Camden Hargrove, LGBT Campus Center event coordinator

Posted on April 24, 2013


In college, Camden Hargrove was afraid of being picked on and couldn’t concentrate in class. He was also afraid to answer questions in class for fear that his classmates would hear his voice and realize he was actually a girl.

Hargrove, 23, is transgender. He had a hard time making his own transition and wanted to help others like him. Now a senior, he also is the event and program coordinator at the LGBT Campus Center.

“I love working at the LGBT center because I help make campus a fun and inclusive place for LGBT students,” he says.

Hargrove helps plan the UW-Madison Drag Spectacular, Rainbow Graduation and Queer Prom. He says these events allow people to feel like they belong somewhere, with people who accept them.

— Jessica Chatham