Georgia Southern Celebate Coming Out Day By Hosting Outfest

Elise Taylor

National Coming Out Day is an annual LGBTQ+ awareness day celebrated on October 11th to support people of the community in “coming out of the closet”.


Georgia Southern hosted Outfest, an event created to show pride and to help students connect to celebrate the holiday. 


“I have so much pride in people being able to express themselves freely and being able to accept other people with open arms,” said Alex Cudd, first year doctoral student. 


Students filled the length of Georgia Avenue. 


They were offered free merch such as water bottles, flags, and pins, as they were served pizza from Dominoes. 


The event was decorated with traditional rainbow colors and offered interactive opportunities, such as contribution to a mural…and pictures at an iconic rainbow door. 


“We decided to host this event to celebrate National Coming Out Day and to bring awareness to the LGBTQ+ community,” said Dr. Jolessa Johnson, Assistant Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs.


The event was a hit with students, and many stuck around to dance to music and connect with others. 


Happy National Coming Out Day!