Coming Out events support LGBT community

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By T. L. Hupfer

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

It has been 25 years since the first National Coming Out Day, and this college is getting ready to celebrate with a week of debate and fun.

Friday

Fair: National Coming Out Day kicks off with a community fair in the mall.

Oct. 14

Movie: The Coming Out Committee will be screening “The Celluloid Closet” and “Stonewall Uprising” 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. in Room 101 of Longwith Radio, Television and Film Building.

Oct 15

Discussion: Panel discussion of the city’s non-discrimination ordinance and LGBT policies with state Rep. Lloyd Doggett and Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales 9:25 a.m.-10:40 a.m. in Room 218 of the nursing complex.

Discussion: Panel discussion with religious leaders Dr. Jane Grovijahn, professor of religious studies and theology at Our Lady of the Lake University; Rev. Mark Hinson of Metro Community Church; and Rabbi Elisa Koppel of Temple Beth-el 10:50 a.m.-noon in Room 218 of the nursing complex about the positive experience of being religious and gay.

Oct. 16

Game: Drag Bingo 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Craft Room of Loftin Student Center.

Oct. 17

Discussion: Panel discussion concerning the city’s non-discrimination ordinance and LGBT policies with members of the Pride Committee 9:25 a.m.-10:40 a.m. in Room 218 of the nursing complex.

Lecture: Dr. Tom Clarkin will lecture on the history of gay rights in America 10:50 a.m.-noon in Room 218 of the nursing complex.

For more information, call Mark Bigelow at 210-486-0125.

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