Gayming Magazine Announces the First LGBTQ+ Gaming Awards Show

The first-ever Gayming Awards are coming in February 2021.

October 6, 2020

The LGBTQ+ community has been involved in gaming ever since gaming’s inception, creating a community based around sexuality and gender as well as a love for video games. It only makes sense that as gaming evolves to become more inclusive of the community, the community would create a gaming awards show to celebrate LGBTQ+ representation and inclusion in the medium.

Today, Gayming Magazine announced the Gayming Awards 2021, an all LGBTQ+ gaming award show to be presented by EA on February 24, 2021. The show will give awards based on categories such as ‘Game of the Year,’ ‘Best LGBTQ Character,’ ‘Best LGBTQ Narrative,’ ‘Best LGBTQ Indie Game,’ and give awards such as the ‘Industry Diversity Award,’ the ‘Special Recognition Award,’ the ‘Authentic Representation Award,’ and the ‘Gaymer Magazine Readers Award.’



The Gayming Awards 2021 will feature a panel of 20 LBGTQ judges who will vote on each category with the exception of ‘Best LGBTQ Streamer’ and the ‘Gayming Magazine Readers’ Award’ which will be voted on by readers. Nominations for awards such as ‘Best LGBTQ Indie Game,’ ‘Best LGBTQ Streamer,’ and the ‘Industry Diversity Award’ are available through the Gayming Awards’ website.

The show has some big sponsors lined up as well, with EA, Square Enix, and Green Man Gaming all sponsoring categories and awards. The event will be streamed on February 24, 2021, at 8 pm GMT and be hosted by UK comedian Suzi Ruffell.

Gayming Magazine has been around since 2019 and has “rapidly grown to become the voice of LGBTQ gaming.” Based out of the UK, the website writes gaming news, reviews, and produces multimedia content all with an LGBTQ+ lens.

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Peter Hunt Szpytek

Peter is from Chicago. He's played more JRPG's than he can count despite being not totally great at them and you can usually find him on the weekends dropping hot in Apex Legends. When not holding a controller, he's at the gym trying to get in shape for his next cosplay.

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