Coming Out Week to raise LGBTQ awareness

 Courtesy of GSA

Danyelle Gaines

The Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) will host it’s second annual Coming Out Week this week all over the Georgia Southern University campus.

The week will consist of a variety of events, including speakers, a carnival and an attractions fair.

Coming Out Week will end with Pride Prom on Friday in the Russell Union Ballroom from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“It’s supposed to recreate the prom you had in high school, but you get to take the date you want to take and be the ‘you’ you want to be,” Nicole Peavy, vice president of GSA, said.

Because this is the second year that GSA has hosted Coming Out Week, GSA expects an increase in attendance at the events and to bring more awareness to gender and sexual minorities.

Coming Out Week is held just before Atlanta Pride weekend, which is Oct. 8-9, and National Coming Out Day, which is Oct. 12.