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LGBTQIA+ Pride Month June 2024

LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

The Student Alliance for Everyone (SAFE)

SAFE is MCC's student organization for LGBTQ+ and Allies. The primary mission of SAFE is to provide a sense of community and a safe space by fostering a social network where all identities are respected and by organizing events to facilitate connections and friendships among queer students and with others. SAFE is free to join, and you can participate to the extent your schedule permits. Being a member can even remain anonymous, if you prefer.

MCC students or personnel interested in being a SAFE member
may sign up on MyHub by clicking this link

Documentary Screening: Stonewall Uprising

Led by: Ryan Newton, psychology instructor

In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. Such raids were not unusual in the late 1960s, an era when homeosexual sex was illegal in every state but Illinois. That night, however, the street erupted into violent protests and demontrations that lasted for the next six days.

The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world. 

Date: Monday, June 24, 2024
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CDT
Location: Fort Omaha Campus, Building 9, Room 114

Hybrid Lecture: Willa Cather, Edith Lewis, and Queer Nebraska History

Led by: Melissa J. Homestead, Professor of English and Program Faculty in Women's & Gender Studies

Renowned Nebraskan novelist Willa Cather was a deeply private woman who sought to conceal her sexuality. She destroyed and hid her story, but after 60 years, the hidden story of two women has finally come to light. Drawing from the hundreds of released letters, Homestead reconstructs Cather and Lewis’s life together.

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CDT
Location: Elkhorn Valley Campus, upon entry, we will direct you to the room.
Register for Hybrid Lecture: Willa Cather, Edith Lewis, and Queer Nebraska History Zoom session by clicking here.

Hybrid Lecture: LEG: The Story of a Limb and the Boy Who Grew From It

Led by: Greg Marshall, Author 

In this heartfelt debut, Greg Marshall tells his story of coming out twice: First as a gay man and second as a man with cerebral palsy-A diagnosis his family kept from him since birth. Throughout his book, Marshall humorously and poignantly portrays his family dynamics, resilience, and transormation. 

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CDT
Location: South Omaha Campus, CAM Building, Room 120
Register for Hybrid Lecture: LEG: The Story of a Limb and the Boy Who Grew From It by clicking here. 



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ACCOMMODATIONS: Audience members requiring accommodations due to a disability must contact International/Intercultural Education,, 531-622-2253 at least two weeks prior to the program.

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