sive report on the experiences of kids with gay
parents in schools. It's filled with graphs, stats
Information included in the report says that
gay parents tend to be much more involved and
proactive in schools; half of the students with
gay parents experience intimidation and bully
ing; and a fifth of parents feel they are mistreat
ed and not included by school officials.
Copies are available free by request via
email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Supply name
and mailing address. ENC will cover postage
For more information on ENC, visit
Campus climate survey released
CHARLOTTE — Do you consider your
campus to be gay-friendly? Does your campus
have work to be done on transgender issues?
What does it mean to be an LGBT student,
staff or faculty member on your campus?
Campus Pride seeks undergraduate and
graduate students, staff, faculty and adminis
trators who Identify as LGBT people to partic
ipate in the comprehensive assessment
through the National LGBT College Climate
Survey. The survey is housed under the Q
Research Institute for Higher Education
(QRIHE), the national center for the scholarly
study of LGBT people in higher education.
The QRIHE is owned and operated by the
national non-profit organization Campus
Pride. Dr. Susan R. Rankin of The
Pennsylvania State University serves as
research director. Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld of
Iowa State University is the associate research
director. Institutional Review Board approval
has been granted nationally for this study. In
accordance, participation is confidential and
data specific to individual higher education
institutions will not be identified in the final
analysis. Once completed, any participant
will have the opportunity, if chosen, to regis
ter for $500 cash and a free cruise aboard
“Nationally there is much work to be done -
to better serve LGBT students and the larger
campus community. Our goal is to provide an
assessment that can create positive change
and safer, more inclusive LGBT colleges and
universities,” Rankin said. She added, “Campus
Pride’s National LGBT College Climate Survey
offers an annual, comprehensive means to
provide valuable information for program
planners and policy makers in tackling
emerging issues on campus.”
This research examines emerging issues,
trends and changing demographics of LGBT
people in higher education. Research allies
include American College Personnel
Association - College Educators International,
Consortium of Higher Education LGBT
Resource Professionals, Gay & Lesbian
Alliance Against Defamation, Human Rights
Campaign, NASPA - Student Affairs
Administrators in Higher Education, National
Gay & Lesbian Task Force, National Youth
Advocacy Coalition and RSVP Vacations.
For more information, call 704-277-6710
or email email@example.com. To partici
pate, visit www.campuspride.org/research.
Queer groups abound
STATEWIDE — Whether you are a
Facebook, MySpace person or you are engaged
in Google, Yahoo, etc., groups, there's always
one that will meef one's taste palette. There's
no exception to that in the Tar Heel State.
Among a fast growing network of LGBT
and/or friendly Meetups are:
The Winston Salem LGBT & Straight Allies:
They will be attending an Adam Foundation
Martini Night event on April 8 at 6 p.m. They
will meet on March 23 and April 27 at 7 p.m.
with PFLAG Winston Salem Adult Support
Group (which is held on the fourth Monday
each month), lgbtfriends.meetup.com.
Lesbians Vffio Love Movies: On April 4,
there will be a dinner/movie night at 6 p.m. at
a member's home in Hillsborough, www.meet
Geeks and Gaymers of NC: Bad Sci-Fi
Movie Night, March 28 at 5 p.m. at a private
residence in Durham.geek.meetup.com.
Homme Artist and Artisans: They will
meet on April 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Charlotte.
Triangle Couples Without Kids Social
Group (DINKs-if we must): On March 27 at 7
p.m. they will meet for a social gathering.
Charlotte Gay Professionals: On April 3,
join members at a local restaurant for an
evening of networking and socialization.
Others to consider are: Triangle Community
Works Game Night (gayrights.meetup.
com/319); Fayetteville Area LBT Friends
Meetup-Group); Lesbian Couples (www.meet
up.coin/lesbiancouples); Lenoir Gay 8c Lesbian
Social); Triangle Area Gay Scientists
(gaypros.meetup.com/328); and more!
Visit the Meetup site at www.meetup.com
and search for one of a multitude of groups
near you. Some are closed which require' mod
erator approval for membership.
Yahoo groups include ones for NOW chap
ters, PrideSisters, GLBT Pagans, Rainbow Kids
NC and NC Family, to name a few.
Got an LGBT-focused group or organiza
tion (religious, sports, social action and more)
to promote? Let us know We’ll be glad to share
the news with our readers. ►
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