20th Anniversary Events

Celebrating our 20th Anniversary:  Honoring the Past, Visioning the Future

It's been an amazing ride up to our 20th anniversary!  We're grateful for the enormous amount of support from the university's departments, organizations, staff, faculty,  students, and satelite campuses. We ended our year-long series of 20th anniversary events with the Call to Action 2013 Meta Conference in collaboration with the MN GLBTA Campus Alliance's MN Out! Campus Conference. It was quite an event; record-breaking attendees, local and national keynote speakers, phenominal presenters, and a Collegiate Vogue Ball like no other made for a spectacular weekend!


 Thank you again for your support; we wouldn't be here without it. Here's to another 20 years!



What do you get when you combine the MN Campus Alliance's MN Out! Campus Conference with the U of M's GLBTA Systemwide Summit?  The Call 2 Action Meta Conference!

This year's theme Movement, Milestones, and Momentum focuses on the LGBT movement’s beginnings, challenges we’ve faced, victories and defeats, where the movement is headed, and what we can do as agents of social change to positively affect our future.


Click HERE for more informtaion!


How to Survive a Plague film screening (in honor of World AIDS Day)

Monday, December 3  /  6:00pm-9:00pm  /  InFlux Space – Regis Center for Art

This is the story of brave young men & women who successfully reversed the tide of an epidemic, demanded the attention of a fearful nation, & stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence. This tale of empowerment & activism has since inspired change movements from Breast Cancer Research to Occupy Wall Street. Powerful inspiration for future generations & a call to arms. This is how you change the world.

Watch the official trailer here:  http://surviveaplague.com/trailer

Sponsors:  Steven J. Schochet Endowment & GLBTA Programs Office



Monday, February 18, 2013  /  4:00-7:00pm / Mississippi Room - Coffman Memorial Union    

Celebrating 20 years of GLBTQ and gender research from all disciplines—from academics to the arts—showcased. A panel discussion of researchers and artist discussed how GLBTQ research has impacted how far we've come and where we are going. Evening ended with an amzing dance performance by Orlando Hunter Jr. and Davente Gilreath from the Dance Department! 


(Film Screening & Talk Back) Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

Monday, April 29th, 2013  /  6:00pm-9:00pm  /  InFlux Space – Regis Center for Art

Brother Outsider has introduced millions of viewers around the world to the life and work of Bayard Rustin—a visionary strategist and activist who has been called “the unknown hero” of the civil rights movement. A disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr., and the architect of the 1963 March on Washington, Rustin dared to live as an openly gay man during the fiercely homophobic 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

Talk Back with Mandy Carter: Mandy Carter is a founding board member of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), and a is a self described "out, southern, black, lesbian, social justice activist." 2008 marks her 40th year of working in multi-issue and multi-racial grassroots organizing.