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Transgender MU student Hayden Kristal to speak at Columbia University

In Print: Transgender MU student Hayden Kristal to speak at Columbia University

By Emma Diltz | Oct. 21, 2014

As a transgender man who is deaf, Kristal is an advocate for the LGBTQ community.

Slam poet visits MU as Coming Out Week keynote

By Patrick McKenna | Oct. 17, 2014

Wirsing’s performance, titled “Katie Wirsing Comes Out,” had no formal direction. Instead, it served as a coffeehouse-style playful conversation with her audience.

MU community celebrates coming out

By Elana Williams | Oct. 16, 2014

The event allowed students to walk through and sign a Coming Out Door, an annual tradition.

In Print: Same-sex marriages performed in other states now valid in Missouri

By Jennifer Prohov | Oct. 15, 2014

Attorney General Koster said the ruling will help businesses in Missouri.

QPOC hosts self-love discussion for Coming Out Week

By Lily Oppenheimer | Oct. 14, 2014

When asked about stereotypes, everyone in the discussion was eager to speak out.

In Print: Same-sex spouses to be recognized in city retirement plans

By Hannah Black | Oct. 8, 2014

Council voted Sept. 15 to recognize same-sex spouses as beneficiaries.

LGBTQ members, allies attend Queer Fall Fling

By Wendy Hayworth | Sept. 8, 2014

The event, which was hosted Sept. 3, is the first meet-and-greet of the semester to bring together MU students and faculty interested in LBGT rights.

Long-running radio show assures fresh content

In Print: Long-running radio show assures fresh content

By Max Fillion | Sept. 2, 2014

InsideOUT made its debut as a radio talk show in the spring of 2012.

Michael Sam cut by St. Louis Rams

By Michael Natelli | Aug. 30, 2014

So close. On the final day of preseason cuts, the St. Louis Rams announced former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam did not make the team’s 53-man roster. Sam, a seventh-round pick by St. Louis, is the first openly gay player in the NFL. The news was first reported by ...

Allies and LGBT Community members show off their MU pride

Allies and LGBT Community members show off their MU pride

By Elizabeth Loutfi | April 30, 2014

“Rather than hide or run away with our sexual orientation, we celebrate it,” said Richard Thompson, an open LGBT community member. “It’s not bad, it’s not wrong. It’s awesome.”

Students say ‘One Wall, One Mizzou’ event focused on school, not LGBT, pride

By Alex Leininger | Feb. 27, 2014

Pro-LGBT comments were deleted from the Facebook event.

In Print: After Sam, Statehouse anti-discrimination legislation gains new life

By Joe Clougher | Feb. 19, 2014

With last week’s events fresh in their minds, equality advocates look ahead.

Tri-Co hosts second annual Black and Gold Drag Show

By Elizabeth Loutfi | Oct. 15, 2013

The show’s hosts stalled by playing “Lip Sync For Your Life” while some performers took exams.

In Print: Greek Allies hosts Coming Out While Greek

By Stephen Daw | Oct. 12, 2013

A panel of LGBT people and allies spoke.

Tri-Co and HALO bring Tio Louie to speak during Coming Out Week and Hispanic Heritage Month

By Elizabeth Loutfi | Oct. 10, 2013

Louie is a documentary filmmaker and LGBT advocate.

In Print: Greek Allies unites Greek Life, LGBT community

By Stephen Daw | Oct. 9, 2013

LGBT organization informs public and creates connections.

UM System benefits package extended to same-sex couples

By Ross Terrell | Aug. 3, 2013

Some say the change mirrors a change in society.

Kirksville City Council votes 3-2 against Human Rights Ordinance

By Joe Clougher | July 11, 2013

A Missouri city council shut down efforts to extend discrimination protection to potentially at-risk minority groups.

LGBTQ Resource Center hosts 15th annual Catalyst Awards

By Jill Deutsch | May 10, 2013

There were nine award winners this year, including Mizzou Athletics.

In Print: MU Pride Month brings Andrea Gibson to MU

By Hanna Jacunski | April 26, 2013

Andrea Gibson performs slam poetry set for MU Pride Month

LGBTQ Resource Center holds Pride Parade

In Print: LGBTQ Resource Center holds Pride Parade

By Katie Pohlman | April 26, 2013

An estimated 300 participants showed their support Wednesday.

Event educates students about trans community

In Print: Event educates students about trans community

By Sara Naatz | Nov. 6, 2012

Trans 101 identifies the definition of different gender identities.

