CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Campus Pride has announced that pre-ordering for its 2014 edition of “The Lil’ Backpack Resource Guide” for the collegiate set if off and running.

The full-color, 40-plus page pocket-size book is full of tips for student organizing and social justice initiatives. There is no loss in tricks, how-to’s and action guides for LGBT students, campus and community organizers, student organizations and staff and faculty.

Some of the information included are organizing fundraisers and events; team-building tools; campus safety and inclusion check-lists; Campus Pride Speaker’s Bureau; and other resources.

The guide is free in quantities of 25 and is published at the beginning of each academic year. For additional copies, call Campus Pride at 704-277-6710 or email

The 2013 edition is online now and can be downloaded free-of-charge.


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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.