April campus spotlights for Campus Pride Month 2022

Campus Pride Month 2022 Recap

June is Pride Month, but colleges and universities celebrate Campus Pride Month in April since their students leave campus during the summer months. Across the United States, LGBTQ college students and allies planned events and showed their support for the LGBTQ community on their campuses. To learn more, check out our previous blog about Campus Pride Month.

Penn State University 

Penn State University held virtual and in-person events to celebrate Campus Pride Month across the commonwealth. Some of these events included their annual Pride HUB Takeover, featuring drag queens Nicky Doll and Jan Sport from RuPaul’s Drag Race, a KareoGaye karaoke event and keynote speaker, actress Cameron Esposito

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

The University of North Carolina’s theme for Campus Pride Month was “Imagine Liberation.” They hosted a week of events, which included writing letters to LGBTQ youth and a conversation with Adrienne Maree Brown.

Dickinson College 

Dickinson College hosted its very first Campus Pride Week in 2022. Their roster of events included a Pride Fest, poetry slam and workshops on topics like LGBTQ activism and navigating the workplace as an LGBTQ person. 

University of New Hampshire 

The University of New Hampshire hosted a month full of events for Campus Pride Month. Alliance, UNH’s primary LGBTQ student group, put together a calendar that included a movie night and bingo night. They also hosted critical discussions on topics including healthy queer relationships, hookup culture and coming out in the workplace. 

Endicott College 

Endicott College hosted Campus Pride Month events for its student body to “embrace their queerness, flex their allyship and learn what Pride is all about.” Their list of events included drag bingo, an ice cream social and a keynote event with genderqueer author Alex Gino

Did your campus host any events to celebrate Campus Pride Month this year? We want to hear about it! Share your photos and tag @campuspride with the hashtag #CampusPrideMonth on Instagram and Twitter to be featured. 

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Celebrating its 20th anniversary year in 2021, Campus Pride is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to building future leaders and creating safer, more inclusive communities for LGBTQ people and allies at colleges and universities. Founded in 2001 by nationally-recognized LGBTQ civil rights leader and campus pioneer Shane L. Windmeyer, Campus Pride offers a wide variety of programs and resources for students and prospective students, including the Campus Pride Index, HBCU Clearinghouse, Trans Policy Clearinghouse, Lambda 10, Stop the Hate and Safe Space trainings, and the annual Camp Pride leadership camp. www.campuspride.org.

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