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 PRIDE30@nbcuni.com 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.