We’re thrilled to once again partner with the Hetrick Martin Institute to celebrate their annual Damien Awards, highlighting the amazing accomplishments of their incredible youth members. This year’s celebrations look a little bit different, with a socially distanced grab-and-go party at their headquarters in NYC.
To join in on the fun, we partnered with some of our favorite content creators to film congratulatory videos for the event. We then asked four brilliant artists in the LGBTQ+ community to immortalize their inspiring words into art. Scroll this blog to see it all come to life. Happy Pride!
YOU WILL PERSEVERE
“HMI has declared everyone a winner so that we can collectively celebrate LGBTQ+ youth and the resilience and perseverance they've shown just by being themselves. For a kid who knows they are different, it takes so much courage to show up, be visible, and pursue your dreams. I am so proud of every single one of you.” -- @lukewesleypearson