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 […]
Bias and Hate Crime Prevention
Campus Pride supports colleges and universities in preventing and combating hate on campus as well as fostering the development of community through its Stop The Hate program. The national program serves as the premiere source for bias and hate crime prevention resources for higher education institutions and campus communities.
Stop The Hate reflects Campus Pride’s commitment to provide social justice tools for combating bias and hate crimes. Stop The Hate is dedicated to provide the necessary resources and educational training to combat hate on college campuses; and to actively seek partnerships and collaboration among various organizations with similar concerns to address bias and hate behaviors. Learn more about the Stop The Hate Train the Trainer and explore these bias and hate crime prevention resources.
by Andrew Salman, 2014 Campus Pride Summer Fellow, Western Kentucky University Safe Zone Training (also often referred to as Safe Space) can be an important first step and ongoing process toward improving campus climate for LGBTQ students. Safe Zone Trainings help teach faculty, staff, and sometimes student leaders how to create safe spaces and how […]
The three main points you should know and a resource guide for further study by Isabel Williams, College of Charleston “Ex-gay minsitries”,”reparative therapy”, “conversion therapy”, or “sexual reorientation therapy” describes practices of individuals or groups that claim to offer “treatment” for LGBTQ identities and attempt to literally change them to hetero-normative and cis-gender identities. Once, […]
by Eric W. Trekell IN OCTOBER OF 2005, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) issued a survey on U.S. Secondary school climate, indicating that 65 percent of teens reported being harassed in the past year, with perceived or actual sexual orientation the second most commonly cited (33 percent) reason for harassment. Moreover, […]
by Karen M. Williamsen-Garvey and Steve Wisener WHERE ONE LIVES is among the biggest areas of concern for LGBTQ college and university students. The basic need for safety and security in student housing is particularly intense for LGBTQ students. Because of the vast diversity in the LGBTQ student community, it can be tricky for […]
How LGBT student leaders can expose the lies and extremism of the National Organization for Marriage
As the National Organization for Marriage’s efforts against marriage equality in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington heat up, students are called to educate peers and lead the struggle for inclusive communities and campuses. It is no secret that the National Organization for Marriage is working against gay marriage in battleground states across the country. However, […]
by Christine M. Robinson, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies James Madison University Has your LGBTQ Resource Center been contacted by PFOX (Parents and Friends of Gays and Ex-Gays) requesting distribution of ex-gay literature? Have you seen advertisements from ex-gay organizations in your student newspaper or heard an ex-gay speaker on campus? Is […]
Hate preachers thrive on attention and publicity. They use provocative language in an attempt to ‘hook’ people. They frequently press charges and fund their homophobic campaigns by winning lawsuits. Some effective strategies that others have used include: Ignore the haters completely. Do not give them any media attention. Do NOT touch any of the haters. […]
Equation for a Hate Crime: How Hazing and Homophobia Could Have Played a Role in FAMU’s Robert Champion Jr. Death
Recently, advocates from around the country gathered in Baltimore for the annual Creating Change conference, hosted by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. At the 24th national conference on LGBTQ equality, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) and the National Education Association’s Office of Minority Community Outreach partnered to present a timely townhall meeting […]
The Stop the Hate Fraternity and Sorority Action Guide prepares fraternity and sorority professionals to better understand terminology to define bias incidents and hate crimes, the scope of the problem as well as related leagal issues as they related to college fraternities and sororities. Download the Stop The Hate Fraternity & Sorority Action Guide.