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Th e Le s b ian, Gay, Bis e xual , Trans ge nde r, and Al l y M agazine of M izzou

Vol um e 3, Is s ue 1. Se pte m b e r 2006


A Fe w W ords... from our Spons or. Wel com e , or w e l com e b ack , to Mizzou! It is trul y an h onor for m e to b e s e rving you as th e Coordinator of th e Le s b ian, Gay, Bis e xual , Trans ge nde r Re s ource Ce nte r. A l ot h as b e e n h appe ning h e re in th e s tate of Mis s ouri s ince I arrive d in e arl y June . O n June 8, th e Mis s ouri Attorne y Ge ne ralofficial l y droppe d th e s tate 's appe al of a judge 's de cis ion th at a l e s b ian w as w rongl y de nie d th e opportunity to b e com e a fos te r pare nt. Th is h el pe d pave th e w ay for th e announce m e nt from s tate official s on Jul y 19 th at “Mis s ouri no l onge r w il lb l ock e fforts b y K ans as City l e s b ian Lis a Joh ns ton — or oth e r gays — to b e com e l ice ns e d as fos te r pare nts ”. In th e prim ary el e ctions , 11 of th e 14 candidate s e ndors e d b y PRO MO (Mis s ouri’s s tate w ide organization advocating for LGBT e q ual ity) w on th e ir prim arie s . I am ve ry pl e as e d to announce th at th e Mis s ouri Stude nt As s ociation is s pons oring tw o re now ne d activis ts th is fal l . Jam is on Gre e ne , inte rnational l y k now n w rite r, s pe ak e r, e ducator, & advocate for trans ge nde r and trans s e xual pe opl e , w il lb e s pe ak ing on Tue s day, O ctob e r 3rd. Sh ane L. W indm e ye r, w rite r and co-e ditor of b ook s incl uding Broth e rh ood: Gay Life in Col l e ge Frate rnitie s and Se cre t Sis te rs : Storie s of Be ing Le s b ian & Bis e xual in a Col l e ge Sorority, w il l be s pe ak ing on Monday, Nove m b e r 6th . Pl e as e give your ow n “s h out out” to MSA for w ork ing on b ringing th e s e , and oth e r am azing s pe ak e rs and pe rform e rs , incl uding Lil y Tom l in & W h oopi Gol db e rg, to cam pus th is ye ar. A h uge opportunity aw aits al lLGBTQ and al l y fol k s at Mizzou th is fal l– Cre ating Ch ange , a l arge confe re nce s pons ore d b y th e NationalGay and Le s b ian Tas k Force , is com ing to K ans as City in Nove m b e r. If you are an activis t, advocate , or age nt for ch ange and jus tice , fre e dom and e q ual ity for al l , Cre ating Ch ange is

b y Joh n Faugh n for you! Pl e as e s top b y th e LGBT Re s ource Ce nte r for m ore inform ation and to find out h ow you can ge t invol ve d w ith Cre ating Ch ange . I trul y h ope w e can s e nd a de l e gate of at l e as t 20 pe opl e to th is am azing confe re nce . I h ope you w il ltak e s om e tim e and s top b y to vis it m e s oon. My firs t fe w m onth s h e re w il l re al l y b e focus e d on as s e s s ing th e cam pus cl im ate and l is te ning to your ne e ds . I am anxious to k now your pe rce ptions and e xpe rie nce s at Mizzou and to h e ar ide as you h ave for th e re s ource ce nte r! Pe ace , Joh n Faugh n

For m ore inform ation ab out groups , pe opl e and activitie s m e ntione d, pl e as e vis it th e s e w e b s ite s : PRO MO w w w .prom oonl ine .org Jam is on Gre e ne w w w .jam is ongre e ne .com NationalGay and Le s b ian Tas k Force (Cre ating Ch ange ) w w w .th e tas k force .org


A Fe w W ords... b y Me gan Le e

from our Editor.

Wel com e (b ack ) to Mizzou! I’m proud to b e w ith Sh O UT in th is th ird ye ar of its e xis te nce ! I can s ay w ith out a doub t th at w e w oul d not b e w h e re w e are if it w e re n’t for al lof th e pe opl e w h o h ave put in countl e s s h ours of h ard w ork to b uil d up to th is th ird ye ar. It’s b e caus e of pre vious e ditors -in-ch ie f Jul ia Lus ch e r and Paul Lam pe and graph ic de s igne r Mandi K e nuam th at th is pub l ication h as com e s o far as your LGBT and Al l y Magazine ! Be s ide s b e ing th e th ird ye ar for Sh O UT, th is acade m ic ye ar prom is e s to b e an e xciting one ! W e are proud to w e l com e ne w LGBT Re s ource Ce nte r coordinator, Joh n Faugh n, to Mizzou. Th e fol l ow ing page s w il lgive you a gl im ps e into w h o h e is , b ut b e

s ure to drop b y th e introduce yours e l ve s !

