Are You Coming Out?

Move over Diana Ross, it’s time to share the spotlight. October 11 marks National Coming Out Day, but we’ll be celebrating all month with movie nights, workshops, fashion shows, and more. The event kicks off with an LGBTQA Fair on Monday afternoon in One Pace Plaza. And if that isn’t music to your ears, check out what else is lined up for Pace Pride Month. Read more…

Coming Out DayThe National Coming Out Day and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Fair put on by the LGBTQA Task Force, the Stonewall Coalition, and other departments will be held outside of One Pace Plaza on October 11 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will recognize the recent losses of six gay teens who committed suicide in response to bullying and harassment due to their sexual identity. It will include poets and anyone else interested in breaking the silence and speaking out against discrimination.

Then on Wednesday, October 13, Karla Jay, PhD, will be moderating a discussion on LGBTQ Violence in the meeting room of the student union from 12:20 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. As always, free pizza will be served. Check out the event on the Facebook event page.

On the 14th, NYC will host the first Queer Movie Night at 7:00 p.m. in One Pace Plaza’s Civic W603A featuring the movie “The Incredible Adventures of Two Girls in Love,” the first of six different movie nights spread throughout the semester. The Stonewall Coalition will also be sponsoring a series of bimonthly workshops.

Stay tuned for upcoming events in November including Not in Our Backyard, Drag Night, and a food and clothing drive for the Ali Forney Center. If you would like to learn more about these and other events and get involved on campus, become friends with the Stonewall Coalition and the LGBTQA Task Force on Facebook or e-mail them at: or