Co-Hosts and Nominations Revealed For the Gayming Awards 2024! (Updated)

Gayming Awards 2024 Hosts April
Milady Confetti and DEERE will co-host the Gayming Awards 2024 (Image via X – @gaymingmag)

The co-hosts and list of nominees have been revealed for the upcoming Gaymind Awards 2024. The 4th Annual Gayming Awards will be held at the Margaritaville Resort in Palm Springs, California, come April 7, 2024.

Let’s talk about the co-hosts first before we get to all of the nominations. An initiative from Gayming Magazine (founded in 2019), the award show will be hosted by drag queen and horror content creator DEERE along with content creator, writer, and podcaster Miliday Confetti. As someone who keeps an eye on the queer video gaming space, I’m familiar with both of them and I have a feeling they will knock it out of the park with their sense of humor. 

And now, it’s time to go over the nominations!

Game of the Year Award

  • Baldur’s Gate 3 – Larian Studios
  • Final Fantasy XVI – Square Enix
  • Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – Nintendo
  • Thirsty Suitors – Outer Loop Games / Annapurna Interactive
  • Spider-Man 2 – Insomniac Studios / Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical – Humble Games / Summerfall Studios

Opinion: I can see Baldur’s Gate 3 winning this one not only because of the queer representation but also due to what the title brought to the table as an in-depth role-playing experience.

Gayming Magazine Readers’ Award – sponsored by Devolver Digital

  • Baldur’s Gate 3 – Larian Studios
  • Final Fantasy XVI – Square Enix
  • Goodbye Volcano High – KO_OP
  • Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – Nintendo
  • Tchia – Awaceb / Kepler Interactive
  • This Bed We Made – Lowbirth Games

Industry Diversity Award

  • Humble Games
  • Larian Studios
  • Latinx In Gaming
  • Qweerty Gamers
  • Roll7
  • Women in Games International

Authentic Representation Award

  • Baldur’s Gate 3 – Larian Studios
  • Coral Island – Stairway Games / Humble Games
  • Sims 4 – Maxis / EA Games
  • The Expanse: A Telltale Games – Telltale Games / Deck 9
  • Thirsty Suitors – Outer Loop Games / Annapurna Interactive
  • This Bed We Made – Lowbirth Games

Best LGBTQ+ Character Award

  • Aloy – Horizon: Forbidden West – Guerilla / Playstation Studios
  • Dame Aylin – Baldur’s Gate 3 – Larian Studios
  • Deon Lesange – Final Fantasy XVI – Square Enix
  • Jala – Thirsty Suitors – Outer Loop Games / Annapurna Interactive
  • Shadowheart – Baldur’s Gate 3 – Larian Studios
  • Tchia – Tchia – Awaceb / Kepler Interactive

Opinion: I won’t be surprised if Tchia wins this. But let’s see.

Best LGBTQ+ Indie Game Award – powered by TikTok

  • Coral Island – Stairway Games / Humble Games
  • In Stars and Time – insertdisc5
  • Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical – Humble Games / Summerfall Studios
  • Tchia – Awaceb / Kepler Interactive
  • Thirsty Suitors – Outer Loop Games / Annapurna Interactive
  • This Bed We Made – Lowbirth Games

LGBTQ+ Streamer of the Year Award

  • Apothicdecay
  • Eevoh
  • Elix
  • EspeSymone
  • Halfmoonjoe
  • MysticKittenn
  • Sheilur
  • SpringSims

Best LGBTQ+ Contribution to Esports Award

  • Bailey McCann
  • Bethany “Indyburgh” Pyles
  • Cora Kennedy
  • Emma “Emzii” Rose
  • Slaypex / Kylie Gabor
  • Team Overture

LGBTQ+ Geek Entertainment Moment of the Year (new category)

  • Doctor Who: The Star Beast – Bad Wolf & BBC Studios
  • Harley Quinn – DC Studios & Warner Bros Animation
  • Nimona – Netflix & Annapurna Pictures
  • Scott Pilgrim Takes Off – Netflix
  • The Last of Us: Long, Long Time – HBO in association with Sony Pictures Television Studios, PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog
  • The Legend of Vox Machina – Season 2 – Amazon Studios, Critical Role & Titmouse

Opinion: I’m a bit unsure about what to make of this category. It feels like it’s kind of pitting a particular queer moment against an entire piece of queer content. And that might come across as unfair to some.

Along with the award ceremony occurring at Margaritaville Resort in Palm Springs, California, on April 7, 2024, the event will also be streamed globally through official media partners TikTok (tiktok.com/@gaymingmag) and Twitch (twitch.tv/gaymingmag). Gayming’s TikTok will also publish clips and interviews from the Red Carpet and the Winner’s Lounge, as well as the show itself, throughout the night.

Attention! Public Voting is currently open for 4 categories: Gayming Magazine Readers’ Award, Best LGBTQ+ Character Award, LGBTQ+ Streamer of the Year, and LGBTQ+ Geek Entertainment Moment of the Year Award.

You cast your vote by heading on over to gaymingmag.com/vote24

Which games are you rooting for?

Let us know.

You can read more of our video game coverage here.

Update: February 23, 2024

The Gayming Awards 2024 has moved its host city to Los Angeles, CA, and will go fully virtual for greater accessibility and reach.

(via Press Release)

Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.


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