There are already so many heroes among us.
Who will be remembered for making the LGBTQ+ world a better place?
LGBTQ actors, musicians, and reality TV personalities brought visibility to the community. Who made you proud this year?
Who blazed a new trail this year?
Who helped get resources into the hands of LGBTQ+ people who need them?
Who is using social media for the greater good?
Arts and entertainment bring LGBTQ+ visibility and tell our stories. Whose work inspired you this year?
Who helped create places where LGBTQ+ people could be themselves?
Who is using science and technology to make everyone’s lives better?
Who shined a light on the truth this year?
LGBTQ Nation Heroes started in 2020 in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. We wanted a way to interact with our audience with a program that would focus on the positive things people are doing at a time when so many negative things were going on.
LGBTQ Nation Heroes gives us a chance to highlight outstanding LGBTQ people. Our audience liked the idea, so we decided to make it a yearly awards program.
Every reader of LGBTQ Nation can vote once per day per device. Voting opens on September 1, 2022 and closes on September 30, 2022.
We’ll announce the winners at the beginning of October.
LGBTQ Nation’s editors pored over thousands of articles published on our website over this past year – going back to August 1, 2022 – looking for stories of LGBTQ people who helped others, achieved great things, and inspired the community to be their best selves.
We have you covered. Each voting page has a link to an article that explains why we nominated each nominee. That’s the part we’re most proud of with LGBTQ Nation Heroes – sharing with you each of the nominees’ achievements over the past year.
Four of the categories – LGBTQ Nation Hero of the Year, Celebrity who Made Us Proud, Social Media Hero, and Good News Hero – are the same as last year. The other four categories are meant to change each year to reflect how the world changes each year.