At the 2023 Streamy Awards held on Sunday, transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney secured the prestigious breakout creator award. During his acceptance speech, he didn’t hesitate to address the rampant transphobia and negativity from critics, emphasizing the importance of widespread support for the transgender community. Mulvaney, a 26-year-old TikToker who shared his journey of transitioning over the course of a year, graced the stage in a red satin minidress and matching sparkling kitten heels. He indirectly alluded to the controversy surrounding his Bud Light partnership that had gained public attention earlier in the year.
In a heartfelt plea, Mulvaney stressed the necessity of standing behind trans individuals openly and proudly, recognizing the challenges they face. He acknowledged the incredible allies present in the room, appealing for a renewed form of allyship that actively amplifies trans voices. Mulvaney concluded his speech with gratitude and a touch of humor, mentioning his plans to enjoy a beer. This poignant moment followed a tumultuous period for Mulvaney, marked by a contentious Bud Light advertisement that incurred significant financial losses for Anheuser-Busch, ultimately altering its reputation and causing operational shifts.