9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

All finalists have been announced, stay tuned for more updates about the 9th Annual Shorty Awards on April 23, 2017

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.

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.

Finalists

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Ari Fitz
Rising to fame with her role on The Real World: Ex-plosion in 2014, Arielle Scott took her experience in the spotlight and started using it to promote her interests in fashion and androgyny. She headed...
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Bria and Chrissy
Bria Kam and Chrissy Chambers are more than just a couple, they are also a singer/songwriter duo, and the masterminds behind the sometimes uncomfortable (on purpose) YouTube channel BriaAndChrissy. Lik...
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Kat Blaque
A contributor to Everyday Feminism, the Huffington Post, and PRIDE: feminist activist, illustrator and speaker Kat Blaque takes to YouTube to break down the gender and race dynamics prevalent in today'...
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MarkE Miller
Art director and videographer MarkE Miller intimately documents day-to-day life with his boyfriend and fellow YouTuber Ethan Hethcote, meeting in Indiana while still in college and moving to LA to co-f...
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Shannon Beveridge
Shannon Beveridge, a small-town Texas native, boomed onto the YouTube scene just over two years ago when she decided to share her coming out story with the world. Her introspective look at life and the...
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Stevie Boebi
Popular YouTuber Stevie Boebi loves “the internet, ladies, and bread.” She takes to her Stevie channel to discuss all three, though most often she’s posting about ladies: pranking them, having sex with...

Nominees

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, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 9th Annual Shorty Awards will be held April 23, 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.