Coming Out Week events make a splash on campus
As part of National Coming Out Week, there will be multiple
events today geared toward members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual
and transgender community on campus. The “Color
Splash,” billed as “a social for LGBTQ and same gender
loving folks of color and their allies,” will be held from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. tonight in the LBGT Affairs office on the third
floor of Michigan Union. The event will include food and music.
The LGBTA lunch will be in East Quad Dining Hall from 11:30 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. at the table with the rainbow on it.
From 10 p.m. to midnight, the LGBT Commission for the Michigan
Student Assembly “Gender F*** Game Night” will feature
a mix of board games and drag dress. The game night will take place
in the Pond Room of the Michigan Union.
Students can get free mental health screenings
The University of Michigan Depression Center is offering a free,
confidential screening for depression and bipolar disorders today
at Briarwood Mall from 4 to 7 p.m. The screenings mark National
Depression Screening Day and will be available to all University
faculty, staff, students and members of the Ann Arbor community.
Participants will fill out a test and then discuss the results with
a mental health professional.
Sex art curator to get it on today at Michigan
Robin Kahn, who curated the contemporary art exhibition
“Get Off!” at the Museum of Sex in New York City, will
speak today at 5 p.m. in the Michigan Theater. “Get
Off!” featured pieces of varied media inspired by the age-old
art of sexual stimulation. She has also published an
“artist’s book” called “Sexual Lovemaking
Malicious phone calls prompt police report
A caller from East Hall reported to DPS yesterday afternoon
receiving harassing phone calls. The victim told DPS that the calls
were coming from an acquaintance.
THIS DAY IN DAILY HISTORY
Law School weighs boycott of state of Colorado
Oct. 7, 1993 — The Queer Law Students Alliance proposed to
Law School Dean Lee Bollinger that the University’s Law
School boycott the state of Colorado by refusing to allow
recruiters from that state to use campus facilities. The boycott
would not extend to any recruiter from a firm which was actively
attempting to overturn Colorado’s Amendment 2, which banned
legislation protecting homosexuals from discrimination. New York
University and its law school had a ban in place similar to the one
proposed by the student alliance.