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As our s um m e rs com e to a cl os e , I h ope th at you’l lal lfind gre at th ings to do h e re at Mizzou – th e re ’s a l ot to b e invol ve d in al love r cam pus ! No m atte r w h e re your inte re s ts m ay l ie , th e re ’s ce rtainl y s om e th ing to do and ch ange s to b e a part of e ve ryw h e re ! So, re ad on Sh O UT re ade r – th e re ’s m uch to b e h ad w ith in th e s e page s ! Stay w e l l , Me gan Le e

Contrib utors M e gan Le e , Editor-in-Ch ie f K e vin H al l gre n, Graph ic/Layout D e s igne r Patrick Buck al e w , W rite r Joh n D oe rfl inge r, W rite r Sarah Landol fi, W rite r Sh aw n W al l ace , W rite r Joh n Faugh n, Spons or Coordinator


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M y Sum m e r Vacation In th e s ixth grade , one of m y firs t as s ignm e nts of th e ne w s ch oolye ar w as to w rite w h at I did on m y s um m e r vacation. I w rote al l ab out h ow I w e nt fis h ing, w e nt to th e pool , and w e nt on vacation w ith m y fam il y to Col orado. Te n ye ars ol de r and m uch ne rdie r, h ow e ve r, I forw e nt al l of th os e re l axing s um m e r activitie s de cide d to s pe nd m y tim e re s e arch ing a forgotte n part of MU’s h is tory. My s um m e r adve nture actual l y s tarte d l as t s e m e s te r in a cl as s cal l e d Se x Radical s in Am e rican H is tory. O ne of th e re q uire d re adings for th e cours e outl ine d h ow th e Unive rs ity of Mis s ouri h ad form e d a com m itte e in th e 19 40s to find and re m ove h om os e xual s from th e Unive rs ity. A l e tte r w ritte n in 19 48 to th e Pre s ide nt of th e Unive rs ity at th e tim e , w h ich de s crib e d w h at th is com m itte e h ad b e e n and w as continuing to do to h om os e xual s tude nts , facul ty, and s taff, w as s igne d “T.A. Brady.” My inte rnalm onol ogue b e gan to run. “T.A. Brady,” I th ough t, “H m m . W h e re h ave I h e ard th at nam e b e fore ?W ait, coul d th is b e th e T.A. Brady, as in Brady Com m ons ?” Ye s . My inne r dial ogue w as q uite corre ct. Th e m an Brady Com m ons is nam e d afte r form e d a com m itte e and advocate d for th e re m oval of h om os e xual s from th e Unive rs ity. T.A. Brady, of our ow n “T.A. Brady’s ” l e d th e Lave nde r

Scare h e re at our ve ry Unive rs ity! K now ing th at Brady Com m ons w as b e ing torn dow n and re b uil t, tw o frie nds and I de cide d th at w e s h oul d b ring T.A. Brady’s h is tory to th e atte ntion of th e adm inis tration. “Sure l y once th e y find out th at T.A. Brady w as h om oph ob ic, th e y w il l w ant to ch ange th e nam e im m e diate l y! W h y, T.A. Brady doe s n’t uph ol d our Four Core Val ue s of Re s pe ct, Re s pons ib il ity, D is cove ry, and Exce l l e nce at al l !” O h naïve inne r dial ogue , you w e re s o incorre ct. Afte r s pe ak ing to D r. Je ff Z e il e nga, As s is tant Vice Ch ance l l or and D ire ctor of Stude nt Auxil iary Se rvice s , D r. Mark Lucas , D ire ctor of Stude nt Life , and D r. Cath y Scroggs , Vice Ch ance l l or of Stude nt Affairs , ab out our conce rns , w e got gre at ne w s . Th e y w e re n’t pl anning on nam ing th e ne w s tude nt ce nte r “Brady Com m ons ” afte r al l ! Not b e caus e of anyth ing w e h ad tol d th e m . O h no. Th e y h ad al re ady pl anne d on cal l ing it th e Stude nt Ce nte r, in w ait for th e h igh e s t b idde r for nam ing purpos e s . Th e b ad ne w s th at fol l ow e d, h ow e ve r, w as th at th e y s til l pl anne d on nam ing th e l arge are a ins ide th e b uil ding w h e re th e food court and s tudy are as w il l b e “Brady Com m ons .” W e urge d th e m not to do th at. O nce again, w e m e t re s is tance from Unive rs ity adm inis tration. My tw o frie nds and I, in agre e m e nt w ith m y ow n inte rnal

