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Press Release for Friday, December 14, 2012

UNF LGBT Resource Center Sponsors Coming Out Monologues

Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Associate Director 

Department of Public Relations 

(904) 620-2102 


The University of North Florida Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center is sponsoring the “Coming Out Monologues,” a collaborative storytelling event that will unite the community, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the Lazzara Performance Hall, Fine Arts Center, Building 45, on the UNF campus.  


The “ Coming Out Monologues ” (COM) is a community-inspired, community-created and community-led theatrical production comprised of spoken word performances, artistic and moving monologues, musical performances and enlightening narrations. 


 “The coming out process is a critical and integral part of a person’s development, whether they are just coming out to themselves or going the extra difficult step of coming out to their family, friends or co-workers,” said Barbara Jean Douglass, director of UNF’s LGBT Resource Center. “The “Coming Out Monologues” is a  reflection of that process, through creativity, humor and passion for self-expression.” 


COM is similar to the “Vagina Monologues,” except that each monologue is written by UNF students, staff, faculty or alumni about their own coming out stories. Individuals writing monologues may wish to perform their own piece during the production or turn it over to another community amateur actor.  


Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased online at . For more information about this event, contact Natalie Nguyen, UNF LGBT Resource Center program coordinator, at (904) 620-5197 or at . For more information about the LGBT Resource Center, visit . 


UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.