The Regis Community in conjunction with the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) and the Office of Counseling and Personal Development celebrated National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11.
National Coming Out Day was founded in the United States in 1988 and is observed annually to bring awareness to the LGBT community and the issues and injustice that they face. The idea is that grounds NCOD is that homophobia is strongest in an environment where silence and ignorance are dominant.
On campus, the organizations tabled out in the student center in order to promote awareness and acceptance and open up a dialogue with Regis students. In conjunction, earlier in the week the GSA hosted “Coming Out Stories,” an event in which members and allies of the LGBT community were invited to hear community members share some of their coming out stories.
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