Do you know a fierce queer?

Nominate a Fierce Queer by Monday, October 18, 2010.

October 25 – 29, 2010 is LGBTQ Youth Awareness Week and the National Youth Advocacy Coalition is collecting nominations of young LGBTQ people from across the country who are creating and being the change they wish to see in the world!

In light of the recent media stories about LGBTQ youth suicides and bullying, NYAC wants to show all the rays of hope for our movement that come in the form of LGBTQ youth – Fierce Queers.

A Fierce Queer is a young lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, pansexual, transgender, genderqueer, gender variant, AG, asexual, and/or two-spirit person who is or has been working to make their own lives and those around them better. We are looking for stories of inspiration, real stories of young people who were able to move mountains to have their rights, their stories, or their bodies recognized in their communities. A Fierce Queer could be an activist, an artist, a musician, a community builder, a volunteer, an advocate, a survivor, a lover, a fighter – the possibilities are endless!

Do you know a young person who has organized a hugely successful event in their community? Someone who acts as a leader amongst LGBTQ people on acceptance, empowerment, advocacy, and access for queer people? A young person who constantly speaks out for others? A queer youth who is an example of why we are a fierce, valuable, and powerful community?

Nominate them.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted October 15, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    You know, queer heroes for me aren’t all that uncommon. The other night, I was at a devotional group, wherein a woman I know spoke out about being bullied because she wasn’t straight.

    I wish I had that sort of courage, so before she left, I let her know how much I appreciated what she said and told her that I too identified as queer. She seemed to be honestly touched by the gesture. It’s odd. I can be so open about personal details, but the thought of outing myself, even in a supportive setting fills me full of fear.

  2. Posted October 16, 2010 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    I am a bisexual myself, my sexuality is practically invisible lest I say I am gay. I have a really hard time trusting someone with that information. Being fierce is something I don’t have myself. Thanks for the post.

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