Shane Windmeyer

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 […]

The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation and Campus Pride Partner to Create Safer Campuses

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The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation and Campus Pride Take a Stand against bullying Challenge For college freshmen, the first few weeks on campus are an exciting transition to university life. They are full of new experiences like moving into a dorm and choosing a major. However, other experiences can be daunting, especially if you are […]

Campus Pride launches National LGBT Scholarship Database in partnership with Point Foundation

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Free dynamic online database lists thousands of LGBT scholarships for youth providing greater access and resources to higher education (Charlotte, NC) – Campus Pride announced today the launch of the National LGBT Scholarship Database in partnership with Point Foundation.  The new online dynamic database is free and provides LGBT and ally students with the largest, […]

Campus Pride congratulates NFL-bound Michael Sam for becoming the first NCAA Division I college football player to come out

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“Michael Sam has shown his courage in being out to the world.   Now is the time for the NFL and its team owners to do the same by demonstrating to LGBT young athletes that you can be out and drafted to play professional football or any sport,” said Shane Windmeyer, Executive Director of Campus Pride. […]

Students and Activists Show Support for Athletes Around Sochi Winter Olympics

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“Campus Pride encourages students to remain aware of the current climate in Russia; We must support our athletes and send a message of inclusion for LGBT people.  The whole world is watching.” (Charlotte, NC) – The 2014 Winter Olympic Games are upon us and athletes are gearing up to compete for Olympic medals to represent […]

Campus Pride holds first-ever Miss Campus Pride National Intercollegiate Pageant this March; $2500 in cash and prizes

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2014 prize package valued at $2500 in cash and prizes; National partnership between Campus Pride and The Scorpio integral in creating the first intercollegiate pageant of its kind for the art of female impersonation exclusively for college students across the nation. College students across the country now have the opportunity to compete for the title of […]

Creating Change 2014: Power is Sexy!

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Students engage with social justice and activism to build power, take action, and create change at the Creating Change Conference 2014 The halls and meeting rooms of the Hilton of Americas in Houston are alive and buzzing with agents of change. The Task Force is hosting the 26th annual National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating […]

Campus Pride receives $15,000 from LGBT Sports Coalition toward new Sports Index tool with LGBT partners

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Campus Pride Sports Index is one of five projects funded; $68,000 was awarded from the LGBT Sports Coalition  CHARLOTTE (Jan. 30, 2014) – The LGBT Sports Coalition last week officially awarded grants to five projects aimed at ending anti-LGBT bias in sports by 2016. Campus Pride was one of the member organizations funded for Phase I […]

Campus Pride Joins the Uprising of Love Google+ Hangout Series to Support LGBTI in Russia

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Campus Pride joins the Uprising of Love coalition to participate in a week of Google+ Hangout conversations around LGBT Youth, the Olympics and LGBT equality With the Winter Olympics coming up Uprising of Love has created a space where LGBTI conversations can happen leading up with the events in Russia. The climate in Russia is […]

Campus Pride receives $10,000 grant from the David Bohnett Foundation to support scholarships to Camp Pride Summer Leadership Academy

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The grant from the David Bohnett Foundation  for $10,000 will help support scholarship funding for HBCU, TCU and 2 Year Colleges for Camp Pride this July The David Bohnett Foundation grant will be allocated to support Campus Pride’s Camp Pride Summer Leadership Academy, which builds and strengthens a diverse student-led movement of young adults who […]

Campus Pride partners with new EqualityCard™ for LGBT fundraising

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Campus Pride among the inaugural group of LGBT nonprofit affiliates set to receive donations from the EqualityCard™ platform starting in February; Campus Pride Executive Director Shane Windmeyer also appointed to Advisory Board of new fundraising initiative Charlotte, NC – Philanthropy Ventures LLC, today announced plans for a February launch of EqualityCard™. Campus Pride is among the first nonprofit affiliates […]

Camp Pride Faculty Leader Runs Half-Marathon December 14 to Raise Money for Campus Pride

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Camp Pride 2013 Faculty Leader, Gavin Weiser, will run half-marathon to raise money for Campus Pride on December 14.  Gavin Weiser shares his story with Campus Pride: “This weekend I plan on running my second ever half-marathon. That’s 13.1 miles of work. As the adage goes, it’s 13.1 because 13 is too easy, and 13.2 […]

Campus Pride commends Napa Valley College for taking the lead on AB 620; Asking about LGBT Identity on campus-based forms and in campus employment application

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Napa Valley College issued a campus-wide survey this week asking currently enrolled students optional LGBT identity questions; Campus-based forms will include optional LGBT identity questions including employment applications Campus Pride commends Napa Valley College for taking the lead in California on LGBT inclusion efforts for AB 620.  Napa Valley College announced this week that the […]

Show Your Campus Pride on #GivingTuesday: Donate Today to Support LGBT Youth

Donate on Tuesday, December 3 to Campus Pride and join the #GivingTuesday global movement. Help Campus Pride raise money to support LGBT youth through programs, scholarships and safer campuses. Donate Now Campus Pride has joined #GivingTuesday, December 3, as a counter narrative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday reminding us of the spirit of giving […]