Queers and Allies at Central is a student organization at the Universitiy of Central Missouri whose purpose is to provide a safe, supportive atmosphere for students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community. Also we seek to educate people on campus and in the community about issues of concern to the GLBTQ and A people (Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, transgender, Questioning, and Allies). Everyone is invited to attend our meetings, regardless of sexual orientation. Queers and Allies was started in the mid to late 1980’s and originally called Alternative Lifestyles Organization of Central (AlOC). Members were screened before they were allowed to come to a meeting, and the meeting time and date changed every week due to safety reasons. In the early 1990’s, UCM (then CMSU) and the Student Goverment Association officially recognized this group. For a short period, ALOC stood for Acceptance, Love, Openness, and Community. In 2003, ALOC changed its name to Queers and Allies. ALOC, was not however, the first gay organization at UCM. From 1982 to 1984 there was an organization started by the university known as the Gay Student Union. This group was very controversial and harassed regularly. This harassment eventually lead the group to disband. Queers and Allies at its core is a group of people for people who support GLBTQA issues
Meetings: Every Thursday at 7:00 PM Union 219

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3 Responses to “About Us”

  1. Erin Says:

    I am a UMKC graduate student working on a project for my practice class in social work. I am trying to locate all possible AIDS/HIV support groups, advocacy etc. I am focusing only on Johnson Co., MO other members of my group are in other counties. I appreciate any information you can give me for our resource posters.

  2. Patricia Radecka (on behalf of Terri Conley) Says:

    Dear Queers and Allies at Central,

    I am a faculty member in Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. My research team is currently recruiting participants for a brief online study addressing reactions to an imagined sexual proposal.

    The project takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and, although there is no compensation, participants generally find it interesting to share their thoughts.

    My goal is to obtain equal numbers of LGB and heterosexual participants. If you would be able to circulate this study to members of your student group, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Here is the link to the survey:
    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=jP504setDUkVci9vLyZa_2bg_3d_3d

    Thank you for your consideration,

    Terri Conley, Ph.D.

    Departments of Psychology and Women’s Studies

    University of Michigan

  3. Paul Says:

    Is this group still active? The website is about a year out of date.

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