Tag: LGBTQ

LGBTQ support groups and organizations celebrate pride in Mid-Missouri

The Mid-Missouri PrideFest featured information booths and live performances from both local and national groups.

Columbia honors victims of Orlando shooting with vigil

The candlelight vigil was put on by multiple MU organizations.

MU LGBTQ Community and allies march in annual pride parade

Though parade attendance was down relative to previous years, students said that inclusivity for the LGBTQ Community has improved.

Missouri House fails controversial religious freedom bill

After a 40-hour filibuster in March and a four-hour public testimony April 12, the bill failed.

Controversial Missouri religious freedom bill moves forward

The resolution, if passed, would make Missouri the first state to vote on a religious liberties amendment to the state constitution.

Nearly 40-hour filibuster not enough: Anti-LGBTQ legislation going to Missouri House floor

Missouri citizens will vote on the proposed amendment in an upcoming election if it passes through the House.

Four-time Team USA Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis speaks on his life with HIV

Louganis is the second diver and only male in Olympic history to win the gold on springboard and platform in consecutive Olympic games; he won in 1984 and 1988.

Bond Life Sciences Center spearheads the effort to bring HIV awareness to campus

“The global community recognizing that it is still an issue is important, but locally it is important to recognize that,” said Cale Mitchell, executive director of Central Missouri RAIN. “World AIDS day is a good way to do that.”

LGBTQ discrimination not protected by Missouri law

Missouri man’s case rejected after being fired for being gay.

Conversion therapy found unsuccessful

The therapy has been deemed both ineffective and harmful to the person it is done to.

Hateful comments on MU’s Pride Photo

The comments ironically prove the necessity of the LGBTQ Resource Center

Coming Out Week is topped off with the Black and Gold Drag show to celebrate individuality

Nearly 230 students attended the event.

Student leader responds to Facebook comments about 20th Annual Pride Photo

The official MU Facebook account received negative criticism for posting the photo in the comments.

Allies and community members take 20th annual Pride Photo

About 500 people participated in the event.

Twentieth anniversary celebration looks at growth of LGBTQ Resource Center over the years

“In those first couple of years, it was a gathering spot,” previous LGBTQ Resource Coordinator Nikole Potulsky said. “Now, it is a hub of activity. There are people that lobby at the state level from this place."

Olmstead replaces Struble as new LGBTQ Resource Coordinator

The center will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year.

Students react to Supreme Court’s decision on legalizing gay marriage in all states

When MU sophomore MJ Cihak heard about the Supreme Court’s decision, she cried.

Struble celebrated after five years at MU

Struble is heading back California to obtain an MFA in creative writing at Mills College, and she is going back to write her book, most likely a memoir.

Missouri takes step toward LGBT acceptance

HB 407 would revise the definition of discrimination to protect against the discrimination of various sexual orientations and gender identities.

Alum donates $1 million for LGBT journalism education, research

The $1 million estate gift comes from alum Timothy Blair.