In Print: LGBTQ Resource Center holds annual Queer Fall Fling

By Mindy Mollett | Aug. 28, 2012

The fling drew about 300 people, breaking previous records.

In Print: Fledgling sorority Tau Lambda offers women unique Greek option

By Daniel Shapiro | Aug. 21, 2012

Women’s Center coordinator Suzy Day said Tau Lambda will build a community for queer women.

In Print: LGBTQ students march in first-ever Pride Parade

By Ciera Velarde | April 27, 2012

The parade was sponsored by the MU LGBTQ Resource Center.

First-ever MU Pride Parade raises awareness for LGBTQ issues

By Ciera Velarde | April 25, 2012

The parade was sponsored by the MU LGBTQ Resource Center.

TriCo elects new executive board

By Ciera Velarde | Feb. 9, 2012

The 2012-13 board was elected Wednesday night during a Triangle Coalition meeting.

On Campus: McDavid hall coordinator wins national award for diversity program

Posted to On Campus by Jimmy Hibsch on Nov. 22, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

The National Residence Hall Honorary awarded McDavid Hall Coordinator Joe Kelley with its "Diversity Program of the Month" national award for his program "Walk a Mile." "This program originated when Joe Kelley wanted to simulate the process of coming out for straight individuals who will never go through that process ...

Struble finds new home as LGBTQ Resource Center Coordinator

In Print: Struble finds new home as LGBTQ Resource Center Coordinator

By Jimmy Hibsch | Sept. 30, 2011

Struble has been working at MU every year, except two, since her graduation from MU in 2004.

New era of military community begins with DADT repeal

In Print: New era of military community begins with DADT repeal

By Abigail Geiger | Sept. 23, 2011

The policy, which aimed to keep sexual orientation concerns quiet, came to an end Tuesday.

LGBTQ Resource Center hosts annual Queer Fall Fling

In Print: LGBTQ Resource Center hosts annual Queer Fall Fling

By Amanda Svoboda | Aug. 26, 2011

The LGBTQ Resource Center hosted its annual Fall Fling on Thursday evening.

Catalyst Awards recognize individuals

By Kelly Olejnik | May 3, 2011

The awards honor individuals for speaking up for the LGBTQ community.

In Print: Queer People of Color shows off talent at Open Mic Night

By Marie Mandelberg | April 29, 2011

QPOC was officially recognized as an organization in December 2010.

Pride Month keynote speaker addresses homosexuality in the South

By Kate Grumke | April 27, 2011

Speaker E. Patrick Johnson has written three books.

MU Facebook post on Pride Month keynote speaker elicits controversy

By Kate Grumke | April 26, 2011

Some of the comments came from Missouri Rep. Kathie Conway, R-St. Charles.

LGBTQ Resource Center coordinator leaving MU

In Print: LGBTQ Resource Center coordinator leaving MU

By Marie Mandelberg | April 22, 2011

Ryan Black has been a part of the LGBTQ community staff since 2008.

Drag kings, queens sing for Pride Month

In Print: Drag kings, queens sing for Pride Month

By Grace Lyden | April 19, 2011

The Triangle Coalition hosted the Amateur Drag Show on Friday.

Column: Politics shouldn’t define LGBT community

By Alex Pesek | April 19, 2011

You’ve seen them: bejeweled and underwear donned, dancing wildly on parade floats, waving their flags in summer breezes. Yes, they who infiltrate your suburban sensitivities, who shove sexual politics down your throat, are ubiquitous. I’ll admit, they’re an unfair stereotype of the LGBT community. For one, it ...

‘Queer Monologues’ puts marginalized stories in spotlight

In Print: ‘Queer Monologues’ puts marginalized stories in spotlight

By Jimmy Hibsch | April 19, 2011

Students wrote the majority of the pieces performed.

On Campus: LGBTQ Resource Center coordinator says goodbye to MU

Posted to On Campus by Marie Mandelberg on April 18, 2011 at 7:54 p.m.

LGBTQ Resource Center Coordinator Ryan Black will be leaving MU on April 29. He and his husband will be moving to Portland, Ore. “It has been such an honor to be a part of the LGBTQA community at Mizzou and get to work with everyone within the Center for Social ...

In Print: Gender-neutral housing backed by student government

By Ana Stock | April 12, 2011

The resolution calls for Residential Life to implement the program.

