Outstanding LGBTQ Youths of 2016
QueerBio.Com is pleased to present its annual list of Outstanding LGBTQ Youths for the year. The biographies of these individuals were added to the biographical website during the year when their actions and achievements came to the attention of the editors. Some have faced great risk to their personal lives by being publicly identified as LGBTQ. All have used their skills or served as role models to help others live their lives openly.
Each has made a material impact in their field of interest. These fields include activism, sports, politics, the military, fashion and entertainment.
It is particularly notable the large number of transgender individuals appearing on the list this year. This reflects the increased visibility, activism, and confidence within the community and across the age spectrum.
These individuals hail from Sweden, Canada, Tunisia, the United States, India, Great Britain and Spain. To read their remarkable stories, simply click on their names:
- Scotty Dynamo - YouTube star and rapper.
- Mitch Price - Stonewall's Young Campaigner of the Year.
- AJ Selfridge - Stonewall's Young Campaigner of the Year.
- Dutee Chand - sprinter and Indian National Champion.
- Jesus Tomillero - Football referee who faced bullying and death threats.
- Alexander Bengtsson - Conservative Party member of parliament.
- Ramy Ayari - LGBTQ activist
- Rowan Blanchard - actor and LGBTQ activist.
- Elliot Fletcher - transgender actor.
- Noah Galvin - actor in the hit television series 'The Real O'Neals'.
- Gavin Grimm - transgender activist at the centre of the controversy over bathroom segregation in the southern United States.
- Tyler Henry - clairvoyant who launched his popular television show in the year.
- Jazz Jennings - transgender YouTube star and activist.
- Casil McArthur - transgender fashion model.
- Aaron Wixson - first individual to come out after the U.S. military adopted a policy of accepting open transgender personnel in 2016.
- Outstanding LGBTQ Youths of 2014
- Outstanding LGBTQ Youths of 2015
- Outstanding LGBTQ Youths of 2017
- Outstanding LGBTQ Youths of 2018