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Vertical LGBT Account Executive

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iHeartMedia, Inc. – San Francisco

The iHeartMedia Brand Integration Account Executive – LGBT will identify and solicit new business within the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi & Transgender) community to make contact with and meet business owners to engage them in advertising with iHeartMedia Pride network. They are responsible for developing persuasive proposals in response to client needs and/or opportunities.  They will guide their clients based on market, platform or station information.  They are responsible for ensuring client satisfaction through cooperative communication.  They will also negotiate rates consistent with iHeartMedia operating goals and budgets and ensure prompt payment.  They will utilize all available iHeartMedia resources to create effective marketing campaigns.

Vertical LGBT Account Executive

Vertical LGBT Account Executive

Required Skills

  • Entrepreneurial & motivated self-starter.
  • Sales and or/marketing experience with clients or advertisers specifically targeting the LGBT audience is required
  • Knowledge of sales principles and practices.
  • Flexible and creative, with an ability to handle stress, deadlines, and financial pressures.
  • Ability to grow the business & find new revenue opportunities, and create productive, long-term customer relationships within the technical/gaming category.
  • Professional appearance and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated, assertive, performs well in a competitive sales environment.
  • Prior demonstrated prospecting experience through cold calling, networking and research.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and multi task in a fast paced environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license (8+ or Less). Insurable at standard auto rates.

Required Experience

  • 5+ years of outside sales
  • The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and able to communicate product value.
  • Ability to craft, present and successfully execute integrated marketing campaigns.
  • Generate revenue and meet/exceed established sales targets.
  • Prospective candidate should have the ability to exercise judgment and operate independently.
  • Translate market & station business strategies into specific actions that generate sales & revenue.
  • Monitor competitive media to continually prospect for new account leads.
  • Candidate will also need to be able to read, draft and comprehend complex and persuasive business correspondence.
  • Provide regular reports to Sales Manager regarding prospective sales order, new prospect lists, forecasts, and competition analysis.
  • Service client accounts including preparing sales orders and production requests, resolve billing discrepancies, assist in account collections.
  • Follow station/company practices/policies for processing, invoicing, calculation of sales.

iHeartMedia is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status

Job LocationSAN FRANCISCO, California, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular

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iHeartMedia, Inc. is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies specializing in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, live events, and on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities and providing premier opportunities for advertisers.

iHeartMedia, Inc. consists of two main media businesses: Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings (NYSE: CCO) and the wholly owned iHeartMedia. Between these divisions, we focus on providing a spectrum of multi-platform advertising and marketing opportunities for partners and world-class entertainment content and events for listeners and users.

With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., 97 million monthly digital uniques and 196 million monthly consumers of its Total Traffic and Weather Network, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 859 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on iPads and smartphones and on gaming consoles.

iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free digital radio service, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 345 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 50 million users faster than any digital music service and even faster than Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation.

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Senior Accountant Lambda Legal

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New York, NY

Lambda Legal seeks a Senior Accountant to join the Administration and Finance Department. Pending budgetary approval in October 2014. The Senior Accountant reports to and works closely with the Director of Accounting and is responsible for a variety of accounting tasks. Lambda Legal is a national, nonprofit organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work. Founded in 1973 and headquartered in New York City, Lambda Legal has regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas.

Senior Accountant Lambda Legal

Senior Accountant Lambda LegalResponsibilities The Senior Accountant (SA) is responsible for a variety of accounting tasks including journal entry preparation, account reconciliation and analysis, report preparation and compliance duties.

The Senior Accountant obtains and maintains a thorough understanding of the organization and its’ general ledger/chart of accounts structure. The SA prepares journal entries for revenue, expense, asset and liability accounts by identifying, compiling, and analyzing relevant information.

S/he analyzes and reconciles balance sheet and income statement accounts and resolves any discrepancies. They will prepare a variety of recurring and ad hoc financial reports to internal management and will participate in the organization’s annual financial statement audit by preparing schedules and analyses of general ledger accounts and will respond to auditor’s requests for information. The Senior Accountant will assist with compliance efforts by preparing various state regulatory reports and applications and maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices. The SA will protect the organization by maintaining confidentiality of all sensitive information.

The SA will demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of Lambda Legal’s Accounts Payable process and serve as back-up for this function as needed. S/he will also assist with other accounting & administrative projects as requested.

