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'Life Around the Closets' exhibit shown on the Washington Avenue Bridge

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The process of coming out as a member of the LGBT community is not a singular experience. It is a joyous celebration for some, but for others, it’s an unattainable dream.

The Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) for Queer and Trans Life and the Steven J. Schochet Endowment for GLBT Studies presented an art installation on the Washington Avenue Pedestrian Bridge to celebrate the process of coming out.

The exhibit, entitled “Life Around the Closets: Coming Out/Not Coming Out Experiences of LGBTQIA Individuals,” was displayed on Tuesday and Wednesday. [Oct. 3-4]

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New program tackles food insecurity on campus

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Students with meal plans at the University of Minnesota can now donate their unused meal swipes to help hungry classmates, thanks to a national movement and an ambitious student.

The program, called Swipe Out Hunger, will let students donate guest swipes from their meal plan every semester to food-insecure students. It is set to launch at the end of October.

As part of the program, a three-week donation drive will be held in dining halls each semester. In that time, students will be able to donate up to 10 meals.

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Screaming Queens:The 1966 Riot Against Police Brutality and What it Means for Us

Thursday, October 5, 2017
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Program in collaboration with the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life present:

Screaming Queens:The 1966 Riot Against Police Brutality and What it Means for Us

A film screening and discussion of Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria.


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