Coming Out Week

Coming Out Week

Coming Out Week is Oct 8-13, 2018!

Coming Out Week is celebrated all across campus with different events, discussions, and programs, the Pride Photo, and more! Coming out is a unique experience and process. Learn about these experiences, educate yourself on how to be a better ally, come out yourself, and enjoy the week of celebration and education. Click here to download the 2018 Coming Out Week poster.

Monday Oct. 8

Coming Out Cupcakes with the LGBTQ Resource Center
Noon – 2 p.m. | Speakers Circle
Come celebrate the beginning of Coming Out Week with the Center and cupcakes! Grab some free sweet treats and learn more about the week and the history of the Center!

Tuesday, Oct. 9

Lunch and Learn: Navigating Coming Out as Trans
11 a.m. | LGBTQ Resource Center
Join us for lunch, as students share their experiences coming out as trans in their communities. Trans/non-binary individuals experience coming out – both ups and downs – in a multitude of ways. Everyone willing to learn and listen is welcome to stop by! Hosted by Oasis.

Open Safe Space Training
2 p.m. | RSVP on Orgsync: bit.ly/MULGBTQOct 
Come learn how to be more inclusive and supportive of LGBTQ identities. This two-hour Safe Space training hosted by MU LGBTQ Resource Center!

Confronting Erasure
6 p.m. | LGBTQ Resource Center
Join Queer Trans People of Color as we discuss erasure in our communities and efforts to overcome them. Hosted by Queer Trans People of Color

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Students of LGBTQ Parents Lunch Social
Noon–1 p.m. | LGBTQ Resource Center
The LGBTQ Resource Center is hosting a lunch to connect people with LGBTQ parents/guardians.  No RSVP Required, come to connect and network!

Pride Photo
5 p.m. | The Columns, Francis Quadrangle
Show your pride and your support by coming to the Mizzou Pride Photo! LGBTQ and ally Tigers line up to show our campus and community MU supports all Tigers. Picture to be published in the Maneater.

Coming Out Week OUTReach Panel
6-7 p.m. | LGBTQ Resource Center
Join Triangle Coalition as they host an OUTReach Panel discussing the coming out experience. Discussion will be informative, engaging, and educational! Come hear the experiences of LGBTQ individuals on our campus.

Thursday, Oct. 11

Coming Out Day Photo Booth
Noon-2 p.m. | MU Student Center
It’s Coming Out Day! No matter your identity, stop by and take a photo at our booth to how your pride! Tigers of all stripes are welcome.

“What it Would Take to Eliminate Health Disparities for LGBTQ Teens” Lecture featuring Dr. Brian Mustanski
3:30-5 p.m. | Jesse Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union South

LGBT youth face a number of health disparities, including increased risk for mental health and physical problems. What drives these disparities? Social determinants related to oppression and discrimination negatively impact the health of LGBT teens, and marginalization exists in multiple systems. Science is needed to solve these disparities, but barriers exist in conducting research with LGBT youth. Current knowledge on LGBT youth health will be described and gaps that would benefit from future research will be identified. Innovations in eHealth and specifically online sexual health education in this population will be discussed. Hosted by Psychological Sciences.

Friday, Oct. 12

Escape Room with Triangle Coalition
5:15pm | RSVP on OrgSync: bit.ly/2pyZgVY
It’s coming out week! What better way to celebrate the beautiful process by breaking out of a room. Come with us as we try to escape a room at BreakOut Como. We will meet at 5:15 pm at the LGBTQ Resource Center and walk over.  Limited space will be available, RSVP on the Triangle coalition OrgSync.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Show Me Pride College Summit
9 a.m.-5 p.m.| Register Via OrgSync: bit.ly/ShowMePride18
Come join LGBTQ and ally college students from across the state for the fifth-annual Show Me Pride College Summit! The event is open to any Missouri College student. Registration is required. Visit lgbtq.missouri.edu for more information.

Black and Gold Drag Show
7:30 p.m. | Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union
Put on your best black and gold attire, and we’ll put on ours as we close out Coming Out Week! Join us for the fourth-annual Black ‘n Gold Drag Show featuring Mizzou students. Queens, Kings, High Femme, Butch Realness, music, dancing, and all manner of gender performance — this isn’t a show to miss! Admission is free, but don’t forget to tip the performers! Hosted by Triangle Coalition.

We are committed to ensuring all of our events are accessible and inclusive to all. Please contact us at lgbtq@missouri.edu if you anticipate any barriers to your participation.