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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s LGBTQ Resource Center will mark its one-year anniversary with a grand-opening celebration Thursday, Oct. 22.

At 7 p.m., Rep. Gordon Hintz will deliver a keynote speech in the Assembly Hall of the Campus Center for Equity and Diversity, 717 W. Irving Ave. A reception will follow in the LGBTQ Resource Center.

Rep. Hintz is a long-time supporter of LGBTQ rights and publicly opposed the amendment banning same-sex marriage and civil union. He proudly supported the recent budget domestic partnership provision, which extends to same-sex couples rights and benefits that previously only married couples enjoyed.

“More than 300 people visited the resource center in 2008–2009 for support and to attend programs,” said LGBTQ Resource Director Liz Cannon. “If you have a question, we’ll find the answer.”

The LGBTQ Resource Center promotes a learning culture that embraces diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and is proactive in responding to the concerns and needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students, staff, faculty and their allies.

For more information, call (920) 424-3462 or e-mail