Have you ever heard of the “Shame List“? It’s a list of college campuses which are absolutely the worst for LGBT youth – and all LGBT students should probably avoid them at all costs!
Shane Windmeyer, Executive Director of Campus Pride stated: “Religion-based bigotry is careless and life-threatening. LGBTQ young people face high rates of harassment and violence, especially our trans youth and LGBTQ youth of color. The schools on this list openly discriminate against LGBTQ youth and many of these schools have requested or received Title IX exemptions for no other purpose than to discriminate, expel and ban LGBTQ youth from campus. It is shameful and wrong!”
If you’re gay and want to study, you should probably check out both Shame List to see if your university is listed there, and the other list of LGBT friendly campuses here. Campus Pride, the organisation behind the Shame List, has been working on these lists and databases for almost a decade now, and you’d do well to use their experience to your advantage.