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Coming Out Monologues

Break the Silence. Share Your Story.

“The Coming Out Monologues” (TCOM) was born at UCR in 2007. Student group Queer Alliance continues to organize the annual spring quarter event, inspired by Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues.”

“The Coming Out Monologues” is a similar positive theater project that celebrates the diversity of the “coming out” experience through individual stories told live on stage.

The event also serves as the outspoken culmination of the Day of Silence, a day in which participants nationwide take a vow of silence in order to bring awareness to anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.

Ever wanted to write your own coming out monologue? Attend this workshop led by a UCR graduate student and write it out. Your monologue might be used in a future performance of the UCR Coming Out Monologues.

Unique TCOM’s are now performed on college campuses nationwide. Bring the program to your campus.


Students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit monologues that tell the story of how they came out, or how a friend or family member came out to them.