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. All of the people I will discuss use humor to send their messages. It helps to 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.
Do you watch Arielle's channels?
Arielle Scarcella is my favorite. She founded two nonprofit organizations. One is Project Toasty which is about loving and expressing yourself; the other is Girlfriends TV which is about gender, sexuality, and lgbt. I like her work so much that I became an intern! I wrote several first drafts for upcoming videos which she could alter to her liking. Some were re-written to her preference while some she kept almost exactly in their original form! At the moment, my internship is on hold while she seeks money to hire me. So, for now, I enjoy the final versions of scripts I wrote as well as the scripts written by her other interns and of course by Arielle, herself.
Side Note: I am not being paid to talk about her, so don't even go there!
Amber from Amber's Closet talks about many topics, often with a blunt delivery; however, she is always respectful while doing so. She stands out because she introduced the idea of the "stem" lesbian. She doesn't just fit into the stud category, but she isn't just 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 femininity. She cites influences such as Aaliyah and Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes as inspiration for this style.
Have you heard any of BriaAndChrissy's music?
BriaAndChrissy are a couple. Each has shared their own coming out story: Bria identifies as lesbian; Chrissy identifies as a homoromantic bisexual, which means she is sexually attracted to both genders, but is most romantically attracted to women. What makes them additionally special is their music. Since both women enjoy theatre, they write and perform their own original songs, and their voices sound beautiful, together. Their album Face Your Fears is even featured on MTV.com. Part of their aspiration is to join the long list of lgbt artists, and go mainstream as a way to inspire younger lgbt people to embrace and accept 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, among others. She is very forward with her opinions, but 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. As with many others, she has been pleasantly surprised by the positive response to her videos. No matter how popular she becomes, she remains humble.
Kaelyn and Lucy are a unique couple because Kaelyn is from Rochester, Michigan and Lucy is from Oxford, England. They met on tumblr and fell in love—a lesbian tumbler love story come true! Now, they both live in America in their own place. Their different experiences from growing up in two different countries give them a particularly special view on the issues they discuss. Also, they are one of the most friendly couples on YouTube.
Stevie Boebi makes videos on pretty much everything: advice, sexual orientation, silliness, and more. A common subject she brings up is bisexuality or just people who do not fit on only one side of the sexual spectrum. She dated a man, even though she has also dated women. While she doesn't identify as lesbian or bi, she does identify as "queer." You may notice she has done some videos in the past with Arielle while they were together.
Laci Green is one of the most educational pansexual women on YouTube. She talks about sexuality, gender, feminism, equality, and so much more. All of her videos are comical 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.
As you can tell, many of these members are friends, and like to collaborate. These are not the only ones on YouTube, but I chose a handful of ones I am particularly fond of. Feel free to leave a comment about ones you like—maybe, there are ones I don't know of, yet. In the future, I'll write about gay and bi men YouTubers. Happy watching!
Which is your most favorite lesbian/bi YouTuber?
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