13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

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

From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards

Lateef Thynative

Finalist in LGBTQ+

About 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 as well-represented on YouTube as it should be. His unique perspective on topics like “James Charles Racist Tweets” and “Masculinity and Femininity in the Gay Community” resonate with his quickly-growing subscriber base. It doesn’t hurt that he has friends like Ari Fitz and Dainá guesting in videos along the way. Lateef’s sense of humor may only be outdone by his fashion sense, as he fills his @thynative Instagram feed with hot looks. But more than anything, it’s his honesty that keeps his fans coming back.

Lateef Thynative's best work on social

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VD_bA_E37I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKeLzcFRFtw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-87GMXmh4ZI

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