Coming Out Day

Noa Rosenberg

On October 9th during gathering, the C.A.U.S.E. hosted a program for National Coming Out Day that they had been planning since the beginning of the school year. October 11th was the 26th annual National Coming Out Day: 26 years of celebrating people’s bravery to come out as LGBTQ+ The assembly was centered around the theme of “letters to myself” and featured speeches from Rufino Cacho, Sandy Nguyen, and Tatiana Novak.

Not all students, however, were interested in the event. Some wanted to make it optional to attend and others simply voiced feelings of discomfort. In response to this, C.A.U.S.E. member Sasha Belcher says that they “were hoping that people would not feel uncomfortable about it.” She went on to speak of the goals that the C.A.U.S.E had surrounding the event. “We wanted to bring awareness to the problems that people face at Latin.” But they did not set out only to inform, they also wanted to “give advice to people going through the same thing at Latin without being invasive.” They hope that overall the event will make a positive impact at Latin.

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