LGBTQ Nation Heroes 2022 is about celebrating out community’s resilience.
In many respects, this past year hasn’t been great for the cause of social justice for LGBTQ people. Dozens of states have considered or passed laws attacking LGBTQ youth. Conservatives made up a new slur for LGBTQ people that equates being queer or trans with being child sex abuse. And conservative groups are trying to get books that mention LGBTQ people banned from schools and libraries.
LGBTQ Nation Heroes is our way of focusing on the good work people are doing, inspiring ourselves and our readers to do better, and drawing attention to work that still needs to be done. It is our way to honor people who are doing good and keeping hope alive.
Our editorial team put together a lineup of 40 people and groups who we consider heroes from the past year across eight categories. The nominees are LGBTQ people or close allies who have done heroic work in a variety of fields and highlight what it means to be on the right side of history.
This is also a chance to read about the nominees since so many people do so many great things.
The best part about LGBTQ Nation’s Heroes is learning about the nominees, so take some time to read about them before voting. Read about them here:
- LGBTQ Nation Hero of the Year
- Celebrity who made us Proud
- Social Media Hero
- Good News Hero
- Hero who Stood Up with Dignity
- Hero Defending the Children
- Sports Hero
- Political Hero