National Coming Out Day is internationally celebrated every October 11th, as a day to "come out" and increase visibility of people that identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer......, and allies. The first National Coming Out Day was held on October 11, 1988. This date was chosen for the annual event in commemoration of the 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. It also marks the anniversary of the first visit of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to Washington D.C. Many communities and college campuses sponsor activities such as dances, film festivals, workshops, literature booths, and rallies on National Coming Out Day. Join us for the following events and gatherings as we celebrate National Coming Out Week at UNH!

ANNUAL EVENT SERIES: UNH Gender Identity Awareness Week! (November)

GIA is a week of events dedicated to promoting an understanding of transgender, transsexual and gender queer issues at UNH and beyond. Founded in 2010 and principally sponsored by Transgender-UNH, the week features film screenings, workshops, speakers, open mikes, and other events to bring together UNH students, faculty, and staff and community members to have substantive discussions about gender identity/expression, gender diversity, social justice and cultural transformation. In addition to fostering dialogue and providing education, GIA hopes to stimulate positive changes on campus and in the community, promote activism and provide fun and social opportunities for Trans and allied people. All are welcome and all events are free and open to the public.

EVENT SERIES: GAYpril! (April)

LGBTQA+ programs and events at UNH throughout the whole month of April!

ANNUAL EVENT: LGBTQ Pancake Breakfast (April)

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of the LGBTQQA community through the recognition of Kidder Fund and Pink Triangle Awards. For more information, go to LGBTQIA+ Pancake Breakfast.