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Intersectionality of Queer People of Color

H&K 211

Presented by Dante C. Hoelting, Sapphire Beverly, and Diamond Beverly, Tarleton State University, Gay-Straight Alliance “The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.” – Felix Mendelssohn Message: This workshop aims to equip LGBT+ individuals and their allies from all minority groups and ethnicities with skills to create a more cohesive system of interaction between Queer POC both within and outside our respective communities. Methods: Using visual aids, interactive activities that can be taken to one’s own campus, and providing information and facts from credible and detailed sources. Mission: We aim to accomplish this by emphasizing our history, recognizing our struggles both past and present, and providing activities and information to support the growth of a resilient and truly inclusive LGBTQ+ community.


The Double Standard: Perspective of a Trans Man

H&K 213

Presented by Kai Cremisius Pavus, University of Minnesota, Morris LGBTQIA2S+ Programs In this workshop, I examine the double standard between men and women from a trans man’s point of view. This conversation will analyze the societal pressures on women, the exclusion of women in primarily cis-male dominated areas, and the privilege gain commonly experienced when an individual who was previously perceived as a woman is then acknowledged by society as a man. The goal is to initiate guided discussion about the double standard as evident from the experiences of trans men and how to address it—for it is only when a problem is acknowledged that it can be corrected.


Let’s Get Physical! Being Queer and LGBT in the Gym

H&K 228

Presented by Madie McLeod, St. Cloud State University Fitness IS for everyone, but how does it make you feel when you look around the gym and don’t feel represented? I’m here to tell you that weights AREN’T just for men and cardio ISN’T just for women, but I’m also here to provide a space to debunk common gym stereotypes and how to make the gym a fun and exciting space for LGBT and Queer folx! Join me as we spend half of our workshop in discussion and the other part doing a shortened Zumba class! *If you wish to participate in the Zumba portion, please bring clean active shoes and something that you are comfortable exercising in! :)


Growing Your LGBTQ+ Program, Office, and Resources

MBSC 301

Presented by Adrienne Conley, Mickey Capps, Maija Kittleson Wilker, Katrine Sjovold, and Chelsea Young, University of Minnesota Morris Four years ago the University of Minnesota Morris did not have a LGBTQIA2S+ Programs Office. In the last four and a half years, this office was able to obtain a dedicated professional staff member, expand gender and sexuality literacy workshops across campus, and visibly grow Queer representation amongst key student leadership positions. Within this timeframe, UMM rolled out an expansive gender-inclusive housing program, took the lead in the U of M system on preferred names, increased their Campus Pride Index score, and landed on the 50 Best Colleges for LGBTQ students. These successes did not come overnight! This workshop is geared towards schools who may not have their own LGBTQ+ center or office, may lack financial and/or institutional resources, or have a smaller-scale office that you would like to grow. We will share our office strategic plan and help you design your own.


MBLGTACC 2018 Program Guide  

The 2018 Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference was held February 16-18, 2018 by the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

MBLGTACC 2018 Program Guide  

The 2018 Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference was held February 16-18, 2018 by the University of Nebraska-Omaha.