2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Digital Democracy: Amplifying LGBT Stories

Tuesday, March 17
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Hyatt Regency Austin
Texas Ballroom 2-3
208 Barton Springs Rd

While LGBT rights (and other pressing political issues) continue to be contested in the courts, the legislature and ballot box, the public involvement on these issues is increasingly playing out in digital media—in the U.S. and around the world. Digital storytelling, crowdsourcing campaigns and online journalism is shaping how the public understands and supports complex issues, the real-life challenges facing marginalized people, and how they engage in public grassroots campaigns to affect change. This panel will bring together leaders in digital storytelling and advocates from the LGBT rights arena to discuss how digital innovations are increasingly dictating the most salient political issues of our time and consider how storytelling and online engagement drives change as we imagine possible futures in the movement for LGBT equality.


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Andrew Wallace



Andrew Wallace is the Manager of StoryCorps’ national initiative to record and preserve stories of the LGBTQ community, StoryCorps OutLoud. In this capacity he oversees partnerships with local, reg...

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Bryan Simmons

VP of Communications

Arcus Foundation

Bryan Simmons is Vice President of Communications at The Arcus Foundation, a global foundation promoting respect for diversity among peoples and in nature. Bryan has 30 years experience in communic...

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Serena Worthington

Dir of Natl Field Initiatives

SAGE (Services And Advocacy For GLBT Elders)

Wesley Adams




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