"Tuskegee School of Vet med LGVMA chapter sold cupcakes as a yummy fundraiser for our chapter and gave out nifty rainbow ribbons to our classmates that wanted to show their support as well as talking to the various classes about what the day actually meant. Some of the ribbons had tags attached with quotes like "love is love", "No H8", and some had a space where u could sport the number of months/years "out and proud". We always have tremendous support from our TUSVM family. We're very proud!!!!"
Audrey Weaver, Class of 2013
|Photo from Baking Bites Blog|
"Rain moved Purdue’s National Coming Out Day Celebration indoors but didn’t dampen the spirit. The afternoon was celebrated with booths representing academic units, Purdue organizations, and community organizations. University and community leaders, including the Mayor of West Lafayette, spoke. The keynote speaker for the evening, Katherine Miller, spoke about her experiences as a cadet at West Point under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy and her subsequent resignation."
Dr. Sandra Amass, Associate Dean for Engagement
"Purdue Veterinary Medicine Booth at Purdue's National Coming Out Day Celebration!" Dr. Amass
"It was a great day with outstanding speakers!" Dr. Amass
Purdue's NCOD Poster
Western University of Health Sciences
Lambda and Friends distributed these new amazing shirts designed by Cynthia Ting. We took our annual photo at noon on the lawn. We also celebrated by going out for food and drinks! Fun was had.
|New shirts! Front. Photo: S. Fang|
|Back Photo: S. Fang|
Six of us representing four different colleges. Photo: S.P
Penn's LGBTQ Center hosted the "You Are Loved Project," an event for suicide prevention. A suicide prevention presentation was followed by food and and hot cocoa. All were invited to mingle. Participants were encouraged to write positive messages in chalk across campus. The event raised awareness of the hurtful rhetoric used against those of the LGBTQ community, promoted tolerance, as well as an opportunity for students to get to know one another.
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