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Welcome to the Midwest Institute for Sexuality and Gender Diversity. Born out of the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC), the Institute is charged with the task of overseeing the nation’s largest conference for LGBTQIA+ college students and ensuring the 25-year history of the conference carries forward to touch countless lives in the next quarter century. As we set up a support structure for the conference, we realized we could take the principals of MBLGTACC beyond the three-day event. We could do more.

We re-envision the culture of higher education to be one where the needs and experiences of systematically disadvantaged students are centered, and the diverse experiences across the spectrums of sexuality and gender are celebrated.

Through our programs, we empower students to inspire change that is sustainable, and we advance knowledge of sexuality and gender. We lead our higher education colleagues in relevant and inclusive practices.

While you’re here, learn more about the history of the Institute, or the history of MBLGTACC. Discover how you can support our mission. Check out resources you can use on your campus. Or, let us know how we can better support you. We vow to be accountable to the community we seek to serve.

With pride,

Justin Drwencke
Executive Director