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Gayming Awards: all the winners of the second edition of the LGBTQ+ show


The ceremony dedicated to productions tagged LGBTQ+ delivered its awards in eleven categories, of which Life is Strange: True Colors emerged as the big winner.

The Gayming Awards 2022the second edition of the ceremony dedicated to video games, tabletop games, comics and esports players who have defended diversity and inclusiontook place at London’s Troxy Theater the April 25, 2022with a live broadcast on Twitch.

The show displayed 11 categories three of which were won by Life is Strange: True Colors (the three where the software was named). Deck Nine Games and Square Enix’s game notably won the title of game of the year beating Boyfriend DungeonPsychonauts 2 and Unpacking, succeeding Hades, last year’s winner.

It should be noted that Gayming Magazine introduced this year a new prestigious class devoting those who have made “incredible progress in their streaming career over the past year and have made significant contributions to the LGBTQ+ world in the gaming space”: the Rising Star Class where 6 streamers were rewarded.

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In addition to the 11 winners, the American journalist, activist and streamer Tanya DePassfounder ofI Need Diverse Gamesalso received the title of Gayming Icon for the positive impact it has brought to the LGBTQ+ gaming community.

Here is the full list of winners:

Game of the Year

  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Boyfriend Dungeon
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Unpacking

Gayming Magazine Readers’ Award

  • Resident Evil Village
  • Boyfriend Dungeon
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Metroid Dread
  • Sand
  • Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania
  • The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

Industry Diversity Award

  • Ukie’s #RaiseTheGame pledge
  • I Need Diverse Games
  • London Gaymers
  • Women in Games International

Authentic Representation Award

  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Boyfriend Dungeon
  • Unpacking
  • Unsighted

Best LGBTQ Character Award

  • Alex Chen, Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Helmut Fullbear & Bob Zanotto, Psychonauts 2
  • Steph Gingrich, Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Meredith Weiss, Lake

Best LGBTQ Indie Game Award

  • Unpacking
  • A Year Of Springs
  • Boyfriend Dungeon
  • Lake
  • Sword of the Necromancer
  • When The Night Comes
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LGBTQ Streamer Rising Star Class of ’22

  • ItsMeHollyy
  • cruuunchy
  • CoderGirlChan
  • LuciaEverblack
  • Luke_Boogie
  • Trish Olson

LGBTQ Streamer of the Year

  • Aimsey
  • BlizzB3ar
  • CriticalBard
  • Eevoh
  • Eret
  • nihachu
  • ReadySetBen
  • RekItRaven
  • Sammy M Jay
  • Shaaba and Jamie
  • Shawn
  • Toph

Best LGBTQ Comic Book Moment

  • The Pride Omnibus
  • DC Pride #1
  • Killer Queens
  • X-Factor #10

LGBTQ Tabletop Game Award

  • Adventuring With Pride: Queer We Go Again
  • The House Doesn’t Always Win
  • Thirsty Sword Lesbians
  • wanderhome

Best LGBTQ Contribution to Esports

  • Emi “Captain Fluke” Donaldson
  • amanda stevens
  • Cloud9 White Valorant Team
  • Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association [CMSA]

See you now at New York at the beginning of next year when the Gayming Awards 2023: Live on Broadway.

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