The Senior Accountant will maintain knowledge of GAAP by participating in educational opportunities and/or professional organizations and reading professional publications. Other duties may be assigned.

There are currently no Supervisory duties associated with this position

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must have a bachelor’s degree with either a major in Accounting or a major in Business with an Accounting concentration, and have at least three years of experience in a staff-level accounting position. The Senior Accountant must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, as well as at least one automated accounting system. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required, along with interpersonal and customer service skills. The ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines is required. Also, excellent problem-solving skills and judgment are necessary, as well as a high level of attention to detail and accuracy.

Salary Salary is commensurate with experience within the guidelines of Lambda Legal scale. Excellent employer-paid benefits package is provided including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance and generous employer contribution to retirement account. Generous vacation.

Send your application to jobs@lambdalegal.org.

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Senior Accountant Lambda Legal

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New York, NY

Lambda Legal seeks a Senior Accountant to join the Administration and Finance Department. Pending budgetary approval in October 2014. The Senior Accountant reports to and works closely with the Director of Accounting and is responsible for a variety of accounting tasks. Lambda Legal is a national, nonprofit organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work. Founded in 1973 and headquartered in New York City, Lambda Legal has regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas.

Senior Accountant Lambda Legal

Senior Accountant Lambda LegalResponsibilities The Senior Accountant (SA) is responsible for a variety of accounting tasks including journal entry preparation, account reconciliation and analysis, report preparation and compliance duties.

The Senior Accountant obtains and maintains a thorough understanding of the organization and its’ general ledger/chart of accounts structure. The SA prepares journal entries for revenue, expense, asset and liability accounts by identifying, compiling, and analyzing relevant information.

S/he analyzes and reconciles balance sheet and income statement accounts and resolves any discrepancies. They will prepare a variety of recurring and ad hoc financial reports to internal management and will participate in the organization’s annual financial statement audit by preparing schedules and analyses of general ledger accounts and will respond to auditor’s requests for information. The Senior Accountant will assist with compliance efforts by preparing various state regulatory reports and applications and maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices. The SA will protect the organization by maintaining confidentiality of all sensitive information.

The SA will demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of Lambda Legal’s Accounts Payable process and serve as back-up for this function as needed. S/he will also assist with other accounting & administrative projects as requested.

The Senior Accountant will maintain knowledge of GAAP by participating in educational opportunities and/or professional organizations and reading professional publications. Other duties may be assigned.

There are currently no Supervisory duties associated with this position

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must have a bachelor’s degree with either a major in Accounting or a major in Business with an Accounting concentration, and have at least three years of experience in a staff-level accounting position. The Senior Accountant must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, as well as at least one automated accounting system. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required, along with interpersonal and customer service skills. The ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines is required. Also, excellent problem-solving skills and judgment are necessary, as well as a high level of attention to detail and accuracy.

Salary Salary is commensurate with experience within the guidelines of Lambda Legal scale. Excellent employer-paid benefits package is provided including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance and generous employer contribution to retirement account. Generous vacation.

Send your application to jobs@lambdalegal.org.

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The Dramatic Stories, Personal Sacrifices Behind the Headlines

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This year’s programme includes ten UK premieres and three exclusive previews organised around five themes: Armed Conflict and the Arab Spring; Human Rights Defenders, Icons and Villains; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Rights; Migrants’ Rights and Women’s Rights and Children’s Rights.

“This year’s programme demonstrates the risks filmmakers take to capture the stories behind the headlines, and our centrepiece film, the E-Team, reveals the tenacity and heroic efforts of human rights activists to bring war crimes to the world’s attention,” said John Biaggi, Human Rights Watch festival director. “We look forward as ever to welcoming many filmmakers and film subjects to festival screenings, which will give audiences insight and understanding into some of the most complex situations in the world today”.

On 18 March at the Curzon Mayfair, a fundraising benefit film and reception for Human Rights Watch will feature a screening of Jehane Noujaim’s Academy Award® nominated The Square followed by discussion with special guests moderated by David Mepham, UK director at Human Rights Watch.

The Opening Night event on 20 March at the Curzon Soho will be the UK premiere of Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus attended by the director Madeleine Sackler, the director. The Belarus Free Theatre is an acclaimed troupe that defies Europe’s last remaining dictatorship. With smuggled footage and uncensored interviews, Sackler’s film conveys not only the group’s great emotional, financial, and artistic risks but also their risk of censorship, imprisonment, and exile.

