The viral content creator won the Breakout Creator award at the 13th annual Streamy Awards


Actress and TikToker, Dylan Mulvaney, won big at the 13th annual Streamy Awards last night, taking home the ‘Breakout Creator’ award. The Streamys honours the best in online video content.  

During her acceptance speech, Mulvaney used the opportunity to speak on her experiences as a trans woman. 

“My life has been changed for the better,” Mulvaney told the crowd. “But on the flip side, there’s also been an extreme amount of transphobia and hate, and I know that my community is feeling it, and I know that even our allies are feeling it.”

Addressing her fellow content creators, she said: “I look around this room and I see so many amazing allies that have platforms. I think allyship right now needs to look differently. You need to support trans people publicly and proudly”

“The trans community and the creator community actually have something in common and it’s that people often underestimate us. I know that we can stay optimistic about the future of transness in general because if we can influence people to buy $22 Erewhon smoothies we can also do this.” 

“I’m going to go have a beer.” Were Muvaney’s final words before she exited the stage, a nod to her recent Bud Light controversy.

Mulvaney, 26, began posting on TikTok in 2020 after her acting career was put on hold by the pandemic. She rose to fame by documenting her transition in her #daysofgirlhood series, amassing 10.6 Million TikTok followers and partnering with brands such as Kate Spade, Crest, Haus Labs and CeraVe. In October 2022, Mulvaney was invited to the White House to talk to President Joe Biden about transgender rights.

Mulvaney’s most infamous partnership came in April 2023 when she promoted Bud Light’s “Easy Carry Contest”. 

The advert had conservatives boycotting Bud Light, accusing the brand of going “woke”. The outrage was further fuelled by right-wing politicians and commentators who took it as an opportunity to stir up anti-trans sentiment.

After months of backlash, in June, Mulvaney posted a video explaining her side of the story, calling out Bud Light for never reaching out to her. She said: “I’ve been scared to leave my house. I have been ridiculed in public. I’ve been followed…I have felt a loneliness that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.”


Trans people like beer too. 🏳️‍⚧️🍻

♬ original sound – Dylan Mulvaney

Two months later, things are looking up for Mulvaney. Speaking to People after the show, she described winning the award as “The best moment of my year so far…it makes me feel like there’s hope.”

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