LGBT center seeks Ally Award nominations

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center logoNIU’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center celebrates the contributions of Allies within the NIU LGBTQ community — those individuals, departments and groups that support LGBTQ people and fights discrimination based on LGBTQ identities — and wants to recognize those who have made a difference this year.

The center is seeking nominations for the seventh annual Ally Awards, which were created to recognize the many ways people make NIU a better place for LGBTQ students, faculty and staff. 

Ally awards are intended to be as inclusive as possible. Rather than narrowing the list of nominees down to just a few select recipients, all qualified nominees will receive the awards. More than 40 recipients and/or groups are honored each year.

The Ally Awards are co-sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center and the Presidential Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

Nomination forms are available online. The deadline for nominations is 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 4.

Questions about the process can be answered by calling (815) 753-5428 or by e-mailing The awards ceremony will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday April 8, in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center. All are welcome.

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