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MVCC celebrates LGBTQ+ community with Coming Out Day event

Posted 10/6/22

Mohawk Valley Community College will celebrate National Coming Out Day Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the college’s Utica campus, 1101 Sherman Drive.

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MVCC celebrates LGBTQ+ community with Coming Out Day event

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UTICA — Mohawk Valley Community College will celebrate National Coming Out Day Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the college’s Utica campus, 1101 Sherman Drive.

All are welcome to attend, according to an announcement by the college.

Every year on National Coming Out Day, people across the U.S. celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally, the announcement added.

MVCC’s event, sponsored by the college’s LGBTQ-plus workgroup, will include an exhibit of photos and the coming out stories of MVCC students, faculty and staff from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Payne Hall lobby.

National Coming Out Day was first observed in 1988 on the first anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

The day is a reminder that coming out still matters. When people know someone who is LGBTQ, they are far more likely to support equality under the law. Beyond that, their stories can be powerful to each other.

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