Outstanding LGBTQ Youths of 2017
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, fashion and entertainment.
It is particularly notable the large number of LGBTQ individuals appearing on the list this year who are involved in entertainment through YouTube. This reflects the adoption of social media as the principle source of communication in today's world and its prominent role in education and social activism.
Simply click on their names to read their fascinating biographies and achievements:
- Karnage - rapper
- Declan McKenna - singer/musician
- Shannon Purser - actor
- Lucy Whittaker - pop singer
- Mack Beggs - transgender wrestler
- Greyson Chance - singer, YouTube star
- Lohanthony - YouTube star
- Marcelas Owens - transgender activist
- Bella Thorne - actor
- Alexis G. Zall - YouTube star
- Outstanding LGBTQ Youths of 2014
- Outstanding LGBTQ Youths of 2015
- Outstanding LGBTQ Youths of 2016
- Outstanding LGBTQ Youths of 2018