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Atlanta’s New Office Of Entertainment Talks Booming Movie Industry And Georgia Equality Talks Transgender Children

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Photo by: Atlanta Up Close

Photo by: Atlanta Up Close

This weekend, Cynthia sits down with LaRonda Sutton, the newly appointed Director of the Office of Entertainment and Michael Sterling , senior adviser to Mayor Kasim Reed. Atlanta’s Office of Entertainment will be the official film office for the city. Atlanta is home to state of the art production studios and  cutting edge technology making it the leading destination for movies like Flight, Hunger Games, and Trouble With The Curve. The office’s mission will be to support the city’s flourishing film industry. Michael Sterling and LaRonda Sutton will discuss plans for education and training opportunities, how to obtain and purchase permits, a resource list of laborers and suppliers, and its promising partnership with The Georgia Film, Music, and Digital Entertainment Office.

Cynthia also has Jeff Graham, Executive Director of Georgia Equality in the studio to discuss gender stereotyping and transgender culture among children. Numerous stories have been reported of children experiencing a disconnect with their sex. According to experts, transgender children experience a detachment from their anatomy, gender, and the behavior roles and activities stereotypical to that gender. Families of transgender children are calling for equality. Jeff Graham discusses the Colorado Division of Civil Rights ruling to allow transgender children to use the bathroom of the sex they identify with.

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