White House Picks Finalists For “Champions Of Change” Pride Video Challenge

Earlier this year, the White House Office of Public Engagement (OPE) launched a Pride month “Champions of Change” video challenge,  inviting members of the public to submit videos about unsung heroes making an impact in their local gay community.

Today, they’ve revealed the six finalists, and below we’ve included three of our personal faves. You can visit the OPE site to view all six videos and vote for your favorite. Voting is open until midnight on Monday, June 25.

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The Military Acceptance Project highlights the bravery, sacrifices and contributions of gay, lesbian and bisexual service members past, present and future.


George Stewart, 80, is a volunteer and participant at the Harlem program of SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and at the SAGE Senior Center.


As Training Director and OUTLoud Program Director of the Youth Suicide Prevention Program in Washington State, Heather Carter is changing the way we think and deal with high suicide-risk LGBT youth.