Gayming Awards 2022 Nominations Announced


The nominations for the 2022 Gayming Awards have been announced, with Life is Strange: True Colors and Boyfriend Dungeon leading the pack with four nominations each.

The Gayming Awards celebrate LGBTQ+ gaming with awards for industry diversity, the most authentic LGBTQ+ representation, the most popular LGBTQ+ streamer, and more.

Last year’s inaugural awards proved so successful that the category list has been expanded to include comics, esports, and tabletop gaming, with winners set to be announced on April 25 at the Troxy Theatre in London, hosted by gaming presenter Julia Hardy.

The full list of nominations for the Gayming Awards 2022 follows:

Gayming Awards 2022 Game of the Year Nominees:

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

Gayming Magazine Readers’ Award Nominees:

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

Gayming Awards Industry Diversity Award Nominees:

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

Gayming Awards Authentic Representation Award Nominees:

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

Gayming Awards Best LGBTQ Character Award Nominees:

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

Gayming Awards Best LGBTQ Indie Game Award Nominees:

  • A Year Of Spring
  • Boyfriend Dungeon
  • Lake
  • Sword of the Necromancer
  • Unpacking
  • When The Night Comes

LGBTQ Streamer of the Year Award Nominees:

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

LGBTQ Streamer Rising Star Award Nominees:

  • ItsMeHollyy
  • Cruuuunchy
  • CoderGirlChan
  • LuciaEverblack
  • Luke_Boogie
  • Trish Olson

Best LGBTQ Comic Book Moment Nominees:

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

LGBTQ Tabletop Game Award Nominees:

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

Best LGBTQ Contribution to Esports Nominees:

  • Amanda Stevens
  • Cloud9 White Valorant Team
  • Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association [CMSA]
  • Emi “CaptainFluke” Donaldson

The two public voting categories, Streamer of the Year and the Gayming Magazine Readers’ Award can be voted for on the Gayming Awards website.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale.

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