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LGBTQ On-Line Media
 

Social media sites offer critical opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and other sexual and/or gender minority (LGBTQ) youth to enhance well-being through exploring their identities, accessing resources, and connecting with peers.

 

Lots of talented LGBTQ folks can be found among on-line streamers, casters, bloggers, creators, influencers, and gamers on such channels as Twitch, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Happi, and YouTube.  There are a significant number of LGBTQ topics addressed through digital web-based platforms, including social media, weblogs, videos, and podcasts.
 

 

Queer Streamers

The online world is a wonderful place for LGBTQ people to express themselves, and these seven people are making spaces for that to happen. These on-line stars are featured on Twitch, which is a live-streaming platform for gamers and other lifestyle casters that supports building communities around a shared interest.

JustAMinx -
JustAMinx is an Irish variety streamer. She can often be found streaming in the Just Chatting category or playing games with her friends. Minx grew in popularity after appearing on a number of episodes of Love or Host and became known for her boisterous personality. You can find her streams here.

Arbitrary Reign - Arbitrary Reign is another wonderful gay streamer who is on Twitch. He mainly streams older games but throws in a few newer ones from time to time. Recently he has been playing Dishonored 2 and Oddworld: Soulstorm. He also has two adorable cats called Kirby and Butter.

Austin Snow - Austin is a “mostly gay” man from America. He hosts an online dating show called Love or Host on his Twitch channel. Many of the contestants are other creators on Twitch. The show is always bound to be chaotic.

BoyBlueLondon - BoyBlueLondon is a gay streamer from London. He likes to have laid back streams where he will play a wide variety of games from classics to new releases all while chatting with his viewers. He has a segment called Sims Sunday.

Eret - Eret is a bisexual Twitch streamer who is well known both for playing Minecraft and his deep voice! He has mentioned his dislike of gender roles in the past and to combat them he owns multiple dresses and can be seen trying them on during streams from time to time over on his channel.

Iamvapid - Another Irish entry in our list of must-watch queer streamers is Iamvapid, a 28 year-old who mainly plays horror games like Dead By Daylight. He makes sure that his Twitch stream is a safe place for all people to be.

Sweet Anita - Sweet Anita is a streamer on Twitch who mainly streams in the Just Chatting category but also plays games on stream. In the past, she has spoken about identifying as demisexual and what that means to her. Anita has shared she has Tourettes and speaks about it openly in her streams.

[Source: Jennifer wilde, April 2021]

 

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LGBTQ Streamers

 

Austin Snow
BoyBlueLondon
Psyche
IamBrandon
CriticalBard
SpaceValkyries
ThatNerdViolet

JeffBrutlag
ThatBronzeGirl
Sweet Anita
MiaByte

Aimsey
BlizzB3ar
Eevoh

Deere
Nikatine

CypherOfTyr

LondynBradshaw

LucidFoxx
FrazleyS
Merciful
ChocolateKieran
ShamBamTYMaam
RoryPlays

Biggus Bennus

DataDave
FoxQueen

Pikachulita
Eret

Nihachu
RekItRaven
Sammy M Jay

CocoConfession
PleasantlyTwstd

MiladyConfetti
RayvenSeven

MishaCrossing
JermainePlays
Iamvapid
JustAMinx
J0hnJ0hnn
ArbitraryReign
ReadySetBen
AshleyRoboto
Antphrodite
IAmTalanya

Shaaba and Jamie
Shawn

AnneDorko
Toph

OddsocksTango

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FoxQueen - People can expect a chill inclusive environment from my stream. I usually try to keep it fairly PG-13 but I am a gay woman that likes joking about a good tit every now and then. I typically play JRPG’s and story based games, usually of the anime variety. But any game where I can be a lady who smooches other ladies is a must play in my book and you’ll probably see it on my stream at some point.
 

Biggus Bennus - People can expect both a lot of interaction in chat and also in whatever I’m playing. I predominantly play Animal Crossing, incorporating game shows such as Deal Or No Deal, Blind Date and Snatch Game. Then every Friday I turn my community into big, oiled up wrestlers in WWE 2K and let them beat each other to a pulp. It’s a great way to welcome in the weekend!
 

MiaByte - Expect weirdness, wackiness, and a variety of content. Games, DnD, puzzle solving & more. No matter what I do it’s always a chill time. I basically just do my best to make peoples day a little bit better.
 

CypherOfTyr - You can expect a variety of things: mainly RPGs, third person shooters, crafting and mini painting and sometimes Coffee With Cypher. It’s a comfy community that takes safety seriously.
 

Psyche - She plays a lot of space, sandbox and story games, but also likes games that make her cry. Her community is focused on creating a safe and inclusive space, wholesome but sometimes immature humor, and a healthy dose of chaos.
 

IamBrandon - When someone comes to stream, they should expect the unexpected. He usually plays many retro games from the past that he never got to experience when he was younger, with a bit of horror from time to time. The conversation is mainly what keeps people staying.

J0hnJ0hnn - My space is very loud and very gay! I’m a variety streamer and I play everything from simulation games, sandbox games, adventure, survival horror, and RPGs! We have a close-knit community who focus on supporting each other, talking about issues (personal and global), and razzing me for my gameplay! I’m also heavily focused on promoting a body positive space and inspiring people to be more comfortable and confident in their own skin.

