A big deal on campus

My little university is hosting the Minnesota Out! Campus Conference this year — and it’s looking like a very well organized and busy event.

MOCC 2016 is hosted by the University of Minnesota Morris!

MOCC is a premier opportunity for students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the surrounding areas to discuss issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex , asexual, and two spirit persons (LGBTQIA2S+) on college and university campuses and in the greater community

You’re invited this November 11-13, 2016 to join the University of Minnesota Morris for MOCC 2016. This year’s theme is “Connecting to Our Roots: Where We’re From and Where We’re Going.”

By inviting leaders from across the state to our community we hope to encourage a conversation on discussing how we can best support LGBTQIA2S+ communities in the face of numerous challenges and limited resources. In places such as Morris, opportunities to host events such as MOCC are few and far between. And, as such, hosting this conference means a great deal to us! We are proud of the work we have accomplished and hope to use this conference as a catalyst to create even greater change at our small campus and the community surrounding it.

I hope there’s good attendance — we need more people to come on out to our little town on the prairie to see that rural America can be open and tolerant and welcoming.


  1. blf says

    I’m sure the local campus conservative toilet paper (can’t recall the name at the moment), the one soaked in imaginary formaldehyde or whatever it was, will have an entertaining tightly twisted panties freakout once they manage to parse the more complicated words.

  2. =8)-DX says

    Never heard of two-spirited? Is that a real thing (sounds religious to me..) or an oddity like otherkin?

  3. Crimson Clupeidae says

    =8)-DX@3 ‘two spirited’ is the term that many indigenous (N Am.) peoples use to describe those who are non cis-het (in simple terms). It is actually a term of respect and what we would now call GBLQT people were once held in great respect in many N.A.cultures.
    Sadly, many of them have become too Westernized in their outlook and treat GBLQT people as badly as our society at large does.