In alphabetical order
This category celebrates LGBT+ people that have used their online presence to speak out about LGBT+ issues or rights.
Northern Irish YouTube sensation Adam B has been bringing pranks, challenges and insights into his life for more than a decade. As a former co-presenter of CBBC shows The Dog Ate My Homework and Blue Peter, Adam has amassed more than 3 million subscribers on his YouTube channel alone, coming out on his platform in July 2022. In October, he released his first novel, Adam Wins the Internet.
Author, speaker, poet, comedian and fashion inspiration, Alok Vaid-Menon is your go-to on learning about intersectional inclusion. With their incredible publication Beyond the Gender Binary released in 2020, Vaid-Menon has been using their platform and their art to bring awareness to gender, race, trauma, belonging, body diversity and self-determination.
Amber Rose Gill
Gill has taken social media by storm with her honest and funny videos. Since her appearance on Love Island, she has co-written a romance novel, Until I Met You, released in July 2022. The past year she has come out about her sexuality and dating women on her social media accounts, the first openly LGBT+ Love Island winner.
Artist, Author and Director Chella Man has been a familiar face for his art practice deconstructing binaries, activism within the transgender, D/deaf, BIPOC communities online and off, and role as a superhero in DC’s Titans. As a Jewish Asian-American, Chella has been outspoken about the extreme lack of representation for intersectional artists and how this led him to be his own representation. He has also worked as a highly successful model for the likes of Calvin Klein, BOSS and has also partnered with Yves Saint Laurent. Most recently, Chella has taken a step as a curator featuring all disabled artists in a show titled PURE JOY, is building out an artist residency with Industry City in Brooklyn, and has also published his book: Continuum in June 2021.
Ace Dad Advice is the social media safe space so many of us needed growing up. This asexuality education project is designed to support young people exploring asexuality (and anyone questioning their sexual orientation), with clear and approachable information to help everyone live their best life. Daigle-Orians, the creator and asexuality educator, has been empowering all queer users across their range of platforms.
Divina De Campo
Actor, singer and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK runner-up, De Campo needs no introduction. Known for their high soprano voice, love of theatre and LGBT+ advocacy, she’s gone down in herstory! She has recently worked with the George House Trust, a charity supporting people living with HIV and released a rather fab festive EP, Red and Silver.
Dylan Mulvaney is without a doubt TikTok’s sweetheart, rising to fame through her beautiful Mulvaney of Girlhood video series, where they documented their gender transition. Since then, Dylan has risen to viral prominence, partnering with famous make-up brands like Ulta Beauty and even interviewing U.S. President Joe Biden about transgender rights. Last December, Dylan announced she was undergoing facial feminisation surgery.
Julie and Camilla Lorentzen
Everyone’s favourite TikTokers Julie and Camilla Lorentzen have won the internet’s heart with their documentation of their couple goals relationship last year. The pair, who recently tied the knot, have amassed more than 4.3 million followers on TikTok alone, bravely and openly sharing their mental health journeys, alongside their fertility journey with their audience.
Queer Jewish activist Matt Bernstein has been giving us all a lesson on LGBT+ intersectional issues across their social media platforms. Bernstein is known for make-up and nail looks that often are used to deliver powerful messages relating to misogyny, antisemitism and homophobia. With more than 1.3 million Instagram followers, he has truly been making waves for queer Jewish representation across the internet. Needless to say, we’re huge fans.
YouTube’s very own Mark Ferris has made a name for himself online for his open and honest content on everything from solo travelling, to mental health, to coming out. Throughout his successful career, he’s worked alongside both Sky and BBC Sounds, and has truly gone down as British YouTube royalty – what’s not to love!