LGBT activist Timothy Kurek to speak April 17

Timothy Kurek
Timothy Kurek

April 16, 2013 - Timothy Kurek, author of “The Cross in the Closet,” will speak at Quinnipiac about his experiences coming out and living in the gay community as part of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Supporters’ Day of Silence event on Wednesday, April 17, at 8 p.m. in the Carl Hansen Student Center on the Mount Carmel Campus.

Kurek is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activist who began to question his conservative, religious background after learning his friend was excommunicated by her family when she came out as a lesbian. Although he is straight, he came out as a gay man in order to understand the impact of being labeled gay in society. His book discusses his yearlong journey and his experiences, which he will discuss further in his presentation at the University.

Quinnipiac’s GLASS will participate in the 18th annual Day of Silence on Friday, April 19. The event is a day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.

For more information, call 203-582-8652.