Spectacular Bodies: Privacy, Public Identity & LGBTQ2+ Personality

Topics: Leadership, LGBT Leadership, LGBTQ, On-Demand Webinars

The Thomson Reuters Institute is proud to announce OutLaws 2020, an eight-part thought leadership webinar series devoted to advancing international LGBTQ2+ access to justice. Our sixth installment addresses the impact of social media on contemporary LGBTQ2+ experience.

Social media has forever changed the way people convey and receive information. Though often an entertaining way to engage the world, cringe-worthy moments shock the masses when seemingly private communications get thrust, however inadvertently, onto the world’s stage. From salacious headlines to political blunders, no one is immune in the court of public opinion. This presentation examines the ongoing transformation of LGBTQ2+ lives in the age of digital identity. Our panel will explore a number of timely topics, including the celebrity influence of LGBTQ2+ lifestyle, LGBTQ2+ activism through social media, the rise of revenge porn and cyber hacking, the phenomenon of public outing, and the scourge of cyber bullying.

Kerryann M. Cook, Esq.Managing Partner, The Cook Group

Mathieu ChanteloisVP Communications and Promotion, Canada Media Fund
Jane ClementiCo-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Tyler Clementi Foundation
Peter Downard
Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Leah Juliett
Founder, The March Against Revenge Porn; Social Media Associate, Lesbians Who Tech
Ari Ezra WaldmanProfessor of Law and Computer Science, Northeastern University

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Please consider accessing our other OutLaws 2020 webinars:

On the Basis of Sex: LGBTQ Employment Rights at a Crossroads – Part I
A House Divided: Pathways of Remediation for the LGBTQ2+ Community and Law Enforcement – Part II
Taken: Exposing Global LGBTQ Human Trafficking  – Part III
Fellow Travelers: Encouraging LGBTQ Self-Identification in the Workplace – Place IV
Original Sin: Religiosity, Same-Sex Desire & Institutionalized Homophobia – Part V
Building Bridges: Supporting Transition in the Workplace – Part VII
Becoming: Supporting the Transgender Journey – Part VIII