Instagram is a platform that provides a window into the LGBTQ community through the accounts of its many LGBTQ influencers. These stars are changing the way society sees LGBTQ people and inspiring others to get involved and support the community by sharing their empowering stories and images. From fashion bloggers to fitness influencers, these remarkable individuals are building a more inclusive community through positive, affirming, and Instagram-branded content.
Top LGBTQ Influencers to Follow
Daniel Franzese (@Whatsupdanny) Actor, comedian, and activist Daniel Franzese, also known as WhatsupDanny, is one of the funniest and most popular gay Instagram influencers, with over 140K followers. He is the CEO of Funny Gay Besties and Italian Big Boy Beefcakes and is famous for his portrayal of “Mean Girl.” With an epic sense of humor, Daniel uses his platform to bring light to the LGBTQ community.
Alexander Joe (@Alexbegs) Alexander Joe is a fashion influencer with 38K Instagram followers and 600K followers on TikTok. His unique and intriguing posts showcase his flair for fashion.
Devin Norelle (@Steroidbeyonce) Devin Norelle is an advocate, actor, diversity model, and writer with 50K Instagram followers. He openly discusses topics like gender-affirming surgery, neopronouns, and AIDS/HIV.
Owin Pierson (@Owinpierson) Owin Pierson is one of the top Asian LGBTQ Influencers, who uses their platform to talk about sexuality, mental health, and equality. They believe in supporting others before, during, and after they come out.
Doug And Sanjay (@Thetravellinggays) Doug and Sanjay met at Manchester Pride in 2009 and have been documenting their travels on their Instagram, which has 264K followers, and their Youtube channel ever since. They recently shared their journey with surrogacy and are currently celebrating the arrival of their first child!
Matt Bernstein (@Mattxiv) Matt Bernstein is a famous LGBT influencer and activist whose Instagram profile showcases fantastic makeup, combined with strong messages, political challenges, and LGBTQ community issues.
James Barr (@Imjamesbarr) James Barr is one of the hosts of the UK’s top-rated LGBTQ podcast, ‘A Gay and a Non-Gay,’ which has over 5M listens and won the award for Best Entertainment Podcast at the 2021 British Podcast Awards. He is also a successful stand-up comedian with nearly 10K followers on Instagram.
Bailey Mills (@Gayglobetrotter) Bailey Mills is a food influencer who enjoys sharing new recipes with his 9K followers. He is also the founder of “The Gay Globetrotter” website, which focuses on LGBTQ issues.