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Lesbian and Bisexual Women on YouTube
Do you watch lgbt YouTubers?
I have written articles on the importance of LGBT members on YouTube. They become voices for those who have yet to find their own. This time, I would like to introduce them, as well as others, and what they do for the LGBT community. Many of the people I will discuss use humor to send their messages. It helps attract and keep society's attention in order to have these messages heard clearly. Without further delay, allow me to introduce some of these extraordinary people.
Ash Hardell (previously Ashley Mardell) is a brilliant voice in the lgbt community on YouTube. Ash is queer: pansexual and nonbinary. Their videos are both self-reflective and informative for those unfamiliar with lgbt issue, or questioning their own place in the community. Anyone feeling lost and confused should take a trip over to Ash's channel. They're sure to find some help. In 2016, Ash married their girlfriend Grace. On October 25th 2016, her book was released: The ABC's of LGBT+. Of course, anyone seeking a genuinely loving voice should go over there, as well.
Amber's Closet talks about many topics such as lesbian style and social interactions, often with blunt delivery; however, she is always respectful in the process. She stands out because she introduced the idea of the "stem" lesbian. She doesn't fit into the stud category, but she isn't exclusively femme, either. She wanted to create a term that best describes lesbians who grew up listening to '90's R&B/Hip-hop in which women often sag their pants, but maintain their femininity. She cites influences such as Aaliyah and Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes as inspiration for this style. When she isn't discussing fashion, she's out exploring L.A, or venting about undeserved disrespect. As much as making these videos probably helps her relieve her stress from the situations, watching these videos helps anyone going through their own similar situations.
Have you heard any of BriaAndChrissy's music?
BriaAndChrissy are a couple. Bria identifies as lesbian; Chrissy identifies as a homoromantic bisexual, which means that she is sexually attracted to both genders, but feels romantically attracted to women. Their music makes them exceptional. Since both women enjoy theatre, they write and perform their own original songs. Their voices sound beautiful, together. Their album Face Your Fears has even been featured on MTV.com. Part of their aspiration is to join the long list of lgbt artists who have gone mainstream, as a way to inspire lgbt youth to embrace themselves.
Watch their first ever music video "Take Me To Heaven."
hartbeat is a lesbian rap artist who talks about topics such as choice of dress and body image. She is forthcoming with her opinions, while always considerate, making her easily lovable. As with most on YouTube, some of her videos are purely for entertainment while others are vlogs about her life. hart is an open-minded and accepting person who has touched millions with her love. She has been pleasantly surprised by the positive response to her videos. No matter how popular she becomes, she remains humble.
Stevie makes videos on pretty much everything: sexual and social advice, sexual orientation, silliness, and more. She identifies as a Queer Cis Female. Bisexuality and those who do not fit on only one side of the sexual spectrum in general is one topic she enjoys discussing often. In the past, she dated a man—even though her dating history is mostly women. She prefers "queer" to "bi" or "lesbian." Her videos are thoughtful, informative, and fun.
Laci Green is one of the most educational pansexual women on YouTube. Like Ash, she discusses all issues: sexuality, gender, feminism, equality, and so much more. All of her videos are comical in order to highlight her messages. Many lgbt people recognize her name. Her video "WHY I'M A...FEMINIST *gasp*" was even featured on UPWORTHY as an article titled "51 pretty shocking facts that make things harder for every woman you have ever met." The article is to clear up the confusion over the "f" word. You know, *whispers* "feminism!" This is one of the controversial topics Laci has been fighting to make understood for a long time.
Ari Fitz is one of the best role models I've found on YouTube over the past year. Perhaps, the reason why I hadn't known about her before was because she only began posting more videos in 2016. Ari is a laid back, respectful, reflective YouTuber. Most of the time, she daily vlogs about whatever happens to be on her mind. It may be relationships: monogamy vs. open. It may be why consent is vital and sexy. Even if your opinion differs from hers, she'll never put you down. This woman makes you think about life.
As you can imagine, these are not the only ones on YouTube, but I chose a handful of the ones I am particularly fond of. Feel free to leave a comment about ones you like. Happy watching!
Which is your most favorite lesbian/bi YouTuber?
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