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National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day

  Photo from    ABC News   .

Photo from ABC News.

This post was submitted by Mara Franzen. Mara is the President of North Park’s Q & A club (Queers & Allies).

Happy National Coming Out Day! 

Today, Thursday October 11th, we celebrate the fact that we are no longer expected to hide in the closet. It is a day to honor those who have fought for the right to be open, and those who still fight for equality every day.  

Despite achieving marriage equality in 2016, the fight for queer equality is still going on. Today we throw open our closet doors to show that we can’t be silenced any longer. 

The North Park Queers and Allies club is hosting their third event for Pride Week! We have had a movie night and a story telling event. Friday we will be having a queer dinner party where we can come together as a community and learn about queer history while eating good food and enjoying each other’s company.  

Coming Out Day is an exceptional time for queer people both in and out of the closet. It helps those who are closeted see all the queer people around them. It also reminds those who are out that they are loved and supported.  

If you are interested in learning more about the thriving queer community at North Park University you can go to our Facebook page, or contact me, Mara Franzen, the current president of Queers and Allies (Q&A).  

 

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