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 9th Annual Shorty Awards LGBTQ+ YouTube Channel

Social media is a refuge for the LGBTQ+ community, where members can go to connect, support one another, and educate others who might not have the same experience. With diverse backgrounds, our nominees were some of the best—and most outspoken—advocates for the community this year, projecting their pride in every video.

Nominees

finalist
Ari Fitz
Rising to fame with her role on The Real World: Ex-plosion in 2014, Arielle Scott took her experien…
Arielle Scarcella
Arielle Scarcella is a “lesbian who loves LGBT culture” whose quest is to break down the barriers t…
Ash Hardell
Minnesotan Ashley Mardell is a YouTuber and stop-motion animator who is open about her bisexuality,…
finalist
Bria and Chrissy
Bria Kam and Chrissy Chambers are more than just a couple, they are also a singer/songwriter duo, a…
Davey Wavey
“Gay guru” Davey Wavey is here to support the gay lifestyle and community however he can, whether i…
finalist
Kat Blaque
A contributor to Everyday Feminism, the Huffington Post, and PRIDE: feminist activist, illustrator …
finalist
MarkE Miller
Art director and videographer MarkE Miller intimately documents day-to-day life with his boyfriend …
RJ Aguiar & Will Shepherd
As they say themselves, R.J. Aguiar and Will Shepherd are “a gay couple interested in demonstrating…
winner
Shannon Beveridge
Shannon Beveridge, a small-town Texas native, boomed onto the YouTube scene just over two years ago…
Skylar Kergil
Skylar Kergil is a transgender artist, musician, and YouTuber who has been documenting his transiti…
finalist
Stevie Boebi
Popular YouTuber Stevie Boebi loves “the internet, ladies, and bread.” She takes to her Stevie chan…
The Gay Women Channel
Adrianna DiLonardo and Sarah Rotella are the writer and director, respectively, of The Gay Women Ch…