Every year on National Coming Out Day (NCOD), we celebrate coming out as part of the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender intersex, queer, asexual, Two-Spirit, Same Gender Loving, Pansexual, Asexual community by being visible and affirming others' right to be safely visible in their identities. At UNC-Chapel Hill, that means celebrating our pride and allyship* in the pit, learning about LGBTIQA+ history and communities, and building community across experiences.
There are plenty of ways to get involved for NCOD 2017:
Ambassadors help LGBTQ Center staff plan and host welcoming events for LGBTQIA+ students at Carolina. Everyone is welcome to participate as often and in the ways they are most comfortable. Duties include:
The LGBTQ Center Book Club is a twice-monthly meeting of lit nerds and casual readers who love to discuss books, fanfic, and other readings with LGBTQIA+ themes. We meet on a pattern of suggesting books on the 1st Friday and meeting to discuss the group's chosen work(s) on the 3rd Friday.
Join the LGBTQ Center Ambassadors and other LGBTIQA+ or allied students for a night of Among Us
This event will be affirming, but will not focus on LGBTIQA+ themes. We ask participants to help keep this boundary to avoid outing our friends who are living in unsupportive environments. For example, consider what is in your zoom background when participating in this event.
Drop-in event. Feel free to join without video/mic. Sign in and RSVP on Heel Life for Zoom link and instructions.