Campus Pride Homecoming & Awards Banquet

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The Campus Pride Board of Directors & Advisory Board invites you to attend the 2016 Campus Pride Homecoming & Awards Banquet

The Campus Pride celebration will recognize the 10-year milestone of its premier national summer leadership academy Camp Pride and the 15 year anniversary of Campus Pride. Special awards and recognitions will honor accomplishments of LGBTQ youth, alumni and their advocates. In addition, there will be national guests in attendance and featured entertainment.

Founded in 2001, Campus Pride builds future leaders and creates safer, more inclusive communities. Campus Pride calls Charlotte, North Carolina its home and is the only national LGBTQ youth organization founded and based in the South. The organization works with over 1,400 campuses across the country and thousands of LGBTQ youth.

Mix & Mingle – 6:30pm–7:30pm

Dinner – 7:30pm


Wildcat Center | Johnson and Wales University | 235 S Cedar St. | Charlotte, NC 28202

Ticket Pricing

Camp Pride Alumni & College Students: $42.50 per person

Please note college students must bring campus ID for a student ticket to be valid.

General Public: $85 per person

Table Sponsor: $650 per table (10 seats)

Attire: Festive Semi-Casual

Due to the educational nature of this event coinciding with Camp Pride Leadership Academy, no alcohol will be served during the event. Limited capacity. Purchase tickets soon.


About Jasika Nicole

Jasika Nicole is best known for her role as Agent Astrid Farnsworth on the hit JJ Abrams sci-fi series FRINGE  on Fox and has a recurring role on ABC’s SCANDAL as Kim, Huck’s wife.

Jasika made her feature film debut in the ballroom-dancing movie TAKE THE LEAD with Antonio Banderas  and starred alongside Natasha Richardson and Molly Shannon in THE MASTERSONS OF MANHATTAN, the  highly praised TV pilot directed by James Burrows. She was also a recurring character on FOX’s THE RETURN  OF JEZEBEL JAMES with Parker Posey and Lauren Ambrose. Her most recent film, SUICIDE KALE, which  she both produced and stars in, is receiving accolades from the indie film community where it won Best Feature at the Queer Hippo Festival.

Jasika has garnered a cult following from her role as Intern Dana in Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor’s podcast WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE. She currently plays the title role in another “Night Vale Presents” podcast, ALICE ISN’T DEAD, and has lent her voice talents to the popular animated show ADVENTURE TIME and Amazon’s first animated series, the upcoming DANGER & EGGS, starring Aidy Bryant.

Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Jasika Nicole studied theater, voice and dance at Catawba College, a small private school in NC, before moving to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She starred in the title role of the musical “Chasing Nicolette” opposite Bronson Pinchot and appeared in several NYC stage productions, most notably the off-Broadway 60’s musical “Café A Go Go”. In addition to performing, Nicole has a degree in Studio Art and is an accomplished illustrator. A line of eco-friendly handbags adorned with her artwork can be found online, as well as her comics “High Yella Magic” and “Closetalkers”, which she writes and illustrates. Nicole is also a published author; she is a contributor to and her work can be seen in the Scholastic book “The Letter Q: Queer Writers’ Notes To Their Younger Selves”. An avid DIYer, Nicole knits, sews, bakes, makes shoes and builds furniture in her spare time.

Miss Nicole currently resides in Los Angeles with her lovely wife, Claire.

About Miss Lawrence

The birth of “Miss Lawrence” came from the exploration of himself and the freedom of self expression in the beauty industry. Identifying the thing that most attracted him to women, “BEAUTY”, is what propelled the lip-stick wearing, high-heel PUMPIN, and overall fashion flexible and gender non-conforming man to adhere to the image he saw at core.

Miss Lawrence is the personality and talent behind Atlanta’s upscale, boutique salon Lawrence Washington Salon.

Having trained at the Paul Mitchell Institute, Lawrence has built a solid reputation as the go-to stylist for clients like Kenya Moore, Jennifer Holiday, Ciara, Serena Williams Elise Neal and Angela Basset.  His Pressed For Time Salon in Atlanta has become a destination for Atlanta’s top executives and socialites, all who rely on Miss Lawrence and his team of experts for cutting-edge, sophisticated designs.

“I may work with lots of celebrities, but I am dedicated to all my clients to help them find their personal style,” Lawrence says.

His style acumen and his snappy sense of humor brought him to the attention of Bravo network where he first appeared as confidante and hairstylist on the cult reality show, “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”  His popularity on the series resulted in multiple appearances, and culminated into being named co-host of “Fashion Queens,” a late-night television phenomenon that is now in its third season. On “Fashion Queens,” he shares the set with fellow Atlanta hairstylist Derek J and New York fashion maven and social media sensation Bevy Smith.

“Being on ‘Fashion Queens’ has been such an amazing growth experience,” Miss Lawrence says. “It has allowed me to speak directly to fans who have found me on television and to strengthen and grow my clientele base.”

Miss Lawrence has been featured in numerous media outlets, including magazines such as Paper, Upscale, Black Hair Sophisticates, Hype Hair andModern Salon, as well as on His television appearances include Bravo’s “Fashion Queens,” CBS’s “The Insider,” “The Bethanny Show,” BET’s “Rip the Runway” and “The Steve Harvey Show.”

His celebrity has afforded him the opportunity to support causes in which he believes, especially those related to eradicating homophobia and promoting a positive view of the LGBTQ community as it relates to Black lives. He has worked closely with the National Action Network where he was a panelist on the subject of LGBTQ Rights and Homophobia in the Black Community. Additionally, he has promoted the Human Rights Campaign’s effort “This is Luv,” and has been a strong advocate of the Ali Forney Center, whose focus is changing the lives of homeless LGBTQ youth.

“ I am so fortunate to be able to live my dreams, but there are so many other LGBTQ people who hide in the shadows,” Miss Lawrence says. “Hopefully, I help them discover that they can have full, rich lives exactly as they are.”

Miss Lawrence currently divides his time between New York City and Atlanta, where he continues to oversee his successful salon.

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