Adweek Pride Stars Celebrates 15 LGBTQ Leaders in Sports, Media, Marketing and Culture

From Lena Waithe and Young M.A. to execs at Mastercard, MSNBC, Procter & Gamble and the NFL

A big part of Adweek’s mission is to spotlight innovative work and leadership in our industry, from celebrating those who advocate for greater diversity (Adweek + Adcolor Champions) to our Young Influentials (coming your way in August) and the Most Powerful Women in Sports (look for it in November). This year, we’ve added a new showcase to our portfolio: Adweek Pride Stars. Not only are we recognizing the remarkable leaders of the LGBTQ community across the industry spectrum, we’re also shining a light on a consumer group that boasts a buying power of close to $4 trillion. The first class of Pride Stars features A-list celebrities and NFL coaches, brand-inclusion officers, company founders and more. We’re proud to share their stories. —Kristina Feliciano

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This story first appeared in the June 22, 2020, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.