October is the awareness month for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community or LGBT. The University of Montana held a special event on Tuesday in support of National Coming Out Day. The event was put on by the Student Involvement Network and the LAMBDA Alliance for students to share their stories.
Flute performance major Derek Loerzel said his coming out wasn't a horror story, but he hopes everyone can learn something from his experiences.
UM News reporter Tara Oster and photographer Brad Peers talked with Loerzel about his decision to come out. For more information about upcoming diversity events on campus, click here.