Not sure where to get your queer content fix on TikTok? Look no further than the app’s official list of LGBTQ+ TikTok Trailblazers.
This group of fifteen queer content creators was handpicked by TikTok to represent the queer side of the platform during Pride Month. Their content ranges from comedy to activism and from fashion to mechanics — something for every brand of gay!
On its website, TikTok writes that these are “creators who are at the forefront of the next wave of digital entertainment and defining what it means to embrace self-pride and live their lives freely and to the fullest.”
So, who exactly is getting the spotlight this Pride? Here’s the breakdown:
1. Antoni Bumba (@antonibumba)
Antoni Bumba does it all on their page: ranting about astrology, complimenting strangers and, most virally, starting the “BBL Effect” trend.
ik im late again, i’ve been so busy 😩 also link to personal readings are in my bio 😌😘😘
2. Bryce Xavier (@brycexavier)
Beyond his acting career, Bryce Xavier is a master of gay summer bops; his new single “ROMEO” tells a gay love story for the ages.
can’t wait to sing live for all of you this fall 😛 ROMEO OUT NOW LINK IN BIO
3. The Coyle Twins (@coyletwins)
Luca Coyle and Cooper Coyle are twin brothers — and their drag personas Sugar and Spice are twin sisters. Both sets of siblings serve looks while educating their followers about the queer community.
the gas station employees will never forget this😅 ##bimbo
4. Geronimo Louie (@geronimo.warrior)
Geronimo Louie is a two-spirit activist covering Indigenous and LGBTQ+ issues. If that wasn’t enough, he’s a fierce fashion designer, too.
5. Jayde Mcfarlane (@jaydemcfarlane)
Jayde Mcfarlane shows her followers authenticity and heart by sharing her experience as a trans woman of color, being absolutely hilarious along the way.
6. Jesse Sulli (@jessesuli)
Jesse Sulli is a role model for queer families everywhere, showcasing his life as a transgender dad and his way-cooler-than-I-was-at-her-age daughter Arlo.
Reply to @kodymetts07 Unbothered when you know who you are
7. Kenneth Pabon (@kennethpabon)
Kenneth Pabon is all about being unabashedly himself. His style, attitude and entire identity are, in a word, iconic.
farting is iconic @pattyheg
8. Lisa Brezinski and Pope (@lkbphotography_)
Lisa Brezinski and Pope are entrepreneurs, influencers, style icons — basically, they’re the coolest couple you’ll ever meet, and their page is all about inclusivity.
9. Chaya Milchtein (@mechanicshopfemme)
Chaya Milchtein is an educator and journalist providing killer queer representation and providing some much-needed automotive info to her audience — finally, proof that at least some gays can drive.
10. Jere Chang (@mschanggifted)
Jere Chang is a mom and an elementary school teacher who, on Tiktok, teaches her followers the joy of a fun-loving queer family with southern charm.
11. The Goddess Boys (@rjchumbley)
RJ Chumbley and Adrian Patterson are constantly serving otherworldly fashion to their followers, curating a page where anyone can be a goddess.
12. Sedona Prince (@sedonerrr)
Sedona Prince is an inspirational collegiate athlete who uses her page to advocate for progress not just in the LGBTQ+ community, but in the world of women’s sports.
The saga of opening a coconut ##coconut
13. Seth Sanker (@sethsanker)
Known for his Pride flag dresses, Seth Sanker is a photographer and influencer whose gender non-conforming fashion is the wave of the future.
14. Spencer West (@spencer2thewest)
Spencer West is an advocate for queer and disabled people everywhere, making change through his activism, motivational speaking, writing and iconic TikTok content.
15. Alex Renee (@stapleyourmouthshut)
17-year-old Alex Renee is a jewelry designer, musician and master of the transition, captivating TikTok with “masculine-to-feminine” videos that highlight their genderfluid identity.
Throughout June, TikTok has been posting Q&As with these creators, which you can check out here. TikTok’s other Pride initiatives include live music and programming, new rainbow-themed filters and effects, and efforts to generally make TikTok more friendly for the queer community, a welcome change from its self-admitted discriminatory moderation in the past.
TikTok is also putting its money where its mouth is, donating $500k to LGBTQ+ organizations.
“We’re proud that TikTok creates opportunities for people to create and share content that resonates with others and helps them build a stronger community,” reads TikTok’s website. “We’re continually looking for ways to better ourselves in promoting and building an online destination that is inclusive of all people and voices.”