Welcome To The 2014 Queerties

Screen Shot 2014-11-10 at 4.11.21 PMThis year, Laverne Cox became the first trans woman to be featured on the cover of Time magazine. And now she is officially also the first trans woman to ever win the Queerties Award for “Badass of the Year.” So what it’s also the first time the award has ever been given? We aren’t keeping score.

We are keeping score of the results of your votes, though. And by the looks of it, 2014 will go down as a year to remember. Michael Sam may not have suited up in a pro football game yet, but that didn’t stop him from winning two Queerties for “Top Jock” and “Closet Door Bustdown.”

Other notable victors this year are Ellen’s Gardner who had the “Hottest Nude Selfie Leak,” Conchita Wurst for being a diva on the rise, and Sam Smith for sticking in our ears all summer.

Check out the full list of winners below:

Badass Of The Year: Laverne Cox, Hillary Clinton, Sister Roma, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Dale Hansen, Dave Kopay

Top Dog Over 40: Anderson Cooper, Ricky Martin, Andy Cohen, Farhad, Jesse Jackman, Aidan Shaw

Most Annoying Person: Phil Robertson, Nash Grier, Kathryn Knott, Juan Pablo Galavis, Amy Kushnir, Parker Molloy

Closet Door Bustdown: Michael Sam, Ian Thorpe, Ellen Page, Robin Roberts, Kale, James Richardson

Top Jock: Michael Sam, Chris Kluwe, Ian Thorpe, UVA Swim Team, Jason Collins, Billy Bean

Wackiest News Story: “Pastor Claims Gay People Are Possessed By Fart Demons That Can Drive Pigs To Suicide,” “Man Arrested After Jars And Jars Of Human Penises Discovered In His Apartment,” “Science Confirms The Bigger The Belly, The Better The Lover,” “Man Goes To Hospital For Circumcision, Wakes Up With No Penis,” “Gay Performance Artist Will Have Sex With A Different Man Every Day For A Year,” “Man Orders Penis Enlarger Online, Receives Magnifying Glass In Mail”

Hetero Heartthrob: Zac Efron, Dan Osborne, Daniel Radcliffe, James Franco, Harry Styles

Most Adorable Couple: Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black, Vivian Boyack and Alice “Nonie” Dubes, Michael Sam and Vito Cammisano, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita, Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry

Hottest Instagram Sensation: Max Emerson, Ricky Martin, Kordale and Kaleb, Andy Cohen, Terry Miller, Blake Skjellerup

Best Nude Selfie Leak: Ellen’s Gardener, Alex Minsky, Kenny Brain, Josh Hutcherson, Dylan Sprouse, Calum Hood

Looking Character You’d Share a Beer With: Kevin, Patrick, Richie, Dom, Lynn, Doris

Best New App To Find Your Future Husband: Hornet, Mister, Mench’d, Dandy, Karma, Sparxx

Rising Diva: Conchita Wurst, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Betty Who, Fly Young Red, Big Freedia

Twitter Account You Should Be Following: RJ Aguiar, Chris Crocker, Davey Wavey, Adore Delano, Tyler Oakley, Perez Hilton

Up & Coming YouTuber: The Monastero Twins, Willam, Troye Sivan, Kingsley, Lucas Cruikshank, John Bird

Future Film Classic: The Normal Heart, Neighbors, Pride, Love Is Strange, Lilting, The Imitation Game

Earworm of the Year: “Stay With Me,” Sam Smith; “Chandelier,” Sia; “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea; “Break Free,” Ariana Grande; “Travesty,” Jimmy Somerville; “I Adore You,” Adore Delano