Coming Out Week to be Celebrated Oct. 9-13

UNC will join hundreds of colleges and universities in celebrating National Coming Out Week Oct. 9-13 with events that will include workshops, panel discussions, a documentary film and a "house party" at the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center's new home on campus. The celebration's keynote speaker will be Emma Shinn, a retired U.S. Marine judge advocate, decorated infantry platoon sergeant and activist who co-founded the Colorado Name Change Project to help transgender Colorado residents update their name and gender marker on state and federal identity documents.

Before her keynote address, Shinn will lead a workshop on the ins and outs of the legal name change process.

A complete schedule of the week's activities is available on the Coming Out Week poster (PDF) and on the GSRC's website.