The University of Missouri – Kansas City has taken big steps in recent years to be more welcoming to gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender and sexually-questioning students and staff.
Like a lot of universities, the school now considers diversity and inclusion to be a mission, right alongside educating students. But there hasn't always been an attitude of acceptance at UMKC.
Students at the university fought hard for LGBT rights, and the resulting legal victory influenced campuses around the country.
Welcome to UMKC, 2013