The world of streaming has opened up new and exciting avenues for entertainment, with a variety of streamers around the world doing their utmost to foster communities and bring together likeminded people.
For LGBTQ+ streamers community, striking out against the norm, charity work and being a role-model is part of what makes streaming so fun and rewarding. That’s worth celebrating and to lead up to the Gayming Awards 2023, we’ll be highlighting each streamer who has been nominated for our LGBTQ Streamer of the Year, a category sponsored by Streamlabs.
This week’s Gayming Awards 2023 Streamer Spotlight is Willow.
Let’s find out more about them!
How did you get into video games/streaming?
Video games and streaming have just always been a part of my life.
What is your favourite thing to stream?
I usually do ‘Just chatting’ and randomizers.
What can people expect from your stream?
Quality gender and sexuality talk, good community, and fun games.
How has your experience as an out LGBTQ+/QTPOC streamer been?
It’s been mostly good, aside from transphobes dropping into the space. Though I think Twitch support could be better.
What do you do outside of streaming?
Streaming is my full-time gig. But outside of that I work a lot with fitness and art.
What do you enjoy the most about streaming?
Honestly? The community and support network.
What have you learned about yourself through streaming?
I’ve learned that I do have a knack for talking to people and helping people understand things about themselves.
What’s your main goal as a streamer for the future?
To grow and become a large trans streamer on Twitch and be the representation that people need to see.
What are you looking forward to most this year?
I’m most looking forward to working with more people this year.
How does it feel to be nominated for Gayming Magazine’s Streamer of the Year?
Amazing! I’m honored, truly.
How do you think it’ll affect your streaming to win Streamer of the Year?
It will only serve to reinforce my drive to be better representation for others.
To find out more about Willow, head on over to their Twitch channel.