Commission seeks nominations for LGBTQA+ support honors

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Commission seeks nominations for LGBTQA+ support honors

The Husker Pride group walks the parade route around the Nebraska State Capitol on June 19. Thousands attended the inaugural parade.
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The Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Gender and Sexual Identities is seeking nominations of individuals, departments/units or campus organizations that have made a significant impact on the LGBTQA+ community.

For more than 20 years, the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to the LGBTQA+ Community has recognized outstanding efforts to create an inclusive, respectful, and safe climate for the queer and trans community on campus. Students, faculty, staff, organizations, and departments/units at Nebraska may all be nominated for contributions.

“The creation of this award and support from the chancellor helped recognize our community and the importance of the contributions being made to help make Nebraska a welcoming and inclusive community for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities,” said Pat Tetreault, director of the LGBTQA+ Center and Women’s Center. “The recognition this award provides is an acknowledgement of the commitment and caring of the recipients to rectify the historical exclusion and marginalization of our community.”

Nominations require three letters of support, including one from the nominator. The deadline is March 15. All nominees and award recipients will be honored at Lavender Graduation, planned for April 28.

Learn more about the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to the LGBTQA+ Community.

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