Stony Brook Medicine is celebrating national Coming Out Day on Tuesday, October 11, at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center in Yaphank.
Admission to this family-friendly event is free and all are welcome. It will be held from 4 pm to 7 pm and include wagon rides, pumpkin picking, music, crafts, a corn maze, face painting, a costume contest, a dance party, food truck, visiting with farm animals and more. Stony Brook Medicine clinicians and other community organizations will also be staffing tables with resources for the community.
The Cornell Cooperative Extension Suffolk County Farm and Education Center is located at 350 Yaphank Avenue in Yaphank.
The Stony Brook LGBTQ* Committee promotes respectful and culturally sensitive care to the LGBTQ* community. The Coming Out Day festival is part of its mission to provide safe, welcoming spaces for LGBTQ+ individuals and their families, and access to important healthcare resources.
Stony Brook Medicine is dedicated to supporting initiatives that help improve the health and wellness of our communities. Research shows that providing safe and welcoming environments for LGBTQ+ people helps to improve mental health and wellness. For more information, visit the Trevor Project, youth.gov and the SBM LGBTQ* Care website.