The festival will close on 28 March at the Ritzy with the UK premiere of Return to Homs, winner of the World Cinema Jury Prize, Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2014. Tamara Alrifai, Middle East/North Africa advocacy and communications director at Human Rights Watch, will discuss the film with a special guest.

Between August 2011 and August 2013 Derki filmed a group of young revolutionaries in the western Syrian city of Homs who fight for justice through peaceful demonstrations. As the army acts ever more brutally and their city transforms into a ghost town, the young men begin to take up arms. The close-up camerawork takes the viewer right into the city, and scenes of grim battles in a deserted city soon replace those of lively protest parties in the streets.

This year’s programme features a centrepiece event: a special preview of Ross Kauffman and Katy Chevigny’s E-Team, winner of the Excellence in Cinematography Award, Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2014. When atrocities are committed in countries held hostage by ruthless dictators, Human Rights Watch sends in the E-Team (Emergencies Team), a collection of fiercely intelligent individuals who document war crimes and report them to the world.

Kauffman and Chevigny take viewers to the front lines in Syria and Libya, where shrapnel, bullet holes, and unmarked graves provide mounting evidence of atrocities by government forces. The crimes are rampant, random, and often unreported—making the E-Team’s effort to get information out of the country and into the hands of media outlets, policymakers, and international tribunals even more necessary. Ross Kauffman, Katy Chevigny and the film’s subjects will attend the festival screenings.

The festival will also feature Abounaddara Collective Shorts From Syria followed by a panel discussion. Abounaddara is a collective of filmmakers working towards providing an alternative image of Syrian society. Since April 2011, the collective has produced one short film every week, using a very particular cinematographic language – a sort of ‘emergency cinema’. Working in a state of emergency, the collective’s members are subject to certain constraints: difficult access to film sites, the need to protect the safety of those filmed, even the state of the internet connection. The event will include screenings of five Abounaddara Collective shorts and a discussion about ‘emergency cinema’ in the context of Syria and other countries in the region.

Panelists include: Tamara Alrifai of Human Rights Watch; Rachel Beth Anderson, filmmaker of First to Fall; and Charif Kiwan, spokesperson for the Abounaddara Collective

Other titles within Armed Conflict and the Arab Spring include Rachel Beth Anderson & Tim Grucza’s First to Fall, a story of friendship, sacrifice, and the madness of war. Hamid and Tarek leave their lives as students in Canada and travel to Libya, their homeland, to join the fight to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi although neither of them has ever picked up a weapon. A second-hand video camera becomes Hamid’s ticket to the front, where he documents battles to liberate the city of Misrata. He eventually earns a gun and becomes a fully-fledged soldier with an AK-47 in one hand and his video camera in the other. Meanwhile Tarek joins a training camp and eventually a katiba — a freedom fighter battalion — in Misrata. In a battle to liberate Zawya, his hometown, Tarek’s life will change forever. Rachel Beth Anderson & Tim Grucaz will attend festival screenings.

Sara Ishaq, filmmaker of The Mulberry House, (UK premiere) is Yemeni-Scottish. In 2011, after 10 years away, she travels back to Yemen and takes her camera along. She hopes to feel at home in the place that was once so close to her heart, but the complications soon become clear. Outside the gates of her family home, people are protesting President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s authoritarian rule, and Ishaq and her family quickly become caught up in the movement. Ishaq contributes by acting as a local correspondent, sharing news with the international press. In this personal film, Ishaq captures events in her own home throughout this tumultuous period, when multiple changes are afoot. Sarah Ishaq will attend the festival screenings.

In addition to E Team, three other titles play within Human Rights Defenders, Icons and Villains: Watchers of the Sky, Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me and Big Men.

Inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book ‘A Problem From Hell’, Watchers of the Sky (UK premiere) (winner of the Documentary Editing Award / US Documentary Special Jury Award for Use of Animation, Sundance Film Festival 2014), is the latest documentary by the award-winning filmmaker Edet Belzberg. In her characteristic cinéma vérité style, Belzberg interweaves the stories of five exceptional humanitarians — Benjamin Ferencz, Raphael Lemkin, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Samantha Power, and Emmanuel Uwurukundo — whose lives and work are linked together by the on-going crisis in Darfur. Through the stories of these contemporary characters, the film uncovers the forgotten history of the Genocide Convention and its founder Raphael Lemkin, the international lawyer who dedicated his life to preventing genocide.

In Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me, (UK premiere) (winner of the Special Jury Award, IDFA 2013), the filmmaker Khalo Matabane uses conversations with politicians, activists, intellectuals, and artists to question the meaning of freedom, reconciliation and forgiveness—and challenges Mandela’s legacy in today’s world of conflict and inequality. The film juxtaposes Matabane’s inner quest for coherence with the opinions both of people who knew Mandela and of those whose political perspectives were shaped by him. Matabane weighs equally the words of his subjects, leading viewers to question these concepts as well. Khalo Matabane will attend the festival premiere screenings.

A cautionary tale about the toll of American oil investment in West Africa, Big Men reveals the secretive worlds of both corporations and local communities in Nigeria and Ghana. The director, Rachel Boynton, gained unprecedented access to Africa’s oil companies and has created an account of the ambition, corruption, and greed that epitomise Africa’s ‘resource curse.’ The film uncovers the human impact of oil drilling and contains footage of militants operating in the Niger Delta. Rachel Boynton will attend festival screenings.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights

Cameroon has more arrests for homosexuality than any other country in the world. For Born This Way (UK premiere) the filmmakers Shaun Kadlec and Deb Tullmann gained intimate access to the lives of four young gay Cameroonians, to offer a portrait of day-to-day life in modern Africa. This is a story of what is possible in the global fight for equality. Shaun Kadlec will attend festival screenings. Born This Way is co-presented with BFI Flare: London LGBT Festival.

Can Candan’s My Child introduces a courageous group of mothers and fathers in Turkey, who are parents of LGBT individuals. They have not only gone through the process of accepting their children for who they are personally, but have taken the next step: to share their experiences with other LGBT families and the public. Seven parents intimately share their experiences as they redefine what it means to be parents and activists in a homophobic and transphobic society. Two of the film’s subjects and two producers will attend festival screenings.

Migrants Rights

Mano Khalil’s The Beekeeper (UK premiere) relates the story of Ibrahim Gezer, a displaced Kurdish beekeeper from southeast Turkey, and his experience of integration into Switzerland. The turmoil of the decades-long conflict between the Turkish state and the armed Kurdish guerrilla movement, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), robbed Gezer of everything he had: his wife, two of his children, his country, and over 500 bee colonies—his means of making a living. He has been left only with his love for bees and his unshakeable faith in humanity.

A visual essay in five parts, Evaporating Borders, looks at what it means to be displaced and examines the idea of belonging and notions of diaspora, exile, and migration. Filmed on the island of Cyprus, one of the easiest points of entry into Europe, the film explores the lives of asylum seekers and political refugees. Through the microcosm of the current situation on the island, the filmmaker Iva Radivojevic explores tolerance and immigration practices throughout Europe and the Western world—where migrating populations have become subject to a variety of human rights abuses. Iva Radivojevic will attend the exclusive preview screenings.

Women’s Rights & Children’s Rights

Scheherazade’s Diary (UK premiere) is a tragicomic documentary that follows women inmates through a 10-month drama therapy/theatre project set up in 2012 by the director Zeina Daccache, at the Baabda Prison in Lebanon. Through ‘Scheherazade in Baabda’, these ‘murderers of husbands, adulterers and drug felons’ reveal their stories—tales of domestic violence, traumatic childhoods, failed marriages, forlorn romances, and deprivation of motherhood. In sharing their stories, the women of Baabda Prison hold up a mirror to Lebanese society and all societies that repress women. Zeina Daccache will attend the festival screenings.

Berit Madsen’s Sepideh – Reaching for the Stars, introduces viewers to a young Iranian woman who dares to dream of a future as an astronaut. At night, she stares up at the universe. At home, full of hope and longing, she watches recordings of the first female Iranian in space, Anousheh Ansari. When her father died suddenly six years earlier, Sepideh discovered that she could feel closer to him by watching the stars. And so her dream was born. But not everyone appreciates her boundless ambition. As we follow Sepideh, it becomes clear just how much at odds her dreams are with her current reality and the expectations of those around her.

