University of Lynchburg is hosting two events for National Coming Out Day. Both events are free and open to the public.
On Oct. 11 “Lynchburg LGBT: An Audit” explores the dichotomy between businesses friendly to the gay community and the continuing legal obstacles gays face. Two presentations will be made that seek audience feedback
- “Just, Good Business: Realities of Changing Corporate Culture”
- “Second Class Citizenship, How Virginia Does It: Legal Obstacles Facing LGBTQ People in the Commonwealth”
The program is at 7 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium.
On Oct. 12, the film In The Family, directed by Patrick Wang,will be shown at7 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall in Schewel Hall.
The film is set in the town of Martin, Tennessee, where 6-year-old Chip Hines has only known life with his two dads, Cody and Joey. When Cody dies unexpectedly, his will reveals that he named his sister as Chip’s guardian, and Chip is taken away from Joey. The law is not on Joey’s side, but he fights to keep connected with his son.
Image by Keith Haring, furnished by the Human Rights Campaign