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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 […]

CELEBRATE LGBTQ HISTORY MONTH: Campus Pride ​spotlights queer youth with NEW card series ($3.99 each) as part of continued partnership with Teazled and “Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus”

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October 3, 2014 – Campus Pride teams up to spotlight the lives of queer youth with new 15 card “Speaking OUT” youth series as part of the continued partnership with ​Teazled, LLC, a pioneer in the manufacturing of greeting cards by and for the LGBTQ Community. BUY NOW ONLINE This year as part of the LGBTQ […]

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 […]

BUY A NEW CAR & SUPPORT LGBTQ YOUTH: Carolina Volkswagen & Low Country Volkswagen team up with Campus Pride until December

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North Carolina & South Carolina: Now you can buy a car from Carolina Volkswagen or Low Country Volkswagen and support LGBTQ youth with Campus Pride until December 31, 2014 ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SAY “CAMPUS PRIDE” OR ANYTHING GAY & PROUD!!! Charlotte-based national nonprofit Campus Pride teams up with Carolina Volkswagen in Charlotte […]

FREE Recording: Campus Pride “Back to Campus” Webinar – Creating More Welcoming, Safer Campuses for LGBTQ Students

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Campus Pride hosted our “Back to Campus” Webinar this week on Creating More Welcoming, Safer Campuses for LGBTQ Students.  Panelists included Campus Pride Executive Director Shane Windmeyer, Director of the University of Massachusetts Stonewall Center Genny Beemyn and Director of the Penn State University LGBTA Student Resource Center Allison Subasic. The webinar was facilitated by […]

Campus Pride Back to School Resource; Implications of Quantifying Sexual Orientation during the Admissions Process

Figure 1. Identifying LGBT Applicants: Elmhurst College and the University of Iowa. Adapted from (a) “Elmhurst College: Application for Admission,” 2012, retrieved from http://media.elmhurst.edu/documents/Elmhurst_Application_2012.pdf ; and (b) “University of Iowa Will Ask Applicants if They Identify with Gay Community,” by E. Hoover, 2012, Chronicle of Higher Education, 59(17), p. 11.

In 2011 Elmhurst College created big waves in higher education waters by simply adding one question to their university application: “Would you consider yourself a member of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community?” At that time Shane Windmeyer, Campus Pride executive director, commended Elmhurst. “The move by Elmhurst administrators to include this question represents […]

Campus Pride’s 8th Annual Camp Pride Leadership Academy Kicks off in Nashville July 15-20

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Campus Pride Summer Leadership Academy kicks off on July 15, 2014; the fiercest leaders join together for a week of social justice training and skill building CAMP PRIDE 2014: Campus Pride’s eighth annual Summer Leadership Academy Camp Pride will take place from July 15-20, 2014 on the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. The camp is the premier […]

Campus Pride attends White House LGBT Pride Month Reception

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Campus Pride joins LGBT Leaders at the White House in honor the LGBT Pride Month Campus Pride Executive Director joined a few hundred other national LGBTQ and ally leaders in the movement for a reception commemorating the White House LGBT Pride Month annual celebration. “Being asked to join the President and First Lady at this […]

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 […]

Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund awards $9,000 total in grants to Campus Pride for local LGBT work with Charlotte-area colleges

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Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund awards Campus Pride with $6,000 operating grant to support local work with Charlotte-area colleges and $3000 for support of the Campus Pride LGBT-Friendly College Fair in Charlotte this August   A dozen Campus Pride youth leaders, staff and board members attended the 7th Annual Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund “Happening” on Wednesday, […]

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 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 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 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 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 […]