b y Patrick Buck al ew m onol ogue , de cide d th at th is m us t b e th e Unive rs ity’s w ay of s e e ing jus t h ow s e rious w e are ab out th is . So w e h e ade d to th e Unive rs ity Arch ive s in a m ad s e arch for inform ation ab out wh o T.A. Brady w as . And inform ation w e found! Afte r re ading T.A. Brady’s pe rs onal pape rs w ritte n and s e nt from 19 46 – 19 50, w e dis cove re d m ore s h ock ing ne w s ! Not onl y did T.A. Brady w ant to re m ove h om os e xual s from th e Unive rs ity, h e w as al s o pros e gre gation! W ow ! W h at a guy! W e de cide d it w as tim e for s om e gras s roots activis m . W h y w oul d th e Unive rs ity w ant to nam e any s pace on cam pus afte r a m an w h o w as b l atantl y pros e gre gation and h om oph ob ic? Are s tude nts going to al l ow th e Unive rs ity to ignore Mizzou’s ve ry re al h is tory? W e h ave a point to m ak e , s o l ook for us th is s e m e s te r. My s um m e r vacation pl ans are far from ove r!

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Arts & Entertainm ent b y Sh aw n W al l ace D h il l on K h os l a, a fe m al e to m al e trans s e xual , m ak e s th e de cis ion to s top l iving a fal se l ife and to tak e h ol d of w h o h e is . At th e age of 28, h e b e gins th e trans ition from l iving as a w om an to l iving and b e ing th e m an h e trul y is . Both Side s Now is one m an’s journe y to th e raw ce nte r of s e l f-truth . It is a difficul t journe y fil l e d w ith th e de l icate dance of dark m om e nts of anguis h w ith b ril l iantl y l it m om e nts of e piph any and e m e rge nce . K h os l a h as ce rtainl y h it th e nailon th e h e ad. Al th ough th e e xpe rie nce of trans itioning from one ge nde r to th e oth e r is ve ry pe rs onal and uniq ue , th e re are ce rtainl y th os e e l e m e nts th at can b e s ym path ize d w ith b y oth e r trans s e xual m e n and w om e n. H is us e of e xce rpts from h is dre am s trul y b rings h om e th e cons tant m e ntal s truggl e invol ve d w h e n facing s uch a l ife ch ange . Th e w ant doe s n’t s top w h e n th e h e ad h its th e pil l ow . It onl y inte ns ifie s in dre am im age ry. K h os l a, a l aw profe s s ionalin San Francis co, tak e s h is re ade rs dow n th e path from b e ginning to e nd and l e ave s no door off l im its re garding h is s truggl es and trium ph s . I w as h ardl y ab l e to put th e b ook dow n for th e m e re fact th at s o m uch of it s pok e to m e . I coul d re l ate to th os e m om e nts of h ating th e ne e d for patie nce and for w anting to e m e rge ful l y in one fe l ls w oop.

Both Side s Now : A Book Re vie w Th e re ade r s h are s in h is el ation as h e w al k s th rough a day in th e l ife of D h il l on th e m an, onl y to fe e l th e rol l er coas te r de s ce nt of b e ing addre s s e d as “m a’am ” as h e s tands in h is s h irt and tie . Th is curving of th e s tory is w e l ldone in th at it cre ate s a ve ry re al picture of th e q uick ris e and fal l th at com e s in th e e arl y days of trans ition. W e ge t to e xpe rie nce al ong s ide D h il l on th e s truggl e s to find l ove and acce ptance from th e w orl d around h im . H is b igge s t ob s tacl e is h im s e l f. K h os l a b e gins to re al ize th at a com m itm e nt to se l f is ne ce s s ary to b e tte r unde rs tand th e m any l aye rs l e ft to unpe e l in orde r to s tand in truth . O ne part of th e b ook I found e s pe cial l y h e artw re nch ing and touch ing is th e dance of acce ptance b e tw e e n D h il l on and h is m oth e r. It is not an e as y pl ace for a pare nt to s tand. Add into th e m ix th e pre -e xis ting dynam ic of an adul t ch il d trying to tak e care of h im s e l f and to run h is ow n l ife , and a m oth e r w h o onl y w ants to do w h at is b e s t for h e r one and onl y ch il d. H ow e ve r, h is m oth e r m ak e s h e r w ay th rough th e confus ion and finds h e r h e art re m ains al w ays and fore ve r com m itte d to h e r ch il d, re gardl e s s of ge nde r. And in th e

proce s s , D h il l on l e arns th e b al ance b e tw e e n s pace to grow and a m oth e r’s l ove . I w oul d re com m e nd th is b ook for e ve ryone . It b rings into focus w h at it is l ik e to b e “trappe d in th e w rong b ody” and th e s te ps and s tum b l e s it tak e s to ge t from actual ization to re al ization.

