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 11th Annual Shorty Awards Best LGBTQ+ Account

Through sharing inspiring stories from personal experience to supporting those clearly struggling, the LGBTQ+ internet community is strong and tight-knit. These nominees have grown their channels or used their existing platforms to advocate for the rights of members of the LGBTQ+ community -- inspiring, educating and supporting those around them.

Nominees

Adam Eli
Self-identifying as “super gay,” activist Adam Eli is working to strengthen the queer community via…
Ambers Closet
Described by herself as a “certified Weirdo,” Amber Whittington is one of the leading voices fighti…
Chandler N Wilson
For years, Chandler N Wilson has been doing the brave and important work of sharing their life as a…
Chella Man
Chella Man emerged in 2018 as one of the best LGBTQ+ advocates on the internet, as the deaf, trans,…
Desmond is Amazing
Desmond Napoles (stage name: Desmond is Amazing) is an 11-year old drag kid, awarded LGBTQ advocate…
finalist
Gus Kenworthy
The first openly gay male athlete to ever compete at the Olympic Winter Games, freestyle skier Gus …
Jacob Tobia
Activist Jacob Tobia is helping others “embrace the full complexity of gender and own their truth, …
finalist
Jessie Paege
YouTuber, Guilty Party actress, rocker girl, LGBTQ+ advocate and author Jessie Paege had a mileston…
finalist
Melanie Murphy
Irish lifestyle YouTuber, author and self-care guru Melanie Murphy wants you to “wear it out loud,”…
finalist
Noah Finnce
British transgender sensation Noah Adams, aka Noah Finnce, proves “no matter your situation, it is …
winner
Shangela
The “Queen of Halleloo,” D.J. “Shangela” Pierce has lived his 2018 as one of OUT Magazine's “Most C…
finalist
Stevie Boebi
As Stevie Boebi’s Instagram bio says, she “make[s] YouTube videos and teach s*x education and also …