Changes: The LGBTQ Experience of Sport 2016

LGBTQ-ShoesThe USC Annenberg Institute of Sports, Media and Society hosts this two-day November 2016 conference, directed by Lear Center Project Administrator Adam Amel Rogers, which brings together scholars, executives, and representatives from sports organizations to examine the evolving relationship between the LGBTQ community and sports. The conference is sponsored by adidas AG. FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Please RSVP here. Download the Conference Agenda.

LGBTQ SPORTS: The Next Generation
Nov. 9, 8:30AM – 9:50AM | ANN L101
The next generation of LGBTQ athletes and coaches join long-time LGBTQ sports advocate Pat Griffin to discuss what the future looks like for LGBTQ sports culture.
Pat Griffin, UMASS – Amherst
Terrence Clemens, College Basketball Player
Julie Shaw, La Verne Basketball Coach
Haley Videckis & Layana White, Pepperdine Basketball

Research on LGBTQ Sports
Nov. 9, 10:00AM – 11:50AM | ANN 106
Academics and Activists will present research on the LGBTQ Experience in Sports. Topics range from media representation to
community engagement and inclusions strategies.
Evan Brody, Ph.D., USC Lecturer
Leigh Moscowitz, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Barb Besharat, The 519 Community Centre Toronto
Jenn McClearen, University of Washington
Courtney Cox, USC Doctoral Candidate (Moderator)

Out in Skateboarding: A Conversation With Vanessa Torres
Nov. 9, 10:00AM – 11:50AM | ANN 106
Immediately following the research panel, skateboarding sensation Vanessa Torres will discuss being gay in the skate world.
Vanessa Torres, Professional Skateboarder
Neftalie Williams, USC Lecturer (Moderator)

LGBTQ Sports Professionals
Nov. 9, Noon – 1:50PM | ANN L101 (Lunch Provided)
LGBTQ sports professionals discuss the past, present, and future of LGBTQ sports culture.
Cyd Zeigler & Jim Buzinski, OutSports.com
Dale Scott, Major League Baseball Umpire
Howard Bragman, Fifteen Minutes PR
Esera Tuaolo, former NFL player
Evan Brody, USC Lecturer (Moderator)

Fight On: LGBTQ Sports At USC
Nov. 10, Noon – 1:50PM | ASC 207 (Lunch Provided)
Student athletes, coaches, athletics staff, and administrators discuss what it is like to be “out in sports” at USC in 2016.
Nohelani Lawrence, USC Athletics
Lypheng Kim, USC Dragon Boat Rowing
Donna Heinel, USC Associate Athletics Director

The Marriage of Media, Industry and LGBTQ Sports
Nov. 10, 2:00PM – 3:20PM | ASC G26
Reporters from ESPN, PBS and The New York Times join representatives from adidas and Aon to discuss the role of media & corporations in the LGBTQ sports intersection.
John Branch, The New York Times
Israel Gutierrez, ESPN
Christina Kahrl, ESPN
Tom Chiodo, PBS
Zion Armstrong, adidas
Adam Amel Rogers, Norman Lear Center (Moderator)