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Arts & Entertainm ent Batw om an’s Ex (Girl frie nd!) Sh e ’s tal l , dark and b e autiful . Sh e ’s a b il l ionaire pl aygirl w h o l ook s good in an e ve ning gow n. Sh e ’s a cl os e te d l e s b ian w ith s om e dange rous s e cre ts . W h o is s h e ? K ath e rine K ane . Sh e ’s th e ne w Batw om an and s h e is bl ow in’ up b ig th is s um m e r. D C Com ic’s l ate s t s um m e r com ic bl ock b us te r, 52, focus e s on th e ir B-l is t s upe rh e roe s w h il e th e m ajor pl aye rs (Batm an, Supe rm an, W onde r W om an) tak e s om e m uch ne e de d tim e off. Batw om an is pe rh aps th e l e as t k now n of th e h e roe s tak ing th e m ain s tage of th e DC Unive rs e , prob ab l y b e caus e s h e ’s ne w . H e r firs t appe arance as b oth Batw om an and Supe rh e ro Le s b ian w as a fe w w e e k s ago s o s h e h as n’t h ad th e opportunity to do m uch ye t. In fact, s o far, s h e ’s b e e n k ind of b oring. H e r e x-girl frie nd, h ow e ve r, is as toundingl y fas cinating. Re ne e Montoya is an al coh ol ic e x-cop w ith a h e art of gol d, and s h e is no Lois Lane . Re ne e re cognize s th e ne w Batw om an to b e h e r e x-girl frie nd from te n ye ars ago, K ate , in th e ir firs t m e e ting. Som e w h e re in th os e te n ye ars , K ate b e cam e a cos tum e d crim e figh te r and Re ne e ’s l ife s piral e d out of control . Now , Re ne e is putting h e r l ife b ack toge th e r. A m ys te rious s upe r-pow e re d s trange r h as found h is w ay into h e r l ife and toge th e r th e y’re inve s tigating gang activitie s th at m ay or m ay not b e conne cte d to K ate ’s

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fam il y. K ate , on th e oth e r h and, is inve s tigating Re ne e , or at l e as t k e e ping an e ye on h e r. K ate h as al re ady s ave d Re ne e ’s l ife once as Batw om an. But w h e th e r th is ne w h e ro is l ook ing out for Goth am City’s pub l ic, ge tting into s om e s e e dy b us ine s s de al s, or s til lm adl y in l ove w ith h e r e xgirl frie nd re m ains to b e s e e n. I’m giving Batw om an s om e tim e to grow as a ch aracte r b e fore m ak ing a finaljudgm e nt on h e r. Re ne e can s tick around aw h il e l onge r th ough . Th e te ns ion and th e action are jus t b e ginning to pick up, and th e re are e nough cute one -l ine rs , m ons te r figh ts , and ridicul ous dram a al ong th e w ay to k e e p m e turning th e page s .

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Rape A w are ne ss It’s D iffe re nt: Rape & t h e L GBT Com m unit y b y Me gan Le e Al th ough m ains tre am m e dia w oul d ce rtainl y h ave th e w orl d be l ie ve th at rape is a crim e th at h appe ns to onl y a s m al l , se l e ct portion of s ocie ty, th at is ce rtainl y not th e re al ity. Th e victim /s urvivors of rape on th e ne w s and in th e te l e vis ion s pe cial s are young, w h ite , uppe rm iddl e cl as s w om e n. Th e y h ave a bl onde -h aire d, b l ue -e ye d, pure air ab out th e m . And, w ith out doub t, th e y are h e te ros e xual . By no m e ans doe s th is dim inis h th e fact th at th e s e individual s can b e victim /s urvivors of rape ; h ow e ve r, it doe s te nd to dim inis h aw are ne s s of th e fact th at anyone can b e a victim /s urvivor of rape . Th e pre val e nce of rape s com m itte d agains t s om e one w h o ide ntifie s as l e s b ian, gay, b is e xual , trans ge nde r, or q ue e r is h ard to pin dow n. For th is

Im portant Num b e rs Cam pus Pol ice (573)882-7201 Th e Sh e l te r Cris is H otl ine (573) 875-1370 or 1-800-548-2480 Mid-Mis s ouri Cris is Line 1-800-39 5-2132 RAINN NationalH otl ine (conne cts to ne are s t cris is h otl ine ) 1-800-656-4673 MU Couns e l ing Ce nte r (573) 882-6601

re as on, it m ay b e fruitl e s s to th row around pe rce ntage s and num b e rs . According to Be ve rl y Tue lin h e r articl e ab out rape and s e xual as s aul t agains t l e s b ian, gay or b is e xual s tude nts , it is s afe to s ay th at l e s b ians , gay m e n, and b is e xual individual s m ay b e pe rpe trate d “at rate s s im il ar to or h igh e r th an th e ir h e te ros e xual counte rparts .” Re s e arch re garding individual s w h o ide ntify as trans ge nde r is virtual l y non-e xis te nt.

