Add Your Name to the ‘You Are Not Alone’ List
In honor of Coming Out Month, the annual “You Are Not Alone” list will be published in the Daily Orange on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The deadline to add your name to the list is Monday, Oct. 3, by 5 p.m.
“The You Are Not Alone list is a way to celebrate and recognize our lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning and asexual communities and their allies,” says Tiffany Gray, director of the LGBT Resource Center. “This list signifies the immense support for our students and community members with marginalized genders and sexualities, and serves as a reminder that they are not alone.”
To add your name to the You Are Not Alone list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org from your Syracuse University/SUNY ESF email account with your name as you would like it to appear in the publication. Please note that due to space constraints, campus affiliations and degree/professional credentials cannot be included.
By adding your name, you demonstrate your support for the following statement:
We understand the importance of national Coming Out Day (Oct. 11) and what it means to “come out.” We also know that you don’t have to “come out” to find support. The names listed here are a declaration to Syracuse University/SUNY-ESF of our celebration and recognition of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning and asexual communities and their allies. Advocacy, support and outreach are available through a variety of people, places and resources. We acknowledge that we must work within and across our identities to demonstrate our commitment as a University community, and that isolation can happen regardless of whether there is support or outreach. Our names listed here demonstrate the importance of shedding our invisibility to anyone who is struggling to find support, to connect with people with shared experiences, or who is experiencing a lack of campus connection. We want you to know that You Are Not Alone.