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Coming Out Week at MCTC - Oct. 12-13

2-day event includes moderated discussion, resource fair and special performance

Part of MCTC’s year-long Mental Health Awareness Initiative, this 2-day event is geared for those interested in learning and engaging in dialogue around GLBT issues.

Nate CannonSpeaker and Discussion, with Nate Cannon: “From Suicide to Finish Lines: Living Transgender with Bipolar and Neurological Illness”

Wednesday, October 12
12-1:30 p.m., T.1400

This dialogue will infuse education and experience to address intersectional identity and the complexities of undergoing gender transition as a person living not only with mental illness, but with a painful and progressive neurological disorder. From dysphoria and suicide to marathon triumphs of human endurance, Nate Cannon’s story of hope and recovery will both educate and inspire all those who identify or work with the LGBTQ community, co-occurring disorders, or medically complex cases.

Nate Cannon is an author and award winning speaker who presents regularly about his experiences being transgender and in recovery, living with both mental illness and an unseen physical disability. A policy matter expert and board member for LGBTQ and mental health organizations, Nate is currently finishing his second memoir, addressing the complexities of his transgender journey. For more info, visit runningrewired.com.

Gay HenryResource Fair, with Gay Henry, Special Guest Performance Artist

Thursday, October 13
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., T.1400

The Resource Fair is specifically geared towards GLBT populations and it includes outside organizations ranging from transgender health to HIV/AIDS resources to sobriety to homeless youth.

There will also be a performance by Gay Henry, an audio splicing drag artist and musician.