The 31st annual Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference will take place from November 3-5, 2023 at Central Bank Center in Lexington, Kentucky.
We'll share announcements and details about MBLGTACC starting in the spring. In April 2023, we'll open registration and start accepting workshop proposals.
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.
With over 70 workshops on LGBTQIA+ and intersectional topics and interests, plus 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.
In celebration of this milestone in queer and trans community building, education, and empowerment, we are gathering stories, reflections, and memories of MBLGTACC across its three-decade history. We invite all MBLGTACC alumnx to share their favorite memories, stories, and photos to be compiled in a mixed-media celebration. Your memories may be shared leading up to and during the 30th annual MBLGTACC.
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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