QTPOC Advocacy

Campus Pride centers queer and trans people of color (QTPOC) through taking an intersectional approach to our work and encouraging our constituents to do the same. The following resources directly address the needs, experiences, and narratives of QTPOC.

Minority Serving Institutions are institutions of higher education that serve minority populations. Examples of these institutions are Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges & Universities (TCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AAPISIs). They are unique both in their missions and in their day-to-day operations. LGBTQ students at these institutions deal with unique issues, and therefore need intersectional approaches to them.

A Historically Black College & University (HBCU) alum once said: “the greatest taboo is still alive and well in the black community on our campuses.” This alum was referring to being both black and LGBT at an HBCU. Still today, the process of coming out at an MSI can be a daunting process for LGBTQ youth. MSI college administrators have largely not made any commitment to LGBTQ concerns, including the harassment that impedes student academic success and campus safety. Research suggests that LGBTQ youth of color face higher rates of harassment and discrimination in relation to the intersections of sexual, gender and racial identities. Explore these resources to gain a better understanding of the challenges faced on MSI campuses and strategies to create further LGBTQ progress.

Campus Pride Social Justice Mini-Grants for Activism: Social Justice Mini-Grants for Activism fund and support young activists working to foster “true acceptance” by winning hearts and minds.  These mini-grants should support Campus Pride’s mission to build future leaders and create safer, more inclusive communities.  In addition, our first year of funding will prioritize supporting direct grassroots activism, advocacy efforts and organizing.

Campus Pride’s HBCU Clearinghouse is a one-stop resource containing an index of LGBTQ-inclusive policies, programs and practices at HBCUs across the country.

Campus Pride Trans Joy Resource Guide

What is Trans Joy? Broadly speaking, it is the feeling that your trans identity is a gift rather than a burden. It can be experienced and expressed in a variety of ways.        Examples: Find a community of …
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How I Found Trans Joy, and What It Taught Me

For five days in July, I had the privilege of attending Camp Pride, a leadership conference for college students through Campus Pride. While at this event, I connected with other queer student leaders about effective campus organizing and collaborated with …
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Prevención del VIH


Existen ahora más herramientas que nunca para prevenir el VIH. Puede usar estrategias, como la abstinencia (no tener relaciones sexuales), no compartir agujas nunca y usar condones de la manera correcta cada vez que tenga relaciones sexuales. You need javascript …
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HIV and African American People


Black/African Americana people account for a higher proportion of new HIV diagnoses and people with HIV, compared to other races and ethnicities. Racism, HIV stigma, homophobia, poverty, and barriers to health care continue to drive these disparities. Get the latest data on HIV …
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Being An Ally to Queer People of Color

  There are so many facets to the LGBTQ community. In order to be able to truly support the LGBTQ community in its entirety, it is our responsibility to ensure we are able to see the diversity that exists within …
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Suggestions for LGBTQ Students of Color

By Andrea “Dre” Domingue and Gwendolyn Alden Dean Many LGBTQ students of color are flourishing across the United States in local communities and college campuses. Nevertheless, as LGBTQ students of color, we often encounter campuses that do not support us …
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