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?