TikTok is home to such a broad range of content creators. Whether you’re into fashion and beauty, fitness, food, music, or sports, there’s a place for you and your interests.
LGBTQ+ content on TikTok is especially powerful. The app has become a real safe haven for members of the community, with TikTokers proudly sharing their own experiences while opening their arms to viewers who need support.
Here is a list of LGBTQ+ TikTokers you need to be following.
Days of Girlhood is Mulvaney’s now world-famous TikTok series in which she documents her transition and navigates the trials and tribulations of living openly as her authentic self.
As well as covering her own transition, Mulvaney’s now-viral videos also encourage important conversations around presentation and gender. They have even earned her a spot in front of President Joe Biden.
With over nine million followers, it’s fair to say Mulvaney is making waves on TikTok, all while maintaining that bubbly personality and positive outlook we know and love her for. She exudes utterly precious trans joy every day and reminds her followers that it gets better.
Disclaimer: I joke to bring levity to the heavy fact that so many people don’t know how to speak about us. Having good intentions is great and also doesn’t change the impact of our words and actions. If you’ve said one or more of these things before, let this be a chance to seek out some more education. All out of love…💕
Deran’s profile is all about information and education, as they use songs and sketches to tackle important issues facing the trans community – in the most colorful outfits too!
They speak about their own experiences as a trans and non-binary person, offering frequent reminders to others that they are never alone.
Deran feels like that best friend who is always there with affirmations and words of encouragement, whether you need a push to ditch a toxic relationship or finally pursue what makes you happy.
Imani is proudly Black, bisexual and Muslim, and she’s the brain behind Smarter in Seconds, a video series basically giving us the lowdown on how to be a decent human being. She explains her points in empathetic, simplified ways and there’s no doubt that she helps bring about positive change, reaching millions far and wide.
Imani breaks down nuanced topics ranging from the language of diet culture to bodily autonomy, from the diversity of womanhood to the importance of voting in elections.
Her content is fun and engaging, but it also hammers home really important points, whether it be capitalizing the B in Black or how to celebrate the holidays in a sustainable fashion.
Imani’s videos are short and digestible and frequently feature creators from other marginalized communities.
The Old Gays
These guys are guaranteed to put a smile on your face!
The Old Gays consists of four elderly gay gentlemen ranging from ages 65 to 78: Robert Reeves, Bill Lyons, Jessay Martin, and Mick Peterson.
The Californian creators spread joy on a daily basis with their fun challenges, viral dances, and personal stories, while also acting as living proof to queer youth that you can grow old as a gay person and be happy.
The foursome has amassed a mega three million followers and are so loved, in fact, that they’ve even captured the attention of stars like Rihanna and Bebe Rexha.
Known online as JessicaOutOfTheCloset, Kellgren-Fozard brings a touch of vintage glamour to life.
She uses her platform of over 300,000 to discuss her experiences with disability and chronic illness, as well as LGBTQ+ topics that she never had access to in school.
A Deaf YouTuber and TV personality, every one of her videos radiates warmth and positivity, as she aims to inspire others by showing them that a little bit of optimism can go a long way.
She also shares her love for vintage fashion, travels with her wife, Claudia, and her four-legged fluffy friends.
Everyone needs a Claire in their lives – she’s a science teacher and personal trainer who says it like it is, with a real no-nonsense yet comedic approach to the battles LGBTQ+ people face on a daily basis.
A lesbian mom, she takes great pride in being out and loud to reflect the community in a positive way and to provide visibility for those who have felt invisible in society for so long.
Claire is the queen of carefree humor, and she will shed light on harmful stereotypes and ridiculous myths in genius fashion, whether she’s running through a field waving a Pride flag dismantling the patriarchy or silencing homophobia in a rainbow beanie, Claire is the auntie we all want.
Holmes – known as HelloMyNameIsWednesday – is an artistic genius who uses their platform to provide mental health check-ins and uplifting affirmations for those days when you need a perk.
The illustrator’s joyful animations are bursting with color and are guaranteed to bring light to your day, whether that’s by reminding you to take your meds, have some more self-belief, or feel proud of your little achievements.
Holmes’s striking creations also make the perfect phone wallpapers for those days when a joyful quote can go a long way.