Thursday, April 18, 2024

Gayming Awards 2022: LGBTQ Streamer Rising Star

If you’re looking for an award show that’s queer and entertaining, then you’ll want to know more about the Gayming Awards – the first and only global award ceremony celebrating LGBTQ+ video games and the people behind them. With this award show we’ll show off many incredible categories, including Gayming Awards 2022: LGBTQ Streamer Rising Star, sponsored by streaming platform Twitch.

This award is to celebrate the success of a rising star of LGBTQ streaming. Nominees for this category will be gathered from a select panel of established and notable LGBTQ streamers from all over the world.

This category is proudly sponsored by Twitch, a US-based streaming platform where many of these wonderful streamers have started their careers – and not just in video games, but crafting, cooking, tabletop gaming, and so much more.

You can find out more about the show – and how to attend – here. In the meantime, let’s look at the amazing streamers that have been nominated for this category, and what their audience had to say about them!


“Holly, a bisexual icon from Seattle has grown to be adored by the entire LGBTQIA2+ community on Twitch. Working her way up on Twitch while having a Full-time job and cultivating a beautiful inclusive and cheerful community. She brings her “persona” every now and then – Holly Idaho – a pop/country star who loves Corn, horses, and hot tubs. I do believe Holly will keep growing on this platform and claiming her space as her own.”


“I recently met cruuuunchy through the latest round of team applications for the Aussie Pride team. Both in her application and how I’ve gotten to know her recently, I can see how kind, caring and passionate she is about streaming. She has built a lovely community that she genuinely cares about and interacts with them in such a lovely way. Her streams are very cozy and extremely welcoming for new people to come into. I think cruuuunchy has the ability to go far with streaming and continue growing based on how she has already established herself within the twitch community.”


“CoderGirlChan is an amazing example of someone who is built for streaming. They are extremely inclusive, very entertaining, have encouraged their friends to check out Twitch and stream themselves, promotes STEM and being unapologetically Black across their stream and social media, and has taken part in some very imaginative charity events with their stream team, LVL UP.”


“Trish [AwkwardishPanda] is a wonderful streamer, is someone who walks the walk and talks the talk of being an upstanding member of the LGBTQIA+ community in streams, their discord and online. They are a wonderful and kind crafting streamer, who makes everyone welcome and quickly gets rid of anyone who shows they don’t fit in by being rude, racist, sexist, etc. She’s also done charity streams and TTRPG shows benefitting charity on her channel and elsewhere. She’s exactly the kind of up-and-coming start that I think the Gayming Awards should recognize for her work, community building, and being an outspoken advocate for others that are in the LGBTQIA+ space and who have different/more axis of marginalization than herself.”


“One of the major players in the #TwitchDoBetter campaign alongside RekItRaven. I believe as a Trans person, trans people don’t always get the recognition they deserve especially in a major campaign like #TwitchDoBetter. I believe Lucia, with their activism for Trans and marginalized people, has been seen, but should be recognized.”


“Luke_Boogie is a non-binary streamer who has cultivated a wonderful community who all join their streams for laughter, games, and fun. On top of this Luke has raised money for LGBT charities on multiple occasions and has collaborated and supported so many other LGBT streamers.”


The Gayming Awards are proudly sponsored by… 


The Gayming Awards are proudly supported by… 

Bandai Namco – a Japanese multinational video game publisher

Green Man Gaming – a British-based online video game retailer, distributor and publisher

Space Ape Games – mobile games maker

Ukie – the UK’s games and interactive entertainment industry trade body

game – the German Games Industry Association

Out Making Games – the UK games industry’s LGBTQ representation group

Games London – the agency promoting London as a hub of games making

Aimee Hart

[She/They] Aimee Hart specializes in queer fandom, video games and tabletop, having started her career writing for numerous websites like The Verge, Polygon, Input Magazine and more. Her goal now is to boost LGBTQ+ voices in the video games industry.