Every year, the directors of the MIPA choose one heavy topic to discuss in depth and educate student journalists how to properly cover said heavy topics. Last year, the topic included mental illness, psychiatric ward patients, and suicide. This year, the topic encompasses LGBT issues.
The panelists include the assistant director to the MSU LGBT Resource Center, Oprah Jrenal, the Director of Waverly Schools, Lara Slee, and two students- George White, a global media specialist with an English and North American dual citizenship, and Cody Wallinga, a female to male transgender student who also studies international media. .
How to use pronouns for transkids in paper and ensure we don't out them?
Use androgynous pronouns and have them read it for approval before publishing.
How can schools promote allies without overpowering the LGBT community?
Normalize relationships in curriculum. Make pride not a party. Stop corporate pride.
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