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Coming Out Week

Coming Out Week 2018

Show your pride and celebrate being you! Join the LGBT Resource Center in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of National Coming Out Day with a week-long series of events including FREE HIV Testing provided by JASMYN. Every year, people across the world celebrate National Coming Out Day by coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, many other identities or as an ally!

Since "coming out" is such a uniquely personal, continuing process and experience, not everyone wants to, feels safe enough or needs to be out, which is totally okay!

This year, there will be different events, discussions, and programs highlighting the experiences of being LGBTQ+ and ally. 

Coming Out Week 2018 Lineup:

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Chew On This: Coming Out

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

 ~Interfaith Center event ~

UNF Interfaith Center

Founders Hall, Building 2, Suite 1400

October 8 - 12: Free Rapid HIV Testing

Our Rapid HIV Testing is provided by our community partner, JASMYN. No appointment is necessary and is FREE. 

October 8 - 11

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

LGBT Resource Center

John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58E, Room 1111


October 12

10 a.m. - noon

J. Brooks Brown Addition, Building 39A, Room 2100


1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

LGBT Resource Center

John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58E, Room 1111


Monday, October 8, 2018

This Is My Story:

featuring the cast of the Coming Out Monologues Jacksonville

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58W, Room 3703

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Let's Talk About It: Being Black, Brown, and LGBTQ+

~ Department of Diversity Intiatives event ~

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 2100


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Coming Out Day Photo booth & T-shirt Giveaway

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Osprey Plaza


Coming Out Day Group Photo

12 p.m.

Osprey Plaza


Faith, Race, and LGBT: A Conversation with Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington

~ Sponsored by the LGBT Community Fund for Northeast Florida event~

Reception: 6 p.m.

Lecture:  6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Adam Herbert University Center


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Laugh Out Comedy Show featuring Sabrina Jalees

Funded by Student Life and Services Fees

Doors Open: 7:30 p.m.

Show: 8 p.m.

Meet & Greet immediately following the performance

John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58W, Auditorium


Friday, October 12, 2018

OUT to Lunch: Defining Identities

noon - 1 p.m.

LGBT Resource Center

John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58E, Room 1111


In honor of LGBTQ History Month, we will be hosting events that spotlights and discusses each part of the LGBTQIA acronym.

Check back for more updates to this and our events page!


Walter Mercado - LGBT - Poster   Mucho Mucho Amor: The Life of Walter Mercado
September 30, 2020
6 - 8 P.M.
Zoom ID: 958 4856 9902
Register for the passcode and reserve your snack bag!
As part of our the Lesbian and Gay programming week in our LGBTQ History Month programming, we are hosting a screening of the documentary, Mucho Mucho Amor: The Life of Walter Mercado. Following the screening, there will be a and Q & A with the director, Kareem Tabsch. Sponsored by the UNF LGBT Resource Center, UNF Department of Diversity Initiatives, and the University of Alabama.

     LGBTQ History Month Kick-off Event
October 1, 2020
2 -3 P.M.
Zoom ID: 922 5357 6498
As we kick-off LGBTQ History Month, join us virtually with President Szymanski and keynote speaker, Brian Silva, the founder and Executive Director of the National Equality Action Team (NEAT) and National Equality Action Team Fund (NEATEF). We will also hear from Pride Club president Jasmine Graham, and unveil of our new installation, Wings of Pride. 

Brian Silva is the Founder and Executive Director of the National Equality Action Team (NEAT) and National Equality Action Team Fund (NEATEF) will be our Keynote Speaker. He has been a leader in the LGBTQ+ advocacy community for more than a decade with a proven track record in executive leadership, organizational development, coalition building, organizing and empowering volunteers. Brian served as Executive Director first of Marriage Equality New York (MENY) and later Marriage Equality USA (MEUSA), which was one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer, grassroots LGBTQ+ groups. Under his leadership, multiple states and the U.S. Supreme Court passed marriage equality across the nation. 
    Out to Lunch
October 8, 2020
12 - 1 P.M.
Zoom ID: 529 078 6274
Part of our the Lesbian and Gay programming week in our LGBTQ History Month programming. "Coming out of the closet" or mostly known as "coming out" is when a person reveals an important part of their identity to those who are important in their life. Some people do not find it necessary or safe to coming out. In this event, we'll be sharing our reasons and stories for coming out or why we don't feel it's necessary to come out. 
    The Loud Lounge presents: Bi-erasure
October 14, 2020
2 - 3 P.M.
Zoom ID: 529 078 6274
Part of our the Bisexual and Pansexual programming week in our LGBTQ History Month programming. Did you know that a larger percent of LGBTQ+ individuals identify with the bisexual+ identity label than any other label? If you didn’t, you’re not alone. There are many forms of bi-erasure that happen in our every day lives which distort our view of bisexual+ individuals and identities. If you want to learn more about the phenomenon of bi-erasure, join the LGBT Resource Center along with our former director, Kaitlin Legg, for an informative look at bi+ identities and the all too common practice of bi-erasure.
    I.M. S.A.F.E Consent Workshop
October 16, 2020
12 - 1:30 P.M.
Zoom ID: 910 9953 5947
RSVP required
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month and LGBTQ History month, join us for an interactive workshop where we’ll discuss and practice what consent and setting healthy boundaries looks like. This event is a collaboration between the Women’s Center of Jacksonville, The UNF LGBT Resource Center, and the UNF Women’s Center.
transphobia event shot   Unpacking Transphobia: Part 1 & 2
October 19 & 20, 2020
2 - 3 P.M.
Zoom ID: 915 042 8 2963
Part of our the Transgender, Nonbinary, Gender Non-conforming programming week in our LGBTQ History Month programming. Sponsored by the UNF LGBT Resource Center, UNF Women's Center, and the Victim Advocate.
Part 1: learn what "trans," "nonbinary," and "gender nonconforming" mean. Learn about transphobia and how it impacts the community.

Part 2: Providing space to unpack and explore the lived experiences trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming folks.
    The Loud Lounge presents: Asexuality and the Romantics
October 28, 2020
2 - 3 P.M.
Zoom ID: 529 078 6274
Part of our the Asexuality, Aromantic, and Intersex programming week in our LGBTQ History Month programming. You might have heard the term “asexual” and wondered how it can possibly apply to human seeing as how we can’t reproduce on our own. Well asexuality – sometimes referred to as the grey spectrum – refers to a sexual orientation commonly used by individuals who do not feel significant sexual attraction. Still a little confused? Don’t worry – the LGBT Resource Center will be hosting an event called “Asexuality and the Romantics” where we will explore the commonly misunderstood sexuality as well as a newer concept: romantic orientation.
    HIV & STI Testing Event provided by JASMYN and Florida Department of Health
October 28, 2020
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location and Details to be announced! 
October 30, 2020
1:30 - 2:30 P.M.
Zoom ID: 966 0897 9933
Details to be announced!!