2023 Advocacy Award Nominations Open

March 8, 2023
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The LGBTQ Center is a product of advocacy on the part of students, staff, faculty, and community members who saw the need for a more centralized and visible space to support and serve the needs of LGBTQIA+ students on campus. In honor of that legacy, each year we recognize the individuals and small teams advocating, educating, improving polices, and raising awareness on key issues with the goal of making UNC-Chapel Hill a more welcoming and inclusive environment for folks of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

As we grapple with a renewed surge of anti-LGBTQ+ laws and policies across the country, it feels more important than ever to give voice and platform to LGBTQIA+ work. This year, please take a moment to nominate your colleagues, instructors, supervisors, and friends who have:

  • Advocated on behalf of LGBTQIA+ individuals or groups  
  • Conducted educational programming or beneficial research regarding LGBTQIA+ communities  
  • Helped to improve campus or community policies affecting LGBTQ-identified persons 
  • Enhanced visibility and awareness of LGBTQIA+ issues 

We are particularly interested in work done from an intersectional framework, meaning that it accounted for the fact that people experience the world in very different ways depending on the constellation of socially privileged and marginalized identities they hold. Anyone can submit a nomination, and self-nominations are encouraged!

The 2023 application will be open until 11:59 PM on Sunday, April 16th. Once the application closes, award recipient(s) will be honored at the 2023 Lavender Graduation ceremony. For more information on past ceremonies and Advocacy Award recipients, take a look at the articles here. You can also review the Advocacy Award landing page for details.

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