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. The early deadline is on December 3rd, 2020.

From the 5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards

I'm Gay - Eugene Lee Yang

Finalist in YouTube

Entered in LGBTQ+

About this entry

Eugene Lee Yang is a producer, writer, director and one of today’s most recognizable Asian-American performers. He recently made his directorial debut with his visual coming-out piece titled, I’m Gay, which Yang not only directed, but also wrote, choreographed and starred in as the lead actor and dancer. This extremely personal, artistic, and beautifully cinematic piece of content, which was released during Pride month, had such a large and positive impact on viewers everywhere. With over 23 million views across platforms (and counting), fans and viewers continue to share with us how meaningful the video has been to their own personal journeys. 


Why does this entry deserve to win?

Eugene's debut directorial piece also served as a fundraiser for the Trevor Project, raising over 130,000 dollars to help LGBTQ young people by providing support through free and confidential suicide prevention and crisis intervention programs.


For his work in and out of The Try Guys, Eugene is part of the Logo30, Logo's inaugural list of extraordinary LGBTQ+ people of 2018, and one of Gold House's A100 list of the top 100 most influential Asian-Americans of the year. The work that Eugene does is so important to the community and we think this piece of content has been one of the biggest stand-outs of the year both in terms of creative craft and social impact.


Video for I'm Gay - Eugene Lee Yang

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The Try Guys 2nd Try LLC


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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, YouTube, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, Snapchat, and the rest of the social web.

the 13th annual shorty awards for brands and organizations is open for entries! early deadline on dec 3rd, 2020.