Pallone To Speak On Sexual Orientation, Oct. 11

Photo of Dave Pallone, speakerDave Pallone, former professional umpire and author, will speak at North Dakota State College of Science on Tuesday, October 11 about issues and challenges surrounding sexual orientation.

Pallone’s best-selling autobiography, Behind the Mask: My Double Life in Baseball, offers a revealing look at baseball through the eyes of a gay man. Since his years as a professional umpire, Pallone has dedicated his life to educating and enlightening people about sexual orientation.

Pallone will be speaking in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center on Tuesday, October 11 at 3 and 7 p.m. with his presentation, “Who’s Really on First?” In this program, he sheds light on the not-so-openly-discussed topic that demands immediate attention on the university and college campus. His philosophy of respecting yourself and others provides insight into the complex issues and challenges that come from understanding sexual orientation.

This event is free and open to students, faculty, staff and community members. It is sponsored by the NDSCS Diversity Council and Campus Activities Board.