It is al s o s afe to s ay th at rape com m itte d agains t m e m b e rs of th e LGBT com m unity is a ve ry re alcrim e th at is l arge l y invis ib l e to gre ate r s ocie ty. Be yond a w h ol e sl ew of im m e diate prob l e m s re garding as s um ptions of h e te ros e xual ity, th e re are a ve ry diffe re nt s e t of ch al l e nge s th at LGBT victim /s urvivors m us t face . Many LGBT victim /s urvivors are force d to out th e m s e l ve s in th e proce s s of s e e k ing h e l p and th e fe ar of outing th e m s e l ve s is one th at k e e ps m any individual s from ge tting th e h e l p th e y ne e d. Be yond th e prob l e m of force d ide ntifying, th e re are m any m ore as s um ptions m ade by l arge r s ocie ty th at are h arm fulto LGBT victim /s urvivors . A w om an w h o h as b e e n rape d or s e xual l y as s aul te d m ay e xpe rie nce doub t of h e r e xpe rie nce from pe opl e w h o be l ie ve th at a w om an cannot rape anoth e r w om an. An e ve n m ore h arm ful b e l ie f face d b y m any victim /s urvivors of rape is th at th e individualm us t h ave w ante d it, or w ors e , de s e rve d it. Eve n th e be st re s ource s

avail ab l e m ay s im pl y not k now h ow to h andl e LGBT ide ntifie d victim /s urvivors of rape b e caus e s uch l ittl e inform ation is avail ab l e. H ow e ve r, al lis not b ad. Many pl ace s , incl uding our ow n Rape Education O ffice , provide re s ource s th at tack l e th e uniq ue s e t of ob s tacl e s face d b y th e LGBT com m unity and continue to e ducate th e m s e l ve s on th e s e is s ue s . And pe opl e are tal k ing. Th is l arge l y invis ib l e crim e is b e com ing m ore and m ore vis ib l e in l arge r s ocie ty. Th e re is s til l w ork to b e done , b ut th e re are am azing pe opl e cons tantl y w ork ing to ch ange th ings . No doub t w il lyou s e e m any an am azing program put on b y our ve ry ow n Rape Education O ffice and th e groups run out of it, incl uding Stronge r Toge th e r Agains t Rape (STAR) and Me n Agains t Rape and Se xualAs s aul t (MARS). Eve ryone is invite d to atte nd th e s e e ve nts , s pe cifical l y a b row n b ag dis cus s ion on th e inte rs e ctions of rape and th e LGBT com m unity on W e dne s day, Se pte m b e r 13th from 12 – 1 in th e LGBT Re s ource Ce nte r. Th e s e e ve nts and dis cus s ions prom is e to provide a m uch m ore in de pth l ook at th e is s ue s at h and. For m ore inform ation on rape , s e xual as s aul t, and th e ir inte rs e ctions w ith th e LGBT com m unity, pl e as e contact th e Rape Education O ffice , (573) 882-6638 or th e LGBT Re s ource Ce nte r, (573) 884-7750 or vis it e ith e r of th e office s in ups tairs Brady Com m ons .


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: Ke Co-Pre side nts ew atrick Bu ck al P d y orie nte d n l a al n ic re it l g l o l p Ha a is y it ian Eq u al w h o is Gay and Le sb r fo ts n is for anyone e d E L tu G S M ! u o z M iz z ou S s and e ve l ll h e re at M iz t al a y it l a u q e T stu de nt grou p GB figh ting for L e ge , city and l l o c e th inte re ste d in n o m in activis e ss participating m any aw are n d e l s a h E L G . MS e ve l itical state l e nts and pol v e m is v ti c a raising u ding a Gay st incl a p e th in s ie l ral d H ate s y and th e ‘Go l M arriage R al y. l Sh rim p’ ral ve nings e s: M onday e M e e tings Tim ; Patrick E@ yah oo.com L G S u o z iz m gre n, l Contact: u ; K e vin H al d .e u o z iz m @ e w , b pb r39 Bu ck al ou .e du k ah vc7@ m iz z


Invol ve d! inside O UT O UTre ach

Eve ry individualcom e s to Miz z ou w ith a diffe re nt pe rspe ctive and back ground by e ncouraging dial ogue and com ing to a com m on ground, “w e can l e arn, grow , and advocate positive pe rsonaland socie taltransform ations toge th e r”. inside O UT is a stude nt l e d program th at se e k s to provide a safe space for individual s to com e discuss issue s affe cting th e LGBTA com m unity. Discussion in th e past h as cove re d a w ide range of topics incl uding dial ogue s on race , bise xual ity, issue s surrounding com ing out, and th e inte rse ctions of transph obia and h om oph obia, am ong oth e rs. Me e ting Tim e s: Eve ry oth e r W e dne sday at 6pm in th e LGBT Re source Ce nte r (216 Brady Com m ons) Contact: Me gan Le e , m rl q h 3@ m iz z ou.e du

