"The rising number of campuses across the nation willing to stand up and speak out for their LGBT students is a testament to the growing recognition that educational environments should be safe and inclusive of all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity," said Shane Windmeyer, Campus Pride executive director and creator of the Campus Climate Index. "Although not all schools earn a five-star ranking, their voluntary presence and participation in the Index shows they are committed to 'coming out' for their students and creating truly equal and impactful communities of higher learning."
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