By Brennan Long
March 5, 2014
The Office of Common Ground is currently accepting nominations for the Ally of the Year Award, an honor that will be presented to one faculty or staff member and one student who have had a positive impact on the LGBTQ community at University of Richmond.
"We are looking for dedicated allies who have really done the work to build community, promote equity and justice, and work in solidarity with the LGBTQ community on campus," said Ted Lewis, associate director of Common Ground for LGBTQ Campus Life.
Members of the LGBTQ community and allies of the community are eligible for the award, said junior Wesley Meredith, a co-facilitator of Student Alliance for Sexual Diversity.
Meredith said an ally could be someone who was not necessarily in the LGBTQ community, but a person who has made an established commitment to advocating for that community on campus.
"LGBTQ people in general remain a kind of vulnerable population," Glyn Hughes, director of Common Ground, said.