We’ve joked for years that everyone is gay, and while that’s not quite true, everyone on YouTube is gay. OK very good. It’s not really true either, but a huge number of YouTubers are lesbian, bisexual, and otherwise identified as queer human beings. Their channels cover makeup, parenting, TV, coming out, mental health, politics, fashion, music, and more. And week after week, year after year, they’re creating content focused on their queer experiences for millions of viewers. In fact, if you add the subscribers of the top ten names on this list, queer YouTube gets more watched than Game of thrones.
Here’s a list of the Top 100 Most Popular Lesbian & Bisexual YouTubers, and the amazing thing is, it’s not even all of us! I didn’t include any non-English speaking channels, for example. (Sorry Carla and Cynthia!) I did not include channels with less than 10,000 subscribers. And I’m pretty sure I haven’t found any lesbian / bi / Autostraddle channels with over 10k subscribers; there are too many of us these days. You will therefore have to fill in the gaps by sharing your favorites in the comments.
Watching the many hours of YouTube videos it took to compile this list gave me some really interesting insight into a sample of our community. So many people have been made to think and realize they are gay watching Glee, guys! And so many more have been devastated by the shooting in Orlando. And so many people found the courage to come out after Ingrid Nilsen did.
The list below is sorted by number of subscribers at the time of writing.
My sincere hope is that the saved numbers immediately become useless when you all subscribe to new favorites.
100. Fiona / neonfiona – 10k subscribers
Fiona is bisexual and excellent at sarcasm. She describes herself on Twitter as a “Literal witch and very famous Internet celebrity,” which, you know, #goals. Its chain consists of social justice jokes, collaborations, and (if you dig back) quickie travel videos / life updates.
Fiona lives in london.
Jing and Monica are a lesbian couple who have been posting on YouTube for the past four years, sharing their marriages (a ceremony under Prop 8 in California in 2010 and one simple legal marriage in Washington in 2012), Travel incl., pregnancy, birth, and parenting experiences. They currently have a lovely daughter, Estelle, and are looking to conceive for the second time Later this year.
98. Desiree Daviana / Miss Desiree Daviana – 11k subscribers
Desiree is a bisexual vlogger. She has made popular beauty FAQ videos about her experiences with lip injections and box braids 101, as good as open up to the fight against depression and overcome breakups.
96. Kale and Jess / Kale and Jess – 11k subscribers
95. Marisa Eaton / Marisa Eaton – 11k subscribers
94. Danielle / Dani’s dish – 12k subscribers
Danielle is a lesbian with a absolutely fascinating lipstick collection. She is the founder and creative director of She and Mane, where she sells hair products and a skin care line. Nearly 12,000 subscribers watch Dani’s style diaries, beauty, and vlogs.
93. Madison Clark / Madison Clark – 12k subscribers
92. Rowan Ellis / Rowan ellis – 12k subscribers
Rowan is a cis woman identified as queer. She makes thoughtful videos criticizing pop culture media from an intersectional feminist perspective. She is fed up with straight people, possesses many feelings about queer witches, and you will absolutely love it.
Rowan runs the fortnightly #femtubechat and was commissioned by Google’s YouTube Space in London organize a “Women on YouTube” workshop to facilitate collaboration and mentoring on the platform.
91. Heather Lee Fazz / LezGetIt – 12k subscribers
Heather is a lesbian vlogger and DJ. She made her YouTube debut with LezBeOnTalk, a couples channel that was deleted after the breakup. Heather is now happily engaged to Chrissie, who frequently makes appearances on LezGetIt.
90. Brittani Nichols (Writer) / Words with girls – 13k subscribers
Since the inception of Words With Girls, Brittani has written, produced, and starred in Suicide Kale, the dark comedy feature film that demolishes competition at film festivals across the country. She appeared as a recurring character in Season 2 of Transparent, and currently hosts Brand new podcast with Ariana Lenarsky and Hamilton: the podcast with Khalehla Rixon.
89. Frankie and Tiaa / Frankie and Tiaa – 13k subscribers
88. Kelsey Canonaco / Kelsey Canonaco – 14k subscribers
87. Tayler / Tayler does – 15k subscribers
Tayler launched his YouTube channel four years ago to share his experiences as single pregnant teen. Since then she has given birth, to fall in love, got married, and made over 100 videos along the way! The chain now follows Tayler as she raises Sawyer like a stay at home mom and moved into his new apartment with his wife Mindy, who is in the United States Army.
86. Sarah Amann and Rachel Benson / Sarah and Rachel – 15k subscribers
85. Sarah and Jamaica / Sez and Jez – 16k subscribers
84. Riley J. Dennis / Riley J. Dennis – 16k subscribers
Riley is a polyamorous lesbian who delights her nearly 16,000 followers with videos on feminism, Politics, and vlogs on social justice and its daily life. She is genderfluid and identifies as non binary and also a trans woman. It’s great for breaking down confusing topics into clear and concise explanations. She is also committed to improving accessibility on YouTube by correctly captioning all his videos – a service to its audience that is a) very rare to see on YouTube, b) it’s not the easiest thing to do, and c) really awesome!
Outside of YouTube, Riley is a technical writer and Android editor for Make us, author of fantasy trilogy for young adults Through the portal, and one writer for Everyday Feminism.
83. Torey Tomsovic / Torey Tomsovic – 16k subscribers
81. Button and Bly / Button and Bly – 17k subscribers
Remember this time of last year Button and Bly wrote about their travel show on Autostraddle? Here’s what they said:
We started Button and Bly’s Travel Show about a year and a half ago, after quitting our production jobs (Button a cameraman, Bly a sound mixer) so we could backpack all over Europe. It started with us simply by documenting our travels for friends and family. Everywhere we went we were always looking for new people, experiences and girl-girl culture in other countries. It was next to impossible to find quality travel videos created by and for queer women, so we wanted to make sure we put everyone in the front row. Over the past few years, the show has evolved into an LGBTQ travel / adventure / inspired show, and here we are today!
80. Red and Ashley Johnson / Mrs. and Mrs. Johnson – 18k subscribers
The good thing, Mrs and Mrs Johnson, is that you can literally watch them start a family together in real time, from Red’s sweet proposition at their wedding, pregnancy announcement, birth of their son, and buy a new house! Almost all in the past two years! Check out their channel for couples pranks and vlogs about their daily lives.