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Based on student demand, the Advocate magazine and publisher Alyson Books have partnered to produce The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students. With advice from campus officials and LGBT college students -- the experts themselves - this easy to use guide is the perfect companion for the first generation of out LGBT students.This new guide profiles the 100 U.S. institutions with the top “Gay Point Average” on critical LGBT issues such as:
- Gay-affirmative policies
- Campus events
- Queer student perspectives
- Housing for LGBT students
- Local gay hangouts
- Gay-friendly support resources
- Queer studies
THE ADVOCATE COLLEGE GUIDE FOR LGBT STUDENTS is the product of nearly 5,000 online interviews with LGBT students and 500 online interviews with faculty and staff from campuses across the country. Not only does the guide rank the best LGBT campuses, but for the first time, you also hear the reasons why from the experts themselves—LGBT college students.
“Finally! As the first generation of ‘out’ LGBT students prepares for college, they now have the information they need to choose the right campus....The product of thorough and thoughtful research, this guide will be an invaluable resource for LGBT students, their families, and anyone who wants a progressive campus.”—Kevin Jennings, Executive Director, Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and editor of One Teacher in Ten
Shane Windmeyer, cofounder of the Lambda 10 Project, has created the first guide for gay and lesbian students to colleges and universities that best address their needs. This book has grown out of the Lambda 10's groundbreaking decade as the national clearinghouse for gay, lesbian, and bisexual issues concerning fraternity and sorority life.
This new guide profiles over 100 institutions and ranks them on critical LGBT issues such as:
Queer studies classes
Housing for LGBT students
Gay-friendly fraternities and sororities
Local gay hangouts
Gay support resources
Shane Windmeyeris the editor of Brotherhood, co-editor of Out on Fraternity Row, the co-founder of the Lambda 10 Project, and the founder and coordinator of Campus PrideNet, an online community and resource network for student leaders and campus organizations working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students. Windmeyer's work as an activist has been profiled in Time, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Advocate, and Out as well as on the web sites UMagazine.com, mtvU.com, and Salon.com. He is the co-editor of Secret Sistersand the author of Inspiration for GLBT Students and Their Allies. Mr. Windmeyer lives in Charlotte, NC.
Windmeyer, cofounder of the Lambda 10 Project, has created the first guide for gay and lesbian students to colleges and universities that best address their needs. He profiles over 100 institutions and ranks them on critical LGBT issues.
The first and only guide for GLBT students on finding the right college.
About the Author
Shane Windmeyer is the editor of Brotherhood, the cofounder of the Lambda 10 Project, and the founder and coordinator of Campus PrideNet, an online community and resource network for student leaders and campus organizations working to create a safer colle