Campus Pride salutes the National Black Justice Coalition as it celebrates 11 years of leadership and advocacy and supports the release of the 100 Black LGBTQ/SGL Emerging Leaders to Watch
Campus Pride values its partnership with the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) as it celebrates 11 years of leadership and advocacy. As an LGBTQ national organization, we proudly stand in solidarity with The National Black Justice Coalition in its work on college campuses, especially our joint collaboration and partnership supporting Historically Black Colleges & Universities.
Recently The National Black Justice Coalition presented their 2015 Inaugural Cohort of 100 Black LGBTQ/SGL Emerging Leaders to Watch. These are national leaders who self-identify as Black, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, gender non-conforming and/or same-gender loving. Campus Pride supports NBJC in its efforts to highlight these emerging leaders to “a higher platform of exposure and recognition for their leadership, and desire to help shape the future of our country and world.”
The 100 Black LGBTQ/SGL Emerging Leaders to Watch are entrepreneurs, thought leaders, trendsetters, social justice warriors, pundits and scholars. These leaders are consistently working for this powerful movement. Those nominated are individuals who are leading the modern day fight for justice and equality. These leaders utilize advocacy through the perception of a larger framework of identities. These are leaders who collectively have a strong initiative not only for LGBT advocacy work but as well as a drive for intersectional activism.
Campus Pride congratulates these 100 Black LGBTQ/SGL emerging leaders and supports the work of NBJC in recognizing these outstanding individuals. We also would like to honor those on the list who are part of Campus Pride as volunteers and leaders, as follows:
Katie Barnes: Camp Pride Alum, President of Advisory Board, Voice and Action Award Winner
Romeo Jackson: Camp Pride Alum, Vice President Advisory Board
Kye Allums: Camp Pride Alum, Voice and Action Award Winner, Camp Pride Keynote
Francisco L White: Volunteer for Panel (World Aids Day), RAIN ( Regional AIDS Interfaith Network)
Je-Shawna Wholley: Stop the Hate trainer, Voice and Action Award Winner, Camp Pride Keynote
Jonathan Paul Higgins: Camp Pride Adviser
Read the complete list of Top 100 Emerging Leaders to Watch here.
Campus Pride is the leading national educational organization for LGBTQ and ally college students and campus groups building future leaders and safer, more LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. The organization provides resources and services to thousands of college students and nearly 1400 campuses annually. Learn more online at CampusPride.org
The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. NBJC’s mission is to end racism and homophobia. As America’s leading national Black LGBT civil rights organization focused on federal public policy, NBJC has accepted the charge to lead Black families in strengthening the bonds and bridging the gaps between the movements for racial justice and LGBT equality.