OutNebraska – 2023 Roots of Justice Award

On October 5, Nebraska Appleseed will gather again to celebrate the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations who have stood up for justice and opportunity for all during the 2023 Good Apple Awards. We are proud to recognize this year’s honorees.

The Roots of Justice Award recognizes grassroots advocates who have made outstanding contributions to justice and opportunity for all and have helped build a stronger community.

“OutNebraska has been integral to empowering LGBTQIA+ Nebraskans to speak out and amplify each other’s voices. Their strategic leadership combined with authentic belief in the power of our community, has culminated in the collective sound of our voices literally drowning out the voices of hate while inviting more Trans and Queer people to step out of the shadows and be seen, valued, and heard.”  – Vic Klafter, Campaigns Organizer

“OutNebraska is a safe, supportive, and electric group of advocates in Nebraska. In thinking about the especially tough days in 2023, Nebraskans could always count on OutNebraska to be there to support, hug, shout, and motivate. They created vital spaces to express and reflect, and remind why this fight is so important. Without a doubt, they are here to help. OutNebraska is essential to keeping all Nebraskans safe and loved.” – Allison Derr, Senior Staff Attorney – Child Welfare

OutNebraska is the statewide center of advocacy, education and celebration for LGBTQ+ Nebraskans, dedicated to bringing “the Good Life” to everyone. OutNebraska’s programs include an annual LGBTQ+ Lobby Day at the Nebraska State Capitol, Drag Story Hour Nebraska, the Prairie Pride Film Festival, Owlish, Queerpop, monthly community events, training and facilitation services, a non-partisan business coalition in support of nondiscrimination protections and much more.

OutNebraska believes in a Nebraska that embraces and celebrates the full spectrum of LGBTQIA2S+ people. Often, LGBTQIA2S+ Nebraskans experience discrimination, disparities, and isolation – particularly transgender people and people of color. OutNebraska is dedicated to empowering, celebrating, and growing LGBTQIA2S+ communities in Nebraska.

For more than 10 years they’ve been making an impact by advocating, celebrating and educating to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people:

  • Advocating for reform, connecting with local and state representatives, encouraging civic engagement and making investments for the betterment of our communities.
  • Growing connections, lifting up our allies and celebrating LGBTQ+ people through fun events like the Prairie Pride Film Festival.
  • Providing inclusivity training and engaging in community conversations to help ensure a welcoming and thriving environment for all.

Connect with OutNebraska on their Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Join us in celebrating OutNebraska at the 2023 Good Apple Awards on October 5, 2023 or make a donation in honor of this year’s honorees. For more information, contact Drew Duncan at dduncan@neappleseed.org.

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