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From the 3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards

Tyler Oakley

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Tyler works tirelessly to highlight the struggles and triumphs of marginalized people. His efforts show an immense level of empathy and passion for making the world a better, more inclusive place. Through his vibrant personality and broad reach, Tyler uses his voice to uplift and empower the disenfranchised.

Strategy and Execution

Tyler utilizes new media to educate people about the institutions of power, homophobia and racism to better the lives of the LGBTQ+ community and POC. His videos highlight underrepresented stories that challenge people's perceptions and open their hearts. Through this multi-media approach, Tyler is able to highlight a plethora of issues facing young people and encourages them to make changes on a local, national and global level. Tyler has also used his platform to fundraise for many charitable organizations including the Trevor Project, which provides life-saving counseling to at-risk youth.


Tyler's activism and videos have reached tens of millions of people and has continued an open dialogue about the challenges faced by disenfranchised people all over the world. Tyler has fund-raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charitable organizations including the Trevor Project, the HRC and the LGBT Center of La, where he also serves as a mentor for homeless and underprivileged LGBT youth.


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