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Coming Out Week is Georgia Tech's celebration of LGBTQIA community. Taking place every October, Coming Out Week brings together LGBTQIA people and allies for events aimed at celebrating, educating, strengthening, and uplifting our community. 

Pride Alliance and the LGBTQIA Resource Center partner to create a calendar of events for the whole campus community to enjoy. Click each link below for more information.

Coming Out Week 2022

Monday, October 3 - COW Kick-off Event| 6 - 7 p.m.| Einstein Statue at Tech Green

Join Pride Alliance to kick off the start of our annual Coming Out Week Celebration! Meet us at the Einstein statue near Tech Green to hear about all the events we have planned for the week of October 3rd-9th. Be sure to stop by for chalking, community, and free drinks!

Monday, October 3 - Plant the Rainbow| 6:30 - 8 p.m.| Exhibition Hall, Midtown II

A terrarium planting event that focuses on bringing awareness to the Georgia Tech student body about queer and trans experiences, in conjunction with Coming Out Week. Attendees will be able to create their own terrarium while also learning about the LGBTQ+ community.

This event is a collaboration with the LGBTQIA+ Resource Center at Georgia Tech. To learn more about the center, upcoming events, and ways to get involved, please visit the Center's website or follow them on Engage.

Tuesday, October 4 - Big Gay Brunch| 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.| Student Success Center, Press Room

Join the LGBTQIA Resource Center for our annual "Big Gay Brunch" in conjunction with Coming Out Week! This event is open to all LGBTQIA identities and allies. This will be an opportunity to continue to build community with students as well as faculty and staff.

Tuesday, October 4 - Out@Work, Lessons from LGBTQIA Professionals| 3 - 4:30 p.m.| Student Success Center, Press Room A 

Join the Resource Center and Career Center on Tuesday, October 4 from 3:00-4:30pm in the Student Success Center. This session will feature LGBTQIA employees from Atlanta Mayors Office, Transformation Journeys Worldwide, Kaiser Permanente, and RangeWater Real Estate who will offer reflections and advice on navigating a professional position as an LGBTQIA person. They will also be highlighting upcoming opportunities at their respective organizations. Bring a copy of your resumes for an opportunity to network. RSVP on Engage.

Wednesday, October 5 - Craftpalooza| 6 - 7 p.m.| Instructional Center, Room 103

Pride Alliance is hosting a COW Craftapalooza celebration! Join us in IC 103, where we have rock painting, friendship bracelets, and finger painting! We’ll be serving pizza and drinks so skip dinner! See y’all there!

Thursday, October 6 - When I Knew, An Open Mic Night| 6 - 7 p.m.| Multicultural Lounge, Student Center

When I Knew isn’t about coming out stories, it’s about sharing the when and how we discovered our queer and/or trans identities. We invite folk who have “always known” and those who are “still figuring things out”. Open mic will follow a line-up of scheduled story tellers.

Friday, October 7 - Pride Fest| 2 - 5 p.m.| Tech Walkway

Join us on Tech Green on October 7th, 2 pm to 5 pm to celebrate PrideFest! PrideFest is bringing together organizations from all across campus to celebrate the community we have built together! The first 200 students will get free custom Coming Out Week tote bags and everyone will receive pride flags and cotton candy. We’re so excited to see you there, and don’t forget to go all out with your outfits!

Saturday, October 8 - Night Before Pride| 6 - 7:30 p.m.| West Village Ensemble Room 

Oh, you haven’t heard? Pride Alliance is walking in the Atlanta Pride Parade! Have you been to Pride before? Are you nervous about going? Or do you want to meet up with friends before? Then Night Before Pride is for you! Come to the West Village Ensemble Room to learn about what to expect at Pride, meet friends to walk in the parade with, and make posters to bring to Pride the next day!

Sunday, October 9 - Pride Walk| 10 a.m. -  4 p.m.| CULC to MARTA Civic Station

Pride is here! Join Pride Alliance, GT Alum, Faculty, and allies to walk in the city of Atlanta’s Pride Parade on October 9th! Meet us under the CULC canopy at 10:00 AM to go together. There will be lots of walking & sunshine so please bring water, sunscreen, and good walking shoes. The capacity is 100, please register soon! You don’t want to miss this opportunity!