THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards 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.

Nominees

finalist
Alok V Menon
2017 was a hard year for the LGBTQ+ community, especially for those who are from immigrant families…
Amy Ordman
Amy Ordman is the “Aussie living in LA” who constantly wonders why she’s still single. Her 320K+ Yo…
Arlo Sullivan
The child of Instagram star Jesse Sullivan, who believes her “daughter will change the world,” Arlo…
finalist
Aydian Dowling
The first transgender man to make the cover of Men’s Health, Aydian Dowling is obviously a pioneer.…
Ethan Hethcote
Gay rights have come a long way in the past few years, but there is still an epidemic of bullying a…
finalist
Lateef Thynative
Lateef Thynative is an up-and-coming YouTube fashion and LGBTQ+ personality. He brings his experien…
winner
Miles McKenna
The YouTube star Miles McKenna came out early 2017 as transgender. Nearly 2M people have watched hi…
Raymond Braun
Touted by Out magazine as “one of the preeminent queer activists of his generation,” Raymond Braun …
finalist
Stephanie Frosch
Stephanie Frosch had a remarkable 2017, revealing “THE TRUTH ABOUT YOUTUBE'S LGBT RESTRICTION.” She…
Trace Lysette
You may recognize Trace Lysette from her role as Shea on Amazon’s Transparent. The transgender actr…
finalist
Trixie Mattel
Many people were introduced to the plastic-faced Trixie Mattel on season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, w…
V Squared
Vinny Vaillancourt had a surprising 2017, receiving his YouTube plaque for surpassing 100K subscrib…