20 Under 20 honors are eligible to LGBTQ young people between the ages of 13 and 20 years old who are working to accelerate acceptance for LGBTQ people and have been featured in broad regional or national media. The 20 Under 20 list celebrates the next generation of LGBTQ leaders in media advocacy, including journalists, actors, musicians, students, activists, and other young change agents.
2022’s list featured actors Elva Guerra, and Milly Shapiro, Gen Z for Change Executive Director Aidan Kohn-Murphy, activists Jack Petocz and Olivia Julianna, among others. Check out last year’s list here.
In June 2020, GLAAD announced its inaugural class of 20 Under 20 Honorees, including: Aaron Philip, Alex Escaja, X González, Ezra Greyson Wheeler, Ian Alexander, Jamie Margolin, Jazz Jennings, Joshua Rush, Josie Totah, Kidd Kenn, Lachlan Watson, Leo Rocha, Logan Rozos, Map Pesqueira, Ose Arheghan, Sage Dolan-Sandrino, Sameer Jha, Sarah Rose Huckman, Shannon Li, and Zoey Luna. Check out profiles of the inaugural 20 Under 20 list here.
GLAAD’s 20 Under 20 honorees gain access to a network of resources made available by the largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization in the world. 20 Under 20 honorees will receive the opportunity to participate in an exclusive live-stream media training hosted by the GLAAD Media Institute. Throughout the year, GLAAD will also help give greater visibility to the 20 Under 20 honorees in the media, including opportunities such as helping to secure media placements, elevating projects on social media, and connecting honorees with unique industry resources for achieving their future goals.
For more information about the 20 Under 20 program, visit www.glaad.org/20under20.