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RCC to Host a Celebration of Coming Out

RCC to Host a Celebration of Coming Out

A Celebration of Coming Out - Tuesday, October 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: October 1, 2019


Rockland County, NY – The GLBTQ Quality of Life Committee at Rockland Community College invites students, faculty, staff and the community to “A Celebration of Coming Out,” on Tuesday, October 15 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm in the Technology Center Ellipse. The event will include a discussion and open dialogue in a safe, inclusive, and supportive space to explore LGBTQIA+ experiences of coming out. Panelists will share their own coming out stories, review some basic LGBTQIA+ vocabulary and discuss the impact on themselves and society. Students will have the opportunity to speak, and anonymous questions will be welcome via index cards. Representatives from the Rockland Pride Center and PFLAG will be in attendance, and information about campus and community support services will be offered.

“It is not always easy for students to come out and tell their families and friends. Despite the tremendous social and legal progress made over the last few decades, there are LGBTQIA+ students reluctant to be open about who they are. We aim to give students information about the resources at RCC (such as the Connection Center, the Gender and Sexuality Alliance student club) and in the community,” commented Professor Kay Copp Brown, an organizer of the event.

Admission to the event is free and all are welcome. The GLBTQ Quality of Life Committee at RCC works to ensure and support fair and equal treatment for all gay, lesbian, bi, transgender and questioning faculty, staff and students. For more information, contact Professor Kay Copp Brown at kcoppbro@sunyrockland.edu.

Rockland Community College, State University of New York, offers a safe, supportive learning environment for thousands of students from diverse backgrounds who appreciate small class sizes and personal attention from a distinguished, award-winning faculty that includes Fulbright scholars and SUNY Distinguished Professors. Thanks to the school’s affordable tuition, students who start out at RCC and then transfer to a four-year college can save up to $100,000 on their education. RCC is also proud to provide career training and professional development to adult learners looking to change careers or upgrade their skills. More information can be found at www.sunyrockland.edu.


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