The Colin Higgins Foundation is currently accepting nominations for its Youth Courage Awards. Each year the Youth Courage Awards honor LGBTQ activists who have demonstrated courage in the face of adversity and discrimination based on their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Any lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, queer and questioning youth activists (through age 21) who have transformed their experiences with bigotry and discrimination into opportunities to inspire others by taking action, rallying support, building community, and working to change the systems and institutions that impact their lives are eligible for nomination.
This year’s winners will receive an individual grant of $10,000, a trip to New York to be honored at The Trevor Project’s gala in June, and an expense-paid trip to attend the National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change presented by the National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce in 2012.
Click here to learn about previous Colin Higgins Youth Courage Award recipients. The deadline for all nominations is 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time, Monday, February 28th. Nominations can be made online. For any questions regarding the awards, please write email@example.com.
Tides administers The Colin Higgins Foundation and its Youth Courage Awards.