The month of October marks the commemoration of LGBTQ History Month, in which LGBTQ culture is acknowledged and reflected upon by the LGBTQ community.
The organizations that make up the LGBTQ Resource Center came together to put on an evening of games, crafts and acceptance.
Columbia’s Mid-Missouri Pride 2018 spreads love for all at Saturday’s event.
The Mid-Missouri PrideFest featured information booths and live performances from both local and national groups.
The candlelight vigil was put on by multiple MU organizations.
Though parade attendance was down relative to previous years, students said that inclusivity for the LGBTQ Community has improved.
After a 40-hour filibuster in March and a four-hour public testimony April 12, the bill failed.
The resolution, if passed, would make Missouri the first state to vote on a religious liberties amendment to the state constitution.
Missouri citizens will vote on the proposed amendment in an upcoming election if it passes through the House.
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.
“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.”
Missouri man’s case rejected after being fired for being gay.
The therapy has been deemed both ineffective and harmful to the person it is done to.
The comments ironically prove the necessity of the LGBTQ Resource Center
Nearly 230 students attended the event.
The official MU Facebook account received negative criticism for posting the photo in the comments.
About 500 people participated in the event.
“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."
The center will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year.
When MU sophomore MJ Cihak heard about the Supreme Court’s decision, she cried.