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CNN DIALOGUES: Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender

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Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender: Has More Openness Led to More Acceptance? The LGBT community has a long history of participation, activism, and contribution to the fabric of American culture. Its pioneers have paved the way for many policies enacted in corporate America, on Capitol Hill, and within state and local government- all with the aim to include and respect. Now, more than ever before, we find LGBT themes prominently integrated into pop culture and mainstream media. Is the hit television show "Modern Family" pointing us all in the direction of a new American reality? In this dialogue, we ask: has the increasing openness in the LGBT community led to increasing acceptance? Or is it the other way around? An esteemed group of panelists and our audience will explore this question, along with some of the most pervasive issues impacting LGBTs in America today: workplace inclusion; community building; marriage equality, teen bullying; the role of religion in the community; and leading an "authentic" life. Grady High School Theater 929 Charles Allen Drive Atlanta, Georgia 30309 Moderator: Jane Velez-Mitchell, Host, "Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell" Panelists: Donna Rose, Transgender Speaker, Activist & Author, "Wrapped in Blue", The first transgender member of the Human Rights Campaign and the GLAAD board of directors LZ Granderson, Senior Writer at ESPN & CNN Contributor Johnny Weir, US Champion Figure Skater Robin Brand, Deputy Executive Director, Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund & Leadership Institute