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Saturday, February 18 2017, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Join us for OUT in Front 2017, the 8th annual LGBTQI and Ally College Conference, on February 18. Meet peers from across the state (and surrounding states!) to share resources, develop leadership skills, and foster a strong community of LGBTQI+ and allied student leaders. The mission of OUT in Front is to engage students, faculty, and staff from across the region in issues relevant to the LGBTQI community and society at large. Each year, the conference strives to connect both individuals and communities with resources that will help to enrich lives in the area and to enhance leadership development for LGBTQI and allied students. 

The theme of the 2017 OIF Conference is sh(OUT): resistance through existence. Our goal is to explore the ways in which survival and solidarity among intersectional queer+ communities remains vital. Our existence is a powerful presence against the oppressive forces that surround us everyday. We want to boldly shout that we are ready to not only survive, but thrive, and demand that our voices be recognized and centered. #shOUTinFront 

To register for OUT in Front, visit:

We are very pleased to announce our keynote speaker: Kit Yan! Kit is a New York based spoken word artist from Hawaii and performs theatrical slam poetry pieces about his life as a queer, transgender, and Asian American through stories about family, love, and social justice. Kit has been seen on television programs such as HBO’s Asian Aloud and PBS’ Asian America, and his poetry has been reviewed in New York, Bitch, Curve, and Hyphen magazines and he has toured internationally with Sister Spit, The Tranny Roadshow, and Good Asian Drivers. Kit’s work has recently been featured in Flicker and Spark and Troubling the Line- two new queer and transgender poetry anthologies and has a forthcoming book with Transgenre Press.

Kit will be facilitating a slam poetry workshop and close the conference by performing his slam poetry piece Queer Heartache. Here is a taste of what he will be performing!

Sarratt Student Center

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