Jasmila Zbanic’s drama For Those Who Can Tell No Tales (UK premiere) is inspired by the play ‘Seven Kilometers North-East’ written by Kym Vercoe who plays herself in the film. A summer holiday in Bosnia-Herzegovina leads Vercoe, an Australian tourist, to discover the silent legacy of wartime atrocities in a seemingly idyllic town on the border of Bosnia and Serbia. An overnight stay at the Viilina Vlas hotel in Visegrad inexplicably gives way to anxiety and sleepless nights. Back in Australia, she finds out that the hotel was used as a rape camp during the war. Questions around the region’s atrocities begin to haunt her, as does the question of why the guidebook, or the town itself, made no mention of the event. The testimonies she later finds online compel her to return to Visegrad and investigate this hidden history for herself.

Richie Mehta’s drama Siddharth is set in New Delhi. Twelve-year-old Siddharth is sent away by his father, Mahendra, to work in a trolley factory to help support their family. When he fails to return for the Diwali festival, his distraught father begins a desperate search to find his missing son. The authorities believe that Siddharth may have been abducted and trafficked. Mehta brings to life Mahendra’s moving, tangled, and often futile-seeming journey with a touch that transforms it into both a commentary on modern India and a portrait of one family within that society.

An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker, from the acclaimed Bosnian director Danis Tanovic, enlists a cast of non-professionals to reconstruct a harrowing personal ordeal that became a national scandal. Struggling to make ends meet as a scrap-metal forager in the remote Roma community of Poljice, Nazif Maujic has a routine that becomes a desperate fight for survival when his partner, Senada, suffers a miscarriage. Without medical insurance or the means to pay the couple are denied admittance to the local hospital. So begins a hellish 10-day odyssey pitting the couple against social prejudice and a callous bureaucracy, exposing the institutional discrimination faced by Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Roma minority.

In Hisham Zaman’s Before Snowfall (UK premiere) Siyar, the oldest son in his household, confronts the question of family honour after his older sister, Nermin, flees an arranged marriage. The film is a look at killing in the name of honour, at the intricate web of connections that sustain the brutal tradition, and the unbelievable lengths to which some will go to see it through.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Campaign Of Hate: Russia And Gay Propaganda

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Uber gay porn king Michael Lucas has kept his clothes on in front of the camera for a second time with his new documentary about the plight of gay men and women in Russia. It is a vast improvement on his first attempt at getting serious with his ‘Undressing Israel’ movie where life for the stream of hot gay hunks he interviewed couldn’t have been any rosier. Here Russian born Lucas (born Andrei Lvovich Treivas) was back in Moscow his birth city to discuss that being a homosexual during Putin’s regime can be a serious danger to your health.

★★★★

It’s hard to get past a culture where the first time young gay kids learn anything about their sexuality is when they open their Soviet Encyclopedia and turn to the letter H. There for homosexuality they read just three facts. 1: it’s a sickness, and 2: a harmful influence of the West, and 3: it;s a crime for which you can go to prison for. And it doesn’t get much better for when the boy turns into a young man he will not just be mocked and humiliated by society but gay bashed several times and quite severely.

The personal accounts of the gay Russians trying to lead normal lives, albeit almost all of them in the closet, were grim and depressing. Given the fact that they have to deal with so much sheer undisguised hatred every working day, it is no wonder that all of them without exception would chose to leave and move anywhere else in the world to live if they could.

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One of the commentators that Lucas interviewed made several good observations about in this present tough economic climate in Russia, Putin needs to distract peoples attention from his main problems and focus them on other media grabbing agendas. The harassment of gay people is one such target especially as they are considered a soft option and will not fight back. It has eerie overtones of the old Bush campaign that stirred up the US conservative wing about gay marriage in such a way that they would be sure to turn out to vote on Polling Day and at the same time re-elect him. Coincidentally our economy was in ruins then, but somehow that was hidden from us at the time.

The rhetoric spouting by one of the vehemently anti-gay legislators as he justified his unequivocal hatred of the LGBT community was barbaric and heinous and he refused to accept either reason or factual information. When Lucas informed him that there was data that showed that the largest single group of people who committed suicide in Russia where young gay teenagers, I thought the man would explode with rage.

Some of the gay and lesbians that Lucas interviewed tried to put a brave spin on the situation saying that things were definitely improving and that LGBT was now becoming accepted as part of the general protest. The majority of the others however thought it was just getting worse.

Lucas’s interesting film probably didn’t say anything new, and it avoided drawing its own conclusion as to what lie ahead for the gay community there. It does however quite rightly serve as a wake up call for those of us that live in the relative freedom of the West, lest we should ever think that gay rights are the rights for everyone.

by Roger Walker-Dack

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Positive Visibility Matters at GAZE Film Festival

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Special Launch, Screening and Panel Discussion

Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) are delighted to invite you to a special FREE event that is taking place as part of this year’s GAZE film festival.

