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Campus Pride Joins BigFuture Live on National Coming Out Day (October 11) for a Free Virtual Event for LGBTQ+ Students

New Digital Resource Hub for Students Seeking Inclusive Colleges

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — On National Coming Out Day, Campus Pride will join BigFuture Live — a virtual series hosted by College Board’s BigFuture — with an event for high school students seeking inclusive colleges. The free, 45-minute event for prospective students and families will be livestreamed on October 11 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Students and families can sign up on the registration page or through the communities and events section of the BigFuture website.

“LGBTQ+ Inclusive Campuses: Finding the School for You” will address questions Campus Pride hears today’s LGBTQ+ prospective students asking about how to find welcoming and inclusive campuses. Together, Campus Pride, college representatives, and a current student will share their insights and important resources to help other students and families plan their next steps. They will answer questions like: How do you find an LGBTQ inclusive campus? What policies, campus life, and health supports should you consider during your search?

“Campus Pride is delighted to partner with BigFuture on this opportunity to address concerns and aspirations of LGBTQ+ students and their families, as they search for a college that will provide a safe and welcoming campus where all students can learn and grow in a supportive environment,” said Campus Pride Founder, CEO and Executive Director Shane Mendez Windmeyer.

Campus Pride also has partnered with College Board’s BigFuture to create a new hub for LGBTQ+ students and families along their college search journey. The hub, which will launch October 11 during the National Coming Out Day virtual event, will offer videos and articles about being out during the college search process, finding queer joy, your career journey, and important factors to consider to find an inclusive college.

“A hub specifically for LGBTQ+ students is a well-timed decision. Today’s queer students are hopeful for their futures, like all students, but they also are facing unprecedented challenges and have concerns that deserve to be addressed,” said Windmeyer. “This new hub will provide resources that speak directly to these students and will be expanded to cover more topics in response to students’ needs.”


Since 2001, Campus Pride has been the leading national organization dedicated to building future LGBTQ and ally leaders and creating safer communities at colleges and universities. Learn more at CampusPride.org.


BigFuture Live is a series of short, virtual career and college planning events. At BigFuture Live, career experts and college reps answer student questions about identifying a major, exploring careers, paying for college, and more. BigFuture is a program of The College Board that empowers all students to take the right first step after high school.

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