Public invited to share ‘Coming Out Monologues’ at Oct. 11 event

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Coffee hour to be followed by free screening of ‘Milk’ at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

On Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Physicians Representing Inclusivity, Diversity and Equality (PRIDE), a student group at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth), invites the public to join them in celebrating National Coming Out Day. This year marks the 29th anniversary of a day set aside to encourage people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) to live openly as their true selves. The student-organized event will expand the celebration to include any person in the community who has had to summon the courage to reveal an identity they have kept hidden from friends and family.

“The theme is ‘coming out’ and sharing your authentic identity,” said student organizer, Brandon Bombar of Scranton, a first-year medical student. “We are encouraging anyone in the community who wants to share a story representing any interpretation of that theme to join us for this free event on Oct. 11.”

The event, being held at the medical school’s Medical Sciences Building at 525 Pine Street in Scranton, will begin at 6:30 p.m. with “coming out monologues” shared during a coffee hour in a group setting. Attendees are then invited to view a screening of the 2008 movie, “Milk,” starring Sean Penn as gay rights activist and politician, Harvey Milk. 

Register for the ‘Coming Out Monologues’ here.

On Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Physicians Representing Inclusivity, Diversity and Equality (PRIDE), a student group at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth), invites the public to join them at a free event celebrating National Coming Out Day. Gathered to plan the event are, from left: first-year medical student, Brandon Bombar; second-year medical student, Steven Lam; second-year medical student, Daniel Laub; and first-year medical student, Matthew Adams.

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