Press Release for Tuesday, September 27, 2011

UNF LGBT Resource Center Hosts Campus Coming Out Week

Joanna Norris, Associate Director 

 

Department of Public Relations 

(904) 620-2102 

 

 

            

The University of North Florida Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center will host Coming Out Week on the campus, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 11, and running through Friday, Oct. 14.  

 

Show your pride and learn about the lesbian, bisexual, transgender and ally communities all week long. Here are the following Coming Out Week events: 

 

  • Coming Out Day; Tuesday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Student Union Osprey Plaza— Come and support those who are coming out. 

 

  • Free, Anonymous HIV Testing; Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1 to 3 p.m., LGBT Resource Center, Student Union, Building 58E, Room 1111— Know your status and get tested. Open to UNF students, faculty and staff only. 

 

  • Off the Wall; Wednesday, Oct. 12, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Student Union, Building 58W, Room 3605— LGBT-friendly dialogue group and discussion. 

 

  • Allyson Robinson Discussion; Thursday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., Student Union, Building 58W, Ballrooms— Hear from Allyson Robinson, associate director of Diversity for the Human Rights Campaign, speak about what the HRC is doing for transgender inclusion and equality. Open to the public. 

 

  • Coming Out Day Breakfast; Friday, Oct. 14, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., UNF University Center —Keynote speakers include Deputy Director of Diversity Allyson Robinson and Deputy Director of Workplace Project Deena Fidas of the Human Rights Campaign. Individual tickets may be purchased for $40 at www.jasmyn.org . 

 

For more information about Coming Out Week, contact Natalie Nguyen, LGBT Resource Center, at (904) 620-5197 or at unflgbt@unf.edu . 

 

 

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