Tara  Coyt-Real Talk about LGBTQIAP: Lesbian

Tara Coyt

Bio

Tara Y. Coyt is the heterosexual, cisgender writer of the book, Real Talk About LGBTQIAP: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and Pansexual. She has also written a self-help book for NBA All-Star Sidney Moncrief, a memoir for Death Row Records photographer Simone Green, and non-fiction books for several entrepreneurs. As an editor and author coach Tara collaborated on NBA All Star Joe Barry Carroll’s award-winning Growing Up…In Words and Images, and Black American Voices: Shared Culture, Values, and Emotions. Her articles and editorials have appeared in Atlanta Magazine, Catalyst, Entrepreneur, Newsmakers Journal, Rolling Out, Validation Times and inReal Times Media publications. Tara has been featured in Atlanta Tribune and Ebony magazine, and has appeared in “My Black is Beautiful,” United Way “Women United,” and a PBA ATL videos. She hosted several episodes of Newsmakers Live, a political talk show in Atlanta, GA, and was a community forum leader for the Public Square in Chicago, IL. Tara’s awards include the Atlanta Business League’s Super Tuesday Outstanding Business Achievement and Atlanta Daily World Women of Excellence. She has served on boards for Atlanta Writers Club, Atlanta-Rio Sister Cities Foundation, and Atlanta Technical College. Tara is a Walter Kaitz Foundation Fellow and a graduate of the United Way Volunteer Improvement Program. Tara Y. Coyt holds a BS, Natural Sciences, Xavier University, OH (1987) and an MBA, Marketing, The Ohio State University (1995). She is a native of Cleveland, OH, has lived in Chicago, IL, and currently resides in Atlanta, GA.

Sessions

Real Talk about LGBTQIAP: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and Pansexual

Real Talk About LGBTQIAP is a sincere conversation about the who, what, when, how, and why of human sexuality, gender identity, and biological sex. Real Talk takes a deep dive into each group represented by the acronym, and also explores issues like bathroom laws, conversion therapy, discrimination, freedom of speech, and religious freedom bills/laws. Author Tara Y. Coyt explores these questions and issues by sharing a variety of LGBTQIAP perspectives, including LGBTQ Institute Executive Director Ryan Roemerman, Fulton County Commission Co-Chair Joan Garner, Outwrite Bookstore Founder Philip Rafshoon, transgender activist Vandy Beth Glenn, and others from across the United States. Real Talk presents information from leading researchers like Georgia State University sociology professor Dr. Eric R. Wright, and organizations such as GLAAD, HRC, Georgia Equality, American Psychology Association. Also included are biblical scholars and historians like Peter J. Gomes, Rabbi Debra Kolodny, Reza Aslan, and Evangelicals Concerned. Readers say: "This has to be one of the most interesting, enlightening, and important pieces I've read in quite some time," and "The knowledge in your book has added wisdom and understanding of great value to my life." "I am impressed with the breadth and thoughtfulness of your book." - Eric R. Wright, PhD, Chair, Georgia State University Dept. of Sociology.

Interviewer: Jeff Graham

Jeff Graham is the executive director of Georgia Equality, an organization that works to advance fairness, safety and opportunity for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities throughout Georgia. Jeff began advocating on LGBT and AIDS related issues as a college student in the mid-1980s and has continued his advocacy on these issues. Jeff has received awards and recognition for his advocacy and nonprofit work from organizations such as the National Center for Human Rights Education, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Atlanta City Council, The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, ACLU of Georgia and several local publications and organizations within the LGBT and HIV communities. He is a founding board member of ProGeorgia, a membership organization of nonprofits focused on strategic civic engagement activities, and Georgia Engaged, an organization that supports coordinated and strategic engagement on policy issues and electoral progress across a variety of issues.

  • Marriott Conference Center C
  • Sat 4:15-5:30p Marriott C

Real Talk about LGBTQIAP: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and Pansexual

Real Talk About LGBTQIAP: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and Pansexual is a sincere conversation about the who, what, when, how, and why of human sexuality, gender identity, and biological sex. Author Tara Y. Coyt, a heterosexual, cisgender writer takes a deep dive into each group represented by the acronym, and also explores issues like bathroom laws, conversion therapy, discrimination, and religious freedom bills/laws. Real Talk explores these questions and issues by sharing a variety of LGBTQIAP perspectives, including LGBTQ Institute Executive Director Ryan Roemerman, Fulton County Commission Co-Chair Joan Garner, Outwrite Bookstore Founder Philip Rafshoon, transgender activist Vandy Beth Glenn, and others from across the United States.

REAL TALK also presents information from leading researchers like Georgia State University sociology professor Dr. Eric R. Wright, and organizations such as American Psychology Association, Georgia Equality, GLAAD, HRC, PFLAG, and Pew Research Center. Also included are biblical scholars and historians like Peter J. Gomes, Rabbi Debra Kolodny, Reza Aslan, Evangelicals Concerned, and others.

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