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Thursday, July 16 • 2:45pm - 3:05pm
Accelerating Acceptance through Transgender Representation (Encore)

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We will examine the past, present, and future of transgender representation in games, and the unique opportunity games provide to foster empathy and acceptance for transgender people. Until very recently, gaming (like other media) only included inauthentic and disparaging representations of trans and gender nonconforming characters. Today, change is happening as we see games working with the trans community to create more authentic and compelling characters.

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Blair Durkee

Special Consultant for Gaming, GLAAD
Blair is an advocate for LGBTQ representation in gaming. She has worked with GLAAD to introduce the Outstanding Video Game category at the GLAAD Media Awards and consult with game developers on LGBTQ-inclusive projects.

Thursday July 16, 2020 2:45pm - 3:05pm EDT