a number of LGBT events including the Cork Rebel Awards 2011 and 2012, Cork Pride 2012 and the 4th European Transgender Council hosted by TENI in September 2012. He has worked with radio and print media in his role with TENI.