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Campus Pride Announces Awarding of Second Round of Social Justice Mini-Grants

Updated: Jun 8, 2022

Organization Develops LGBTQ+ Student Leaders With Project Support

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Campus Pride, the preeminent resource for LGBTQ leadership development, diversity inclusion, and advocacy within higher education, today announced the awarding of ten 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 ranging from providing binders to transgender students, cultivating a photojournalism series, developing educational and safe space trainings on campuses, and supporting LGBTQ students on one of the most discriminatory campuses in the country. View the full list of mini-grant awardees and project descriptions online at This inaugural class of awards includes the following schools and project themes:

  • George Washington University, Washington D.C. – To grow the HBCU Commission on the East coast.

  • Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania – Creating safe spaces to obliterate systemic challenges and barriers through writing, digital content creation, and programming.

  • Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania – Helping students pay for gender-affirming surgeries.

  • University of Connecticut, Connecticut – To research topics including the effects of disability on transgender people’s sexuality, the intersection of race and disability, and explorations into disparities marginalized people face.

  • University of Connecticut, Connecticut – To research housing insecurity within the LGBTQ community in partnership with the University of Connecticut's Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department, and the publication of a zine centered on these issues.

  • University of Minnesota Morris, Minnesota – To cultivate a social media series exploring gender non-conforming fashion for plus-sized people.

  • Virginia State University, Virginia – To develop “Leisure and Lessons” programming, creating social spaces for LGBTQ young people to connect and explore issues around mental and physical health.

  • University of Wisconsin Whitewater, Wisconsin – To develop a PhotoVoice photography project to explore queerness in rural areas, telling the stories of rural LGBTQ individuals visually.

  • Brigham Young University, Utah – To support BYU Pride’s efforts to advocate for real change on one of the most intolerant campuses for LGBTQ students in the country.

  • University of Central Florida, Florida – To distribute binders to transgender students - an essential tool for transmasculine and gender non-conforming individuals.

Campus Pride will continue awarding Social Justice Mini-Grants for Activism in 2022. Student activists are encouraged to apply online at

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