O UTre ach is a program de signe d to spre ad aw are ne ss of LGBT pe opl e and issue s to th e Unive rsity and com m unity. O UTre ach is com pose d of MU stude nts th at are fam il iar w ith LGBT and Al l y issue s and give th e ir vie w s of w h at it m e ans to be LGBT and Al l y. Th e O UTre ach group is ofte n ask e d to spe ak to cl asse s, com m unity groups, ch urch e s, youth groups, and m any oth e r organiz ations to h e l p raise aw are ne ss th at LGBT pe opl e e xist e ve ryw h e re , and to addre ss th e issue s LGBT pe opl e face . Eve ryone is invite d to vol unte e r w ith O UTre ach and e ncourage d to bring O UTre ach to any groups you m ay be a part of! Contact: Ke vin H al l gre n, k ah vc7@ m iz z ou.e du Joh n Faugh n, faugh nj@ m issouri.e du

Safe Space Training Program O ur Re source Ce nte r runs th e Safe Space training program . Th is program h e l ps participants l e arn about th e ch al l e nge s of h om oph obia, cam pus re source s, and h ow to be supportive to m e m be rs of th e LGBT com m unity. Displ aying th e Safe Space sym bol , signifying com pl e tion of th e program , se nds a m e ssage to LGBT stude nts, staff and facul ty th at th ose displ aying it are unde rstanding and supportive re source s for l e sbian, gay, bise xual , transge nde r, q ue stioning, or al l y individual s. Th e Safe Space training program can be done w ith any groups or individual s th at w oul dl ik e to e stabl ish space s w h e re LGBTQA individual s can k now th at th e y w il l not face discrim ination due to th e ir ge nde r ide ntity, se xualorie ntation, or ge nde r e xpre ssion. Contact th e LGBT Re source Ce nte r if you’d l ik e to sch e dul e a Safe Space Training for your group! Contact: Ke vin H al l gre n, k ah vc7@ m iz z ou.e du; Joh n Faugh n, faugh nj@ m issouri.e du


Ge t Le s bian, G ay , Bis e xual , Trans ge nde r Re s ource Ce nte r

216 Brady Com m ons (573) 884-7750 w w w .m issouri.e du/~ l gbt Coordinator: Joh n Faugh n, Faugh nJ@ m issouri.e du Th e Le sbian, G ay , Bise xual , and Transge nde r (LG BT) R e source Ce nte r provide s a safe e nvironm e ntfor th e LG BT and A l l y com m unity at M izzou and in Col um bia. Th e LG BT R e source Ce nte r active l y supports stude nts’ e ducationale xpe rie nce s at M izzou by w ork ing to cre ate an incl usive cam pus for al l individual s. Th e LG BT R e source Ce nte r e ncourage s unde rstanding by providing a m ul titude of re source s on a broad range ofLG BT and A l l y issue s. Th e LG BT R e source Ce nte r h as a l arge l ibrary fe aturing non-fiction and fiction book s, m agazine s, journal s, and various oth e r form s ofm e dia th atare avail abl e for ch e ck out. Th e re are al so se ve ral pol itical , social , and discussion base d groups run outofth e LG BT R e source Ce nte r as w e l las tw o e ducationaloutre ach organizations. Eve ry one is w e l com e to stop by th e LG BT R e source Ce nte r to util ize th e re source s offe re d or as a re l axation stop on y our day !

b y Me gan Le e G aine s /O l dh am Bl ack Cul ture Ce nte r

813 Virginia A ve nue (573) 882-2664 w w w .m issouri.e du/~ bcce nte r D ire ctor: Nath an Ste ph e ns, Ste ph e nsN@ m issouri.e du Th e G aine s/O l dh am Bl ack Cul ture Ce nte r (G O BCC) is m uch m ore th an a ce nte r de dicate d to facil itating th e e xpe rie nce s ofBl ack stude nts atth e Unive rsity ofM issouri – Col um bia in al l th e various aspe cts ofcam pus l ife . Th e G O BCC al so cre ate s a l e arning e nvironm e ntth atis conducive for al l stude nts, staffand facul ty atth e Unive rsity to unde rstand, re cognize , and appre ciate contributions m ade by Bl ack pe opl e . Furth e rm ore , th e G aine s/O l dh am Bl ack Cul ture Ce nte r supports al lcul turaldive rsity on th e M izzou cam pus. Th e G O BCC h ouse s an A rtG al l e ry fe aturing w ork s ofprom ine ntBl ack artists w ith th e purpose of disse m inating inform ation re garding th e cul ture ofBl ack pe opl e . Th e G O BCC al so provide s a m ul titude of w ritte n l ite rature and various m e dia in th e ir re source l ibrary . Be sure to sw ing by th e G aine s/O l dh am Bl ack Cul ture Ce nte r or atte nd any ofth e ir l e cture s, w ork sh ops, pre se ntations and oth e r e ve nts th rough outth e se m e ste r!


