Campus Pride Blog

October 16, 2014 is #SpiritDay – Wear Purple to Take a Stand Against Bullying

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Join Campus Pride & GLAAD by taking a stand against bullying on October 16 On October 16, 2014, millions of Americans and citizens around the world will wear purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. GLAAD is once again leading outreach to […]

Campus Pride launches new grant program to fund the “LGBTQ on Campus” online trainings to support colleges and universities

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Everyone is welcome to apply starting now until December 20, 2014; Grants will be prioritized for rural campuses, two year colleges, Southern campuses and minority serving institutions. Campus Pride announced today a new grant program for colleges and universities to apply for one year of funding for the usage of the “LGBTQ on Campus” online […]

Make LGBTQ History: Sign up your campus to participate in the first-ever Campus Pride & GLSEN National Online LGBTQ-Friendly College Fair on March 19, 2015

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The Campus Pride & GLSEN National Online LGBTQ-Friendly College Fair  is the first of its kind in the country, specifically designed for addressing the concerns of LGBTQ and Ally students when it comes to academics, student life and campus safety. The event will take place online from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on March 19, 2015 […]

Save $250 this National Coming Out Day; Pre-Register for Camp Pride & LGBTQ Professional Academy for Advisors, July 14-19, 2015

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Invest in Building LGBTQ Leaders & Safer Campus Communities this National Coming Out Day SPECIAL OFFER – LOWEST RATE  $250 OFF REGISTRATION until December 20, 2014 Only $745 – Special $250 Off; Regular $995 registration includes all program materials, curriculum, 5 nights lodging, food and camp supplies. REGISTER NOW This National Coming Out Day ask your […]

Campus Pride Partners with My2024 to Dream the Future of LGBTQ Youth – My2024 Launches October 7

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My2024 launches October 7 bringing LGBTQ voices of the future together in a 10-day event My2024 is an online game, a national conversation, and a giant party for 10 days in October 2014 asking lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people across the United States how their lives and communities could change in the year 2024. […]

CELEBRATE LGBTQ HISTORY MONTH: Campus Pride ​spotlights queer youth with NEW card series ($3.99 each) as part of continued partnership with Teazled and “Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus”

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October 3, 2014 – Campus Pride teams up to spotlight the lives of queer youth with new 15 card “Speaking OUT” youth series as part of the continued partnership with ​Teazled, LLC, a pioneer in the manufacturing of greeting cards by and for the LGBTQ Community. BUY NOW ONLINE This year as part of the LGBTQ […]

Take Assessment: New Campus Pride Sports Index is READY

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The Campus Pride Sports Index is a benchmarking tool for colleges to establish benchmarks for LGBTQ-friendly and inclusive policies, programs and practices in college recreation and intercollegiate athletics. The Campus Pride Sports Index is now live and available for intercollegiate athletics and collegiate recreation programs to register and assess their LGBTQ-Friendliness. CREATE YOUR NEW ACCOUNT CampusPrideIndex.org/GetStarted2014 […]

Take Assessment: New 2.0 Campus Pride Index is READY with updated LGBT-friendly benchmarks for inclusive policy, program and practice

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Since 2007, the Campus Pride Index has provided valuable LGBT benchmarking data for hundreds of colleges and universities as well as a free of charge, accessible way online for thousands of LGBT youth and families to search for LGBT-friendly campuses;  New 2.0 Campus Pride Index raises LGBT benchmarks and starting this week campuses are encouraged […]

2014-15 Campus Pride Lil’ Purple Backpack Student Leader Resource Guide Now Available – Order Free for Your Campus

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2014-15 Campus Pride Lil’ Purple Backpack Student LeaderResource Guide Now Available Looking for the answers to all of your LGBT college organizing and leadership questions in one place? The Campus Pride 3rd Annual Lil’ Purple Backpack Student Resource Guide is just what you need. This Campus Pride Resource Guide is a 64+ page, full-color, pocket-sized resource guide […]

