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Call For Nominations - 2018 LGBTQIA Awards

Monday, February 19, 2018

Call For Nominations. 2018 LGBTQIA Awards. Every year, the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life honors the accomplishments of individuals and groups doing amazing work within the LGBTQIA community. If you know of anyone who fits the one of the descriptions below, we want to celebrate them! To Deadline: April 9th. 

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Immigration Response Team Update: DACA, Travel Ban & other updates

Friday, February 16, 2018

After Intense Debate and Lobbying, Senate Fails to Protect Dreamers

Yesterday, a bipartisan Senate effort to protect Dreamers, young people brought to this country as children, ended in defeat. 

The result is that hundreds of thousands of young people continue to face terrible uncertainty. 

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University of Minnesota ramps up sexual misconduct prevention program

Thursday, February 15, 2018

A half-million-dollar campaign against sexual misconduct at the University of Minnesota is ramping up this spring.

This week, faculty and staff started taking mandatory online training aimed at preventing harassment and assault. The U recently hired a marketing firm to design a public awareness campaign to roll out later in the year. It’s also recruiting for a staffer who will expand existing training for students, with a new focus on encouraging bystanders to intervene when they witness sexual misconduct.


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