Middlebury

September 29, 2000

National Coming Out Week Event Scheduled at
Middlebury College on Oct. 11

Panel Will Focus on Issues
Facing Gays on Campus

MIDDLEBURY, Vt.—In recognition
of National Coming Out Week, the Gay and Lesbian Employees at
Middlebury (GLEAM) will sponsor a panel discussion on Wednesday, Oct.
11 at 7 p.m. in Middlebury College’s Dana Auditorium on College
Street (Route 125).

The panel is titled "So You’re
Gay, Why Are You in My Face?" Event organizers expect the panel to
raise issues ranging from fears among heterosexuals about openly gay
individuals, how the Middlebury College community generally treats
gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students, and the need for a
queer movement.

Panelists will include Sue Wilson,
from Outright Vermont; Kim Howard, a professor at the University of
Vermont, and co-author of "Out & About Campus;" Aubry Threlkeld,
a member of the Middlebury class of 2003; and Don Eggert, a member of
the Middlebury class of 1998 and co-president of the RU12? Burlington
queer community center initiative. Panel moderator will be Roman
Graf, Middlebury College associate provost for institutional
diversity.

The event is free and open to the
public. For additional information contact Joseph Watson at
443-5487.

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