Established in 2011, the White House Champions of Change Program regularly spotlights ordinary citizens who are doing extraordinary things for their community, their coutnry, and their fellow citizens. In that tradition, the White House says, “we will honor as Harvey Milk Champions of Change a small group of LGBT and local elected and appointed officials who have demontrated a strong commitment to both equality and public service.” They are especially looking for “unsung heroes” — individuals whose contributions have gone unrecognized.
The nominations are due before Friday, April 19, 2013. The nomination form is at http://www.whitehouse.gov/champions/nominate. More information on this effort is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/04/08/announcing-harvey-milk-champions-change.