Pride Prom promotes welcoming environment

By Marie Mandelberg | April 10, 2011

The annual event provides an experience some students may not have been able to have in high school.

‘Sing if You’re Glad to be Trans’ tackles stereotypes

In Print: ‘Sing if You’re Glad to be Trans’ tackles stereotypes

By Marie Mandelberg | April 8, 2011

Writer and theater artist S. Bear Bergman spoke at the event.

You in Mizzou discusses gender issues in final meeting

In Print: You in Mizzou discusses gender issues in final meeting

By Kate Grumke | April 8, 2011

The discussion centered on gender-neutral bathrooms and the difference between sex and gender.

Craft Studio show features LGBTQ artists

By Dani Kass | April 8, 2011

The LGBTQ Resource Center will hold the show for the second year.

In Print: Bill would bar discrimination based on sexual orientation

By Abigail Geiger | Feb. 18, 2011

Rep. Stephen Webber proposed the bill to the Missouri House.

Queer Spring Fling marks first event in new LGBTQ Center

In Print: Queer Spring Fling marks first event in new LGBTQ Center

By Marie Mandelberg | Jan. 28, 2011

Spring Fling is aimed at welcoming new and transfer students.

MU Student Center opens additional offices

By Jimmy Hibsch | Jan. 11, 2011

Deserted offices in Memorial Union will be used as meeting space.

Politics Watch: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repealed by Senate

Posted to Politics Watch by Kari Paul on Dec. 19, 2010 at 5:50 p.m.

The Senate voted 65-31 to repeal the military's "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy on Saturday. This vote marked the end of the military’s 17-year policy of banning openly gay and lesbian service members from the military. Eight Republicans and one Independent joined Democrats to vote for ...

On Campus: Queer People of Color achieves ORG recognition

Posted to On Campus by Jimmy Hibsch on Dec. 7, 2010 at 8:17 p.m.

Queer People of Color, an organization for people of color who identify within the LGBTQA community, was recognized as an official student organization Tuesday. The group, which meets on Thursday evenings in the Center for Social Justice, will now begin hosting events and expanding its presence on campus, President Brandon ...

In Print: Group works to bring back lesbian and gay journalists association

By Marie Mandelberg | Nov. 30, 2010

The organization works to connect members and expand professional opportunities.

On Campus: Trans Awareness Week occurring this week

Posted to On Campus by Jimmy Hibsch on Nov. 14, 2010 at 4:40 p.m.

Beginning Monday, Trans Awareness Week will feature a weeklong slew of events intended to provide a safe and educational experience for all attendees. On Monday, the InsideOUT Program, which seeks to provide a forum for discussion on a number of issues LGBTQ individuals and allies face, will host Trans 102 ...

Queer People of Color seeks recognition

By Jimmy Hibsch | Nov. 12, 2010

The group is looking to become a recognized student organization.

On Campus: First MU LGBTQA scholarships awarded

Posted to On Campus by Jimmy Hibsch on Oct. 30, 2010 at 3:28 p.m.

The LGBTQ Resource Center presented three $500 scholarships to students who exemplify outstanding leadership and involvement with the LGBTQ community at MU. Awardees for this year’s scholarships are graduate students Michael Greenwell and Noah Lelek and senior Valerie Pollock. “Each individual presented a case within their application that showed ...

In Print: Greek Allies becomes official MU organization

By Marie Mandelberg | Oct. 19, 2010

The group plans to take small promotional steps this semester before beginning educational efforts in the spring.

On Campus: Fluidity presents 'Coming Out Trans' Thursday

Posted to On Campus by Jimmy Hibsch on Oct. 14, 2010 at 12:54 p.m.

Fluidity, MU’s support group for transgender and questioning students, will host a discussion Thursday about coming out as transgendered or gender fluid. The discussion, which is a part of the LGBTQ Resource Center’s Coming Out Week, will commence with a 20 minute film about coming out, with the ...

LGBTQ Resource Center celebrates 15 years

In Print: LGBTQ Resource Center celebrates 15 years

By Jimmy Hibsch | Oct. 12, 2010

The center began in October 1995 and celebrated Coming Out Day on Monday.

MU forum reacts to Rutgers tragedy

In Print: MU forum reacts to Rutgers tragedy

By Marie Mandelberg | Oct. 8, 2010

Students and staff attending the forum encouraged cyberbullying-based revisions to the MU Code of Conduct.

