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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Wanted: Brave LGBTQ Youth

You are reading Brave LGBTQ Youth!>

Reward: Ten Thousand Dollars Each!> > > > >

The Colin Higgins Foundation is requesting nominations for its> annual Youth> Courage Awards. Each year the Colin Higgins Foundation salutes> LGBTQ> individuals who demonstrate courage in the face of adversity and> discrimination based on gender and/or sexual orientation.> >

Many LGBTQ Youth grow up in family, school and community> environments that> threaten their well being. They find themselves ostracized,> marginalized,> in psychological or even physical danger. Colin Higgins Foundation> Youth> Courage Award winners rise above such circumstances to inspire> others by> taking action, rallying support, and working to transform the> systems and> institutions that impact their lives.> >

This year the Foundation will be awarding $10,0 00 grants to:> > * Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit, Queer and> Questioning youth (through age 24) who have bravely stood up to> hostility> and intolerance based on their gender and/or sexual orientation and> triumphed over bigotry through working for LGBTQ rights and social> justice.> > > >

The deadline for all nominations is 5pm (Pacific Standard Time)> Friday,> March 2, 2007. Late nominations will not be accepted. The> Foundation> encourages all nominations to be made via the online submission> tool, which> can be found at: > or http://%20/%20/ .