OutCT celebrates National Coming Out Day
Friday, October 13, 2017
Please join OutCT and members of the LGBTQ community who will share their coming out stories which will be interwoven with a live concert with touring artist Namoli Brennet. Come early and enjoy happy hour and/or have dinner at the hotel’s restaurant Flanagan’s before the show. This is an all ages event held at the Best Western Olympic Inn in Groton.
Flanagan’s Bar & Restaurant (downstairs)
Coming Out Stories and Live Music by Namoli Brennet
7:00pm-9:30pm (with intermission)
Best Western Banquet Room (2nd floor)
Cash Bar (ID required)
Best Western Olympic Inn 360 Route 12, Groton, CT (off of Interstate 95)
$15 general admission / students free
Tickets available at the door but if you would like to use credit card to purchase tickets, buy online ahead of time. Click on this link to buy tickets today.
Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers covering the LGBTQ spectrum
1. Maeve (teen) non binary high school student
2. Jasmin (teen) high school sophomore and aspiring singer/actress/model
3. Jean Michael Coronado (20s) nutritionist, dietitian, model, architecture student and outted in foreign lands
4. Erin Duran (30’s) Director of Sexuality and Gender Programs, Connecticut College
5. Jeff Priela-Tam (30s) Board Treasurer, OutServe-Service Member’s Legal Defense Network
6. JD Donner (40s) Artistic Director and Owner, Antenna Independent Salon
7. Suz Duren Teter (50s) novelist and visual artist
8. Lise Ciavaglia (60s) mother, grandmother, activist, and caterer
She’s a top-notch songwriter who’s known for her insightful lyrics and poetic language, but it’s her live performances that set her apart from the conventional label of singer/songwriter. On stage she reveals deft acoustic guitar chops, often incorporating foot percussion, loops, vocoder and Kaki-King style tapping to create a broad, layered soundscape. Among her influences she names Patty Griffin and Eliza Gilkyson, but she manages to carve out a vocal niche of her own using her sweet, edgy alto. Zocalo magazine calls her music “Gorgeous and introspective”, and we’re tempted to agree.