9 Incredible LGBTQIA+ Creators

Updated: Jul 26

Representation in media matters. For members of the LGBTQIA+ community, this statement couldn’t be more true. Though it’s hard to categorize the experiences of each unique person in this community under the same umbrella, people seeing others who have had similar experiences to them can be life-changing. Historically, the LGBTQIA+ community has faced deep discrimination, inequality, and unimaginable obstacles.

One of the most powerful things that allies can do to celebrate Pride Month is to amplify the voices of LGBTQIA+ community members, allowing their voices to be heard as they create community, enact change, fight for rights, and tirelessly teach even though they shouldn’t have to. Here are 9 influential LGBTQIA+ voices that we want to amplify this month and every month:

Devin-Norelle (@steroidbeyonce)

(ze/zim/zis)

Dedicated to trans activism and fighting inequalities, Devin-Norelle is a multi-faceted individual who can’t help but inspire all those who consume zis content. Scrolling through the posts made by Devin-Norelle, viewers will be reminded of critical court cases happening around the country and learn about the importance of creating safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ youth, all while enjoying the bright and thoughtful personality that Devin-Norelle brings to every table.

This New York native openly shares zis experience growing up as a queer kid, hoping to illustrate that even the smallest community surrounding kids can really make a difference in their lives.


Dylan Mulvaney (@dylanmulvaney)

(she/they)

Quickly becoming the internet’s favorite self-described gal pal, Dylan Mulvaney candidly shares their experience as a trans woman. Starting most vides with “Day XYZ of Girlhood,” Dylan encourages viewers to find joy in the simplest moments in life.

She shares the challenges of transitioning as well as invites audiences to celebrate the wins with them. Finding the perfect blend of positive and vulnerable, Dylan’s approach to life inspires all who are watching to take big risks, advocate for themselves, and celebrate even the smallest wins.


Matt and Beau (@probablythis)

(he/him; he/him)

Not only does this iconic couple make every person on the internet feel like a best friend, but they are also home-design experts. Their page is filled with renovation videos, DIY tips, and decoration inspiration.

Their new book “Housewarming” helps readers fall in love with their home again by taking back their space, using their walls as a blank canvas, and expressing who they are in each room. Matt and Beau are major feel-good vibes; they make us want to sit on the couch surrounded by plants with a cozy blanket nearby and scroll through their page for hours.


Chris Olsen (@chrisolsen)

(he/him)

Chris Olsen quickly rose to TikTok fame during the early days of the pandemic. He’s open about his past challenges with addiction and mental health, while also showcasing how he rebuilt his life from the ground up to make sure he could be proud of himself.

If you want to laugh, cry, or laugh at one of Chris’s many crying pictures (don’t worry, he posts them in a joking manner), then head over to his TikTok page.


Eric Sedeño (@ricotaquito)

(he/him)

Eric, also known as Ricky, is a breath of fresh air and a beam of light on the internet, which can sometimes be a scary place.

His fashion videos, comedic stories, and creative ad campaigns have a way of making people feel right at home. Don’t believe us? You’ll just have to go watch for yourself!


Kissy Duerré (@kissyduerre)

(she/her)

One of her recent videos celebrates beautiful features of trans women that are often overlooked, and if that doesn’t perfectly sum up who Kissy is, we don’t know what will. Her page is filled with self-love in the hopes that others will learn that it’s one of the most important types of love.

She shares thoughtful commentary about her struggles transitioning and how other people perceived her experience. Get ready to think deeply, embrace your own flaws, and celebrate all those around you after spending a few minutes looking at Kissy’s content.


Isaiah Washington (@relateableisaiah)

(he/him)

If you’re feeling depressed but still want to catch some ~vibes~, then you’re in the right place. Isaiah’s page is filled with hilarious commentary around what it’s like to be him. Candid dating stories, cringe flirting stories, and the funny challenges of being single are just some of the content Isaiah creates.

Much of his TikTok focuses on mental health and sexuality, but there is a healthy dose of humor mixed into every piece of content.


Miss Peppermint (@peppermint247)

(she/her)

Well-known due to her role on Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Miss Peppermint has captured the hearts of audiences around the globe.

Never afraid to speak up on important topics such as trans rights, racial inequities, and human rights, Miss Peppermint shows her followers that you really can do it all. On top of that, she’s a fashion ICON.


Olivia Boeyink (@oliviaboeyink)

(she/her)

Seamlessly mastering transitions between masculine and feminine looks, Olivia has all of TikTok in a trance. Her videos are an ode to the fact that we can be whoever we want to be in each and every moment.

Mixed in on her page are funny skits and trending sound videos, sometimes with her girlfriend.


Amplify, Amplify, Amplify

If you’re an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community, we challenge you to figure out how you can amplify the voices of people in the community. It’s not time to talk over anyone, but rather, it is time to show support, uplift, and amplify. If you’re a member of the LGBTQIA+ community who takes the time to educate, spread love, and make the world just a bit brighter, thank you. Happy Pride!


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  2. https://everyqueer.com/lgbt-influencers/

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  6. https://linktr.ee/Kissyduerre

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  9. Profiles of all creators on Instagram or TikTok

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