The Human RightS Initiative (HRSI) is going to organize a celebration of the Coming Out Day* on the 10th and 11th October 2016, Monday and Tuesday. It is an annual LGBTQI awareness day when we celebrate coming out as a member of the LGBTQI community or as an ally, and promote a safe world for LGBTQI people to live truthfully and openly.
We invite you to join us in the following events and activities:
1. ‘COMING OUT’ PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT
Are you someone who has personal experience of coming out or having someone come out to you, or who simply wants to show support as allies? Join our project as subjects! Our volunteers will come to take your picture and listen to your story. The pictures and stories will be published on HRSI’s Facebook page from 10th October, Monday onwards.
All CEU community members (students, faculty and staff) and friends are welcome. You can decide whether to remain anonymous or not.
If you want to be featured in the project, please check the availability of our volunteers below and contact them directly to arrange a meet-up.
Yuliya Ten (Ten_Yuliya@student.ceu.edu)
Tuesday, 4 Oct - 13:00-17:00
Wednesday, 5 Oct - 10:00-19:00
Thursday, 6 Oct - 10:00-13:00, 17:20-19:00
Friday, 7 Oct - 13:00-18:00
Saturday, 8 Oct - 10:00-19:00
Sunday, 9 Oct - 10:00-19:00
Monday, 10 Oct - 13:00-19:00
Tuesday, 11 Oct - 13:00-17:00
Natalie Lovell (Lovell_Natalie@student.ceu.edu)
Thursday, 6 Oct - after 15:00
Friday, 7 Oct - any time
2. INFO TABLE
10th and 11th October, 12pm to 2pm | Octagon (Nador 9)
Come to get useful resources for LGBTQI people and allies, and have pictures of yourselves taken with supportive messages about coming out. You will also have a chance to ask questions or chat with our living library about coming out, and to know more about the CEU LGBTQI Club.
3. ART JAM
10th October, Monday at 5.20pm | Room FT609 (Nador 9 – Faculty Tower)
Just bring your own T-shirt or bag (those of light colours will work best), and creativity! We will provide stencils, sprays, stars and glitter so that you can decorate them with some LGBTQI messages. Snacks and drinks will be provided!
4. OPEN MIC
11th October, Tuesday at 5.30pm | Nador 9 Auditorium
Do you like singing, dancing, playing an instrument, or/and performing poetry? Do you have something to say about topics related to gender and sexuality? Now is your chance to shine! If you wish to speak or perform at the Open Mic, please send your name and creative idea to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 10th October, Monday.
The Open Mic will feature the Hate Speech Monologues crew, Tahiti tánc – a budding Tahitian dance group, and African dance by our very own student dancers. Snacks and drinks will be provided!
*Coming Out Day was first established in the US in 1988 in the midst of AIDS epidemics. The problem of gay visibility was extremely important because, after all, it was a political pressure from the openly gay community that helped to start effectively fighting mass deaths.