By Malachi Robinson

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs: LGBTQ+ Resource Center in celebrating Coming Out, Coming Together Month. October is LGBTQ+ History Month, celebrating and empowering the voices, history, and experiences of LGBTQ+ Individuals.

Monday, Oct. 2, 2023 – KWEEN by Vichet Chum: A MRT New Play Commission
From playwright Vichet Chum comes a celebration of Khmer identity, queerness, and embracing the complicated histories that shape who we are and want to become. Set in Lowell, Kween follows sixteen-year-old Soma, as she discovers slam poetry against the backdrop of her Ba’s deportation to Cambodia. Joyful, searing, and all about Lowell.

Brunch with Vichet at AACEE Center (10 a.m. to noon | Book Reading at 7 p.m., Merrimack Repertory Theatre
A Collaboration with the Asian American Center For Excellence & Engagement

To attend, email malachi_robinson@uml.edu for the RSVP link.

Tuesday, Oct. 10 – Career Connect: Learn How to Recruit & Mentor LGBTQ+ Students
(Virtual) – 11 a.m. to noon
What are LGBTQ+ young adults looking for in their careers? What are the obstacles to recruiting diverse talent for LGBTQ+ people? Learn how you can volunteer with Campus Pride to support LGBTQ+ college students in their career journey.

To attend, email malachi_robinson@uml.edu for the RSVP link.

Tuesday, Oct. 10 – Out at Work Panel 5:30-6:45 p.m. (Virtual)
Join UML Alumni for a moderated panel discussion unpacking the intersection between career, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

To attend, email malachi_robinson@uml.edu for the RSVP link.

Wednesday, Oct. 11 – Coming Out, Coming Together Stories, 3-5 p.m.
LGBTQ+ Resource Center (UCC 380)
Come hang out at the LGBTQ+ Resource Center and learn about coming out, safety, and the importance of community and ways to find that at UML.

Wednesday, Oct. 11 – Drag Bingo, 7-9 p.m.
UCC Atrium
Hosted by the LGBTQ+ Resource Center and Association For Campus Events (ACE), join us for Drag Bing! Win fabulous prizes and learn more about the Rising 360 LGBTQ+ Cohort and LGBTQ+ Resource Center.

Friday, Oct. 13 – Trans and Non-Binary Health Fair, – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
UCC Atrium
Hosted by the LGBTQ+ Resource Center, The Trans and Non-Binary Health Fair aims to inform the UML community about physical, mental, and social health issues affecting the queer population.

To see the full lineup of the Coming Out, Coming Together, check out the LGBTQ+ Resource Center webpage.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Associate Director of OMA at Malachi_robinson@uml.edu