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Questioning Established Sexual Taboos, Lafayette’s gay/straight alliance, will celebrate National Coming Out Day Friday through a campaign to raise awareness of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues.

Posters will displayed throughout campus with statistics “both celebrating achievements of the GLBT community and noting obstacles yet to be overcome,” according to QuEST. The objective is to educate students of sexual minorities’ experiences.

QuEST also is asking students, faculty, and staff to wear jeans Friday in support of GLBT rights. “The initiative is designed to give less vocal allies an outlet to easily express their support without much confrontation,” according to QuEST. “While some may not know ways to support the GLBT community, on October 11 they can express their acceptance and tolerance simply by how they dress.”

National Coming Out Day was founded by the Human Rights Campaign. “Coming out also applies to straight allies as they acknowledge that they know and support a GLBT person and then take the next step by coming out about it to others,” it states.

For more information, contact Michael Lestingi, general co-chair of QuEST, at x4039,
Sarah Bassin, co-chair of special events, at x0984, or Professor Katilin Fabian, faculty adviser, at x5392.

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