“Accessibility to higher education for LGBT youth should be a number one priority, especially in the South. Research tells us that LGBT youth are at higher-risk when it comes to harassment and safety in secondary education, so we need to be sure that they find the right college for post-secondary education,” said Shane Windmeyer, executive director of Campus Pride.

“The colleges at this fair are actively providing services to LGBT students and want students who are out and part of the campus community.”

The organization’s presentation will include several representatives from local, regional and national colleges and universities to allow LGBT students to interact with campus representatives and ask questions.

Campus Pride is the leading national educational organization for student leaders. Now in its sixth year, it is the only organization of its kind. Upcoming stops include Los Angeles (Oct. 19) and New York City (Nov. 1). The fairs are held in tandem with the Campus Pride Index, the nation’s most comprehensive benchmarking tool for colleges and universities seeking to create safer and more inclusive environments for LGBT students.

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