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Campus Pride Student Project Awards

By Charlotte Robinson, June 17, 2022

Campus Pride the preeminent resource for LGBTQ leadership development, diversity inclusion & advocacy within higher education announced the awarding of 11 new Social Justice Mini-Grants for Activism. Campus Pride launched its social justice mini-grant program in June 2021 as part of the organization’s 20th-anniversary celebrations with an inaugural ten awards. Each grant is worth up to $600. Grantees represent schools from across the country working on projects including creating a transgender community closet to give access to free gender-affirming garments & makeup, supporting LGBTQ+ inclusive communities for student-athletes, members of the Asian & Asian American diaspora & STEM students & curating resource guides to access LGBTQ+ services. The first class of 2022 awards includes the following schools & project themes: Washington University (St. Louis, MO) - To consolidate reproductive health resource information, making those services easier to access in the face of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade & Missouri’s snap ban. Project by Ranen Miao. University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX) - To support the Lotus Project, developing community for queer, trans & or women of the Asian or Asian American diaspora on campus. Project by Lilli Hime. Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT) To support the development of the new Queer & Trans People of Color (QTPOC) special interest house on campus. Project by Mila Lu. Macalester College (St. Paul, MN) - To support Pride Athletes at Macalester (PAAM), which works to create a safe space for LGBTQ+ student athletes. Project by Ramier Villarama. Texas State University (San Marcos, TX) - To study the experience of trans students who have been deadnamed or misgendered by faculty members & what actions can mend the resultantly impaired student-institution relationship. Project by Sam Owens. For A Complete List… 

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