GLAAD revealed its inaugural Rising Stars 20 Under 20 list.
The list spotlights 20 young LGBTQ people, ages 20 and younger, who are accelerating acceptance of LGBTQ people while shaping the future of media and activism. GLAAD's inaugural 20 Under 20 list is presented exclusively by Teen Vogue.
Some of the honorees include gun-control activist Emma Gonzalez, reality star Jazz Jennings, The Empathy Alliance founder Sameer Jha, actress Josie Totah, advocate Ose Arheghan and model/artist Aaron Philip.
Honorees were chosen based on the following criteria: 1 ) The honoree works to positively affect marginalized communities, particularly LGBTQ people; 2 ) The honoree has been featured in or a part of broad regional or national news media stories, public media campaigns, or other public media initiatives; 3 ) The honoree enhances representation for LGBTQ people through media advocacy; and 4 ) The honoree utilizes an intersectional approach to LGBTQ advocacy.