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LGBT Awareness Week, Oct. 4 - 11

The annual Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Awareness Week opens on Princeton's campus Thursday, Oct. 4, with a speech by James Dale, activist for gay civil rights and a former Boy Scout troop leader.

Dale, who had been an Eagle Scout and member of Boy Scouts of America for 12 years, was expelled in 1990 for being gay. His case was tried before the U.S. Supreme Court, which last year ruled 5-4 in favor of the Scouts. Dale will recount his story at 8 p.m. in Frist 302. The program will be followed by a reception.

Awareness Week events run at a variety of locations, day and night, through Oct. 11. Among the events are a guided trip to LGBT New York City; a reception for LGBT students of color; a film and panel discussion on African-American sexuality; a lunchtime discussion on international and cross-cultural perspectives of sexuality; and an Ally Project reception. The week culminates with a rally for National Coming Out Day in front of Frist Campus Center on Thursday, Oct. 11.

Awareness Week is sponsored by a diverse range of student organizations and administrative and academic departments. For more information, go to www.princeton.edu/~pride .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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