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What’s happening?

The Institute and the students we serve are making an impact on our campuses, in our states, and around the nation. View the latest stories and events related to our community-building, leadership development, and other work.

News

Mon, Jun, 4, 2018

Institute statement on SCOTUS opinion in Masterpiece case

Masterpiece comprises an array of unique facts and circumstances, and some initial news and analysis has been more confusing than helpful. Here, we’re addressing the context of this case, some basic facts and implications, and leaving you with some ways to get involved and stay involved.

Fri, Apr, 27, 2018

Institute raises over $1K on Give OUT Day

Our humble, but growing, network of friends comprises students, former MBLGTACC planners, university staff, partners, and others took the opportunity to support us because they believe in our mission and in our impact.

Sat, Mar, 31, 2018

Non-binary visibility and possibility models

Drwencke: "I am hopeful by demanding to be seen as genderqueer and connecting with others, I can make a difference. I can be a possibility model for the next generation."

Sat, Mar, 31, 2018

Trans and gender non-conforming identity: The limit does not exist

Mustafa: "... transness is not an end point. There really isn’t an end point to gender exploration. And making that visible, the exploration of it all, is critical. "

Sat, Mar, 31, 2018

The cost of trans visibility

Brooks: "The cost of visibility when you’re trans+ is inflated, complicated to supply when the cis demand is for both your transparency and your secrecy."

Sat, Mar, 31, 2018

Without regrets, apologies, or equivocation

Guffey: "Trans visibility has given me a second lease on life and is allowing me to truly be me, all of me, without regrets, apologies, or equivocation. That is what visibility means to me."

Events

View past and upcoming events from the Institute, student leaders, and organizers around the Midwest (and sometimes even a little farther). Check out submission guidelines and submit your own event.

Wednesday Jan 23rd, 2019 | All Day
Thursday Jan 24th, 2019 | All Day
Friday Jan 25th, 2019 | All Day
Saturday Jan 26th, 2019 | All Day
Sunday Jan 27th, 2019 | All Day

Creating Change 2019

The 2019 Creating Change conference will be held January 23-27, 2019 in Detroit, MI.