"National coming out day" resonates at UA Campus - Tucson News Now

"National coming out day" resonates at the University of Arizona Campus

By Lauren Burgoyne email

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD)- Teenage bullying is not a new phenomenon but the suicides of at least four teens in one month have shaken schools and universities across the country. The victims were targeted because they were gay or bisexual, which is resonating throughout the U of A campus on "national coming out" day.

The colors are bright, the music is peaceful, the mood is promising at the University of Arizona's National Coming out day festivities but it's still not enough to change some of the stereotypes targeting the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender questioning community. Student run organizations, and University programs set up displays at the UA Mall to educate and reach out to members and non-members of the gay and lesbian community. However, there are so many support groups and organizations dedicated to this community that National Coming Out Day has turned into National Coming Out week.
 
While some of the events are meant to inspire and encourage students to come out and share their stories others are meant to remember those who have been persecuted because of their sexual orientation.
 
Friday Night Remembrance Vigil

  • Where: University of Arizona Old Main Fountain
  • When: 5:30pm
  • For more information about LGBTGQ groups or resources visit

www.pride.asua.arizona.edu or http://lgbcom.web.arizona.edu/

 

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