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UMKC Leads in LGBTQIA Acceptance

The LGBTQIA student group sponsors lots of on-campus activities, but they are just the start of what UMKC has done for the LGBT community in recent years. Photo Credit: Janet Rogers, Division of Strategic Marketing and Communications.
The LGBTQIA student group sponsors lots of on-campus activities, but they are just the start of what UMKC has done for the LGBT community in recent years. Photo Credit: Janet Rogers, Division of Strategic Marketing and Communications.

How UMKC Paved the Way for Gay
Student Groups Across the Country

The University of Missouri-Kansas City has taken big steps in recent years to be more welcoming to gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender and sexually questioning students and staff.

Like a lot of universities, the school now considers diversity and inclusion part of its mission, right alongside educating students. But there hasn’t always been an attitude of acceptance at UMKC.

Students at the university fought hard for LGBT rights, and the resulting legal victory influenced campuses around the country.

Read the rest of KCUR-FM’s story here.

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