LGBTA students share their stories in 'Straight Talk'

University Park, Pa. -- Penn State's University Libraries is hosting "Straight Talk," a panel discussion, featuring  the personal stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally (LGBTA) students, from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 4 in Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library, University Park.

Students on the panel will talk about coming to terms with their own sexual orientation or with orientations different than their own and will share their experiences of on campus. There will be plenty of time for a question-and-answer session with the audience.

The aim of the program is to provide an avenue through which the audience can learn more about LGBTA students through first-hand accounts, and dispel myths and challenge stereotypes about sexual orientation and gender identity. It is hoped that sessions such as these will promote an increased openness to diversity and encourage more people to define themselves as allies.

The event is organized by the University Libraries Diversity Committee and the LGBTA Student Resource Center.

 

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Last Updated March 19, 2009