The SXSW Conference includes 24 programming tracks divided amongst Interactive, Film, Music, and Convergence, presented in a variety of session formats. SXSW Convergence programming features a range of topics that straddle the cultural and technological intersection at the heart of SXSW.
For SXSW 2018, we have developed two full days of programming dedicated to LGBTQIA+ focused topics. From March 10-11, the LGBTQIA+ Series of Sessions will examine topics such as community alliances, the gender spectrum, activism, visibility, the movement towards equality, and more.
Here’s a few LGBTQIA+ sessions at SXSW 2018 you shouldn’t miss.
Beyond Boxes: The Intersex Case for Intersectionality Gender equity activist Alicia Weigel describes her own experience as an Intersex individual and discusses ways to get involved with intersectional advocacy within the LGBTQIA+ community.
LQBTQ Representation in Cinema This session featuring Charlie Tabesh Senior VP of Programming for Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Alonso Duralde, film critic and host of the Gay and Lesbian Cinema Showcase on FilmStruck, will discuss the ways in which cultural and societal institutions have suppressed sexual orientation over the course of history.
Youth Power: Young Activists on the Front Lines Hear from four young iconic activists in this panel focused on the future of activism. Learn what activists are currently doing to amplify their voices and how you can get involved.
See all of our currently announced LGBTQIA+ programming below:
After Pulse- Creating an LGBTQ+ Alliance in Orlando
Couples Who Eat, Sleep & Build Businesses Together
Diversity in Tech: It’s Not Just a Gender Problem
Founding an LGBT+ Nonprofit: Backstage Series Q
Trans Visible in Texas: Develop a Media Campaign
Browse through all confirmed programming for the 2018 SXSW Conference & Festivals on the online SXSW Schedule and begin building your personal schedule.
Join Us For SXSW 2018
Explore new opportunities during 10 days of sessions, screenings, showcases, exhibitions, networking, and beyond from March 9-18 at SXSW 2018. With expanded access to events for all registrants, attendees will receive primary access to programming associated with their badge type but now also enjoy secondary entry to most other SXSW events. Save big when you register before Friday, January 12 at 11:59pm PT.
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2018 SXSW Speakers (l-r) Alicia Roth Weigel – Photo courtesy of the speaker; Blair Imani– Photo courtesy the speaker; Alonso Duralde – Photo courtesy of the speaker.