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Out @ ASU Week is October 7-11!

In partnership with the Rainbow Coalition, the ASU Library is proud to take part in the university-wide event Out @ ASU Week, October 7-11, in celebration and support of ASU students of all gender identities and sexual orientations.  

The week of events coincides with National Coming Out Day, which is Friday, Oct. 11. 

“Out @ ASU is a week of events designed to promote a safe and supportive campus environment through educational advocacy and a series of celebrations,” said ASU librarian Andrew Barber. “The ASU Library is proud to support Out @ ASU by showcasing our collection of resources that recognize, affirm and celebrate all gender identities and sexual orientations.” 

As part of Out @ ASU Week, the ASU Library will be screening a film, Queer Japan, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, in C34 of Hayden Library. 

“We are very excited to host a screening of 'Queer Japan' with the Rainbow Coalition!” said Barber. “This documentary is receiving a lot of praise, and the ASU Library is proud to host it before it becomes widely available. We are also going to add it to our vast collection of queer cinema and literature in the near future.”  

In addition to a kick-off event scheduled for Monday, Oct. 7, on the Student Services Lawn, on the Tempe campus, there will be campus tabling throughout the week with the opportunity for students to make buttons indicating their preferred pronouns and browse LGBTQIA+ book displays.   

For more information on Out @ ASU Week, contact Andrew Barber at