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There is no one "right" way to come out or be out. It is a lifelong process of being open and true to yourself. You are allowed to come out on your own terms and at your own pace. There safe, supportive, and confidential spaces both on and off campus for students who have questions or are exploring their sexual orientation or gender identity.

If you feel comfortable visiting the LGBTQA Resource Center, you can schedule a time or drop in to talk with Stephen, the Director. They can be reached at (773) 442-5445 or Counseling Services is also available to provide coming out support, if you prefer a more private, one-on-one approach. Counseling Services can be reached at (773) 442-4650 or by visiting D 024. There are also online resources to help you explore coming out as an LGBTQ-identified person:


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