Shane Windmeyer

Campus Pride’s statement on Ferguson grand jury decision: “There must be accountability and consequences…”

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  On Monday, November 24, the grand jury in the Ferguson case decided not to bring criminal charges toward Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager this past Summer in Missouri. Campus Pride released the following statement: “Another unarmed young black man has been killed in this country.  All of us […]

Register Now: Campus Pride partners with PaperClip Communications on webinar, Wed, Nov 19 – “Strategies for Serving & Supporting Transgender & Gender-Nonconforming Students”

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This year when your campus recognizes Trans Day of Remembrance on November 20, your campus can also commit to doing more to create a safer space for transgender and gender-nonconforming students.   Campus Pride partners with PaperClip Communications on webinar “Strategies for Serving & Supporting Transgender & Gender-Nonconforming Students” on Wed, November 19 at 2 p.m. […]

Less than Two Weeks until STANDUP DAY on Nov 14 – Download the 2014 StandUp Day Action Kit

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“ I stand up against bullying. Will you? I lost my own father to violence when he stood up for an employee who was being attacked. I’ve heard from many fans and friends how bullying has impacted their lives, and I am moved to make a difference for them. Parents have written to me, sharing […]

Be Part of the Winner’s Circle: Dine and Stand Up Against Bullying until Nov 14 at Dish in Charlotte, NC

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One of Charlotte’s premiere LGBT restaurants Dish has teamed up with local Charlotte-based Campus Pride and the StandUp Foundation for national StandUp Day on Friday, November 14. Starting November 1 until November 14, anyone who eats at Dish will be asked to “StandUp Against Bullying” simply by making a $1, $5 or more donation to local […]

Award-winning Singer/Songwriter Justin Utley releases new “Stand for Something” video featuring Campus Pride; National video release highlights “marriage equality” victories in Utah and across the U.S.

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New York City singer/songwriter Justin Utley releases his new video for the award-winning single Stand for Something.  In June 2010, Justin released Stand for Something, a single written to inspire, motivate and to take action towards securing LGBT equality in America, ending youth homelessness, and increasing community awareness. The single was nominated by the LGBT Academy […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Camp Pride 2014 – Day One – Kick Off & Welcome

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Campus Pride welcomes 120+ students, faculty and staff for the 8th annual Camp Pride & 4th annual Advisor Bootcamp on July 15, 2014 120+ collegiate students and staff representing 4-year institutions, 2-year and technical colleges, religious and HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities) loaded in and unpacked at Camp Pride 2014. Vanderbilt University welcomes us with […]

Campus Pride announces partnership with GLSEN to expand the Campus Pride National LGBT-Friendly College Fair Program and host the First-Ever Virtual Online College Fair

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2014-15 location and dates announced along with new partnership to expand National Fairs to the most locations since launch in 2007, Tap into GLSEN’s Network of Chapters, Gay-Straight Alliances, Student Leaders CHARLOTTE, June 18, 2014 – Campus Pride and GLSEN are excited to announce a partnership to expand the reach and impact of the Campus […]

Reach thousands of LGBT and Ally students by advertising in the Lil Purple Backpack; Buy your ad by Aug 8

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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 8, 2014 Campus Pride’s “Lil Purple Backpack” Resource Guide is a 40+ […]

THANK YOU: Campus Pride raises $15,750 in 48 hours for GiveOUT Day; Finishes in Top 10 in Nation and 2nd in the South

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Founded and based in Charlotte, NC, Campus Pride placed 2nd in the South and 7th in the nation in the overall number of “unique donors” Campus Pride participated in the second annual National Give Out Day held on May 15, 12 a.m.-11:59 p.m. The day-long online giving initiative was extended an extra 24 hours after […]

Campus Pride partners with Point Foundation with inaugural “educate2impact day” on May 21; Twitter Town Hall scheduled to highlight LGBTQ educational resources

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Celebrate “educate2impact day” on May 21 with special Twitter town hall featuring MSNBC host Thomas Roberts and special guests including Campus Pride Executive Director Shane Windmeyer Campus Pride partners with Point Foundation on inaugural educate2impact day on May 21, 2014.  The event launched the website www.educate2impact.org. Everyone deserves equal access to education and educate2impact day will […]

Campus Pride announces Shane Windmeyer, Best-selling Author & Executive Director of Campus Pride, as a featured keynote speaker for Camp Pride Leadership Academy 2014: Register now

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Campus Pride announces Shane Windmeyer, Best-selling Author & Executive Director of Campus Pride, to be featured keynote speaker at Camp Pride this July; Register Now CAMP PRIDE 2014: Campus Pride has begun announcing national LGBT civil rights and social justice leaders to be featured at Camp Pride Summer Leadership Academy as keynote speakers. The eighth annual […]

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

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“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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Campus Pride kicks off “Campus Pride Month” this April with several national events and Google+ Hangouts

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April is Campus Pride Month: Kicking it off with local events in Charlotte, NC and a FREE Google+ Hangout Join Campus Pride in kicking off Campus Pride Month, all during the month of April, by attending our local events and Google+ Hangout. Google+ Hangout: “Finding a LGBT-Friendly Campus & Scholarships” Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at […]