Vassar College

Coming Out Week, October 2007

Coming Out Week
October 8-12, 2007
Library Lawn

In recognition of National Coming Out Week (October 8-12), ACT OUT! and QCVC bring you an embodiment of "the closet." Come explore the closet, where you can read "coming out" stories as well as stories from those individuals who must live in silence.

Tea with Meech
Monday, October 8, 2007
5:00-6:00pm
Blegen House

John Amaechi is a retired NBA star from England, who was the first NBA player to ever come out as gay. As part of Amaechi's visit to campus, he will be at the Blegen House for tea and desserts and a chance to meet and mingle with students. Stop by to meet Amaechi and have a cup of his favorite Earl Gray Tea with him.

John Amaechi Lecture
Monday, October 8, 2007
7:00pm
Main Building, Villard Room

With his February 2007 announcement, Jon Amaechi became the only player in National Basketball Association history to come out as a gay man. Amaechi will speak about his life experiences and new autobiography, Man In The Middle. This event is free and open to the public.
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Coming Out Story Sharing
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
7:00pm
Main Building, Rose Parlor

Faculty, staff and administrators share their coming out stories with the Vassar community. This is part of the ongoing events for Coming Out Week (October 8-12) sponsored by QCVC, Blegen House, and ACT OUT!  Stay for the Coming Out Slam, sponsored by ACT OUT, taking place immediately after the Coming Out Stories.

QTalk
Thursday, October 11, 2007
4:00-5:00pm
Blegen House

A discussion group by queers for the queer and questioning about the coming out experience.

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