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UW-Milwaukee one of the country's 50 most LGBT friendly colleges

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - UW-Milwaukee is one of the nation's 50 friendliest colleges for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender students.

The Campus Pride blog listed the 50 schools in alphabetical order. It said the list highlights positive efforts to improve safety and academic life for LGBT students.

Shane Windmeyer, who created the index, said more colleges than ever want to be viewed as LGBT friendly and a welcoming place for all students. He said it has a direct impact on colleges' recruiting efforts.

Campus Pride said it has seen an increase in the numbers of schools promoting themselves as LGBT friendly.

As a result, the blog increased its list of top schools from 25 to 50. Milwaukee is the only Wisconsin school on the list.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)