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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.

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, 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.

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.

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.