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PDXWIT Presents: LGBTQ+ Coming Out Stories


Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hZXwDBnPRfWs03JkCARVlA is required to gain entry to this virtual event

This year marks the 32nd Anniversary of National Coming Out Day! Join PDXWIT and host Slalom for a night of coming out stories.

After 32 years, National Coming Out Day still continues to raise awareness for folks in the LGBTQ+ community and spread the idea that homophobia thrives in silence. On this day, many of those who identify as LGBTQ+ come out to friends and family about their sexuality. There is power in coming out and living your truth.

On October 11th, 1987 over 500,000 people marched on Washington for Lesbian and Gay rights and we continue to celebrate and fight for rights in the community today. One out of every two Americans has someone close to them who is gay or lesbian. For transgender people, that number is only one in 10. Coming out STILL MATTERS! It takes bravery, and every person that speaks up changes more hearts and minds, and creates new advocates for equality.

A representative from Slalom will talk about their organization and will let us know if they are hiring. Speakers from Portland and beyond will share their coming out story and how being a part of the LGBTQ+ community has changed their lives.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Doors open 5:05 p.m. - Introductions and announcements 5:15 p.m. - Storytelling begins 6:00 p.m. - Q&A 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech through mentorship, educational community events and support services for job seekers.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.