College Student’s research paper supports MSEF’s Mission
MSEF was honored last week, 11/20/2013, when a college student wrote a paper that incorporated MSEF’s mission. Her paper concluded that LGBT images matter. She found that there are way too few images in media representing the LGBT community; Images necessary to provide powerful role models to eradicate homophobia in all aspects of society.
My name is Stephanie Markham, and I am a sophomore at Eastern Illinois University. I chose to research Millennia Scope Entertainment Foundation, Inc. (“MSEF”) for a Women’s Studies class. We had to research a nonprofit organization that deals with a socio-cultural issue.
Thesis: When someone searches through channel after channel of other people’s stories on the news, in sitcoms, dramas and talk shows and she does not find one character she can relate to or would want to relate to, this has a subtle yet powerful effect. In particular, the LGBT community faces problems with positive and consistent representation in TV and movies. One Organization attempting to combat this problem is MSEF, which serves as a resource for and encourages producers of LGBT-focused content in media. People should follow and support MSEF as they lead the charge to increase LGBT representation in media because its systematic oppression has profound affects on all parts of society.
Photo: MSEF was honored last week when a college student wrote a paper that incorporated MSEF’s mission. A paper that concluded that images matter. There are too few images in media representing the LGBT community; they are necessary to provide powerful role models to eradicate homophobia in all aspects of society.
Thank you for your honest research and inclusion of MSEF in your analysis. Your assessment affirms the Foundation’s mission and goals. As more young people like you articulate this disparity and need more corporations and individuals will begin to support the Foundation.
Shahid Manning – Executive Director and co-founder
Millennia Scope Entertainment Foundation