Now Accepting Nominations for LGBTQ Emerging Activist Award – Richard L. Schlegel National Legion of Honor Award


The Richard L. Schlegel Legion of Honor Award for Emerging Activist is administered by the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at American University in Washington, D.C. It recognizes a young individual (in high school or an undergraduate in college) who is living in the United States who has made outstanding contributions to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities. The 2013 Richard L. Schlegel Award will be presented at the Annual LGBTQ Studies Symposium in Washington DC on November 16th, 2013. Nominations will be accepted from now through Friday, October 11th, 2013.

For more information about the Symposium, please see The recipient will receive a cash award, travel expenses for attending the Annual LGBTQ Studies Symposium on November 16th, 2013, and a plaque commemorating the award.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please see the attached nomination form or visit our website at for an online form. For questions and/or concerns please call our center at 202-885-3651 or email us at

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