My throat is weary today. And yet I must still sing…


Letter from the Executive Director of Campus Pride

Campus Pride Family & Friends,

North Carolinian and civil rights pioneer Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray once said, “Hope is a song in a weary throat.”
Indeed, my throat is weary today.  And yet I must still sing…

I look back and can’t imagine the devotion and resilience of the Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, a queer woman of color in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. I am reminded on days like today to never forget our past, our diverse journeys, the hardships faced in our fight for gender justice, racial justice and LGBTQ rights.

Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray

The shoulders we stand on are broad, thick and resilient.  I thank pioneers like PauliMurray for never losing her song, her hope in the face of adversity and outright discrimination. As a result, our world did positively change – and there is much more to be done.

Campus Pride and our work supporting LGBTQ and ally young people is now more important than ever.  As a national LGBTQ youth organization, we work with over 1400+ colleges across the country and hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ youth giving “voice and action” to their experience. Watch video.

Calling Charlotte, North Carolina our home, Campus Pride is one of a few national organizations actually living, breathing – and in Pauli’s words “singing” – in the South.  And that existence and perseverance makes a real difference in the lives of LGBTQ youth – and our future.

All of us must push forward and keep singing our song.

In solidarity,

Shane Windmeyer
Founder/Executive Director

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