Mission The LGBTQIA+ Commission (formally known as GLBTA) of the Minnesota College Professionals Association serves as a resource to the MCPA Board of Directors in assuring that issues and concerns specific to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and ally members and individuals are included and addressed by MCPA. The LGBTQIA+ Commission will achieve this goal by promoting awareness through education.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, & Asexual Commission strives to provide inclusive and visible educational spaces. We find it important to clarify that the identities within our acronym do not represent the queer community in its entirety, but we made efforts to make commonly invisible communities more visible. The + within our acronym denotes the fluid spectrum of voices within the community.
LGBTQIA+ topics covered at MCPA-sponsored events
LGBTQIA+ educational sessions and programs at the annual MCPA Conference
Updates on LGBTQIA+ initiatives (in higher education, the legislature, & business) through MCPA publications
Access to local, regional and national LGBTQIA+ resources through MCPA website
Networking & Social Activities
Out After Work Friday get-togethers
Receptions & gatherings at MCPA conference
Collaborations with ACPA’s Standing Committee for LGBT Awareness, MN GLBTA Campus Alliance, Midwest BLGTA College Conference, OutFront Minnesota, and other GLBTA organizations
Participation in LGBTQIA+ community events, including Twin Cities Pride Festival (June) and National Coming Out Day Luncheon (October), among others