Boston, Mass. – BAGLY and Campus Pride are helping LGBTQ students and their supporters make informed decisions about attending LGBTQ-Friendly colleges and universities. As this year’s annual LGBT Friendly College Fair comes back to Boston, over 30 colleges and universities will be coming together while specifically catering to LGBTQ students and addressing their questions and concerns. This is a free event, and is open to all LGBTQ youth and young adults, allies, and families.
Grace Sterling Stowell, BAGLY’s Executive Director says, “This college fair is an important opportunity for LGBTQ youth and young adults to get more information about safe and supportive learning environments. In addition, it sends a strong message to the LGBTQ communities that there are dedicated and safe spaces for them when they consider attending an institution of higher education.”
“Accessibility to higher education for LGBT youth should be a number one priority. 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.”
This year BAGLY is proud to be able to provide FREE statewide transportation through The BAGLY Network! BAGLY wants to make sure that all who would like to attend aren’t prevented due to the expense of travel. For more information about the transportation being provided, please contact BAGLY’s Boston Program Events Coordinator Logan Ferraro.
LGBT College Fair & Prep Day:
Where: Massachusetts State House, Great Hall
When: October 11th, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Who: All LGBTQ students, allies, and families
- This event is FREE and open to the public
- Easy to reach location (Bus and T: Red, Green, and Orange Line accessible – just up the hill from Park Street Station)
- Learn about financial aid opportunities and how to apply
- Get a sense of how different campuses offer different experiences for LGBTQ youth – and if you’ll feel safe, accepted, and supported
- A chance to talk directly to school representatives and find out what they’re looking for in applicants
- BAGLY swag bags
[From a News Release]