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Senator visits for LGBTQ seminar

State Sen. Paula Aboud will visit campus today as part of the UA’s Out on The Job Speaker Series.

The series is a one-hour seminar that brings speakers from Tucson’s community together to talk about the challenges and benefits they’ve experienced from being “out” on the job.

Aboud, who graduated from the UA with a degree in English, works as a semi-retired property manager. Listening to Aboud’s various experiences in the professional world, along with her political involvement in Tucson, will be like “seeing one of our own out on the work force,” said Cynthia Lee, an intern for Pride Alliance and a senior studying public health and business.

“It’s just a good thing for students to come and see how they could deal with (being out on the job) and how it could be very beneficial for them,” she said.

Lee encourages all students to attend and said that any student will benefit from what Aboud and other speakers have to say. The seminar will be held in room 412 of the Student Union Memorial Center from 12 to 1 p.m. and is sponsored by LGBTQ Affairs, Career Services, ASUA Pride Alliance and the Institute for LGBT Studies.

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