Invol ve d! Rape Education O ffice

205 Brady Com m ons (573) 882-6638 w w w .m issouri.e du/~ stul ife / rape -e d Co-Coordinators: Brad W ing, bw w 3db@ m izzou.e du; Sara H arrie r, se h 634@ m izzou.e du;Sara Cl e ave l and, sl c9 75@ m izzou.e du Th e M U R ape Education O ffice is drive n by th e w ork offour de dicate d stude ntgroups: th e Pe e r R ape Educators, th e G re e k A dvocate s, STA R (Stronge r Toge th e r A gainst R ape ), and M A R S (M e n A gainstR ape and Se xual A ssaul t). Th rough th e se four stude nts organizations, th e R ape Ed O ffice strive s to incre ase aw are ne ss ofth e probl em ofse xualassaul ton our cam pus and in our ove ral l socie ty and to w ork tow ards socialch ange by incre asing supportfor victim s/survivors. Th e R ape Ed O ffice provide s m ul tipl e re source s incl uding stude nts and graduate assistants avail abl e for supportand inform ation in th e form ofvarious m e dia. Ify ou’re inte re ste d in vol unte e ring in any ofth e stude ntgroups or w oul d l ik e to util ize th e re source s th e R ape Ed O ffice h as to offe r, drop in any tim e !

M ul ticul turalCe nte r

W om e n’s Ce nte r

209 Brady Com m ons (573) 882-6621 D ire ctor: Laura H acq uard, H acq uardL@ m issouri.e du Th e W om e n’s Ce nte r offe rs a varie ty of se rvice s and program s de al ing w ith issue s surrounding th e ch anging rol e s of w om e n and m e n at M izzou. Th e W om e n’s Ce nte r supports a m ul titude ofgroups and provide s se m inars, w ork sh ops, discussion groups and e ve nts th rough outth e se m e ste r e ncouraging dial ogue and e ducation on th e se issue s. Th e W om e n's Ce nte r al so offe rs an e xte nsive l ibrary w ith book s, vide os and m agazine s cove ring a w ide varie ty ofissue s.

A 028 Brady Com m ons (573) 882-7152 w w w .m issouri.e du/~ om a/ D ire ctor: Pabl o M e ndoza, M e ndozaP@ m issouri.e du Th e M ul ticul turalCe nte r w ork s coope rative l y w ith oth e r cam pus office s to im prove th e cam pus cl im ate for m inority and m ajority inte rcul turalinte raction. Th e Ce nte r sponsors program s and e ve nts th rough outth e y e ar th ataddre ss m inority stude nt l e ade rsh ip de ve l opm e nt, m ajority popul ation e ducational outre ach , and cul tural ce l e bration and e xpl oration. Th e Ce nte r offe rs m any various e ducational , cul tural , and social aw are ne ss program s and advocate s for m inority stude nt conce rns and issue s. In addition to sponsoring a m ul titude of various stude ntorganizations, th e Ce nte r al so provide s an e xte nsive m inority m agazine l ibrary . Be sure to stop by or ch e ck outsom e ofth e program s th e M ul ticul tural Ce nte r w il lbe putting on th is se m e ste r! A nd don’tm iss Cul turalD iscove ry W e e k , O ctobe r 1 – 7!


