Who inspired you to be the best version of yourself this year?
We are surrounded by heroes, even as our rights are under attack. Tell us who inspired you this past year.
These five nominees were able to use their positions of power to advance LGBTQ equality and visibility.
These five athletes redefined what it means to be LGBTQ on the pitch, in the pool, and on the gridiron.
LGBTQ youth has been bearing the brunt of the assault on our rights this past year. Here are 5 nominees who stood up to defend their equality and well-being.
These nominees stood up against unprecedented attacks on LGBTQ dignity and commanded respect.
These Good News Hero nominees all made our years a little brighter. Who do you remember making you smile?
Social media is key to LGBTQ visibility and activism. Here are 5 people using Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and other platforms to help the community.
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, 2021 – 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.