GREENSBORO, N.C. – LGBT student leaders, faculty and staff at North Carolina colleges and universities are invited to attend a statewide summit at Guilford College on Feb. 9 to launch the new North Carolina LGBTQ College Consortium. The meeting will be held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the college’s Founders Hall in the Gilmore Room.

The new network will aim to foster communication and build community among the state’s various LGBT college student organizations. The network also hopes to assist in collaborative work among the groups, with a series of annual meetings and an annual conference, quarterly conference calls, monthly webinars, leadership development and opportunities to organize collectively on important local, statewide and national social justice issues.

The network’s launch is being sponsored by Campus Pride and the Guilford Green Foundation.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Parker T. Hurley, LGBTQQA Coordinator at Guilford College’s Multicultural Education Department at 336-316-2374 or via email at

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Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.