becina-j.-gantherThe Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus’ Board of Directors is pleased to announce the recipient of its 2023 HGSC Award: Ilinca Mazureac AB ‘23. The HGSC Award is intended to highlight a graduating senior each year for their leadership in and service to the LGBTQ community at Harvard College.

As one of her nominators exclaimed, Ilinca "has been a quiet, consistent leader for the BGLTQ+ community at Harvard College for years...A fierce advocate for her fellow International Students, Ilinca has led many peer spaces and events for the QuOffice that support BGLTQ+ students of all identities. She is reliable and serves as a fantastic model for how to show up as a thoughtful, kind, and inclusive member of the BGLTQ+ community." 

So great and varied are her accomplishments that Ilinca could easily rest on her laurels, but we on the HGSC Board could not be more excited to cheer her on as she leaves the Yard. Congratulations on your graduation, Ilinca. Welcome to the Harvard Alumni Association and the HGSC, and thank you - again - for all that you have done and will continue to do in support of our queer family.

In partnership with the Office of BGLTQ Student Life, the Board of Directors of the Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus established The HGSC Award, an award of at least $1,000 that goes to a graduating senior for that individual’s efforts in the field(s) of queer activism, leadership, and/or community service, all broadly defined. The Award was established in 2020 and picks up from the former HQ83 Fellowship, which was first established by the Class of 1983’s BGLTQ alumni group at their 20th reunion.