Come out to Coming Out Week events, Oct. 7-12

SU will recognize National Coming Out Week with a series of events geared toward celebrating the local LGBT community.

“Coming Out Week is about showing students that MSU is an open and accepting campus,” said QSA President Alex Paterson. “Regardless of identity or sexuality, all persons should feel comfortable.”

On Monday, Oct. 7, the Human Rights Campaign will host Coming Out for Equality, which is meant to inform the MSU community about the past, present and future of the movement for LGBT equality. Later, a to-be-announced “coming out film” will be shown in the Procrastinator Theater at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

On Friday, Oct. 11, Sustained Dialogue will host a 6 p.m. training and introduction for “those who are curious about identity awareness, relationship building and moderating dialogues,” according to the Sustained Dialogue website.

Finally, kings and queens will cap off the week at the Coming Out Drag Show & Dance on Saturday, Oct. 12. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8, while tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Drinks are available for those over 21.

For more information on the dance and other Coming Out Week events, contact