LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Awards


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LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Awards

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This award recognizes contributions to or advocacy on behalf of LGBTIQA+ communities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Individuals who have contributed in one or more of the following ways are eligible for consideration:

  • Elevated the status of LGBTIQ-identified persons and/or allies;
  • Helped to improve campus or community policies affecting LGBTIQ-identified persons;
  • Enhanced visibility and awareness of LGBTIQ issues.

Three awards will be given out; one to an undergraduate student, one to a graduate/professional student, and one to a faculty/staff member. The awardees will be honored at Lavender Graduation.


Previous LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Award Honorees

2017-2018 Honorees

Undergraduate Award: Ariana Rivens

Graduate/Professional Award: Kimberly Pentel

Faculty/Staff Award: Kai Ewing


2016-2017 Honorees

Undergraduate Award: Cèsar Rodriguiz

Graduate/Professional Award: Stephen Krueger


2015-2016 Honorees

Undergraduate Award: Summer Pennell

Graduate/Professional Award: Jacob Ford


Nomination Requirements

Since we administer the award, LGBTQ Center professional staff are not eligible for LGBTIQA Advocacy Awards, but our graduate assistant(s) and work-study employees are eligible.

Anyone may nominate and we encourage self-nominations. To do so, please fill out and submit the form below.