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Colin Higgins Foundation Invites Nominations for Youth Courage Awards

Those of you working on youth D&D might be interested in the following award: The Colin Higgins Foundation (www.colinhiggins.org) annually awards the Colin Higgins Youth Courage Awards for bravery in the face of discrimination, intolerance, and bigotry based on sexual orientation and/or gender. Each year, the foundation salutes, celebrates, and fosters courage in the face of adversity and discrimination by awarding grants to individuals who are either 1) lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning youth (through age 24) who have bravely stood up to hostility and intolerance based on their sexual orientation and/or gender and triumphed over bigotry; or 2) allies (age 24 or under) who are working to end homophobia and discrimination against LGBTQ communities. Individuals chosen to receive the Colin Higgins Youth Courage Awards have endured overwhelming hostility and hate, yet have handled themselves with the utmost grace.

In 2007, two to three honorees will each receive a $10,000 grant that will be presented in New York City at the Trevor Project Benefit Gala in June. Honorees will also receive an expense-paid trip to the Creating Change Conference this fall.
Visit the Colin Higgins Foundation Web site for nomination guidelines and materials. The deadline for nominations is March 2, 2007. Self-nominations are not accepted.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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