10th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The 10th Annual Shorty Awards will be held April 15th, 2018 in NYC. See below for official categories.

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.

Best LGBTQ+ Account

The LGBTQ+ internet community is strong, as millions have gone online to seek support and advice from those who share to share their own stories and experiences. This list of nominees have been very active with their advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights and serving as inspiring and encouraging figures to those struggling.
Alok V Menon
2017 was a hard year for the LGBTQ+ community, especially for those who are from immigrant families. But people like Alok Vaid-Menon support and encourage honesty and openness in the face of fear and r...
Amy Ordman
Amy Ordman is the “Aussie living in LA” who constantly wonders why she’s still single. Her 320K+ YouTube subscribers can’t understand it, since they love the awkward, frenetic vlogs that take them insi...
Arlo Sullivan
The child of Instagram star Jesse Sullivan, who believes her “daughter will change the world,” Arlo Sullivan’s stunning photos show her gender-fluid life in all its beauty. Starting in February 2017, @...
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 testos...
Ethan Hethcote
Gay rights have come a long way in the past few years, but there is still an epidemic of bullying and loneliness for members of the LGBTQ+ community, no matter how successful. Ethan Hethcote, the vlogg...
Lateef Thynative
Lateef Thynative is an up-and-coming YouTube fashion and LGBTQ+ personality. He brings his experience as a gay person of color to the world of vlogging, giving voice to a community that is not nearly a...
Miles McKenna
The YouTube star Miles McKenna came out early 2017 as transgender. Nearly 2M people have watched his “SO I’M TRANS*” coming out video—and that’s not the only big announcement Miles made this year. He a...
Raymond Braun
Touted by Out magazine as “one of the preeminent queer activists of his generation,” Raymond Braun uses the internet to better the lives of the LGBTQ+ community. Coming from a small town in Ohio, Raymo...
Stephanie Frosch
Stephanie Frosch had a remarkable 2017, revealing “THE TRUTH ABOUT YOUTUBE'S LGBT RESTRICTION.” She discovered that all LGBTQ+ channels were inaccessible on the site’s “safe mode” for children. Of cour...
Trace Lysette
You may recognize Trace Lysette from her role as Shea on Amazon’s Transparent. The transgender actress has been part of groundbreaking storylines on the show that help to bring transgender relationship...
Trixie Mattel
Many people were introduced to the plastic-faced Trixie Mattel on season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, where she happened to meet fellow contestant Katya. The two have been on a roll together ever since. Th...
V Squared
Vinny Vaillancourt had a surprising 2017, receiving his YouTube plaque for surpassing 100K subscribers early in the year, but then going through a divorce from his husband (and collaborator) Luke. His ...

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, Musical.ly, and the rest of the social web.

The 10th annual shorty awards will be held april 15th, 2018 in new york city

late Deadline for Brands & Organizations

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