In Print: Study: Almost 25 percent of LGBT students face harassment

By Eric Short | Sept. 24, 2010

LGBTQ Resource Center coordinator says feeling of apathy exists on campus.

In Print: LGBTQ Resource Center to offer scholarships

By Jaime Henry-White | Sept. 24, 2010

The scholarships were approved in 2005 but forgotten until recently.

In Print: TriCo members brainstorm at semester’s first meeting

By Jade Earle | Sept. 3, 2010

Turnout increased compared to meetings in the last academic year.

Greek Allies aims to help Greek LGBTQ students

In Print: Greek Allies aims to help Greek LGBTQ students

By Marie Mandelberg | Aug. 31, 2010

The organization’s goal is to create a comfortable community for LGBTQ students in Greek Life.

Editorial: Greek Life, LGBTQ alliance would be step in the right direction

The stigma regarding homosexuality within Greek Life isn’t necessarily true all the time. However, in some chapters, there is truth to the stereotype that Greek Life members can be resistant to accept members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning community. This is a stereotype that many ...

In Print: Courts attempt to draw the line between religious rights, discrimination

By Jordan Cook | Aug. 31, 2010

A counseling student at Augusta State University denied services to LGBTQ persons seeking guidance.

In Print: Fall Fling opens doors of LGBTQ Resource Center

By Marie Mandelberg | Aug. 27, 2010

The event was open to the entire Columbia LGBTQ community.

Survey gives MU 3 out of 5 stars in LGBTQ-friendliness

By Allison Prang | Aug. 17, 2010

Student life and support and institutional commitment were MU's highest-rated areas.

Center Project starts group for LGBTQ professionals

By Ally McEntire | July 29, 2010

The Center Project, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning organization based in Columbia, has begun a new project to put together an LGBTQ professionals group with the first meeting scheduled for Aug. 6. According to The Center Project's website, the group will provide networking for students, full- ...

MU in Focus: LGBTQ community remembers suicide victims

Posted to MU in Focus by Ally Appelbaum on April 30, 2010 at 6:17 p.m.

Presentation on LGBT Muslims sparks debate

Presentation on LGBT Muslims sparks debate

By Angela Case | April 28, 2010 | Updated Nov. 13, 2010 at 6:31 p.m.

Protesters said the speaker’s lecture conflicted with the Quran.

National Day of Silence speaks for LBGTQ rights

By Zach Toombs | April 17, 2010 | Updated Nov. 13, 2010 at 6:31 p.m.

The silence was broken by almost 70 participants at Speakers Circle.

In Print: IncludeMe campaign continues push for non-discrimination

By Jessica Silverman | April 13, 2010

The campaign has not yet reached the UM system Board of Curators.

In Print: Pride Prom promotes acceptance, sexual safety

By Mary Novokhovsky | April 13, 2010

The event allowed anyone to experience a typical prom.

Art show honors Pride Month

By John Gehringer | April 13, 2010

The Craft Studio will host the artwork April 6 to April 16.

In Print: Faculty, staff form new LGBTQ group

By Zheng Hwuang Chia | April 9, 2010

The group is the first of its kind for faculty and staff members at MU.

In Print: Diversity fee carryover causes concern

By Kaylen Ralph | March 22, 2010

Groups funded by the diversity fee want to control allocation.

Multicultural Center, LGBTQ Resource Center host Spring Fling

In Print: Multicultural Center, LGBTQ Resource Center host Spring Fling

By Jessica Silverman | Jan. 22, 2010

The fling was meant to create a fun, safe space without agenda.

In Print: Transgender Awareness Week promotes education, remembrance

By Angela Case | Nov. 17, 2009

Observance includes discussions, a vigil and a balloon release.

In Print: U.S. House passes LGBT hate crime bill

By Wes Duplantier | Oct. 16, 2009

The bill expands hate crime provisions passed in 1969.

In Print: Students travel to Washington for National Equality March

By Jessica Silverman | Oct. 13, 2009

Show Me No Hate offered a ride to Washington.

In Print: Ex-NFL player Tuaolo speaks as part of Coming Out Week

By Emily Durfey | Oct. 8, 2009

Tuaolo played in the NFL nine years and came out in 2002.

In Print: LGBTQ Resource Center, Triangle Coalition celebrate Coming Out Week

By Jessica Silverman | Oct. 6, 2009

The week's events are to celebrate LGBTQ History Month.