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AT&T Partners with HRC to Foster the Next Generation of LGBTQA Leaders

Wednesday Aug 23, 2017

With back to school on the horizon for many college students, what better way to kick-start the new semester than making a difference in their community and around the world?

Continuing their landmark partnership, AT&T has once again teamed up with LGBTQ civil rights organization the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) to help foster the next generation of LGBTQ and allied leaders with the newly inaugurated Live Proud on Campus campaign.

The campaign calls on college students 18 and over to submit a video pitch describing their "dream" LGBTQA-supportive project they'd like to see in place at their schools. On October 16, during LGBTQ Spirit Day, HRC will announce three grand prize winners.

In addition to $10,000 in scholarship money, winners will be fly to Washington, D.C. to attend HRC's National Dinner in October. The lucky students will also receive a semester-long mentorship with HRC leaders who will help them plan to launch their project for the spring 2018 semester. Additionally, they'll also receive a tech suite package that comes with a tablet and mobile phone as well as $2,500 to help pay for project expenses.

"From their perfect score on HRC's Corporate Equality Index to their support for LGBTQ youth via our Time to Thrive initiative, AT&T's commitment to LGBTQ equality is clear," said Beck Bailey, HRC's Deputy Director of Employee Engagement, Workplace Equality Program. "The Live Proud on Campus campaign is a natural extension of this commitment. HRC is excited to collaborate with AT&T on this important effort to increase LGBTQ visibility on campus and develop the LGBTQ leaders of tomorrow."

"AT&T is a longtime supporter of the LGBTQ community. Our new Live Proud on Campus scholarship contest is reflective of that," said Leonardo Torréss, assistant vice president, Diversity Marketing, AT&T. "The Human Rights Campaign is committed to advancing equal rights and respect for all and so are we. We're excited to help HRC mentor the future leaders who will continue that valuable work."

Students can enter by submitting their video pitch to Submissions are open from Aug. 21-Sept. 22, 2017.

For details, voting guidelines and rules, visit


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