1. Sam told his teammates he was gay in August, and they respected his decision to keep it a secret.
“My teammates were very supportive. They rallied around me, and they support me even now,” said Sam, in an interview with the Columbia Tribune.
3. This year, Mizzou had its first gender-queer Homecoming King candidate.
Mizzou had the first homecoming in 1911. Josey Herrera made history as the first member of a sorority running for Homecoming King. Read more here.
4. Mizzou is proud to be inclusive for trans* students.
Mizzou’s news bureau made this video to promote inclusivity. MU offers trans* students medical insurance for medical care, hormone treatment, lab tests and surgical care. (Students are still pushing the university to provide gender-neutral housing and include preferred names in the campus directory.)
7. Mizzou has the largest Alternative Breaks program in the nation, and for the first time this year one of the service trips will focus on LGBTQ issues.
The organization strives to be inclusive to everyone.
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