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Coming Out Rally Promotes Safe Environment for LGBT Community

Students display signs supporting the LGBT Community during the rally, in front of campus, along Route 255.
Students display signs supporting the LGBT Community during the rally, in front of campus, along Route 255.
10/11/2011 —

Penn State DuBois students held a Coming Out Rally on October 10, to demonstrate their support for people of all lifestyles. 

 

Organized by Students, Allies, Friends, and Educators (SAFE) Club, the rally celebrated National Coming Out Day, which is a civil awareness day that promotes safe environments for people in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community.  Students carried signs throughout campus with positive messages about the LGBT community.

 

"When people show up and show their support for all of the students at Penn State DuBois, and not just the students who are similar to themselves, it demonstrates an acceptance of diversity on our campus, and with our young people," said SAFE Club President Staci Neal.  "It shows that Penn State DuBois is not only an outstanding facility for increasing one's intellect, but also for creating an accepting, equal, and diverse future for our community."

 

Nationally, Coming Out Day is recognized on October 11, this year.  On the 11th, SAFE Club members also held sign-ups for an anti-bullying pledge. 

 

 

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