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Film celebrates moving personal experiences of coming out

12 February 2018 @TeesUniNews

 

Teesside University is supporting LGBT History Month with a unique film installation which champions diversity across the University and the Tees Valley.

'A Coming Out Story'.
'A Coming Out Story'.

‘A Coming Out Story’ shares both staff and student experiences of their own ‘coming out’ and provides an intimate and moving collection of people’s journey.

The film was produced by Dominic Dunn, Technical Manager in the University’s School of Computing, Media & the Arts.

It is being shown at Teesside University’s Constantine Gallery, from 12 to 16 February, between 9.00am and 5.00pm. Staff and students, as well as members of the community, are welcome to call in any time to watch the film.

LGBT History Month is a month-long annual event that celebrates the history and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people every February in the United Kingdom. Each year has a different theme and, in 2018, the theme is ‘Geography: Mapping the World’.

Teesside University has demonstrated a continued commitment to equality and diversity and last month was listed in Stonewall’s top 100 LGBT employers list for the third consecutive year.

Dominic, who also chairs the University’s LGBT+ Focus Group, is hoping the film will encourage other members of the University community to share their stories.

He said: 'We are hoping to build on this exciting celebration and would like more people from the University community to share their own personal experiences of coming out so that we can grow this film archive.'

More filming dates are planned and you can register your interest by emailing lgbt@tees.ac.uk.