A Conversation with Queer Women in Public Service: A Panel Discussion

March 25, Thursday
7 to 9 PM

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Margarita Lopez, Board Member of the New York City Housing Authority

Rosie Mendez, Member of the New York City Council from the 2nd District

Ann Northrop, journalist and activist, current co-host of TV news program Gay USA

Melissa Sklarz, first openly transgender public official in New York State

Moderated by C. Nicole Mason, PhD, Assistant Professor and Executive Director of the Women of Color Policy Network at NYU Wagner

With the election of Annise Parker as the first openly gay mayor of Houston, the nation’s 4th largest city, women are increasingly at the forefront of LGBT equity and American politics. As the New York Times recently observed regarding queer women and the entertainment industry, “The lengthening list of prominent “out” lesbians on the small screen — Ellen DeGeneres, Rachel Maddow, Suze Orman, Jane Velez-Mitchell, Wanda Sykes — isn’t quite mirrored by a comparable list of openly gay men.” Can the same be said for queer women in public service?

University Lecture Hall, Room 101
19 West 4th Street

The LGBTQ Alumni Council of New York University strives to foster a supportive and vibrant community for LGBTQ-identified alumni and allies; to educate LGBTQ alumni beyond their tenure at the University; to provide networking opportunities among and between LGBTQ alumni and students; and to advocate on behalf of the LGBTQ students, faculty, staff and alumni of NYU.

Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, the NYU Office of LGBT Student Services, OUTLAW, Stonewall Policy Alliance, and CampGrrl

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