There are so many amazing gay Instagrammers, gay Instagram acccounts and gay influencers that you should be following, we could easily list hundreds – but lets start with our personal top 30 from the entire LGBTQ+ spectrum.
We are always excited and inspired to see what these gay instagrammers come up with next, whether it’s fashion, travel, breath-taking photography or LGBTQ+ activism.
We have included gay Instagram influencers that we have met in real life as well as ones that we have been following for a long time.
Let us know who else we should add to the our top gay Instagram influencer list!
Also make sure to check out our ’10 Top LGBTQ+ & Gay Travel Bloggers’.
Here are some of our favorite gay pages to follow on Instagram
30 Top Gay Instagram Influencers – Criteria
With hundreds of options, and many popular gay accounts on Instagram we had some tough decisions when creating our shortlist of the top gay influencers on Instagram. We have chosen based on:
- Activity – Are very active on Instagram so that you always have fresh content to enjoy. Some accounts that do this full time post every day, others a couple of times a week.
- Community engagement: Those that engage with their audience and create a community. We sometimes forget that social media should be social. Engaging should be a two way street between the creators and you, not just ‘look at this picture’.
- People we have met: Those that we have met and can personally vouch for! We have met many other LGBTQ+ instagrammers at various conferences around the world which shows how serious they are taking their job.
- Representation: There is such a huge diveristy of people under the umbrella of LGBTQ+, we highly encourage you to follow a range of diverse people to learn more about their perspectives on life.
- Skill – Are super skilled at their craft! Whether thats photography, creativity, passion, personality etc.
30. The Globetrotter Guys – Gay Travel & Lifestyle
Whilst you’re here allow us to introduce ourselves.
We are Sion and Ben, ‘The Globetrotter Guys’ and if you head over to our gay Instagram account you can expect vibrant, fun and hopefully inspirational photos showcasing some of the incredible destinations we have travelled to (from the perspective of a gay couple) as well as some of the best gay prides and events.
We are always trying to share new places and inspiring travel ideas so come and follow us to see where we end up next!
Head over to @theglobetrotterguys
29. Olly Pike – LGBTQ+ Education
Olly is from the UK and if you have not heard of him then make sure to Google what he has been up to.
He is the author of LGBTQ+ inclusive children’s books and has also made numerous TV appearances speaking about the work that he is doing.
We love what he is doing and wish that we had his books when we were in school. It’s incredibly important to teach acceptance and normalise different families from a young age – homophobia is learnt after all.
We met Olly in Slovenia and he is a super cute and friendly guy.
Find Olly @ollypike
28. Noa Taieb (@noataieb) – LGBTQ Lifestyle and Fashion
Noa Taieb is an LA based influencer who, apart from being super handsome, does travel, lifestyle and fashion content.
We love his ‘get ready with me videos’ and most recently he covered WorldPride in Sydney!
Follow him @noataieb
27. Terrell & Jarius (@terrell.adn.jarius) – LGBTQ+ Family
Fathers, husbands, entrepreneurs, real estate investors, philanthropists and stereotype breakers – Terrell and Jarius have a lot going on and we love following their journey.
From heartwarming family content to hilarious skits, prepare to be entertained.
26. Simon and Marco (@World_Mappers) – