CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The University of North Carolina system Board of Governors voted on Friday morning to approve a ban on gender-inclusive housing on all 17 campuses of the university system.
Campus Pride executive director Shane Windmeyer revealed Monday that he and Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy are now friends, and explains that his organization has suspended its campaign against the anti-gay chicken company — which has franchises on many university campuses. But Windmeyer fails to actually explain any concrete changes taking place at the company — Chick-fil-A is not ending the bulk of its anti-gay giving, Chick-fil-A is not implementing any LGBT-inclusive policies like nondiscrimination protections, and Dan Cathy is not apologizing for his vitriolic comments.
Today, less than seven percent of schools offer institutional support to LGBT students, such as an LGBT student center or programs director. Eighty-seven percent of schools fail to include sexual orientation in their non-discrimination policies. Protection for transgender people is even lower; only six percent of schools include gender identity in their non-discrimination statements.