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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.

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.

Mon, Feb, 19, 2018

In 2019, MBLGTACC heads to Kansas for the first time

Following a successful bid, the MBLGTACC Oversight Committee awarded the honor of hosting the 2019 conference to students from Wichita State University. The 27th annual MBLGTACC will be held in Wichita from Feb. 15-17, 2019.

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