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Campus Pride & StandUp Foundation host StandUp Day Google+ Live Hangout featuring LGBTQ Athletes and Activists on Wed, Nov. 12

Join Campus Pride & the StandUp Foundation to talk being LGBTQ athletes and activists during our Google+ Hangout on Wed. Nov 12 at 2pm EDT/11am PDT; Join the Live Hangout

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View Live Hangout - Weds, Nov. 12 2pm EDT

Featured panelists: 

Anna Aagenes is a community organizer, LGBTQ activist, athlete, and speaker. Anna one of the Co-Founders and currently, the Executive Director of GO! Athletes

Chris Mosier is an American transgender advocate, triathlete, and speaker.

Lauren Neidigh is an NCAA Swimmer at the University of Arizona

Julie Shaw is the Women’s Basketball Head Coach at the University of La Verne

Monica Rochon is a community organizer, race and gender justice advocate, Tampa Bay Inferno Tackle Football Player.

StandUp Day 2014

What is StandUp Day?

StandUp Day, held annually on November 14th, is a day of remembrance, a time to StandUp against bullying, and a time to celebrate the True Champions in our lives. Ben Cohen is known as one of the world’s best athletes and founder of the StandUp Foundation. November 14th marks the day when Ben’s father died as a result of violence inflicted upon him when he stood up for an employee who was being attacked. This day serves to promote the vision of the StandUp Foundation as a memorial for Ben’s father and all who have been lost to violence and hate.

Your Campus Can Win $2500 in Prizes! Prizes include a Spotlight on Campus Pride & Free Registration to Camp Pride Summer Leadership Academy as well as other resources to prevent bullying and harassment on campus.

Download – 2014 StandUp Day Action Kit 

What You Can Do:

We all have the power to change lives, our own actions and those of others. StandUp Day is about taking action to create change in our own behaviors and to ‘StandUp’ for others (who may, for whatever reason, not be able to do so themselves). In partnership with the StandUp Foundation, Campus Pride encourages all campuses to take a stand against bullying this November 14 on StandUp Day. Read the 2014 Action Kit for full details and how your campus may participate this year.

Campus Pride is the leading national educational organization for LGBTQ and ally college students and campus groups building future leaders and safer, more LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. The organization provides resources and services to thousands of college students and nearly 1400 campuses annually. Learn more online at CampusPride.org

The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation mission is to raise awareness of the long-term, damaging effects of bullying and to raise funds to support those doing real-world work to stop it. Learn more online at StandUpFoundation.com