In summer 2021, Missouri State University welcomed Grey Garris, assistant director of multicultural programs and LGBTQ+ student services.
Garris’ approach to LGBTQ+ student services is to recognize the unique ways different communities need support.
“I hope to form support groups with different designations of individuals within the queer community across campus to make sure each individual is receiving the support they need, rather than a group approach,” Garris said.
Along with new and continued efforts on campus, multicultural programs will host live and virtual events throughout October to celebrate LGBTQ+ Heritage Month.
Kiki at the MRC, 6 p.m., Multicultural Resource Center.
Celebrate the start of LGBTQ+ Heritage Month with a social hour at the MRC with live music and a drag show.
Pride, Praise and Protest, 8 p.m., Plaster Student Union 315.
Attend a discussion with Ekklesia about religion and the queer experience.
U.S. Politics: LGBTQ+, 5:30 p.m., Plaster Student Union 315.
Join a student and faculty panel to discuss political movements and policies affecting queer communities.
Speaker Night, 7 p.m., Plaster Student Union Theater.
Hear from a surprise guest speaker.
Good Queen Fun, 7 p.m., Plaster Student Union Ballroom West.
Join the annual drag show, featuring local drag performers.
Queer P.O.C. Panel, 5:30 p.m., Plaster Student Union 315.
Night of Green Carnations, 6:30 p.m., Plaster Student Union Ballroom.
Socialize, eat, dance and meet the LGBTQ+ campus community.
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