Press Releases

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 […]

Vanessa González Becomes First Transgender Student 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, first transgender woman admitted This fall Vanessa González was admitted into Douglass Residential College, making her the first transgender student ever 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Campus Pride joins National LGBT Organizations in Letter of Support for Family of Michael Brown

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Campus Pride is one of nearly 30 LGBT organizations who have joined together in solidarity to show support for Michael Brown, youth gunned down by police Campus Pride joins LGBT leaders across the nation to co-sign an open letter of solidarity in response to the tragic killing of Michael Brown, 18-year-old college student who was unarmed and […]

BUY A NEW CAR & SUPPORT LGBTQ YOUTH: Carolina Volkswagen & Low Country Volkswagen team up with Campus Pride until December

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North Carolina & South Carolina: Now you can buy a car from Carolina Volkswagen or Low Country Volkswagen and support LGBTQ youth with Campus Pride until December 31, 2014 ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SAY “CAMPUS PRIDE” OR ANYTHING GAY & PROUD!!! Charlotte-based national nonprofit Campus Pride teams up with Carolina Volkswagen in Charlotte […]

FREE Recording: Campus Pride “Back to Campus” Webinar – Creating More Welcoming, Safer Campuses for LGBTQ Students

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Campus Pride hosted our “Back to Campus” Webinar this week on Creating More Welcoming, Safer Campuses for LGBTQ Students.  Panelists included Campus Pride Executive Director Shane Windmeyer, Director of the University of Massachusetts Stonewall Center Genny Beemyn and Director of the Penn State University LGBTA Student Resource Center Allison Subasic. The webinar was facilitated by […]

Campus Pride Back to School Resource; Implications of Quantifying Sexual Orientation during the Admissions Process

Figure 1. Identifying LGBT Applicants: Elmhurst College and the University of Iowa. Adapted from (a) “Elmhurst College: Application for Admission,” 2012, retrieved from http://media.elmhurst.edu/documents/Elmhurst_Application_2012.pdf ; and (b) “University of Iowa Will Ask Applicants if They Identify with Gay Community,” by E. Hoover, 2012, Chronicle of Higher Education, 59(17), p. 11.

In 2011 Elmhurst College created big waves in higher education waters by simply adding one question to their university application: “Would you consider yourself a member of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community?” At that time Shane Windmeyer, Campus Pride executive director, commended Elmhurst. “The move by Elmhurst administrators to include this question represents […]

Deadline Extended to August 20th; Still Time to Purchase Ad in Campus Pride’s Purple Backpack Resource Guide

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The third annual Lil Purple Backpack Resource Guide will release this Fall – Advertise for as low as $550 and reach thousands of students across the nation    Buy Your Ad Today for as low as $550 Advertise Directly to LGBT & Ally Students ADVERTISING DEADLINE: Friday, August 20, 2014   Campus Pride’s “Lil Purple Backpack” Resource Guide is a […]

Recruit LGBTQ Students with Campus Pride National LGBT-Friendly College Fair Program

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Campus Pride 2014 National LGBT-Friendly College Fair Program in partnership with GLSEN Dates and Locations: Charlotte, NC – Sat, Aug 16 Roanoke, VA- Sun, Sep 7 Boston, MA – Fri, Oct 10 Atlanta, GA – Sat, Oct 11 Vancouver, WA – Sat , Oct 25 Los Angeles, CA – Sat Oct 11 New York, NY […]

Camp Pride 2014: Janet Mock Receives National Voice & Action Leadership Award, Volunteers and Donors Recognized with Campy Awards for Distinguished Service

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Campus Pride hosts eighth annual LGBTQ & ally summer leadership camp, presents Janet Mock with national leadership award and names annual “Campy” distinguished service awards Last week, over 120+ lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning (LGBTQ) and ally students and advisors from colleges and universities across the country came together for Campus Pride’s eighth annual […]

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 […]

Campus Pride Announces Lambda 10 Steering Committee; Call for Applicants from Fraternities & Sororities across the Nation

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Apply Online Deadline: Monday, August 18 Campus Pride is seeking ten to twelve individuals to join a newly developed Lambda 10 Steering Committee. This board will be a group of fraternity and sorority students, advisors, and professionals of diverse backgrounds that will guide Campus Pride and our Lambda 10 Project initiative. The committee will meet monthly […]

Campus Pride attends White House LGBT Pride Month Reception

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Campus Pride joins LGBT Leaders at the White House in honor the LGBT Pride Month Campus Pride Executive Director joined a few hundred other national LGBTQ and ally leaders in the movement for a reception commemorating the White House LGBT Pride Month annual celebration. “Being asked to join the President and First Lady at this […]

Campus Pride will join #PrideCast Hangouts On Air for the NYC Pride Celebration Sunday, June 29 at 12:30pm EST

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Campus Pride joins Google+ and Mashable for #PrideCase Hangouts on Air where live coverage of NYC Pride will be streamed online  Beginning Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET LGBT organizations, leaders and celebrities will join together to celebrate Pride Month on in New York City and on Google+ Hangouts On Air. Coverage of the live New […]

Campus Pride Speakers Bureau Members Paul Katami and Jeff Zarillo launch documentary “The Case Against 8″ on HBO Monday, June 23, 9pm

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“The Case Against 8″ premieres tonight, Monday June 23rd, on HBO at 9pm Featured as part of the Campus Pride Speakers Bureau, Paul Katami, and his husband Jeff Zarrillo, of Burbank, California were the plaintiffs in the landmark United States Supreme Court case Hollingsworth vs Perry which overturned a ballot initiative known as Proposition 8 and […]