LGBTQ @ MSU eNewsletter
September 30, 2014
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First Year Students! Take This Survey!
Each year, the LBGT Resource Center wants to learn more about the experiences and impact of our programs on first year students at Michigan State. First year students include both first-time in college and transfer students! This questionnaire will help us shape our programming and services to best fit the needs of our students..
We will ask that you take two surveys during the school year: this one and then another one later in the spring semester. We want to get to know you more and make sure we are being effective. Take the survey here! It should not take you any longer than 8 minutes to complete.
If you have questions about the assessment or need accommodations to take it, please contact our Assistant Director, Alex.
Michigan Trans* and Trans* Ally Voices Needed! Training Provided
The voices of trans* people, their allies, and supportive family members are needed! The trans* community in Michigan needs your help NOW! Training, mentoring, and coaching provided. Please contact Amanda ASAP at email@example.com if you can help.
Unity MI is funding a grassroots organizing project to amend the Elliot Larson Civil Rights Act to include protections for everyone. This project is being run by trans* identified people and we’re specifically looking for trans* identified folks and their allies to recruit, develop, and keep involved in order to build a stronger, more inclusive movement. Do you know any trans* people who might be a great fit for this project? Let them know!
Applications Now Open to Be a Part of the MSU MBLGTACC Delegation!
Now Accepting Applications
2015 Conference at Illinois State University
The application for the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender College Conference (MBLGTACC) 2015 Spartan Delegation is now open! This year, MBLGTACC will be hosted by Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois from Friday, February 13th to Sunday, February 15th. Conference events will include student, faculty, and keynote speaker led workshops, keynote speakers, and entertainment. One of the keynote speakers this year will be Laverne Cox (a star of Orange is the New Black and a nationally known trans advocate)! If you are accepted into the delegation, your hotel, travel expenses, and conference fees will be covered by the Alliance of Queer and Ally Students!
The Conference Application can be found here.
For more information about the conference, click here.
The Alliance will host an informational meeting about the Conference and the application process on Sunday, October 12th:
Musical activities will take place from 1 – 2 PM. The informational meeting will take place from 2 – 3 PM. If you are interested in seeing a sample workshop that you would have at the conference, Travis Lunsford will host a sample workshop from 3 – 4 PM. If you are on Facebook, get up-to-date information about the event here.
National Coming Out Week Next Week
October 6 – October 11
This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the National Coming Out Day! In celebration, the Coalition of LGBT Student Organizations has organized a week of events! Find the Facebook event here. The most up-to-date information about the week will be available on the Resource Center home page throughout the week.
On Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM, the Resource Center will be serving Froot Loops in the Center. We will provide the cereal, milk/soy milk, and spoons. You supply the hunger! Supplies are limited. The Center could not do this without the support of K-Pride and Allies, the LBGT employee group of the Kellogg Company.
Screening of Strawberry and Chocolate
October 10, 2014
Lansing Community College, GB 244
Strawberry and Chocolate takes place in Havana, Cuba in 1979. David (played by Vladmir Cruz) is a university student who meets Diego (played by Jorge Perugorria), a gay artist unhappy with the Castro regime’s attitudes toward the LGBT community as well as the censored conceptualization of culture. David’s homophobic classmate, Miguel (played by Francisco Gattorno), plans to use David to spy on Diego, a person whom they as aberrant and dangerous to the Communist cause; Diego, for his part, initiates the friendship with sexual intentions. The post-film conversation will be facilitated by Monica Del Castillo (LLC Counselor) and Ana Woehr (LLC Academic Advisor).
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