12th Annual Shorty Awards Categories


The final deadline to vote for your favorite nominee or to enter your brand or organization was on Thursday, February 20th, 2020.

Influencers

Honoring the most notable and viral influencers and creators from 2020. See below for official categories.

Brands & Organizations

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

Best LGBTQ+ Account

The LGBTQ+ community is one of the strongest and most supportive communities on the internet, as many of these icons and celebs were once struggling to feel like they fit in. Now with social media, these amazing people are able to reach out and share their stories, inspiring the masses and showing those in need that they aren’t alone. Whether they are educating, advocating, or connecting, these creators are some of the most inspiring on the internet.
Asia Kate Dillon
Groundbreaking actor Asia Kate Dillon is one of the first non-binary gender stars to be cast for a role on mainstream TV. 2019 marked a breakout year for Asia, beginning with the launch of season 4 on th…
Dom and Nick
Dom and Nick are the travelling couple making you jealous of their vacations and their adorable relationship. For good vibes, smiles and endless feels, head to their Instagram page where you’ll enjoy the…
Edison Fan
Edison Fan has been making waves for a few years now, although 2019 saw him really stand out as a model and LGBTQ+ advocate. Like many, China is a country where members of the LGBTQ+ community face a ton…
Eduardo Sánchez-Ubanell
Eduardo Sánchez-Ubanell uses content to find the humor and the tenderness in the queer experience for his 56K+ Instagram followers and 35K+ YouTube subscribers. He covers everything from the first Grindr…
Jammi Dodger
UK-based YouTuber Jamie Raines made waves back in 2015 when he chose to document his transition on social media for the world to see. In doing so, he connected with a huge audience across platforms, espe…
Jen Richards
Jen Richards is using her platform to disprove stereotypes, stigmas and misconceptions about trans people. She enjoyed an exciting 2019 when she was cast as a main character in the HBO show Mrs. Fletcher…
Leisha Hailey
LGBT icon Leisha Hailey was introduced to the world in the role of Alice in the hit aughts series The L Word. Alice became one of the most memorable characters in the series, thanks in large part to her …
Lyss & Ce
Lyss & Ce are a real social media success story, with the couple having initially met on Instagram. Now, they’ve teamed up to create amazing YouTube videos to their 160K+ subscribers about their life. Th…
Pattie Gonia
Pattie Gonia is the self proclaimed "world’s first backpacking queen," and she’s on a mission to break down the heteronormativity commonly associated with hiking and mountaineering culture. Since launchi…
Rain Dove
Rain Dove is a leading gender-nonconforming model and activist best known for their work subverting heteronormative expectations in photoshoots, productions and runway shows, offering both femme and masc…
Rose and Rosie
Known for their positive and open conversations about LGBTQ+ issues, Rose and Rosie are a married British comedy and entertainment duo with over 900K+ subscribers on YouTube. The duo enjoyed a successful…
Ty Turner
"FtM YouTuber, Entrepreneur, and dog lover" Ty Turner is a very influential YouTubers who makes videos on issues affecting numerous people in the LGBTQ+ community. Ty has more than 290K+ subscribers on Y…

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, and the rest of the social web.

the final deadline FOR voting and entering in the 12th annual shorty awards WAS on thursday, FEB 20TH.