Transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney, a biological man who identifies as a woman, was awarded Woman of the Year at an awards show in the United Kingdom.
The awards show Mulvaney attended was the Virgin Atlantic Attitude Awards, a ceremony for an LGBT magazine for the U.K. and Europe.
In accepting the award, Mulvaney stated that it had been 560 days since the influencer started transitioning, noting that some people “don’t see me as a woman at all,” eliciting boos from the crowd.
“So, no matter how hard I try, or what I wear, or what I say, or what surgeries I get, I will never reach an acceptable version of womanhood by those hateful people’s standards,” Mulvaney said.
“But as long as I have the queer community that sees me for my truth, I’m going to be OK!”
Mulvaney winning Attitude Awards’s Woman of the Year award comes after the influencer received the Breakout Creator of 2023 at the Streamy Awards in August, a ceremony dedicated to online content creators.
Mulvaney is perhaps best known for a partnership announced between the influencer and Bud Light, in which Mulvaney received a can to celebrate a full 365 days as a trans woman.
The video, shared on Mulvaney’s social media, received major pushback from conservatives, who called for a boycott of the drink.
In the wake of the video’s posting, Anheuser-Busch, the company that owns Bud Light, saw its revenue go down by almost $400 million in August.
In June, Mulvaney criticized Anheuser-Busch for not reaching out in the wake of the backlash caused by their partnership and was “scared to leave my house.”
Despite expressing criticism, Mulvaney recently suggested that Bud Light should create an ad featuring a trans woman and a cowboy drinking a beer at a bar. The transgender activist suggested the tag line, “There’s room for all of us beer drinkers in this town,” for the ad.
Dylan Mulvaney honored with ‘WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD.’
“I only publicly came out online 560 days ago.”
“No matter how hard I try, or what I wear, or what I say or what surgeries I get I will never reach an acceptable version of womanhood by those HATEFUL peoples standards.” pic.twitter.com/WwjdeYvxYq
— Oli London (@OliLondonTV) October 12, 2023