Coming Out Week is celebrated across campus with events, discussions, programs, the Pride Photo and more! Coming out is a unique experience and process. Come learn about these experiences, educate yourself on how to be a better ally, come out yourself and enjoy the week of celebration and education!
Monday, Oct. 14
Coming Out Cupcakes
Noon-2 p.m., First Floor of MU Student Center
Celebrate the beginning of Coming Out Week with the LGBTQ Resource Center! Grab a sweet treat and learn more about our Coming Out Week events! Sponsored by the LGBTQ Resource Center.
Open Discussion: Coming Out as Asexual or Aromantic
7 p.m., LGBTQ Resource Center
Join Aces & Aros in a discussion on navigating coming out as aromantic and asexual. This is an open meeting highlighting asexual and aromantic voices in our community!
Tuesday, Oct. 15
Annual Pride Photo
5 p.m., Mizzou Columns
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.
“Happy Birthday, Marsha!”
7 p.m., LGBTQ Resource Center
“Happy Birthday, Marsha!” is a film about iconic transgender artist and activist, Marsha “Pay it No Mind” Johnson, and her life in the hours before she ignited the 1969 Stonewall Riots in NYC. Join us for a screening of the film followed by an open discussion. Sponsored by QTPOC.
Wednesday, Oct. 16
Open Safe Space Training
1-3 p.m., 2206 MU Student Center
Learn to be a resource for LGBTQ students, staff and faculty. Safe Space is a training designed to give you the tools and knowledge you need to be an effective ally.
Coming Out Week Photo Booth
Noon-2 p.m., first floor of MU Student Center
No matter your identity, stop by and take a photo at our booth to show your pride! Tigers of all stripes are welcome! Sponsored by Greek Allies.
Thursday, Oct. 17
Lunch and Learn: Navigating Coming Out as Trans
11 a.m.-2 p.m., LGBTQ Resource Center
Join Oasis 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!
Queering Relationship Violence presented by Patrick Skrivan
3-4 p.m., RSVP Center
Society enforces a heteronormative narrative of what relationship and sexual violence look like, but we know that this model doesn’t always fit so neatly. Join us for a presentation that explores the dynamics of LGBTQ+ relationship violence.
Friday, Oct. 18
Lesbian Life in the 1920s
5-6 p.m., MU Women’s Center
For all the history buffs, join us for a presentation and discussion around lesbian life in the 1920s! Sponsored by Queer Liberation Front.
LGBTQ Trivia Night
5-9:30 p.m., The Shack, MU Student Center
Join the Campus Activities Programming Board as we test our knowledge with trivia! Free admission and open to the general public.