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Our staff and the young leaders whose work we support strive tirelessly to affect positive change for LGBTQIA+ students in the Midwest and nationally. We’re also a resource for members of the media and other digital news platforms seeking information on LGBTQIA+ student organizing, inclusive and intersectional higher education practices, and programming, including the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference.

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News for the press

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.

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.

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MBLGTACC 2019 in Wichita, KS

The 26th annual MBLGTACC, hosted at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

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