Queer Truth: Nonfiction & Journalism in a Post-Truth World

March 11, 2017
4:30 pm—5:45 pm

Barnsdall Gallery Theatre at Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90027 get directions

Moderated by: Karen Tongson

Tre’vell Anderson, Diane Anderson-Minshall, Melissa Chadburn, Alberto B. Mendoza and Robin Podolsky

Journalists and essayists discuss the importance of telling our stories amidst anxiety and uncertainty. With visibility comes the power to shift public opinion. At a time when the very concepts of objectivity and truth in the media are under scrutiny, this panel looks at the role queer writers of nonfiction play in covering urgent issues central to the lives of many LGBTQ people. Topics explored will include defining the line between the personal and the political, exploring the impact of a Trump administration on the media landscape, and how cultural critics choose what to write about.