However you feel about social media, the pros (the cons…) it can’t be denied that places like Instagram, Tik Tok and YouTube are amazing at fostering and growing strong communities made up of people from all over the globe. With transgender, non-binary and other members of the LGTBQ+ community more often than not severely unrepresented in traditional media, social platforms can help bring that much needed connection and empowerment, however that might look, breaking those stereotypes, showcasing self-expression and celebrating rewriting those traditional ‘norms.’ Queer influencers are transforming coming out for gen z, offering more intimate access to authentic queer stories, whether it’s on tik tok or Instagram.
After hearing Ash, from our Glow Collective, say that ‘seeing other trans people being themselves, finding them on social media and seeing them live their lives, that was really useful for me’, we pulled together some of our favourite queer influencers of the moment, and of all time. Don’t see yours on this list? Message us on Instagram @glowhhubbeauty & we’ll make sure to add them.
‘is an amazing artist and activist and he helped me find the term genderqueer and come to terms with what that meant and how that could look. He has a great tedx talk available on YouTube on the difference between gender identification and presentation.’ – Ash
‘Alok discusses gender-nonconformity and shares some amazing book reports of literature covering gender in fashion.’ – Ash
With over a million Tik Tok followers, Lily-Rose uses her voice to support those around her, from talking Covid to Black History Month, Mental Health and finding space for LGBTQ+ creators. She told GAYTIMES that it was her friends she made through TikTok that helped her actually come out.
Jamie is an award-winning writer, editor, speaker, model. Jamie started their career using social media as a space to find the LGBTQ+ community. They’re now a very prominent non-binary person in this social space and uses their platform to help amplify others voices as a collective.
Freelance illustrator & author (most recently of) Queer Power, a book for the community - to feel seen, to platform incredible queer voices, it’s a book for any queer person (or ally) out there, celebrating modern-day LGBTQ+ icons who are shaping our world
Made tik tok famous by stealing the show in her sisters video series ‘saying things you shouldn’t say to your gay sister’ she now makes content across tik tok and youtube of just general life with her girlfriend, her sister, work outs and coming out...
From chatting Northern Irish slang to being bisexual, Tik Tok influencer downloaded Tik Tok because she was bored, but after finding queer Tik Tok she was hooked.