CHARLOTTE — Campus Pride Executive Director Shane Windmeyer announced the deadline extension for early-bird registration for the Camp Pride Summer Leadership Program, slated for July 17-22 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., to May 30.

YouTube’s Zach Wahls will keynote the event where he will receive an honorary Campus Pride Voice & Action National Leadership Award.

Also on deck will be NBC’s “Fashion Star” contestant Kara Laricks (pictured). This designer has spoken up for the LGBT community on the show, as well as sharing her sexuality during a recent broadcast. Filling out the celebrity roster is Kit Yan, a nationally-respected LGBT spoken word icon, who will serve as the camp’s official artist-in-residence.

On hand will be respected LGBT and civil rights leaders, including Mara Keisling (National Center for Transgender Equality), comedian Kristin Russo ( and blogger Dannielle Owens-Reid, plus more.

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In other news, Campus Pride was featured on Logo-TV’s “Legalize Gay: The Civil Rights Movement of a Generation” during the documentary’s world premiere on May 5.

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.