Upper Midwest Queer People of Color Conference 2015
April 10-12 | Hosted by the University of Minnesota GLBT Programs Office!
We’re excited to announce that the University of Minnesota Twin Cities GLBTA Programs Office is hosting the
first annual Queer People of Color Conference (QPOCC).
For and by QPOC communities in the Upper Midwest, this first annual QPOCC seeks to empower marginalized
communities through education, advocacy, and community building. The mission is to organize an annual
traveling Midwest conference for LGBTQ People of Color by creating a create a sustainable platform for QPOC
voices, experiences and stories.
The Upper Midwest includes cities and regions in: Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota South Dakota and
The vision for this conference will be to build capacity for QPOC through connecting and strengthening ties. By
sharing knowledge, best practices and education through discussions, tools learned from this conference will
assist and aid QPOC to better navigate and bring excellence to the communities where we work, live and learn.
For additional information and questions, please do not hesitate to contact Conference Co-Chairs: Jason Jackson (email@example.com) and Xay Yang (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For details on the conference, click here: SavetheDate.
Assi Azar is an Israeli reality TV star who is the host of the hit show “Big Brother”, and in 2005 came out as a gay man. He has spoken up about gay rights in Israel and created a documentary regarding the experience of coming out in Israel.
Gays have more rights in Israel than the US and more rights than any place else in the Middle East. Gay marriages are recognized in Israel, gays have the right to adopt, and gays have been allowed to serve openly in the IDF for decades. Yet according to Azar, Israeli society still has room for improvement when it comes to the acceptance of gays in many sectors. When Azar told his mother that he was gay, he states that he saw her “age 30 years before my eyes. Her face just fell.” On the other hand, his father, whom Azar expected would not take the news well, immediately showed overwhelming support and
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