[Source: Ed Nightingale, December 2020]

 

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Queer Streamers

 

Austin Snow

BoyBlueLondon

Psyche

IamBrandon

Sweet Anita

MiaByte

CypherOfTyr

FoxQueen
Biggus Bennus

Eret

Iamvapid

JustAMinx

J0hnJ0hnn

ArbitraryReign

Facebook Pages

 

Queer Cafe

LGBTQ Real Talk Radio

Paige and Holly

Together We Stand
The Gay Salon
Gayety

Transgender World

LGBTQ Loyalty

Mama Dragons

LGBTQ Advocate

Pride Portraits

Parents of Transgender Children

Black Lesbians

Betty Turbo

Non-Binary Gender Pride

Transgender Support

Rainbow Pride

LGBTQ Writers and Readers

Gay Professional

 

Instagram Pages

 

27 Travels/Gabi & Shanna
Once Upon a Journey

Two Femme Gems

Meg Ten Eyck

Burrito and Tortilla/Chris & Alex
Rosie and Ella/LGBTQ Couple

Lindsay Cale

Allie and Sam/Travel Couple

Raff Out Loud/Lesbian Family

Kate Austin/Travel & Laughs

Ash Hardell

Unite UK 1

Jessi and Millie

YouTube Channels

 

I'm From Driftwood

Rowan Ellis

LGBTQ Top Lists

Advocate

I Want the World to Know

Jeffrey Marsh

Tyler Oakley

It Gets Better

Them

Queer Network

United Nations Human Rights

GLAAD Media

Amelia Ace

RuPaul's Drag Race

Sapphic Underground

Ashley Wylde

Amaze

Queerspace Magazine

Celeste M

Human Rights Campaign

Matt and Blue

Trevor Project

Sexplanations

She4Me

Keara Graves

Go Charlie

Adventures of Zach and B

Rainbow1978

Queer Cafe

 

LGBTQ Youth and On-Line Engagement

 

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and other sexual and/or gender minority (LGBTQ) youth identify significant benefits from engagement with social media, as well as other Internet-enabled technologies. While research comparing their use to their non-LGBTQ peers is limited, research has suggested LGBTQ youth may spend significantly more time online. Social media serves as informal learning environments for LGBTQ youth during their identity developmental processes. As LGBTQ identities remain highly stigmatized, social media sites provide youth with critical opportunities to explore, label, and practice disclosing their emerging LGBTQ identities; control and rehearse their social interactions; as well as access identity-specific resources. Even engaging more passively with social media (such as watching LGBTQ YouTube content) enables individuals to learn about identity-specific issues and be inspired in their coming out process, increasing identity confidence.

Social media facilitates identity construction and communication by allowing LGBTQ youth to curate their online presence in a context characterized by relative safety (i.e., users can block or accept whomever they choose) and control over anonymity (i.e., users can choose how much [if any] of their life is made public). The comparative anonymity available online facilitates opportunities for youth to develop and explore their LGBTQ identities in ways not feasible in offline communities. Anonymous social media activities ensure that participants’ emerging LGBTQ identities are protected from premature disclosure and from socially significant individuals (e.g., friends, family) who may not be accepting. Recent research finds that LGBTQ youth are able to engage in self-expression by curating their profiles and navigating unwanted comments and advances, which they are unable to do to the same extent in their offline lives. The interactive nature of social media enables a closer investigation of the ways that LGBTQ identities and experiences are constructed and communicated using technology.

For LGBTQ youth, online community engagement enhances well-being. Participation in online communities may allow LGBTQ youth to access role models who share their experiences, as well as seek emotional and social support. As individuals become more comfortable with their identity, they may engage in sharing LGBTQ content and participate in educating and supporting other LGBTQ people within their online networks. Youth were able to use social media as a bridge to access resources within their offline communities while minimizing potential risks, making local LGBTQ populations more visible to young people—particularly in rural communities. The Internet is perceived by LGBTQ youth as an efficient way to address gaps in identity-specific information (e.g., to access sexual health resources), as well as an effective means of learning about offline services and events. Overall, social media allows LGBTQ youth to explore their identities and social relationships, access resources, and curate their own mode of self-expression while controlling their degree of self-disclosure.

[Source: Sage Journals, Craig, Eaton, McInroy, Leung, Krishnan, January 2021]

 

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Best LGBTQ Streaming Services

Digital media is a powerful force. What happens on screen can set off a ripple effect that reaches all corners of society; one that influences not only how people view others, but also how people view themselves.

The average person spends 7.5 hours a day consuming media…  and yet, only 27% of the LGBTQ community feel they’re well represented by the content they see.  The time has come for this to change.

One of the digital platforms that hosts YouTubers and other creators is Uscreen, which has become a place where many LGBTQ content creators have launched their online streaming services.

Unicorns.live - Bringing LGBTQ Performances Online. Unicorns.Live broadcasts LGBTQ events using live video.

SVTV - Amplifying Queer Storytellers. In the digital age, inclusion and realistic representation of LGBTQ people is more important than ever. And that’s what SVTV is all about. SVTV offers LGBTQ community-driven content that include series, film, sports, documentaries, podcasts, and live streams.

TysonPlus - Boundary-Breaking LGBTQ TV Shows. TysonPlus is a LGBTQ streaming service that produces people-of-color-inclusive content.

TrickleUP - An Online Network Where Artists Help Artists. Inspired by the artists-on-behalf-of-artists movement, TrickleUp is an American charity organization that showcases performing arts content on its streaming platform.

Lesflicks VOD – An Online Space For Women Who Love Women (WLW). Focusing mainly on lesbian, bisexual, and some transgender, movies, shorts, and TV series, Lesflicks VOD brings you content you can’t find on traditional (and even LGBTQ) streaming services.

GayBingeTV - The Riches are in the Niches. GayBingeTV showcases gay movies and TV shows, creating a specific space in the entertainment industry for gay men while also leaving room on their platform for LGBTQ, including transgender content.

Fearless - Discover New, Independent, And Inclusive Content. Fearless is a video streaming service that offers viewers access to inclusive content from all under-represented groups.

[Source: Salma Madwar, Uscreen, June 2021]

 

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