Campus Pride is THE go-to resource for LGBTQ students and their families and my guest on this episode, civil rights champion Shane Windmeyer, is the one to thank for its very existence. On this episode we discuss:
How Shane get involved in this work in the first place
How is the college search process for LGBTQ+ students?
What are some great questions to ask when visiting campuses?
Common mistakes students make in the process
How can LGBTQ students find scholarships?
Should students come out in their essays? If so, how?
[1:15] Who is Shane Windmeyer?
[2:25] How did Shane get involved in this work?
[4:10] How is the college search process for LGBTQ+ students?
[5:42] Personal Inventory Quiz for LGBTQ Youth
[7:30] What are some great questions to ask when visiting campuses?
[9:15] The national LGBTQ college fair program
[11:01] The P’s and Q’s to choosing the perfect campus
[13:35] Common mistakes students make in the process
[15:35] What is the best of the best college list?
[19:50] The Campus Pride Trans Policy Clearinghouse
[21:29] How can LGBTQ students find scholarships?
[23:37] Should students come out in their essays?
[26:45] Where to start on the Campus Pride website
[28:05] What works well in the essay, and what works less-well?
[29:13] What Shane wants students to know