Press Releases

Campus Pride announces LGBT activist & bisexual author Robyn Ochs as a featured keynote speaker for Camp Pride Leadership Academy 2014: Register now

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Campus Pride announces LGBT activist & bisexual author Robyn Ochs to be featured keynote speaker at Camp Pride this July; Register Now CAMP PRIDE 2014: This week Campus Pride began announcing national LGBT civil rights and social justice leaders to be featured at Camp Pride Summer Leadership Academy as keynote speakers. The eighth annual Camp Pride will take place […]

Calling on LGBT College Alumni; Take Online Survey


How are LGBT college alumni philanthropic? Where do LGBT alums give their time and money?  How does sexual orientation and gender identity affect personal giving?  Now we can find out. Take the survey now  Campus Pride is proud to support Dr. Jason C. Garvey at University of Alabama and Dr. Noah D. Drezner at University of […]

Campus Pride joins Faith in America and the global effort calling on Pope Francis to end harm to LGBT Youth caused by the Catholic Church and its teachings

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Campus Pride joins a global effort to ask Pope Francis to stand against and end religiously-driven remarks made against LGBT youth On Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014, a letter was published addressed to Pope Francis calling on the Church’s current harmful attitudes and labeling of LGBT youth. Together, Faith in America, an organization educating on […]

Campus Pride statement on Kansas City shootings: “We condemn these acts of violence in any venue…”


Campus Pride statement in response to shooting at Jewish Community Center and assisted living facility near Kansas City, Kansas: Campus Pride is deeply saddened by the news of the shooting at the Jewish Community Center and assisted living facility in Kansas. Our deepest sympathies extend to the families and victims of this senseless tragedy.  We […]

Applications Now Open for 2014-15 Campus Pride Advisory Board Members; Apply by May 15, 2014


Are you an LGBTQ or Ally student leader? Want to be more involved with Campus Pride? Apply to be on the Advisory Board!  The current Campus Pride Advisory Board, in conjunction with the Campus Pride Board of Directors, announces the opportunity to join the Advisory Board for the 2014-15 academic year. Undergraduate and graduate students […]

Campus Pride launches #IStandwithAndraya National Petition calling for Central Piedmont Community College to take action on trans inclusion & safety


#ISTANDWITHANDRAYA: Call on CPCC Administration to apologize to Andraya Williams & take action for trans inclusion & safety “Lets not forget about Andraya and the safety of all transgender students. She deserves an apology and she wants to be sure this does not happen again by taking necessary steps to train campus staff and enact trans-inclusive […]

Campus Pride calls on Central Piedmont Community College to take action for trans safety and inclusion; Protest sends message: “I stand behind Andraya” along with demands for implementation of policies and staff training


“CPCC needs to stop responding on Twitter and actually sit down with Andraya first thing on Monday.  The CPCC administration needs to come out in full support of Andraya and offer a personal apology for how the campus security treated her. Campus Pride is committed to continue work with Central Piedmont administration, faculty, staff and students […]

UPDATE: Central Piedmont Community College issues response today on social media after statement from Campus Pride


Charlotte, NC – Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) responded on social media less than an hour ago via a response to a post by Campus Pride Executive Director Shane Windmeyer. The post shared Campus Pride’s full statement issued this morning encouraging a response by CPCC to the reports of harassment toward Andraya Williams stating: “Now […]

Campus Pride calls on Central Piedmont Community College to take action in response to report of harassment against transgender student; CPCC students plan campus protest for this Friday


Central Piedmont Community College must do the right thing and take necessary actions to support Andraya and other LGBT students on campus.  Now is the time to apologize and begin enacting transgender inclusive policies, programs and practices to ensure this does not happen again. The complacency and excuses must stop before this escalates any further.    […]

Winston-Salem State student targeted by anti-gay tweets by local DJ Brian “B-Daht” McLaughlin


Update: DJ Brian “B-Daht” McLaughlin issues apology on Twitter to WSSU student after anti-gay tweets “WSSU administrators must take immediate action to ensure LGBT students like Aaron feel support and safety. These incidents impact more than one individual. They impact the climate for everyone — and strike harm at the spirit and heart of the entire […]

