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National Coming Out Day

10:00am-2:00pm: Pride and Cake in the Plaza (Gift Plaza, between Union buildings)

Rainbow cake is back! The UNC-CH LGBTQ Center will be giving out cake and candy to anyone who takes on a question from the Pride Wheel in the Gift Plaza between 10:00am and 2:00pm as part of National Coming Out Day. Cake is limited to the first 125 people and it goes fast every year!

Did you miss the Pride parade? Want to re-live the excitement? Take photos with the Coming Out door, pride flags, and fun props! We can post your pictures to the Center’s social media or take them on your phone, as a personal memento.


3:00pm Reception with singer/songwriter Be Steadwell at the LGBTQ Center

D.C. based singer/songwriter Be Steadwell is bringing her iconic Queer Pop style to Carolina, but first she will be our guest at the LGBTQ Center for a catered meet and greet from 3:00pm-4:00pm on Thursday, October 11th. 

“’I think love is what makes us human” … “I know it’s so important to protest and to run for office and change the legislature. But we also have to exist as human beings and enjoy our lives.”

– Be Steadwell via Bandcamp Daily


Here’s your chance to ask Be about life as a singer, activist, educator, and filmmaker.

There is no charge for this event, refreshments will be provided, and everyone is invited.


8:00pm Be Steadwell Concert at the FPG Union Auditorium

The UNC-CH LGBTQ Center has partnered with Carolina Union Activities Board to round out National Coming Out Day (October 11, 2018) with the iconic sounds of Be Steadwell. Be composes her music from a blend of genres into what she calls queerpop. In her live performances, she utilizes loop pedal vocal layering and beat boxing to compose her songs on stage.

Be’s goal is to make queer love songs that speak to the whole world and she’s outdone herself with her newest album aptly titled Queer Love Songs. Read more about the track list, which includes the opening track, “Greens” about feeding your beloved, “Sometimes,”  a song about being in love with a non-binary person. Read more about the album at

The Concert is FREE and open to the public. It will be in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union Auditorium at UNC-Chapel Hill.