Heroes don’t stand up for others because they want praise, followers, or fame. They don’t do what’s right because someone tells them to.
They do what they do because it’s what they were meant to do.
This year has been tough on all of us – especially those of us from marginalized communities – and no one person can change that. There are deeply rooted issues in our society which will take a long time to correct.
But heroes don’t wait until that change happens. They make it happen, and they do whatever they can to help those around them as we continue fighting our collective or personal battles – even in the smallest ways.
So this year we are proud to launch LGBTQ Nation Heroes in order to celebrate the achievements of real-life LGBTQ heroes from all over the country. These heroes champion equality for all of us and make change happen, whether in their local neighborhood or nationwide.
There are five heroes nominated in eight categories, and you get to decide who the final heroes will be. You can vote once per day, per device, through September 30, 2020.
And if you know of someone in the LGBTQ community who exemplifies what it means to be a hero, or someone that has done something truly substantial to enhance the lives of those around them, you can submit them for consideration for this year’s People’s Choice Award. Be sure to nominate them by September 14 to be considered.
In a difficult time, we hope that this program can inspire all of us to be better and help us recognize the real-life heroes who work hard to make the world a better place.