The Mary Renault Society

The Triangle Area of North Carolina

Coming Out LGBTQ: Identities and Issues

Adam Ward - Coming Out as LGBTQ

Adam WardOur presenter, Adam Ward, is currently in the LGBT Health Policy & Practice graduate certificate program of The George Washington University while finishing his thesis for his Masters of Science in Comparative Biomedical Sciences at NC State University. His graduate research focused on cell cycle regulation and skin carcinogenesis. Adam got his BS in Environmental Sciences from NC State University, where he worked as an undergraduate researcher in addition to conducting research off-campus.

Adam has served as the Graduate Assistant to the NC State GLBT Center since 2011. His primary responsibilities there include providing support for the Graduate Student and Young Professional Network at NCS; coordinating support as well as social events for GLBT-identified graduate students; working with University Housing to develop resources for residence hall staff; building a GLBT alumni affinity group; working with Special Collections to create a historical archive of GLBT-related information at NC State; serving as the GLBT liaison to Student Health Services; representing the GLBT Center at information fairs and community events; and assisting with GLBT Center educational training.

Adam also volunteers time for community organizations, including serving on the Court for the Crape Myrtle Festival, a non-profit that raises money for HIV/AIDS-related services. He recently completed a 2-year term on the Board of Directors for the Raleigh Business and Professional Network. Adam is currently pursuing medical school for entry in 2015 and is interested in LGBT health as a career. In his spare time…


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