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MOCC 2012 Feature Presenter: Kate Bornstein

What can one Tweet do? Let you know that Kate Bornstein, self-described author, performer, and advocate for teens, freaks & other outlaws, is coming to your town! We saw that Kate was going to be in the Twin Cities for a book fair Saturday October 12, so we thought let’s invite her to MOCC2012! Thanks to the support of SHIFT MN and University of MN GLBTA Programs Office, Kate will be leading a featured presentation on Sunday October 14.

Follow Kate on Twitter and check out her blog, Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Present Danger!




MOCC 2012 Feature Presenter: Bloggers from Everyone is Gay

With the support of Campus Pride, Kristin Russo and Dannielle Owens-Reid from the blog Everyone Is Gay will have a featured presentation at MOCC 2012 on Saturday October 13.

Taken from their web site:

HISTORY: Founded in 2010 by Kristin Russo and Dannielle Owens-Reid, Everyone Is Gay began as an advice website for all with an emphasis on LGBTQ youth. Through an integration of humor, honesty, and pictures of kittens on several social media outlets, Kristin and Dannielle found that they were able to support these youth while keeping them laughing. In 2011, Everyone Is Gay began visiting schools and community centers to reach a larger audience and to continue promoting a message of equality.

VISION: Everyone Is Gay envisions and works to create a future where people are kind to one another, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity; a future where we allow ourselves to connect across socially constructed divides through laughter and honesty; a future where human equality is realized through accessible, daily acts of change.

MISSION: Everyone Is Gay is an advice website for all, with an emphasis on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) youth. The website uses humor and honesty to support these youth, to dialogue with others in the LGBTQ community, and to simultaneously keep everyone laughing. Everyone Is Gay also works to increase awareness at high school and college campuses through an ongoing, nationwide tour.

Source: About Us!

Don’t forget to check out fabulous MOCC2012 sponsor, Campus Pride:

Campus Pride represents the only national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network “for” and “by” student leaders. The primary objective of Campus Pride is to develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBT and ally students on college campuses across the United States.

Founded in the Fall of 2001 and launched a year later in October of 2002, Campus Pride started as an online community and resource clearinghouse under the name Campus PrideNet.  The original founding partners were M. Chad Wilson, Sarah E. Holmes & Shane L. Windmeyer. In 2006, the organization broadened its outreach efforts and restructured as the current educational non-profit organization Campus Pride.  As part of the restructuring process, the Lambda 10 Project for LGBT Fraternity & Sorority Issues (www.lambda10.org) became an educational initiative of Campus Pride.  The executive director is national LGBT civil rights leader and campus pioneer Shane L. Windmeyer.

Source: What is Campus Pride?

Closing Keynote Speaker for MOCC 2012: Natalie (Klueg) Clark

Thanks to the support of St. Olaf College & Alumni, we are proud to welcome Natalie (Klueg) Clark , a bisexual queer speaker and author and humorist from MN, as our closing keynote speaker on Sunday October 14 at MOCC. Natalie has presented workshops at MOCC since 2007! Excited to have Natalie on the big stage!

Follow Natalie at twitter.com/BiQueerious  and compliqueer.tumblr.com.

Saturday Keynote Speaker for MOCC 2012: Coya Artichoker

Thanks to the support of St. Olaf College & Alumni, we are excited to have Coya Artichoker return as a MOCC keynote speaker. Coya Artichoker, a Sicangu Lakota born and raised on the Rosebud Reservation, has been an activist in social justice movements since the age of 15 and is a founding collective member of First Nations Two Spirit Collective. Welcome back!

Check out Coya’s work!

Coya Talks about First Nations Two Spirit Collective.