Coming Out Day Rally at Tufts / It Gets Better


Last Monday, President Lawrence S. Bacow sent a message reaffirming his support for the LGBT community at Tufts in advance of the Coming Out Day rally held on campus Oct. 13.

See more photos on the Tufts Facebook page

Sophomore Justin McCallum took some more amazing photos of the rally.

Grad student Hollis Bowe blogged about the pride flags flown all over campus and shared a nifty pic of the cannon painted appropriately for Coming Out Day. Here is another pride flag seen on campus:

Seen tons of these all over @TuftsUniversity. Proud to be an ... on Twitpic

Senior and admissions blogger Kyle Sircus reflected on this outpouring of support:

For many, Tufts is the home away from home where they can truly be who they truly are, an attribute of our school that I know is appreciated by so many.

Members of the Tufts community are also participating in the “It Gets Better” movement, where people share video messages to let LGBT youths know that while life may be difficult now, it gets better. English lecturer David Valdes Greenwood‘s video was covered by the Associated Press.

Freshman Jay Dodd and sophomore Ben Madsen shared this video (some swearing, but all heart):

Are you a member of the Tufts community with an “It Gets Better” video you’d like to see featured in this post? Submit a comment below.

Follow the Tufts LGBT Center on Facebook or Twitter to learn more about upcoming events and programs.

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