15 More LGBTQ+ Influencers/Bloggers You Should Follow on Instagram
A few weeks ago, I made a list of 19 LGBTQ+ influencers/bloggers you should follow on Instagram, and after publishing, realized I’d forgotten some of my favorites! I’m lucky that I follow so many amazing queers that I hit 19 and can still come up with a longer list.
Just like with the last list, these are mostly accounts of people who make their queerness a focus with their content and discuss it actively. There’s also a variety of account types, but almost all of them are bloggers or have an online presence of some kind (Youtube, art shop, etc.). Enjoy and I hope you find some cool new queers to follow!
Florence Given // @florencegiven
I’m obsessed with Florence’s art style and her personal style, and also I want to move to London just to ask her on a date. Florence is a funky illustrator and writer who was recently named the Cosmopolitan Influencer of the Year (2019) and it’s easy to see why. She’s super interactive on stories and her content is super authentic. Her posts rotate between her art and personal things and she has a very specific aesthetic that’s unique but oozes cool girl.
Nicole Seligman // @writeslikeagirl
Nicole is a writer/blogger and virtual personal shopper with an amazing Instagram feed. I love all the colors and her mix of cute aesthetic photos, outfits, selfies, and pictures with her adorable partner and dog. She recently got engaged to her partner and they’re the literal cutest queer couple ever. Following Nicole will add joy your feed, no doubt.
Rachel Whitehurst // @rachelwhitehurst
Rachel is a former Youtuber (I’ve literally been following her since I was 16) and current podcaster who coined #byebiphobia. She made some amazing Youtube videos (sadly all archived now) about bisexuality and how coming out as a bi impacted her relationship with her family. She is also an artist and has an online shop that includes some awesome queer designs. I love Rachel’s sense of humor and her Insta feed is beautiful.
Shane Stinson // @plussizetransguy
Someone (I’m so sorry I forgot who) recommended this account to me after my last post and I love it! There’s nothing more amazing than seeing someone loving the skin they’re in and flaunting it. I was getting really tired of seeing the same kind of body type and person all over my feed, since it didn’t reflect real life, and I’m so happy people like Shane are out here on social media showing us that all bodies and identities are beautiful.
Steph Frosch // @ellosteph
Steph is a sometimes Youtuber and almost all her content revolves around being queer. A lot of it is very helpful and educational, like a video she recently made about what straight people need to know about attending Pride events. I say “sometimes Youtuber” because it’s how she became popular online, but she doesn’t upload consistent videos anymore. She does post on Instagram a lot though.
Ingrid Nilsen // @ingridnilsen
I don’t think there’s a queer young person alive who doesn’t know about Ingrid. She is a Youtuber who makes lifestyle videos in addition to a good amount of queer content. I love how authentic and curious she is - she is always learning new things and sharing them. She also just seems like a super sweet and normal person, despite being a relatively famous influencer.
Mimi Nadia Chenyao // @fake.and.basic
Mimi is a trans guy who takes a lot of super cute, “basic bitch” photos in girly dresses, but with insightful captions about his experiences and opinions. And there’s a greater meaning behind all of the super sweet, feminine outfits. Mimi also has a blog where he posts essays about complex things he’s going through and examines gender and sexuality in today’s world. I highly recommend following Mimi, you will learn a lot and challenge your own set perceptions.
Veera // @veeraelisabetht
Veera is a Finnish teenager and blogger who creates really dreamy photos. She identifies as panseuxal and wrote a great blog post about it. I love her sense of style and how each photo has a different but very set aesthetic. Her work has really been inspiring me lately!
Adam J. Kurtz // @adamjk
Adam is an illustrator whose work you have definitely seen somewhere. In addition to creating art, he is an author, designer and speaker. His work focuses on feelings, creativity, self-care and more.
Nathan Winterton // @nate_win
Nate is writer, model and LGBTQ+ and mental health activist. He talks a lot about Mormonism and his former relationship with the church, as well as suicide prevention and awareness, gender identity, trauma and more important topics. His photos are breathtaking and his captions are thought-provoking.
Brock & Chris // @yummertime
Yummertime is a lifestyle account run by a gay couple, Brock and Chris. In addition to posting a lot on Instagram, they do sometimes make Youtube videos. I like the playfulness of their posts and how they totally have the aesthetic of every straight female blogger, but it’s two gay guys (not sure if that’s on purpose). Their account documents their travels and they also create content relating to food, fashion, skincare and more. They were also featured in the same H&M Pride campaign as Shannon Beveridge, who I mentioned in my other queer content creators post.
Ashley Ballard // @closetvomitfashion
Ashley is a fashion and lifestyle blogger who creates a lot of content revolving around mental health. She is very open with her struggles with anxiety and other issues. She is also pansexual and recently started posting about it more, including some really cute content with her new girlfriend. I love Ashley’s content, especially when she talks about mental health and feminine vs. masculine clothing and fashion.
Matt Bernstein // @mattxiv
I love Matt’s content because he does amazing makeup but uses it to create conversations. Almost all of his recent posts are about gender and sexuality, like a photo of himself with red lips and a sparkly dress with the words “I am not a moral failure” written on his collarbone in eyeliner. His rainbow makeup is on point and he does a great job of creating posts that catch your eye and prompt you to read his captions and think further about queerness and how society perceives it, especially when it comes to gay men.
Ev’Yan Whitney // @evyan.whitney
Ev’Yan is a sexuality doula and podcaster, and I started following her a few months ago but only recently realized that she is queer! Her content is beautiful and covers topics like being a person of color, discovering sexuality and healing from trauma, body image, and more. I learn and grow so much in my own thinking every time I read one of her posts.
Carra Sykes // @carrasykes
Carra is an illustrator from Texas and I love her simple, quirky style. She’s been posting a lot of queer art for Pride month and her non-art posts also have a really nice aesthetic.
I hope you found some cool creators to follow in this post! I may do a part 3 in the future, because I’m sure I still missed some fantastic people.