TODAY at 6pm EDT Campus Pride hosts Google+ Hangout: “Finding LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges and Scholarships”


Campus Pride hosts Google+ Hangout to share how to find an LGBT-friendly college as well as other resources helpful for college preparation TODAY, March 26, 2014 at 6pm EDT Campus Pride will be hosting a Google+ Hangout: “Finding LGBT-Friendly Colleges & Scholarships.” Student leaders around the country, Campus Pride Executive Director Shane Windmeyer and a Point […]

Campus Pride stands with students at Spelman College & Morehouse College during LGBT Pride Week after campus sidewalk chalkings discovered expressing religion-based bigotry

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“Homo Sex is a Sin…” among anti-LGBT religion-based bigotry found written on campus sidewalk after kickoff event to Spelman College and Morehouse College’s joint Pride Week activities This week Spelman College and Morehouse College students teamed up for Pride Week 2014. This week brings activities, events and programs to bring awareness to the LGBT community […]

Campus Pride Statement: Passing of Fred Phelps is the time to demonstrate “love for all humanity and move forward”

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Campus Pride encourages college campuses to take the higher road by demonstrating respect and civility in passing of Fred Phelps that he “never gave others and move forward” Charlotte, NC – News reports indicate that Fred Phelps, Sr., the leader of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) know for its ongoing anti-gay and military funeral protests, […]

Campus Pride signs onto local Charlotte LGBT organization letter calling on changes to anti-LGBT policies and funding of St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Local LGBT leaders call for changes to anti-LGBT policies and funding at St. Patrick’s Day Parade, ask Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority CEO to withdraw as grand marshal CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-based national nonprofit Campus Pride joins several local organization leaders of Charlotte’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community today calling for significant policy changes […]

Campus Pride offers scholarships for LGBTQ Youth from Historically Black College & Universities to attend Camp Pride Summer Leadership Academy in partnership with the National Black Justice Coalition

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Over $12,000 in scholarship assistance funding available to attend Camp Pride Summer Leadership Academy for LGBTQ youth leaders at HBCUs; Apply online now at (Charlotte, NC) – Campus Pride launches outreach effort to fund LGBTQ youth leaders from Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) to attend Camp Pride Summer Leadership Academy this July 15-20, […]

Campus Pride commends Florida A&M University for adding LGBT to Non-discrimination Policy

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Florida A & M University has voted in favor of changes to the Non-Discrimination policy by the Board of Trustees to include LGBT As announced by Equality Florida, Florida A&M University (FAMU) has voted in favor of changes to add LGBT to the non-discrimination policy by the Board of Trustees today.  The revised policy will […]

Campus Pride launches National LGBT Scholarship Database in partnership with Point Foundation


Free dynamic online database lists thousands of LGBT scholarships for youth providing greater access and resources to higher education (Charlotte, NC) – Campus Pride announced today the launch of the National LGBT Scholarship Database in partnership with Point Foundation.  The new online dynamic database is free and provides LGBT and ally students with the largest, […]

Campus Pride hosts Pride House Event in Charlotte Valentine’s Day weekend to send “Love To Sochi”


Campus Pride is proud to announce its partnership with Pride House International by hosting a Pride House event in Charlotte, NC on February 16, 2014 at Bar 316 Charlotte, N.C. – A coalition of LGBT sport and human rights groups to bring “Love To Sochi” with Pride House International. Pride House has become a launching […]

Campus Pride congratulates NFL-bound Michael Sam for becoming the first NCAA Division I college football player to come out

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“Michael Sam has shown his courage in being out to the world.   Now is the time for the NFL and its team owners to do the same by demonstrating to LGBT young athletes that you can be out and drafted to play professional football or any sport,” said Shane Windmeyer, Executive Director of Campus Pride. […]

Register Now for Camp Pride Summer Leadership Academy & Advisor Bootcamp this July; Scholarships Available


Register now for ‘Camp Pride’ & ‘Advisor Bootcamp’ the nation’s premier leadership and social justice training programs for LGBT and ally students & campus professionals; Scholarships available Register Now Registration is now open. Join Campus Pride in Nashville, TN July 15-20, 2014 to gain priceless leadership skills, organizing tools and become a social justice advocate […]