The Richard L. Schlegel National Legion of Honor Award
The Richard L. Schlegel National Legion of Honor Award for an Emerging Activist.
The Richard L. Schlegel National Legion of Honor Award is presented each November at the DC LGBTQ Symposium.
Nominations for the 2013 Richard L. Schlegel National Legion of Honor Award are now closed. The Award recipient will be announced no later than October 25th. The recipient must be available to attend the Annual LGBTQ Studies Symposium in Washington, DC on November 16th, 2013 to receive their award.
The Richard L. Schlegel National Legion of Honor Award for Emerging Activist is given to a young individual (in high school or an undergraduate in college) who is living in the United States and has made outstanding contributions to lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities. The recipient will receive a cash award and includes travel expenses for attending the awards ceremony.
The award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the LGBTQ community in the areas of:
The nominee need not have done work in all of these areas, but at least one area in LGBTQ communities. Receipt of the award is contingent upon the recipient’s ability to attend the DC Metro Area LGBTQ Studies Symposium in Washington, D.C. Individuals who are working in non-traditional settings (e.g. churches, elementary schools, with women and/or trans/genderqueer people, people of color, and international/immigrant communities) are highly encouraged for nominations.