Campus Pride awards 10 social justice mini grants

Campus Pride, the preeminent resource for LGBTQ leadership development, diversity inclusion and advocacy within higher education, has announced the awarding of 10 Social Justice Mini Grants for Activism.

These grants form the inaugural class of projects supported by Campus Pride, under a program launched in June 2021 as part of the organization’s 20th anniversary celebrations. Each grant is worth up to $600.

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Grantees represent schools from across the country, working on projects ranging from producing an original play with trans artists, to developing and lobbying administrators to adopt more inclusive policies, to forming a mentorship program for LGBTQ+ students, to an LGBTQ+ art installation on campus. View the full list of mini-grant awardees and project descriptions online at www.CampusPride.org/SocialJusticeMiniGrantFunding.

This inaugural class of awards includes the following schools and project themes:

  • William Paterson University, New Jersey - Creation of LGBTQ+ student mentorship program
  • University of Connecticut, Connecticut - Production of original play with trans artists
  • University of Connecticut, Connecticut - Development of legislation to be presented to school administration to protect LGBTQ+ students on campus
  • Brigham Young University, Utah - Support for BYU Pride for community event permitting 
  • George Washington University, Washington D.C. - Development of a course focusing on crystal methamphetamine use in the Black gay community, focusing on safe and effective supporting care
  • George Washington University, Washington D.C. - Development of an LGBTQ+ sexual health class
  • University of Central Florida, Florida - Providing gender-affirming binders to trans students
  • Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania - Creation of art installation featuring LGBTQ+ artists, with proceeds from ticket sales going to financial assistance for students’  gender affirmation surgeries
  • University of Maryland, Maryland - Support for care packages to LGBTQ+ youth homeless shelter
  • Baldwin Wallace University, Ohio - Installing menstrual product dispensers in gender-neutral campus restrooms

Campus Pride will continue awarding Social Justice Mini Grants for Activism throughout 2021. Student activists are encouraged to apply online at www.campuspride.org/actnow.

ABOUT CAMPUS PRIDE

Celebrating its 20th anniversary year in 2021, Campus Pride is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to building future leaders and creating safer, more inclusive communities for LGBTQ people and allies at colleges and universities. Founded in 2001 by nationally-recognized LGBTQ civil rights leader and campus pioneer Shane L. Windmeyer, Campus Pride offers a wide variety of programs and resources for students and prospective students, including the Campus Pride Index, HBCU Clearinghouse, Trans Policy Clearinghouse, Lambda 10, Stop the Hate and Safe Space trainings, and the annual Camp Pride leadership camp.www.campuspride.org 

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