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Spotl igh t b y Sarah Landol fi Th e fal l s e m e s te r is jus t around th e corne r, and e ve ryw h e re you l ook , s om e th ing is ne w . Th e re are ne w park ing l ots , ne w cons truction s ite s , and m os t im portantl y, ne w face s . O ne ne w face of particul ar s ignificance is th at of Joh n Faugh n, th e LGBT Re s ource Ce nte r’s ne w coordinator. I took s om e tim e to tal k to Joh n ab out h is b ack ground, h is ide as , and h is pl ans for th e Re s ource Ce nte r’s upcom ing ye ar. Joh n Faugh n b e gan w ork ing profe s s ional l y in h igh e r e ducation as s oon as h e h ad finis h e d h is Bach e l or’s de gre e , garne ring h im a gre at de al of e xpe rie nce . H e h as s e rve d on th e pl anning com m itte e for a Mul ticul turalLe ade rs h ip Sum m it, as w e l las b e e n an advis or to a group cal l ed Stude nts Advocating Mul ticul tural Is s ue s . At Iow a State Unive rs ity, h e cofacil itate d th e Gay/Bis e xual Me n’s Group and s e rve d as th e Ch air of th e Safe Z one Program , in addition to w ork ing as th e coordinator of LGBT Stude nt Se rvice s . Joh n re ce ntl y e arne d h is Mas te r’s D e gre e in Education, Le ade rs h ip and Pol icy Studie s /H igh e r Education w ith an e m ph as is in SocialJus tice Is s ue s from Iow a State Unive rs ity. “I’ve al w ays k now n th at I h ad a voice ,” Joh n s aid. “My fath e r w as active in civilrigh ts is s ue s and m y m oth e r w as al s o ve ry outs pok e n. I’ve al w ays s pok e n out agains t racis m and s e xis m .” Joh n re cal l e d a turning point in h is l ife as an activis t. “D r. D an Rob ins on, w h o te ach e s at Iow a State , s aid to m e , ‘You’re s o

Joh n Faugh n vocal ab out racis m , s e xis m , is s ue s of im m igration. W h at ab out you? Th e LGBT com m unity coul d us e your voice , too.’” Joh n pointe d out h ow b l e s s e d h e fe e l s to b e doing s om e th ing h e re al l y e njoys . I al s o as k e d Joh n w h at h e th ough t w e re s om e of th e m os t im portant is s ue s facing LGBT individual s on col l e ge cam pus e s today. “Firs t of al l ,” h e s aid, “W e ’re l iving in a tim e w h e n pe opl e are b e com ing m ore and m ore pol arize d. Pe opl e don’t w ant to confront th e ir is s ue s and b ias e s , b ut th e y m us t if w e are to ch ange and grow . Pe opl e h ave s o m any diffe re nt vie w s of th e w orl d – w e m us t figure out h ow th e y can coe xis t.” Joh n w e nt on to s ay th at e ating dis orde rs are al s o a b ig is s ue facing LGBT individual s on col l e ge cam pus e s . “Pe opl e are n’t tal k ing ab out it e nough ,” h e s aid. Joh n de s crib e d anoth e r im portant is s ue as “th e s il e nce am ong th e s il e nce .” “Many pe opl e w on’t e ve n ack now l e dge th at LGBT re l ations h ips e xis t,” h e s aid. “So viol e nce in LGBT re l ations h ips is ove rl ook e d al m os t e ntire l y.” W ith s uch is s ue s at h and, w h at doe s Joh n pl an to do th is ye ar in th e Re s ource Ce nte r? “I pl an to l is te n,” h e s aid. “I w il l l is te n and as s e s s th e com m unity. I don’t s e t th e age nda – th e s tude nts do. I w ant to figure out w h at th e y w ant.” Joh n al s o e xpl aine d th at h e pl ans to as s e s s th e program s th e

Re s ource Ce nte r h as in pl ace . H e w oul d al so l ik e to gath e r as m any pe opl e as pos s ib l e to atte nd th e Cre ating Ch ange Confe re nce in K ans as City in Nove m b e r. Th e NationalGay and Le s b ian Tas k Force h e ads up th is confe re nce , w h ich Joh n de s crib e s as “an e xce l l e nt opportunity.” Anyone inte re s te d can find m ore inform ation in th e Re s ource Ce nte r. O ne ch al l e nge Joh n de s crib e d is b e ing a ne w pe rs on h e re at MU and w ith in th e LGBT Re s ource Ce nte r. “I w ant pe opl e to com e in and tal k to m e , and I don’t w ant th e m to th ink I’m not approach ab l e ,” h e s aid. “But it’s h ard in th e b e ginning.” Joh n Faugh n al s o s aid h e ’s e xcite d. “Th is is a s trong, e s tab l is h e d Re s ource Ce nte r,” h e s aid. “Adam Brigh am [th e l as t coordinator of th e Re s ource Ce nte r] and h is pre de ce s s ors h ave done a gre at job, and I’m e xcite d to h e l p it trans ition into th e ne w ph ys icals pace w ith th e Brady Com m ons e xpans ion as wel l as h e l p its program s and ide as trans ition.” “Th is is a gre at tim e for ch ange ,” h e s aid. “And it’s a gre at tim e to b e h e re .” Joh n e ncourage d anyone and e ve ryone to s top b y and s ay h el l o during th e Re s ource Ce nte r’s h ours , w h ich are 9 am 5pm Monday th rough Friday. Joh n can al s o b e contacte d at Faugh nJ@ m is s ouri.e du. I th ink I s pe ak for e ve ryone invol ve d in th e Re s ource Ce nte r w h e n I s ay w e ’re e xcite d th at h e ’s h e re , too!


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