Penn State Berks observes National Coming Out Day

The Office of Multicultural Programs will hold a workshop about what it?s like to ?come out? in honor of National Coming Out Day. The workshop will be held on Friday, October 10, 2014, at 1:15 p.m. in room 3 of the Perkins Student Center. In addition, information will be available in the Perkins first floor lobby from 12?2:30 p.m. This program is free and open to the Berks campus community.

According to the Human Rights Council web site, ?Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally. On Oct. 11, 2014, we will mark the 26th anniversary of National Coming Out Day. Twenty-six years ago, on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, we first observed National Coming Out Day as a reminder that one of our most basic tools is the power of coming out. When people know someone who is LGBTQ, they are far more likely to support equality under the law. Beyond that, our stories can be powerful to each other. Every person who speaks up changes more hearts and minds, and creates new advocates for equality.?

For information, contact Karen Kihurani, Multicultural / International Coordinator, at 610-396-6080 or via e-mail at [email protected].