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John Lewis Fellow Jacob Rudolph named Forbes' 30 under 30



2016 John Lewis Fellow and Executive Director of The Pride Network, Jacob Rudolph was named Forbes 2020’s 30 under 30 due to his contributions to LGBTQ+ leadership. Congratulations, Jacob!

As director of the Pride Network, a nonprofit which offers LGBTQ+ leaders opportunities for personal and professional development, Jacob oversees programming, operations, communication and development. He also supported local civil rights groups in passing a law that bans conversion therapy on LGBTQ+ youth in New Jersey.

In 2013, Jacob was given the award for “Class Actor” at his local high school. In a speech delivered to over 300 students, he announced that we was acting everyday: acting straight, in a world marked by verbal harassment and physical violence against LGBT students. The video of the speech went viral and the story made international headlines.

Watch the video here: