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Coming Out Monologues Promote Community, Inclusion

Coming Out Monologues

November 2, 2015
By Jasmine Demers, Tukwut Life Marketing Assistant

We want you to join us this Friday night for an event that will show you what CSUSM student life is all about!

On Friday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in The McMahan House, ASI and Tuwkut Life will host The Coming Out Monologues, an event that aims to build community and provide a safe space for students of all identities. There will also be a free reception at 5 p.m. to celebrate the release of The Queery, a student-driven publication that highlights the writing of queer students at CSUSM.

Inspired by Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues, The Coming Out Monologues were created by students at UC Riverside in 2007 and are a representation of diverse and unique experiences from people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allies. Each participating school is advised to write an original script to empower everyone within its community to “come out” and share their personal stories.

The Coming Out Monologues is an event where student performers take the stage to tell their stories of identity as members of the LGBTQA community.

“Stories are told through dances, poems and monologues,” said Katlin Sweeney, a Pride Center peer educator.

This signature Tukwut Life event is another example of CSUSM’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

When you attend an event such as The Coming Out Monologues, community is truly built between performers and the community at large and we can stand in solidarity with one another,” said Katlin.

The Queery release party is a free event and open to all students. Tickets for The Coming Out Monologues can be purchased for $5 in USU 3700.

We hope to see you out there, Cougars—and don’t forget to bring your Tukwut Life loyalty cards!