LGBTQ

Maybe it's a little step, but for the first time, UMD's Music Department is sponsoring a recital of queer-identified faculty.

Derek Bromme, Elizabeth Fisher, Elias Mokole and Tom Hamilton of UWS are performing tonight at 7:30 at the Weber Music Hall in The Rainbow Connection Concert.

Avenues for Homeless Youth

It depends on who you ask.

Some information says 18% of all homeless kids are LGBTQ; some information says it's upwards of 40%.

But one thing doesn't change: the rejection.

Avenues for Homeless Youth is pioneering a foster home program for LGBTQ teens that's becoming a national model - and it's not about charity; it's about solidarity.

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National Coming Out Day was celebrated October 11, including on the UMD campus.

It can be a momentous - and terrifying - act of courage and vulnerability to share something so basic about yourself with family and friends.

But coming out, says Erica Kachinske with UMD's Queer and Allied Students Union (QASU) isn't a one time thing; it's something people find themselves doing every day.