Arts + Culture,
50 Years of Coming Out, a celebration of queer media in Pennsylvania
Oct 11, 2021 - Oct 11, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Point Park University Center for Media Innovation
305 Wood St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The Center for Media Innovation at Point Park University is hosting 50 Years of Coming Out on Oct. 11 – National Coming Out Day.
The event will feature a gallery exhibit of Pittsburgh queer news dating back to 1973, including Pittsburgh Gay News, Gay Life Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh’s Out, Cue Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Pride Guides and Equal Magazine. It also includes a facilitated roundtable discussion with LGBTQ journalists, bloggers and communicators representing publications across Pennsylvania about the current state of queer media in the state and hopes for the future.
The gallery can be viewed beginning at 5 p.m. at the Center for Media Innovation, 305 Wood St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. The panel discussion begins at 7 p.m. A livestream of the event also can be viewed at the Center’s Facebook page. The suggested donation is $15 for in-person attendees and $5 for those who watch online. Those donations will go toward the cost of the event.
The event is cosponsored by the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia chapters of NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, a journalist-led organization working to advance fair and accurate media coverage of LGBTQ communities and issues.