Queer and Allied Students Union

Everyone is invited to the QASU Fall Drag Show at UMD Saturday night ...

It's performance art, it's history and culture ... and all you need to know is that it's a riotously good time.

(Oh, and have a supply of dollar bills, which you will HAND people.  No tucking money into folks' clothes; just HAND it to them like a nice person.)

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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.