10th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

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Brands & Organizations

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

Aydian Dowling

Finalist in LGBTQ+

About Aydian Dowling

The first transgender man to make the cover of Men’s Health, Aydian Dowling is obviously a pioneer. Starting in 2009, he began documenting his full transition from female to male, from the first testosterone shot to surgery and beyond. In 2017, he and his wife Jenilee took the next step, creating the web series Our Journey To Pregnancy to share with his 50K+ YouTube subscribers the joys and difficulties of getting pregnant in a transgender relationship. Aydian’s advocacy doesn’t end when the camera stops rolling, as he founded the nonprofit Point of Pride to help transgender people who lack a solid system of support. He also started the clothing line Point 5cc—a reference to the common dosage prescribed for hormone replacement therapy.

Aydian Dowling's best work on social

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, YouNow,, and the rest of the social web.

The 10th annual shorty awards powered by directv now were held april 15th, 2018