The Colin Higgins Foundation has announced the winners of this year’s Youth Courage Awards. The foundation draws its name from Colin Higgins, the screenwriter of Harold and Maude and the screenwriter and director of 9 to 5 and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. The organization’s aim is to aid LGBTQ youth in under-served communities, and to help empower these youth and build their leadership skills.
This year’s award winners are: HIV/AIDS Activist Jacques Agbobly, 16, of Chicago, IL; Transgender Rights Leader Ashton Lee, 17, of Manteca, CA; and Media Advocate Edidiong “Didi” Adiakpan, 19, of San Antonio, TX
Congratulations to everyone, and keep up the good work. We love you!