#AskMe is a video collaboration asking LGBTQ students directly what they want and need on campus.
The Chronicle of Higher Education released today a 12 minute video documentary titled #AskMe featuring voices of LGBTQ college students from across the country. The video was produced in collaboration with Campus Pride during their 9th annual Camp Pride Summer Leadership Academy with video journalist Julia Schmalz.
“Campus Pride is proud that the Chronicle of Higher Education created this #AskMe video doc as a teaching tool for campus administrators, faculty and staff. The video journalist genuinely focused on the LGBTQ youth experiences and represented a diversity of the voices from our LGBTQ college students attending Camp Pride,” said Shane Windmeyer, executive director of Campus Pride. “There is a lot to be learned if we first truly listen to LGBTQ young adult leaders and hear what they have to say – especially our trans and gender nonconforming student leaders. It is the responsibility of all colleges to create a safe learning environment for every student. We must do better.”
Nearly twenty college students who attended Camp Pride share candidly their experience and how they identify to help campuses better understand LGBTQ, trans and gender nonconforming student concerns. The video is intended to create dialogue among faculty and staff.
As the title suggests #AskMe, the LGBTQ students do exactly that when it comes to stating their LGBTQ identity and issues. Each student talks about how faculty and staff can help enhance their classroom learning experience by wanting to learn more. The Chronicle of Higher Education released a series of memes to share on social media. Campus Pride encourages campuses to share these widely along with the video link to #AskMe.
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