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Gayming Awards 2024 finds a new home in Los Angeles

The gaming industry’s hottest, most stylish award show is set to return on April 7th, 2024, and this time, the Gayming Awards new home will be in the city of Los Angeles.

Building on the huge success of the 2023 Awards that were hosted in New York City, the Gayming Awards journey to becoming a key player on the global video game stage continues.

This year the Gayming Awards has its focus on even more growth this year with a pivot towards a virtual, pre-recorded show. It is being produced by the creative powerhouse of Nathan Noyes and Ian Devoglaer (The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula) and will broadcast on April 7th at 2pm PT (5pm ET/10pm UK) on Gayming Magazine’s Twitch and TikTok accounts. There will also be a Spanish language co-stream on TikTok and a captioned stream on YouTube, greatly increasing the accessibility and reach of the Gayming Awards.

But if you think that means there won’t be any time to party, don’t fret. Nominees, celebrities, industry professionals, and the press will gather and celebrate at an exclusive VIP event hosted in Los Angeles on the award day itself.

Robin Gray, the creator of the Gayming Awards, said: “It has always been our aim to ensure the Gayming Awards is as accessible as possible. Our move to a virtual show set in LA not only ensures that the Awards can be made with higher production standards, but we can also increase its accessibility and reach by broadcasting at a more globally convenient time along with offering captioned streams and our new Spanish language co-stream. These changes are
hugely exciting, and I’m thrilled to be celebrating LGBTQ excellence in gaming with a bigger and more diverse audience.”

The Gayming Awards promises to be as big and better as ever in its celebration of queer geek culture. This year, the ceremony also recognizes television and film in a brand new category: LGBTQ+ Geek Entertainment Moment of the Year, celebrating TV like The Last of Us, Doctor Who, Harley Quinn, Nimona, Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, and The Legend of Vox Machina.

The contenders for the coveted Game of the Year title encompass an impressive lineup with Baldur’s Gate 3, Final Fantasy XVI, Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Thirsty Suitors, Spider-Man 2, and Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical.

In recognition of outstanding contributions and commitment to inclusivity in the gaming industry, the nominees for the Industry Diversity Award showcase a remarkable array of companies and organizations trailblazing the way for diversity: Humble Games, Larian Studios, Latinx In Gaming, Qweerty Gamers, Roll7 and Women in Games International.

In honor of the vibrant streaming community, where gamers unite to share their passions, the nominees for the LGBTQ+ Streamer of the Year Award are Apothicdecay, Eevoh, Elix, EspeSymone, Halfmoonjoe, MysticKittenn, Sheilur, and SpringSims.

The Gayming Awards are sponsored by TikTok, Devolver Digital, Logitech G, and Art & Rev, and supported by Humble Games, Zynga, Out Making Games, Qweerty Games and NYC Gaymers.

Full nominations for the Gayming Awards 2024 were announced on January 9, 2024. For more information, head to the gaymingawards.com, and follow Gayming Magazine on all socials.

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