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UMKC to host annual LGBT, ally student conference

Friday, January 31, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The University of Missouri-Kansas City expects to host more than 2,500 college students from across the country next week for the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference.

University of Missouri-Kansas City

University of Missouri-Kansas City

The event is in its 22nd year and being held for the first time in Missouri.

Student leaders say it makes sense for UMKC to host the conference because the school is recognized as welcoming students, faculty, staff and administrators of all sexual orientations.

Keynote speakers include country singer Chely Wright, who is from Kansas, along with transgender Janet Mock and Iraq War veteran Rob Smith.

The event will include workshops led by students, faculty and professionals to educate and motivate students to take action.

The conference theme is “Jazzing It UP.”

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4 more reader comments:


    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2:44pm
  2. Mark Narens

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 9:15pm
  3. Next week? That’s awesome, wish the kids from OUT! As I Want to Be had known this was happening!

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 11:39pm
  4. Is there some type of list or news feed we should be part of?

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 11:40pm