Native LA Teen Named Member Of HRC Basis Youth Ambassadors
The human rights campaign announced that Nico Craig, an 18-year-old DJ and music producer from Guelph, has been named a member of the HRC Foundation’s 2021 Youth Ambassadors class, joining nine other LGBTQ advocates across the country.
“This program is designed to empower teenagers and young adults, and encourage them to help the HRC Foundation improve the lives of LGBTQ youth at home, at school, at work and beyond,” he said Be director of the HRC Foundation’s Youth Well program and take the time to THRIVE Conference Dr. Vincent Pompei. “These youth have real and meaningful contributions to the work of HRC and their communities.”
The HRC Foundation Youth Ambassadors have a two-year term. As youth ambassadors, these LGBTQ advocates will represent the HRC Foundation and share their experiences to raise awareness of the most pressing problems LGBTQ youth face today. They will also advocate programs run by the HRC Foundation that support LGBTQ youth.
Craig attended Culver City High School where he spread his passion for uniting the LGBTQ community among his peers. Craig became an activist and founded the first and only LGBTQ student organization in his middle school. These efforts earned him the American Citizenship Award from Culver City. He tried hard to turn his negative experiences of harassment and bullying into struggles for acceptance and equality on his campus.
After graduating from high school in 2020, he continues to be involved in the LGBTQ community and recently appeared as a transgender man. With his passion for music, he earned the opportunity to speak to LGBTQ and allied musicians like Dan Reynolds, Linda Perry, Asiahn, Shea Diamond and many others on the Grammy X GLAAD panel. Craig wants to be a light to transgender and gendered BIPOC communities.