Revry, the first global LGBTQ+ streaming service, is proud to announce the return of the annual Queer X Awards on October 11, 2023, to mark National Coming Out Day. Presented by Discover, this prestigious event recognizes and honors outstanding individuals and allies who have made an impact. Since its inception in 2016, the Queer X Awards have been a symbol of inclusivity, applauding the achievements of those who have shaped the LGBTQ+ landscape.
“The annual Queer X Awards symbolizes a momentous celebration of extraordinary achievements within the LGBTQ+ community,” said Damian Pelliccione, co-founder, and CEO of Revry. “Happiness, pride, and celebration are essential to shift the focus from mere representation to actively cultivating joy and acknowledgment within the LGBTQ+ community and beyond.”
This year’s awards are hosted by Arice Wanzer, a transgender model and actress that has walked in Miami Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Latin Fashion Week, and L.A. Fashion Week, and Dexter Mayfield, a dancer, and plus-size model from CBS’s Come Dance with Me, are expected to be among the many queer celebrities. Past honorees and presenters include the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Angelica Ross, Bowen Yang, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Patton Oswalt, Dwyane Wade, Erica Wheeler, Mila Jam, Kim Petras, Biqtch Puddiń, DeAndre Upshaw, Kidd Kenn & NextKidz, and Ninel Conde.
“Discover is steadfast in promoting inclusivity, authenticity and allyship among our customers and employees, and we are pleased to support Revry and the Queer X awards,” said Jonita Wilson, Chief Diversity Officer at Discover. “Our company is committed to providing brighter financial futures for everyone.”
True to its mission, the Queer X Awards are not just another awards show – these awards amplify the diverse voices and stories that have historically been marginalized. Redken will also sponsor this year’s awards and will feature a unique show opening in a Redken salon celebrating a space for the entire spectrum of queer identity and experiences.
The 2023 Queer X Awards will be streamed globally and exclusively on Revry, the preeminent LGBTQ+ streaming platform for authentic queer content. Audiences can catch the action for free on Revry’s streaming channel, available on popular platforms like Samsung TV Plus, Roku, VIZIO WatchFree+, Plex, Rakuten TV, Xumo, and more.
The 2023 Queer X Awards are produced by The Barn, producers of Revry’s record-breaking Pride Ball.