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2021 LGBT+ College Conference

The 2021 LGBT+ College Conference will be held as a virtual event April 1-3, 2021.
 
The conference is free to attend for everyone. Please register to help in planning.

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Conference Theme – All Identities–Reclaiming Our Roots

The conference is focused on helping participants to be more effective advocates for themselves and their communities, and to help them grow through making connections with their past.


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Conference Highlights

Thursday, April 1, 2021: Research and Examination
Middle Tennessee State University Gore Center Archive Spotlight: Sarah Calise (she/her/hers)
Preserving Our Stories
Tennovation Keynote: Jacob Black (he/him/his)

Killer Hidden in Plain Sight: The Leading Cause of Death and Disease among LGBTQ Tennesseans

Friday, April 2, 2021: Intersections of Identity with the Broader Community
Keynote Film Presentation/Panel:
The Brooks Fund History Project - A Secret Only God Knows
Keynote: Bek Dawson (they/them/their)

More than Alphabet Soup: Identity Language Meaning in the LGBT+ Community

Saturday, April 3, 2021: Working and Learning Sessions
Strategy Session:
Perspectives on Activism

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to:
  • Speak to issues of diversity and inclusion of importance to academia, the workplace, marketplace, and community
  • Provide the leadership expected of higher education to investigate issues from a research, knowledge, and thought perspective and provide answers to the community’s critical questions
  • Produce a well-planned and executed event
LGBT+ College Conference History

Conference Contacts

Program Presentation and Participation
Professor William Langston (William.Langston@mtsu.edu)
 
Sponsorships and Support
Development Director Paul Wydra (Paul.Wydra@mtsu.edu)
 
Corporate and Community Engagement

Advisory Board Chair Lynn Cothren (Lynn.Cothren@tn.gov)


Presenting Sponsor

 
Nissan 
 

Conference Champions

 
BlueCross BlueShield
Deloitte
 
Waller
 
MTSU Institutional Equity and Compliance

INSTITUTIONAL EQUITY AND COMPLIANCE

 

Conference Allies

 

DELL

Neighborhood Sponsors

 
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FifthThird 
 
Focus Middle Tennessee
 
 
MTSU
 COLLEGE OF BEHAVIORAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES

 

MTSU
 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

 

MTSU
 COLLEGE OF MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT

 

MTSU
 VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS

 

Tennnessee Human Rights Commission
 TENNESSEE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

 

Additional Support Provided

Middle Tennessee State University Department of Psychology
 

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Lambda hosts weekly meetings and membership is open to all currently enrolled MTSU students who act in good faith of Lambda's Constitution and Community Standards. Membership dues are announced at the beginning of each academic year and can be paid at any time.