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Penn State Celebrating National Coming Out Week

Penn State will take part in the National Coming Out week festivities October 9-13 with a number of events throughout the week to celebrate coming out in the LGBTQ+ community.

On Monday, the week will begin with a HUB Takeover from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be information tables from a number of Penn State’s LGBTQ organizations and ally offices. Then at 7 p.m., Shaashawn Dial-Snowden will host a workshop in the HUB’s Freeman Auditorium, titled “I Am! – Living, Loving & Learning.”

Tuesday will feature a LGBTQ and Women’s Bike Workshop at 117 Weston Community Center from 3-5 p.m. before Joseph Osmundson speaks in 125 Borland Building from 4:30-6:30 p.m. about his book Capsid: A Love Song, which explores the relationship between an HIV-positive person and his virus,

The Coming Out rally will take place at steps of Old Main from noon until 1 p.m. on Wednesday. DJ, producer, and LGBTQ and sexual assault victims’ rights advocate Zeke Thomas will then present #SupportSurvivors at 7 p.m. in Freeman Auditorium.

On Thursday, Queer and Trans People of Color at Penn State will host Gender Expression and Body Positivity — taking place at 6:30 p.m. in 260 Willard Building. Then there will be a student drag show presented by the LGBTQA Student Roundtable at 10 p.m. in the HUB’s Alumni Hall.

To cap off the week on Friday, the LGBTQA Student Resource Center will host an open house in room 101 of its Boucke Building from 3-5 p.m. This event coincides with the start of Parents and Families Weekend.

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Steve Connelly

Steve Connelly is a senior majoring in PR and an editor for Onward State. He is a proud native of the state of New Jersey, and yes, he is literal trash. He is a soccer fan, nap enthusiast, and chicken tender connoisseur. He tries to be a photographer sometimes despite one of his photos inspiring the name of his future sports bar, the Blurry Zamboni. You can follow him on Twitter @slc2o (feel free to slide), email him at [email protected], or come say hi to him in his office, the Irving's basement.


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