GLBTThe Winona State University Full Spectrum Club will host Coming Out Week Oct. 11-16 with events and activities to support gender identity and sexual orientation equality.

The week will kick off with a Fall Fling at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in the basement of Bub’s, 65 East Fourth St. This year’s theme is ‘90s karaoke. Tickets are $5 at the door.

At 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, people of all faiths and beliefs are invited to attend a Religion and Spirituality dinner at the Lutheran Campus Center.

On Monday, Oct. 13, the campus community is invited to attend Safe Space training at 4 p.m. in Minné 237. Participants who complete the training will have the opportunity to sign a pledge.

The Office of Inclusion and Diversity will host two presentations with Alexis Pauline Gumbs Tuesday, Oct. 14. Gumbs is a professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Drake University, with a PhD. in English, African and African American Studies. The presentations will take place at noon and 7 p.m. in the Student Activity Center, Kryzsko Commons.

On Wednesday, Sept. 15, Full Spectrum will host Adopt-A-Block and movie night. Participants will meet at the Gazebo at 6 p.m. and clean up a block around Winona. Afterwards, all participants are invited to watch “Rent” in Minné 237.

Rounding out the week, WSU will host Coming Out for Cake at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Gazebo. Attendees are invited to share their personal experiences and eat cake.

Full Spectrum is a Gender and Sexuality Alliance, which aims to create an environment of diversity, equality and acceptance for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

For more information contact Leah Bentfield at

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