October 11, 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of National Coming Out Day. To prepare for this, the GLBTQ Leadership Council (GLC) is holding National Coming Out Week from Monday October 7th to Friday October 11th.
In order to raise awareness and promote tolerance toward the GLBTQ community, GLC will host events all week to achieve this goal. National Coming Out Day is meant to commemorate the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. In the past, students have shown a lot of support by going to the many events hosted by GLC during National Coming Out Week.
All students are welcome and encouraged to go to any and all of the GLC events on campus this week.
Tuesday, in Stokes S213 from 7-9pm, students can attend the event 'Opening Boston's Closet'. This is an opportunity for students to openly discuss and share coming out stories in an open-mic setting. Anyone and everyone is welcome.
The 'Guess Who's Gay' event in Fulton 511 on Wednesday from 8-10 is a great way to challenge our perceptions of what being gay really means. Meant to challenge stereotypes and open a discussion among students on campus, this event has a panel of students who will answer questions. Based on their answers, the audience can vote on who they think is gay and find out the reality at the end of the panel. It is a fun and creative way for students to test their perceptions of anyone in the GLBTQ community.
Thursday's 'F to Embody' from 3:30 to 5pm in McGuinn 334 will be the last even before the final closing ceremony. The closing ceremony will be held on Friday from 9pm to 1am in the Vandy Cabaret Room.
GLC will be selling T-Shirts throughout the week at these events, so keep some cash handy to support the GLBTQ community!
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School, major and year: A&S, Economics, 2015
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You have 24 hours to give prospective students a tour of BC and convince them to enroll. How do you spend the day? I’d start by getting some coffee and a personalized omelet at Mac. Then we’d go lose our voices at a football game and wear our super awesome Superfan shirts. We would then go see one of the amazing Acapella groups perform. We’d get some Mac N Cheese from the Rat for lunch. We would go see My Mother’s Fleabag for an awesome good time. Then we’d take a break and visit the dorms (i.e. sit in my room and watch Mean Girls…because Mean Girls.). We would then go to a hockey game, then to the Mods, and end the night at Late Night.
If you could go back in time and give yourself a pep talk the night before you moved into BC as a freshman, what is the most important piece of advice that you would give to your former self? Eat your vegetables and take a lot of pictures.
What is your favorite study spot on campus? The Rat
What is your go-to meal at Late Night? That delicious Simply Orange juice the dining halls always have stocked. This and a personal pizza topped with ketchup. Judge all you want, but ketchup on pizza is the best thing to happen since Game of Thrones.
What is the #1 most played song on your iTunes? “I Always Knew” by the Vaccines
What is the best Halloween costume that you have ever worn? I was Minnie Mouse as a kid. Not trying to brag, but I rocked the ears off that costume.
If you could only eat at one restaurant for the rest of your life, which would you choose? Del Taco
If you could befriend the main characters from any TV show or movie, who would you choose and why? Easy. Harry Potter. (I’m assuming) I’d get to go to Hogwarts, be a wizard AND be friends with Harry, Ron, and Hermione. It’s a win win, for me anyway. If I can’t be a wizard then i’d be friends with the main characters from This Is The End.