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Oral Presentations - Guzman 307

Presentation or Panel Title

The Portrayal of LGBT in the Media

Location

Guzman 307

Start Date

4-24-2015 2:00 PM

End Date

4-24-2015 2:15 PM

Department

Communication and Media Studies

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

John Duvall

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

My senior project examines the portrayal of LGBT people in the media. The purpose of this research is to show how the media’s portrayal of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered people (LGBT) affects individuals and society as a whole. The research will explore the history of the LGBT community’s relationship with the media from the 1920s to the present, with emphasis on the Stonewall Riots as the beginning of an organized LGBT movement. The research will focus on films, television programs, and press articles for their depiction of LGBT’s and the issues impacting their lives. I will explore the evolution from LGBT stereotypes to the presentation of more positive and complex characters. The study will demonstrate that despite the media’s more positive portrayal of LGBTs in recent years, negative stereotypes continue to hurt individuals and divide us as a society.

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Apr 24th, 2:00 PM Apr 24th, 2:15 PM

The Portrayal of LGBT in the Media

Guzman 307

My senior project examines the portrayal of LGBT people in the media. The purpose of this research is to show how the media’s portrayal of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered people (LGBT) affects individuals and society as a whole. The research will explore the history of the LGBT community’s relationship with the media from the 1920s to the present, with emphasis on the Stonewall Riots as the beginning of an organized LGBT movement. The research will focus on films, television programs, and press articles for their depiction of LGBT’s and the issues impacting their lives. I will explore the evolution from LGBT stereotypes to the presentation of more positive and complex characters. The study will demonstrate that despite the media’s more positive portrayal of LGBTs in recent years, negative stereotypes continue to hurt individuals and divide us as a society.