Celebrate National Coming Out Week

October 9-12 is National Coming Out Week. LGBTQ@MIT will celebrate the week on campus with a series of events open to all students. 
On both Wednesday and Thursday, students can stop by the LGBTQ booth in Lobby 10 anywhere from nine to five, to learn about coming out, and have their picture taken “coming out of the closet.”

National Coming Out Week events include:

Wednesday, October 9
Coming Out in Communities of Color
6:30 pm–8:00 pm
Location TBD
Learn about coming out in communities of color. This panel discussion will be both informative and interactive and dinner will be provided. The location is to be announced – keep your eyes on the LGBTQ calendar for more information. 
Rainbow Lounge Late Night
6:00 pm – midnight
50-005 Rainbow Lounge
Come play games, watch movies, and socialize with other LGBTQ-identified friends and allies at Rainbow Lounge Late Night. 
Thursday, October 11
Thursday’s events focus on coming out in communities of faith. Two panels will be hosted on the subject: 
Coming Out Faithful
5:00 pm–7:00 pm
This panel will focus on the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people who came out in their communities and churches.
Coming Out in Religious Communities
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
This is an interfaith panel discussion of coming out in a spiritual community
Coming Out Storytelling Dinner
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
50-005 Rainbow Lounge
Students are invited to come share their own coming out stories in a safe, welcoming setting. Dinner is provided. 
Friday, October 12
Big Gay Party
9:00 pm – 1:00 am
E2-000 Senior House Basement
National Coming Out Week wraps up on October 12, with the Big Gay Party. The event will feature glitter, pop music, rainbows, and promises to be the “biggest and gayest part of the year.” 
Join the events celebrating National Coming Out Week and see why MIT was voted the most gay-friendly school in the country


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