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Board of Directors News

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.”

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.

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.

Tue, Feb, 6, 2018

Institute to host 2nd annual State of the Region at MBLGTACC

Join the Institute as members of its leadership team and board of directors highlight some of the major issues facing queer and trans+ individuals in our region. The 2nd annual State of the Region panel will take place at MBLGTACC in Omaha, Nebraska.

Mon, Feb, 5, 2018

Anderson, Guffey, Morton join Institute as inaugural board members

We’re delighted to welcome the Matt Anderson, Bryan Guffey, and TK Morton to the Institute’s board of directors. This represents a critical step in the development of our organization and in better serving students throughout the region.