LGBTQ student advocates: Apply now to become a GLAAD Campus Ambassador!

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LGBTQ student advocates: Apply now to become a GLAAD Campus Ambassador!

August 28, 2020

GLAAD is seeking to train and work with current undergraduate students as our Campus Ambassadors for the 2020-21 academic year. GLAAD Campus Ambassadors help build sustainable and inclusive programming for LGBTQ and ally university students and other youth, all while learning GLAAD’s best practices on leveraging media to create change.


The 2020-2021 GLAAD Campus Ambassadors will receive all-virtual programming and opportunities to engage in GLAAD campaigns, appear in media, and much more!

GLAAD Campus Ambassadors contribute to GLAAD’s mission of accelerating acceptance for LGBTQ people by producing dynamic, educational media content relevant to the lived experiences of queer youth. Campus Ambassadors are crucial representatives for LGBTQ youth and, with support from GLAAD, can reach a national audience. Campus Ambassadors have been featured in publications and outlets such as Billboard, CNN, Huffington Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vogue, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, Essence, MTV, Seventeen, Teen Vogue, Them, Autostraddle, and many more.

Members of the GLAAD Campus Ambassador Program at the GLAAD youth summit, December 2019.

Behind the scenes, GLAAD equips Campus Ambassadors with advocacy training and networking skills, and provides access to GLAAD’s many connections of experts and influential spokespeople of the LGBTQ community. Campus Ambassadors have been trained by and networked with media industry leaders and educators like Tre'vell Anderson, Alok Vaid-Menon, Meredith Talusan, Monica Trasandes, Fran Tirado, Scott Turner Schofield, and more.

Campus Ambassadors have played a fundamental role in the creation of sustainable and inclusive programming for youth. In the program’s first four years, these incredible students led campaigns to inform and engage students in LGBTQ-inclusive advocacy, created viral, educational content about LGBTQ pop culture, identity, and activism, and represented GLAAD at community events and in the media.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, GLAAD’s Campus Ambassadors kept up their work virtually. These students continued to fight for their communities by organizing virtual protests for Day of Silence, publishing necessary stories on the intersection of LGBTQ pride and Black Lives Matter, and raising awareness of the anti-LGBTQ blood ban. Campus Ambassadors will also continue to play key roles in GLAAD’s election advocacy to help increase LGBTQ and youth voter turnout in 2020.

GLAAD looks forward to accepting up to 200 Campus Ambassadors for the 2020-2021 academic year. To be a GLAAD Campus Ambassador, you must be an undergraduate student enrolled full-time at an accredited (2-year or 4-year) U.S. college or university. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with a deadline of September 20, 2020. To apply online and learn more, visit

Clare Kenny is the Director of Youth Engagement at GLAAD. She leads GLAAD's Campus Ambassador Program, Rising Stars Program, and Amp digital platform. Clare is a graduate of Skidmore College.

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