UW-Eau Claire celebrates National Coming Out Day

Remaining Ad Time Ad - 00:00

Eau Claire (WQOW) – October 11th marks National Coming Out Day, and on Thursday it was celebrated locally at UW-Eau Claire.

There was a wide variety of tables set up on campus along with community resources that are LGBTQ friendly. People were able to share their coming out stories on stage.

Organizers said they want to create a safe space for everybody just to be themselves.

“There is a big misconception that coming out is a one-time thing, and though sometimes there is a definitive moment where somebody recognizes as being the moment the came out, it is something you do your entire life,” said UW Eau Claire Director of Gender and Sexuality Christopher Jorgenson.

“I love this. It’s just such a visible space and the energy to celebrate everyone’s identities and everybody coming together is just like amazing,” said Amelia Montie, a student at UW-Eau Claire.

Jorgenson said he is proud Eau Claire is the 3rd city in the state of Wisconsin to ban conversion therapy. The city council passed a resolution banning it for children under 18 earlier this week.

Lindsey Ford

Lindsey Ford

More News

STORMTRACKER 18 WEATHER
Osseo
40°
Menomonie
Chetek
40°
Durand
43°
Ladysmith
38°
Neillsville
34°
Rice Lake
40°
New Richmond
38°
Black River Falls
35°
Medford
33°
River Falls
41°
Duluth
40°
Green Bay
36°
La Crosse
38°
Madison
38°
Milwaukee
35°
Twin Cities
42°
Weather Outlook: Fall colors include red, orange, yellow….. and white

Weather Outlook: Fall colors include red, orange, yellow….. and white

We had a blanket of snow on some of our trees yesterday. There is chances for more in the forecast,

Connect With WQOW
Top Stories

UPDATE: 4 from Loyal, including 3 kids, killed in Apostle Island kayak incident

Sheriff Michael Brennan said Erik Fryman, 39, and his kids 3, 6 and 9-years-old died. The mom, Cari Mews, 29,

NEW: Missing Mondovi man found dead Wednesday afternoon

According to Mondovi Police Chief Colin Severson, the department is looking or Nathan D. Kummer who was reported missing by

UPDATE: Gas leak contained in Boyd

Boyd's fire chief told News 18 crews were digging up a leaking water line at Double D's Saloon and workers

Sex offender faces new charges in Eau Claire

A convicted sex offender living in Eau Claire is charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault of a

UPDATE: Middleton shooter was employee of business where he opened fire

The Middlelton Police department sent a phone message to residents about an active shooter.

Scroll to top
Skip to content