College of Charleston hosts “Stand Out, Rise Up, Shine Together” event today, part of the school’s observance of LGBTQ History Month.

Join event organizers from 3-4:30 p.m. in Physician’s Promenade just off George Street for a information fair. The event is a continuation of the College’s LGBTQ Quilt Project, which features a quilt created by students and off-campus participants which will be unveiled in November.

The main event will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the newly-rebuilt Rita Liddy Hollings Science Center. The event’s keynote speaker is Jane Clementi, mother of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers University student whose suicide in 2010 touched off a national discussion about cyberbullying and LGBT issues.

The even will also feature a bystander intervention training course, a spoken word performance by student Vanity Reid, and a candlelight vigil led by PRISM campus president Tessa Torgivitsky.

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