Dan and Me: My Coming Out as a Friend of Dan Cathy and Chick-fil-A (Huffington Post)


by Shane L. Windmeyer, Huffington Post Gay Voices I spent New Year’s Eve at the red-blooded, all-American epicenter of college football: at the Chick-fil-A Bowl, next to Dan Cathy, as his personal guest. It was among the most unexpected moments of my life. Yes, after months of personal phone calls, text messages and in-person meetings, […]

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville: Chick-fil-A to remain option on campus


Reposted with permission from SIUE,, click here. Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 7:00 am by Roger Starkey Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Narbeth Emmanuel announced his decision to retain the Chick-fil-A restaurant on campus Friday at the Student Government meeting. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Narbeth Emmanuel announced his decision to retain the Chick-fil-A […]

Campus Pride: 2012 Year in Review


Campus Pride concluded the year serving nearly 1300 campus groups at various colleges and universities (public, private, 2-year and 4-year campuses). Thousands of student leaders across the country joined our national network to make college campuses safer, more inclusive places for LGBT people. From new publications to innovative projects, high-profile dialogues to transforming LGBT student retention efforts, […]

Guest blog: Stockton Student Senate rules on Chick-Fil-A


by David Lamando, Student Senate Vice President, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Two years ago, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey entered into a ten-year contract to have Chick-fil-A on its campus. The food service company Chartwells licenses Chick-fil-A’s name, as it does with the also-at-Stockton Dunkin’ Donuts, Johnny Rockets, and Papa […]

Students at New Jersey’s Stockton College to Vote on Chick-fil-A


The vote follows a campus survey in which just under half of respondents answered that Chick-fil-A’s donating practices go against Stockton College’s values statements. As conversations about Chick-fil-A continue on campuses across the country, Stockton College’s Student Senate is preparing to vote next Tuesday on the company’s presence on campus. The chicken provider has been […]

Students Protest Chick-fil-A at Emory University


Chick-fil-A continues to be a hot topic on campuses across the country, including Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia–the hometown of Chick-fil-A. Emory is widely known to be one of the most LGBT-friendly campuses in the Southeast, earning five out of five stars on the Campus Pride Index. However, campus officials’ response to concerns over Chick-fil-A […]

Elon University releases statement on Chick-fil-A with support from Campus Pride


Elon University announced today that the university’s Board of Trustees has decided to create a “study committee” to examine the university’s external vendor policies. This decision comes after the university’s Student Government Association voted 35-11 in support of a bill advising the university administration remove Chick-fil-A from campus last week. Campus Pride supports the university’s […]

Guest Blog: Chick-fil-A: What it means for you and your campus


By Laura Lee Sturm Laura Lee Sturm is a senior at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina, where she is a Human Services major and German Studies minor. She also serves as the Vice President of Spectrum, Elon’s queer-straight student alliance. Elon University’s student government voted last week in support of a bill advising the […]

Guest blog: An open letter to Aramark Food Services and Chick-fil-A from an LGBTQ college student

Elon University senior calls on Aramark to cut ties with Chick-fil-A My name is Benjamin Poole and I am a senior at Elon University. I have had the pleasure of using Aramark’s many food services for the past three years of my time here at Elon, and I am looking forward to fulfilling my fourth […]