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The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. See categories below. The early entry deadline is on December 9th, 2021.

From the 5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards

In The Know Next Gen: CJ Duron

Entered in LGBTQ+

About this entry

The objective of this series was to highlight Millennial and Gen Z changemakers who are making amazing strides in their chosen fields.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

CJ Duron is a twelve year-old trans activist that is a viral sensation for just being himself. His story of self - love and self - expression allows ITK Next Gen to give its audience a glimpse into a better future for all.


Highlighting a young self assured LGBTQ+ individual successfully achieved our goal of inspiring anyone in our audience to accept themselves and be creative. This episode earned over one million views across our platforms.


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