National Coming Out Dayis tomorrow, and to celebrateIllinois State University Pride will hosting an event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Schroeder Plaza.  

The event will be held by ISU Pride, Queer Ed Birds, Moor Pride and Free Mom Hugs.  

“The goal is really just to show everyone on campus that pride, and many other organizations are here for them on such an important day,” one of Pride’s Programming Chairs August Munoz said. 

 “It is to provide a little space for people to really feel welcomed and loved and hopefully full of support.” 

Students can stop by and pick up a miniature pride flag and an identity sticker. There will also be an opportunity for students to trace their hand and write their name and an inspirational message. The hands will be placed on a protest banner Pride is creating. 

The event will celebrate the LGBTQ Community and the strength it takes to come out.  

“It really is here to show how outstanding people are for being themselves and to remind people of how much support and love they have if they do or don’t have that in their lives at home,” Munoz said. 

“I think the event just helps people feel more comfortable in being themselves and living the life they want to.”

ANDREA RICKER is Features Editor The Vidette. She can be contacted at arricke@ilstu.edu Follower her on Twitter at @ricker_andrea    


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