The nation’s largest and oldest-continuously running conference for queer and trans+ college students and young adults

The Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference (MBLGTACC) is an annual conference held to connect, educate, and empower queer and trans+ college students, faculty, and staff around the Midwest and beyond.

Each year, MBLGTACC makes one Midwest community a destination for a diverse gathering of 2000+ college students. Programming at the conference reflects and honors this diversity.

From its dozens of workshops on LGBTQIA+ and intersectional topics and interests, to keynotes from leading advocates and performances from popular entertainers, the conference and its many programs and opportunities catalyze conversation and action around issues that affect us as individuals, as a community, and as citizens of the world. Over its 30 year+ history, MBLGTACC has attracted advocates and thought leaders including Angela Davis, Robyn Ochs, Janet Mock, Laverne Cox, Kate Bornstein, Faisal Alam, and LZ Granderson; and entertainers and artists including Jujubee, Margaret Cho, J Mase III, Chely Wright, and Loren Cameron.

And from programming to accommodations to hospitality, the conference is designed to meet the needs of all students. We welcome attendees to join us as accomplices in holding ourselves accountable.

To date, MBLGTACC is America's largest and oldest continuously-held conference for queer and trans+ college students.

MBLGTACC 2024: October 25-27

The 32nd annual Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference will take place from October 25-27, 2024 at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan.

Conference history

For over 30 years, MBLGTACC has brought students together from around the region—and the nation—to learn from one another’s experiences, build-up each other’s knowledge and skills, and share in community.

MBLGTACC and the Institute

The Midwest Institute for Sexuality and Gender Diversity represents a new chapter in the broader, prouder history of a movement of students dedicated to building queer success in the Midwest. Over the past 30 years, MBLGTACC has become a destination and refuge for LGBTQIA+ and ally students to engage with their peers from around the region and the nation.

The Institute was formed in 2016 with a mandate to provide robust strategic and operational support for conference operations and campus planning teams; to continue improving the MBLGTACC experience for all attendees and partners; to relentlessly pursue diversity, equity, and inclusion in value and practice; and to grow the capacity of the organization beyond the annual conference.

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