The Gayming Awards 2021 were recently held, and some Switch titles took home big wins. You can see a full rundown of the event and the award winners in the press release below.
The queerest night in games has come to a close for this year with nine awards given out at The Gayming Awards 2021 last night to celebrate some of the greatest contributions to LGBTQ inclusion and representation in gaming. The history-making inaugural Gayming Awards were broadcast to an amazing audience of over 110,000 unique viewers.
The winners of each category were chosen by an international judging panel of LGBTQ+ video game industry professionals, with the exception of the LGBTQ Streamer of the Year Award and the Readers’ Award which were decided by public vote.
Robin Gray, founder, and editor of Gayming Magazine, had the following to say on the momentous night: “I am so proud to be able to say we have held the world's first LGBTQ video game award show! 2020 was truly a watershed moment for LGBTQ inclusion in games and to be able to celebrate it with everyone, although virtually, was amazing! Congratulations to all the winners, well done to all the nominees and thank you again to all our sponsors! See you in 2022!”
Colin Blackwood, EA’s UK & Ireland Country Manager, said: “Congratulations to the amazing nominees and winners celebrated tonight. As a founding partner of the #RaiseTheGame pledge, EA are thrilled to sponsor the inaugural Gayming Awards, celebrating and recognising the power of inclusion of LGBTQ+, and diversity of stories and creators, in video games. We look forward to these awards becoming an annual tradition.”
If you missed the show, you can watch it back now at the following link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/927084821
The following are The Gayming Awards 2021 winners:
Best LGBTQ Narrative Award – sponsored by Hangar 13
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Authentic Representation Award – sponsored by Green Man Gaming
- Tell Me Why
Best LGBTQ Character Award – sponsored by Rocksteady Studios
- Tyler Ronan - Tell Me Why
LGBTQ Streamer of the Year Award – sponsored by Twitch
Industry Diversity Award – sponsored by Square Enix London Mobile
- I Need Diverse Games
Best LGBTQ Indie Game Award – sponsored by Xbox
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Gayming Magazine Readers’ Award – sponsored by PlayStation
Gayming Icon Award – presented by Gayming Magazine
- Robert Yang
Game of the Year – sponsored by EA Games