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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

Thu, Jun, 4, 2020

We support the rebellions and uplift our Black, Afro-Latinx, and Afro-Indigenous siblings

As the rebellions take place across the U.S. right now, we need to note that some of the most violent acts by police happen right here in the Midwest. We have some of the worst places to live for Black people, especially Black Queer and Trans people. As a majority white queer organization we have a responsibility to hold ourselves and our community accountable.

Mon, Feb, 24, 2020

UW-Madison to host 29th annual MBLGTACC next February

LANSING, MI—The University of Wisconsin-Madison is the next host of America's largest and oldest continuously-held conference for queer and trans+ college students. The 29th annual Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference (MBLGTACC) will be held February 12-14, 2021 at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center.

Fri, Feb, 14, 2020

Brooks, Drwencke welcome MBLGTACC attendees to Kalamazoo

Executive Director Justin Drwencke and Director of Operations R.B. Brooks welcomed students and community members to the 28th annual MBLGTACC this weekend in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Mon, Sep, 30, 2019

Impact: Institute releases 2018-19 annual report

LANSING, MI—We're proud to share with our students, friends, and colleagues the Institute's second annual report, Impact.

Tue, Feb, 19, 2019

MBLGTACC is heading to Kalamazoo! Western Mich. to host conference in 2020

Students from Western Michigan University will host the 28th annual Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference (MBLGTACC) from February 14-16, 2020 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Thu, Dec, 13, 2018

Guffey to NBC: Oscars should invite Wanda Sykes to host

“Wanda Sykes is very funny and a brilliant comedian who also is a black woman, so it makes a lot of sense for her to be the replacement,” Institute board president Bryan Guffey told NBC News earlier this week. “We’d get a great host and someone who is a direct response to the homophobia.”

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.