Campus Pride in Faith: Overcoming with Good

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Written by Darren McDonald, Safety Net How would you respond if a hate note like this was posted on your door? Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good  (Romans 12:21) How do we respond when we encounter discrimination and violence?  How can we confront dehumanizing systems of oppression with our humanity […]

Google+ Hangout: Bisexuality Day 2014 – What Bi Looks Like on Campus

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Campus Pride hosts Google+ Hangout LIVE on Tuesday, September 23 at 2pm EST  Join Campus Pride and bisexual students for a LIVE Google+ Hangout on Air September 23 at 2:00pm EST Topics: What Bi Looks Like on Campus Bi Visibility in the Media Fighting Bi Erasure Featuring Eliel Cruz, staff bisexuality writer for The Advocate Magazine […]

Transgender Student Vanessa González Admitted to Douglass Residential College

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Vanessa González, Camp Pride 2013 Alumna and LGBTQ activist, admitted to all-women’s campus Douglass Residential College Updated September 17, 2014 This fall Vanessa González was admitted into Douglass Residential College, adding herself to the number of transgender students accepted to the college. Douglass College is a an all-women’s college that functions under Rutgers University. Vanessa was a student at […]

Campus Pride recognizes 7 Brave Campuses for LGBT Students in the South

Printed with permission from The Advocate Magazine The struggle for fair access and treatment for LGBT students is still that in many places — a struggle. And while organizing in the South offers a special set of challenges, Southern colleges and universities remain a vital part of the social, political, and cultural landscape. Since conviction […]

Mount Holyoke Becomes Second all-Women’s College to Formally Invite Transgender Applicants

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Mount Holyoke, all female school in Massachusetts, updates admissions policy to be more open to transgender and gender queer applicants South Hadley, Mass., – Mount Holyoke formally updated admissions policy to include transgender and gender queer students making history as the second all-women’s campus to formally address these admissions criteria. “We commend the efforts made by […]

BACK TO SCHOOL: Transgender Health Care

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Commentary by Jacob Rostovsky, American Jewish University, Graduate School of Non-Profit and Business Management When you are transgender and attending college, you may come across issues that most students would never think about. As students, including ones that identify as LGB, are planning to choose their colleges, they do not have to find the answers […]

Mills College first women’s college to adopt inclusive transgender policy for admission applicants

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Mills College, all-female campus, first single gender campus to implement trans-inclusive admissions policies effective fall 2014 Oakland, Calif., – Mills College has approved a new trans-inclusive policy in place for admissions applicants. Transgender students are now able to enter a more open admissions process which understands the variance of gender, even on a single gender campus. Additionally, […]

Campus Pride joins One+Love, a new LGBTQ social app; IndieGoGo campaign launched

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Campus Pride is proud to support One+Love, a new app connecting LGBTQ locals to other users, LGBTQ-friendly organizations, groups events and more One+Love, or “One Plus Love” is a new app that is designed to network users to local LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly folks, organizations, groups, events, businesses, services and more. This new LGBTQ digital community […]

Campus Pride partners with the Transgender Faith and Action Network Conference – Register Now

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REGISTER NOW for the 2014 Transgender Faith and Action Network Conference Charlotte, N.C. – Campus Pride is a strong supporter of the Transgender Faith and Action Network Conference, TFAAN Conference. The TFAAN Conference is happening August 29–31, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The Transgender Faith and Action Network Conference is a three-day conference for the trans* community and their […]

BACK TO SCHOOL: Tips for creating an LGBTQ and Ally student group on your campus

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Ready to start an LGBTQ and Ally student organization on campus? Start with these tips by Isabel Williams, College of Charleston LGBTQ and Ally student groups can serve a very important function on campus and in the lives of students. The philosophy and purpose of such a group can take many forms, but most serve as […]

Campus Pride releases 2014 Top 50 List of LGBT-friendly Colleges & Universities

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Top 50 listing features the “Best of the Best;” Number of top-rated schools increases to 50, based on growing progress in creating LGBT-friendly campuses (Friday, August 15, 2014)  Campus Pride announced today the annual Campus Pride 2014 Top 50 LGBT-Friendly Colleges & Universities. The listing highlights the positive efforts to improve safety and academic life […]