Apply for the Collin Higgins Youth Courage Awards!

The Colin Higgins Foundation is seeking nominations of LGBTQ youth activists that have transformed their experiences with discrimination into opportunities to inspire others by taking action, rallying support, and working to transform the systems and institutions that impact their lives.

Many LGBTQ youth struggle day-to-day living in environments that threaten their well-being: from enduring physical and emotional abuse from family members, to being kicked out of their homes, to seeking social services from providers that have no training on issues facing LGBTQ youth, to confronting bullying and harassment in public schools coming from both students and school administration. These young people find themselves ostracized, marginalized, and in psychological or even physical danger.

This year the Foundation will be awarding three $10,000 grants to: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit, Queer and Questioning youth activists (through age 20) who have bravely stood up to hostility and intolerance based on their sexual orientation and/or gender identity and triumphed over bigotry through working for LGBTQ rights and social justice.

The deadline for all nominations is 5pm EST, Monday, February 17, 2014. Late nominations will not be accepted.

The online nomination form can be found here, and for more information about the Colin Higgins Foundation visit our website at


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