Campus Pride Speakers Bureau

Shane Windmeyer

Shane L. Windmeyer, M.S., Ed., is a leading author on gay campus issues, national leader in gay and lesbian civil rights and a champion for LGBT issues on college campuses. He is cofounder and executive director of Campus Pride, the only national organization for student leaders and campus organizations working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students. Released Fall 2006 by Alyson Books, Windmeyer is the author of The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students, the first-ever college guide profiling the “100 Best LGBT-Friendly Campuses.” He is also the editor of Brotherhood: Gay Life in College Fraternities and co-editor of the books Inspiration for LGBT Students & AlliesOut on Fraternity Row: Personal Accounts of Being Gay in a College Fraternity and Secret Sisters: Stories of Being Lesbian & Bisexual in a College Sorority.

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What’s Your Gay Point Average™?

It is time to take the ultimate test – what’s your Gay Point Average? Learning about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues does not have to be divisive or difficult on campus. In fact, college students today need to understand why having a high Gay Point Average is an important aspect of diversity and preparation for success in life—at home, the workplace and places of worship. And, believe it or not, sometimes straight people actually have a higher Gay Point Average than a Grade Point Average… and that’s okay.

Windmeyer shares in a personal way the challenges confronting LGBT youth and challenges every person to play an active role in creating safer communities where everyone can thrive. The importance of straight allies can never be underestimated as young LGBT people struggle with their sexual and gender identities.

This interactive, high impact program destroys stereotypes, deepens understanding and compels participants to take the next step in coming out as visible allies and leaders for all people, including LGBT people.

Available Formats: Roundtable, Workshop, Seminar, Lecture

Target Audience(s): LGBT & Ally Students, Faculty, Administrators, Student Affairs Staff & Other Professionals, Residence Life Student and Professional Staff, Admissions Office Staff

The Impact of Hate

Many of us do not understand the impact of bias and hate on a college community. We are neither prepared to handle an incident, nor empowered to actively do anything to prevent one. Fighting hate begins with awareness. Most victims are so frightened and shocked, they don’t know where to turn on campus for help.

For more than a decade as founder of the national Stop The Hate Train the Trainer Program (www.stophate.org), Windmeyer has been helping students, faculty, and campus life professionals become advocates for hate-free campuses. He has trained more than 1,200 people to actively prevent and respond to hate crimes.

This program is designed to create a foundation of understanding surrounding hate crimes, to explore an individual’s awareness of prejudice and to motivate individuals to make a difference fighting bias and hate within their campus community. Participants are “dared” to fight the roots of hatred in specific, individual ways.

A great choice for intensive bias prevention workshops and trainings. Call to learn how this program can be constructed for your specific campus training needs.

Available Formats: Roundtable, Workshop, Seminar, Rally, Lecture

Target Audience(s): LGBT & Ally Students, Student Affairs Staff & Other Professionals, Fraternity & Sorority Communities, Residence Life Student and Professional Staff

The Time is Now

Time is working in our favor. LGBT people are on the winning side of history as courts, legislatures, leaders and communities make strides to recognize our rights and humanity. The role we each play being visible, sharing our story, is vital in advocating for equality.

But when you’re a LGBT person, the progress never seems to move quickly enough. Issues like same-sex marriage, conflict with religion, employment nondiscrimination, hate crimes and military service are all hot topics that are often used as wedge issues and excuses. It’s not uncommon for the rights of LGBT people to extend beyond the campus and onto the voting ballot.

Now is a critical time to be an LGBT and ally student leader, as public opinion is shaped. The time we spend as a leader impacts who we are, who we love, how we choose to live, and how we can live in our communities. These moments are opportunities to create change to transform one’s life and those around us.

This keynote/workshop motivates and inspires LGBT and ally young adults to view time in the present—and to create a new paradigm of transformational leadership and action.

Available Formats: Roundtable, Workshop, Rally, Seminar, Lecture

Target Audience(s): LGBT & Ally Students, Student Affairs Staff & Other Professionals, Residence Life Student and Professional Staff

OUT & Greek:
Being LGBT in a College Fraternity & Sorority

Sisterhood, brotherhood, friendships for a lifetime… All of these are promises of Greek life, but what if a member happens to be gay? This interactive, fun and thought-provoking presentation explores some of the myths about being gay and allows for a greater understanding of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression among all college students. Audience members will leave challenged to support their closeted or out LGBT fraternity/sorority members and work to build coalitions for change within Greek life.

Available Formats: Roundtable, Workshop, Seminar, Lecture

Target Audience(s): Fraternity & Sorority Communities, LGBT & Ally Students, Student Affairs Staff & Other Professionals

OutSpoken: Coming Out as an Ally

Gay or straight… Windmeyer opens the closet door that traditionally keeps students silenced on issues surrounding sexual orientation. He combines humor and his own personal experience to destroy stereotypes that perpetuate homophobia and sheds light on an often invisible segment of the college community – our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender students. This program aims to educate and enlighten audience members on LGBT issues as well as motivate individuals to take the next step in coming out as visible allies and leaders for all people – including LGBT people.

Available Formats: Roundtable, Workshop, Rally, Seminar, Lecture

Target Audience(s): LGBT & Ally Students, Student Affairs Staff & Other Professionals, Residence Life Student and Professional Staff

 

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