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


The event is free and open to the

public. For additional information contact Joseph Watson at


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