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Online conversations for closeted students

Most gay students would probably agree that coming out is hard.

But at Penn, LGBT officials hope to make it a bit easier.

This evening, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center will kick off Qspace, an online chat room open twice a week to the entire Penn community.

Open and free to the public, the chat room is geared toward Penn students, faculty and staff who are closeted or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Participants will be encouraged, though not required, to maintain their anonymity through user names.

Gay graduate students using such anonymous

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