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NBC Out to Launch Inaugural #Pride30 List

During Pride Month, which is in June, NBC Out will recognize 30 LGBTQ people making the community proud, and we need YOUR help.

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community has so much to be proud of, and Pride Month gives us — and our allies — an opportunity to celebrate our successes and those of us who are making positive contributions to society.

This is why NBC Out has decided to launch its inaugural #Pride30 list. This year, we will use Pride Month as an opportunity to recognize and celebrate LGBTQ people who are making the community proud. Starting on June 1 and ending on June 30, we will highlight one LGBTQ changemaker, innovator or rising star each day — and we want YOU to help us choose our list of 30.

Who can nominate and be nominated?

Anyone who self-identifies as LGBTQ, is not a household name and is making a positive contribution to society is eligible to be a nominee. There is no age limit and no limit to what their positive contribution may be.

And anyone — regardless of whether or not they are part of the LGBTQ community — can nominate someone. To do so, simply email by April 23, and let us know:

  • Your name
  • Your nominee’s name
  • Why you think your nominee should be on our #Pride30 list
  • Your nominee’s contact information (if you have it)

How will the list be narrowed down to 30 people?

The majority of our #Pride30 list will come from public nominations, which will be open from April 4 to April 23. After the submission window closes, a committee comprised of NBC journalists and executives will go through the submissions and narrow down the list. The committee will consist of:

  • NBC Out Managing Editor Brooke Sopelsa
  • NBC News & MSNBC Senior Vice President Yvette Miley
  • Out@NBCUniversal Global Chair Jayzen Patria
  • NBC News Director of Multicultural Initiatives Ryan Williams
  • CNBC Senior Assignment Desk Manager Ryan Ruggiero
  • NBC Out Contributor Alamin Yohannes

A smaller group of our #Pride30 changemakers, innovators and rising stars will be directly nominated by LGBTQ celebrities and community leaders.

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