21 Influential LGBTQ+ Voices Leading the Way on Social Media

In the digital age, the fight for LGBTQ+ rights and visibility finds powerful allies in social media’s vast landscape. These 18 trailblazers are not just participating in the dialogue; they’re at the forefront, crafting content that challenges, educates, and inspires. Here’s a look at the voices reshaping how we understand gender, sexuality, and identity online.

1. Tyler Oakley

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Tyler has been a beacon for LGBTQ+ youth online, using his platform to discuss queer issues, mental health, and advocacy, all while maintaining his trademark humor and relatability.

2. Munroe Bergdorf

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Munroe uses her voice to tackle difficult conversations around race, gender, and what it means to be transgender in today’s world, making her a pivotal figure in pushing for equality and understanding.

3. Nikkie de Jager (NikkieTutorials)

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After coming out as transgender, Nikkie has continued to dominate the beauty space on YouTube while advocating for transgender rights and visibility.

4. Jonathan Van Ness

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As one part of the “Queer Eye” team, Jonathan uses Instagram and Twitter to spread positivity, self-love, and political awareness, all while breaking down gender stereotypes.

5. Lil Nas X

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With each tweet, music video, and performance, Lil Nas X challenges homophobia in the music industry, especially in genres like country and rap, proving you can be unapologetically yourself and successful.

6. Alok Vaid-Menon

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Alok’s work as a gender non-conforming writer and performance artist explores themes of gender, race, and queer identity, challenging followers to rethink normative gender binaries.

7. Jazz Jennings

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One of the youngest transgender activists, Jazz uses her platform to share her journey and the challenges she faces, promoting visibility and understanding for transgender youth.

8. Adam Eli

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Adam’s activism is centered around queer Jewish identity and global LGBTQ+ rights. His feed is a mix of personal storytelling, activism, and calls to action for his community.

9. Pabllo Vittar

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Brazilian drag queen Pabllo Vittar combines music and social media influence to break barriers for LGBTQ+ artists in Latin America and beyond, championing queer and trans visibility.

10. Contrapoints (Natalie Wynn)

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Through her YouTube channel, Natalie tackles complex topics like gender, politics, and philosophy, making them accessible and engaging, all while challenging transphobia and right-wing ideologies.

11. Kat Blaque

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Kat’s content on race, gender, and social justice is both educational and eye-opening, making her a crucial voice for those at the intersection of black and transgender identities.

12. Chella Man

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An artist, actor, and activist, Chella shares his experience as a deaf, genderqueer, Chinese, and Jewish person, providing a unique perspective on identity and accessibility.

13. Ruby Rose

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Ruby uses her fame to spotlight LGBTQ+ issues and mental health, breaking down barriers in Hollywood for gender fluid and non-binary representation.

14. Gigi Gorgeous

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Gigi’s YouTube channel documents her life and transition, serving as a source of inspiration and education on transgender issues and the power of living your truth.

15. Dan Levy

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Beyond creating the inclusive world of “Schitt’s Creek,” Dan uses his social platforms to advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, emphasizing the importance of representation in media.

16. Jamie Windust

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Jamie’s advocacy for non-binary rights and mental health, combined with their work in fashion and media, challenges societal norms and promotes a message of inclusivity and diversity.

17. Peppermint

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As a transgender woman and drag performer, Peppermint blends her activism with performance, advocating for transgender rights and visibility within the entertainment industry.

18. Hayley Kiyoko

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Dubbed “Lesbian Jesus” by her fans, Hayley’s music and social media presence have become anthems for queer visibility and self-acceptance, particularly for lesbian and bisexual women.

Voices of Change

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Amplifying the spectrum of queer voices, these influencers are rewriting the script on LGBTQ+ representation. With every post and video, they’re not just opening hearts and minds — they’re setting the stage for a world where everyone is seen, heard, and valued.

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