All students are invited to the fourth annual Pride Kamp! Come to this one-day conference to meet other students, explore LGBTQ identities and topics, and get
inspired to reach your goals.
All students are invited to the fourth annual Pride Kamp! Come to this one-day conference to meet other students, explore LGBTQ identities and topics, and get inspired to reach your goals.
The day will include a keynote address from Gabriel Blau, workshops, lunch, Ally training, activities, and a meet and greet with LGBTQ and Ally faculty and staff!
Please register by going to https://orgsync.com/125833/events/1951031/occurrences/4556931
Keynote speaker: Gabriel Blau
Gabriel is a nationally acclaimed advocate for LGBTQI people and families. For more than 15 years, his work has focused on LGBTQ rights, faith, and equality. He served as the Executive Director of Family Equality Council where he and his team pursued a strategy to reframe the very notion of family values through policy, community engagement, and public education, and to expand the national conversation about children, parents, and what it means to support families in the U.S.
During Gabriel’s tenure, Family Equality launched a substantial program in the southern United States, which included legal clinics for low-income families, community building, and a lawsuit in Mississippi that struck down the nation’s last remaining ban on LGBTQI parent adoption at the time.
In 2016, Gabriel founded Equality New York with colleagues throughout the state. Responding to a gap in LGBTQI organizing and advocacy in New York State after the closing of the Empire State Pride Agenda, Equality New York provides a voice for the diverse LGBTQI communities throughout the state and is working to advance legal and lived equality. Equality New York issued its first endorsements and funding to candidates in the fall of 2016.
In addition to op-eds in various publications, Gabriel has published essays in three volumes, including the epilogue in the Amazon best seller, Journey to Same Sex Parenthood, and the forward in the upcoming volume, Gay Dads Behaving Dadly. He has spoken at major universities and corporations, including KPMG, JPMorgan Chase, Target, Yale, Columbia, and many more.
He was named one of The Advocate’s 40 Under 40 in 2014, and honored by the Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City.