The special screening of My Transgender Journey will take place on Friday 1st August at 2.45pm in the Red Room, at the Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield.

This will be followed by a panel discussion, and we are delighted to announce that panelists include the documentary’s producer Cat Steel; Sam and Louise who were featured in the film; and Broden Giambrone, Chief Executive of TENI, who will discuss the importance of trans visibility. TENI’s Aoife O’Driscoll will Chair proceedings.

TENI are also delighted to announce that ‘I am’, a short film by award winning team Anna Rodgers and Zlata Filipovic, will be launched at the event. This beautiful and poignant film was commissioned by TENI and is a conversational piece which explores identity.

Positive Visibility Matters

This year’s programme contains a number of other trans elements of note. For instance, on Friday 1st August at 4.30, there is a screening of Gaze Gems. This eclectic collection of films primarily looks at trans* and genderqueer lives and loves through the medium of photography, animation, dance and music.

The festival’s gala closing film on Monday 4th August is the award winning 52 Tuesdays. This is a moving feature film that portrays the difficulties that trans people and their families face during the process of transition. TENI today strongly welcomed the visibility of ‘T’ in this year’s festival programme.

“Visibility is incredibly important,” said TENI Chief Executive Broden Giambrone. “Recent mainstream representations of trans characters, such as the depiction of Nuala on RTE’s The Centre, have been dehumanising, insensitive, and transphobic. The documentary My Transgender Journey is a positive representation of the lives of trans people in Ireland, and representations matter. Positive visibility matters, and we are delighted that the GAZE programme puts the T centre stage.”

For Further Information

You can find out more about this year’s GAZE International LGBT Film Festival here.

You can find out more about the special screening and panel discussion here. The event is FREE, and you can collect your tickets on the day at the venue.

My Transgender Journey

Irish Lives: My Transgender Journey tells the story of three people, as they search for a sense of their own identity, strive for acceptance and continue to battle against their own government to be recognised in their true gender. Ireland is currently the only EU member state that does not provide a mechanism for the legal recognition of transgender persons.

In the documentary Sam, Louise and Kay give an up-close and personal account of their transgender journeys and what it is like to live in a country that does not fully accept them.

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TV3 to Air Documentary Which Positively Represents the Lives of Three Trans People Living in Ireland

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My Transgender Journey

Irish Lives: My Transgender Journey tells the story of three people, as they search for a sense of their own identity, strive for acceptance and continue to battle against their own government to be recognised in their true gender.  Ireland is currently the only EU member state that does not provide a mechanism for the legal recognition of transgender persons.

In the documentary Sam, Louise and Kay give an up-close and personal account of their transgender journeys and what it is like to live in a country that does not fully accept them.

Representations Matter

TENI today strongly welcomed this documentary.

“Positive visibility is incredibly important,” said TENI Chief Executive Broden Giambrone. “Recent representations of trans characters, such as the depiction of Nuala on RTE’s The Centre, have been dehumanising, insensitive, and transphobic. This documentary is a positive representation of the lives of  trans people in Ireland, and representations matter.”

Research shows that trans people have some of the highest rates of attempted suicide in this country with 30% having tried to take their own life at least once. In the same survey, 40% of participants reported that media representation of trans people negatively affected their emotional wellbeing or mental health.

In this context positive visibility of trans people and of trans lives is extremely important.

Featured in the documentary are UCD student Sam, who made the transition from female to male with the full support of his family but he still has further barriers to cross; Louise also shares her story as the first transgender worker in Ireland to successfully use the Employment Equality Act in a case of discrimination on the grounds of gender; and Kay gives an open and honest account of her pending surgery, as well as her struggle to change her name and gender on her American passport.

The documentary airs next Wednesday 16th April at 9pm on TV3. The promo for the documentary can be seen here.

Photo : Sam from TV3′s Irish Lives: My Transgender Journey

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Openly gay Big Brother contestant Aaron has been removed from the Big Brother for what producers are saying is “inappropriate behaviour”

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Producers have confirmed that Aaron Frew, 24, from Northampton has been removed from the Big Brother house after “inappropriate behaviour”.

The model and personal shopper lasted 16 days in the house. Details about his behaviour are due to follow shortly and his exit will be featured in tonight’s episode.

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