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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, Apr, 9, 2018

Support students: Pay it forward this Give OUT Day, April 19

During the day-long event, we'll be raising critically needed funds that support our ongoing work to connect, educate, and empower queer and trans+ college students in the Midwest. Can we count on your support?

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."

Sat, Feb, 24, 2018

Institute leaders, board members host State of the Region

Speaking to conference attendees, panelists shared about their work in higher education, nonprofit, and private sectors, and how "the work" is an integral part of their community engagement, service, and advocacy.

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.

Thursday Apr 19th, 2018 | 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Queertopia 2018: Queer Community, Queer Care

The Northwestern University Queer Pride Graduate Student Association invites students (undergraduate and graduate), researchers, activists, organizers, and community practitioners to the 11th annual Queertopia Conference.

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.