PRIDE’s annual Coming Out Day celebration began on Friday, Oct. 14, and has been marked with a series of events.
Members of PRIDE have been tabling in front of the Scandling Campus Center, handing out pins and ribbons to supporters. They also spent Friday decorating an archway over the front entrance of the Scandling Campus Center. Organizers say the archway is a symbolic way for people to announce their support for people who are coming out.
“Coming Out Day is important because by celebrating this day, we hope to create an atmosphere where people feel more comfortable being themselves,” says Constance Mandeville, the president of PRIDE.
PRIDE theme house also hosted a party, featuring a local band called Darwin. The party was held from 8 – 10 p.m. in the Cellar Pub on Friday.