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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, 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.”

Tue, Nov, 27, 2018

Empower queer youth this #GivingTuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday, and we're asking you to make an impact by investing in and empowering queer and trans+ youth. For 24 hours, we're launching a special effort to raise critically needed funds that allow the Institute to connect, educate, and empower queer and trans+ college students in the Midwest.

Sun, Oct, 28, 2018

Three rad ways to get involved with MBLGTACC in 2019

We’re not in Kansas anymore. Oh wait...yes we are! Registration is open for the 27th annual Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference (MBLGTACC). MBLGTACC 2019 will be held February 15-17 in Wichita, Kansas and organized by students from Wichita State University.

Mon, Oct, 1, 2018

An updated name for the nation’s largest conference for queer and trans+ college students

LANSING, MI—Today, the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference, America’s largest and oldest conference for queer and trans+ college students, is changing its name and taking an important next step in intentionally recognizing and centering the needs of asexual students in our collective work.

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 15th, 2020 | All Day
Thursday Jan 16th, 2020 | All Day
Friday Jan 17th, 2020 | All Day
Saturday Jan 18th, 2020 | All Day

Creating Change 2020

The 32nd annual Creating Change conference will be held January 15-19, 2020 at the Sheraton Dallas in Dallas, TX.

Friday Feb 14th, 2020 | All Day
Saturday Feb 15th, 2020 | All Day

MBLGTACC 2020

MBLGTACC is the nation's largest college conference for queer and trans students. "Envisioning a Future together," the 28th annual MBLGTACC will be held February 14-16, 2020 at the Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.