Top LGBTQ+ Influencers
Social media is a great place for so many reasons. It is no longer a place to just simply catch up with friends and family, but a destination for motivation and inspiration, too.
Whether it’s celebrating diversity within race, religion or the LGBTQ+ community, social media enables us to be unapologetically who we want to be, and who we are. And if you’re not quite there yet, then social media will be able to help you on your journey.
Whether you’re looking to brighten up your Instagram feed or you’re a brand looking to collaborate with somebody truly positive and inspirational, then take a look at our top LGBTQ+ influencers.
From documenting their very own journeys to creating a safe space for others to be themselves, these LGBTQ+ influencers are both educational and inspiring.
This list wouldn’t be complete without this absolute queen! Nikkie Tutorials is one of the most famous and influential names within the online beauty community, but at the beginning of 2020, she posted a completely different video to her well-known YouTube channel.
With over 13 million subscribers, Nikkie revealed that she was transgender. Having been born a boy, Nikkie had always identified as female and had completely transitioned by the age of 19.
Coming out in an incredibly moving video, Nikkie is now recognised as an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, encouraging others to be themselves and hopes to help others on their own journey.
Since this, Nikkie has helped others to live their lives exactly how they want to. You go girl!
Mark Ferris is a well-known YouTuber and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, regularly attending and supporting pride events.
With an incredibly positive nature and outlook on life, Mark’s social media channels are also an honest and open place for many. Often discussing topics such as dating and more recently, his sexuality, Mark is a firm believer in being true to yourself and not feeling the pressure to give yourself a label.
Mark and his social media channels are quite simply a breath of fresh air and is the perfect influencer to follow if you’re looking to add some positivity to your feeds, or if you’re a brand looking to work with somebody truly honest and authentic.
Nicola Adams OBE
Nicola Adams OBE is recognised for her work as a former professional boxer, representing Team GB.
Going against all stereotypes, Nicola is one of the most successful women in the sporting industry, having been the first female boxer to win gold at the 2010 Olympic Games as well as becoming the first female boxer to become a double Olympic champion – impressive, huh?!
Making noise in more than just the sports industry, Nicola topped the Independent’s list of ‘101 of the most influencer LGBT people for Britain in 2012’.
Inspirational to thousands of women around the UK, Nicola is a force to be reckoned with. And now, Nicola is set to appear on the 2020 series of Strictly Come Dancing and will make history as she is part of the first same-sex couple on the show.
Chris Olsen and Ian Paget
TikTok stars Chris Olsen and Ian Paget rose to fame on the popular video-sharing app and fast-became one of the most-loved couples online.
Sharing fun and engaging videos, the couple are well-known for pulling pranks and filming hilarious challenges together. Also showing their serious side on various social media platforms including Instagram and YouTube, Chris and Ian also document their relationship, sharing stories about how the pair met.
Light-hearted yet encouraging, Chris and Ian are a great voice within the LGBTQ+ community.
Another female sporting legend, Shanaze Reade is a well-known BMX racer and track cyclist, and has also represented Team GB at the Olympic Games in 2008 and 2012.
Now, Shanaze uses her Instagram feed for health, fitness and positivity. Honest and open about her struggles with mental health, Shanaze is an extremely uplifting and inspiring social media account to follow.
Shanaze is also an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, regularly supporting pride events and encouraging her audience to be themselves.
Jules Von Hep
Founder of The Isle of Paradise, Jules Von Hep is one of the most positive and uplifting accounts on Instagram that is sure to make everyone smile.
Inspiring his 60,000+ followers on Instagram, Jules is an advocate for body positivity, mental health and the LGBTQ+ community. Often sharing fun yet educational videos to his feed, Jules also discusses life as a gay man as well as some of the more difficult times that have gone along with it.
Sharing his journey with his audience, Jules also talks about the reality of homophobia, encouraging people to stand together and be who they are regardless of what people may say or think.
Posting motivational images, quotes and videos, Jules Von Hep is a true inspiration.
Munroe is a well-known English model and activist for the LGBTQ+ community.
As a transgender woman, Munroe uses her voice to represent many and regularly campaigns for transgender rights.
Using her social media channels to raise awareness and support others, Munroe also documents her own experiences.
In 2016, Munroe was voted the third most influential LGBTQIA+ person in the UK and now, she is a UK Changemaker for UN Women UK, a patron for Mermaids and is a LGBTQ+ Editor for Dazed Beauty.
There are so many incredible individuals doing so much good for people all around the world and we love to see it! All of these LGBTQ+ influencers would make the perfect addition to your brand’s campaign and will certainly brighten up your Instagram feeds.
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