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Leadership Team 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, 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.

Tue, Sep, 25, 2018

For the future—we’ve re-launched the entire MBLGTACC website

For the past two years, members of the Institute’s volunteer staff have been working with campus planning teams to test new features, build long-term infrastructure, and collect feedback on how we can best provide information that attendees, presenters, sponsors, and exhibitors need to know.

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, 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.

Sat, Feb, 17, 2018

Drwencke, Brooks welcome MBLGTACC attendees in Omaha

Executive Director Justin Drwencke and Director of Operations R.B. Brooks welcomed students and community members to the 26th annual MBLGTACC this weekend in Omaha, Nebraska.