Diversity and Difference
The Office of Multicultural Affairs Recognizes
National Coming Out Day October 11, 2010
National Coming Out Day was founded by Robert Eichberg and Jean O'Leary on October 11, 1988 in celebration of the second gay march in Washington D.C. a year earlier. The purpose of the march and of National Coming Out Day is to promote government and public awareness of gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender rights and to celebrate homosexuality. National Coming Out Day is a time to publicly display gay pride. Many choose this day to come out to their parents, friends, co-workers and themselves.
In Recognition of National Coming Out Day we will be showing the documentary film "A Jihad For Love" on October 7th from 12:00–2:00 pm, with discussion moderated by Dr. Yousef Alarjama and Kanchan Panjwani 2nd year MA Counseling Psychology student, and on October 14th from 9:00–11:00 am, with discussion moderated by Yasmine Saleh, 4th year Clinical PsyD student. To see information about the film, please go to the website ajihadforlove.com.
LGBT Social Event - Come meet your peers on October 12th from 12:00–1:00 pm and enjoy some food and socializing.
Student Blog - Read Samantha’s blog to learn more about our LGBTQ Interest Group, The Gay Straight Alliance at MSPP blog.mspp.edu/2010/10/19/gay-straight-alliance
These events are sponsored by MSPP’s newly formed Gay Straight Alliance in conjunction with the Offices of Multicultural Affairs and the Deans of Students. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.