University community & Nashville community leaders come together to "Talk About It!"

Event: Let's Talk About It!
A National Coming Out Day Conversation
When: Tuesday, October 11, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Where: Library Lawn (in front of the central library)

The gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender population continues to be growing part of the Vanderbilt Community. We are inviting the University community and Nashville community leaders to come together for lunch and a discussion.

The Office of Intercultural Affairs and Diversity Education and the Office for GLBT Life invite the University community and Nashville GLBT community leaders to a picnic style lunch conversation about student experiences at Vanderbilt and how those experiences shape student thoughts and feelings regarding sexual orientation.

"This event provides unique opportunities for all who attend," says Steve Weissenburger, coordinator of the Office for GLBT Life. "It gives students an opportunity to share their experiences on campus. It gives employees at all levels the opportunity to listen to, affirm and support the students. It gives community leaders and opportunity to provide external affirmation and inspiration to the students, stemming from their 'real world' experience."

Alexis Yee-Garcia, assistant director for intercultural affairs says "One of the goals for our office this year is to increase the strength and visibility of the students on campus that are traditionally underrepresented. The needs of our students as individuals, within similar groups, and on the campus as a whole are myriad, varied, and in a constant state of flux. As administrators, we can help facilitate events like this and create an institutional framework of support and outreach that can last for years."

For more information visit or email

The Office of Intercultural Affairs and Diversity Education offers support services and programming that enhance the quality of student life and foster the development of an inclusive campus environment.

The Office for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Life serves the entire Vanderbilt community through education, research, programming, counseling and social events.

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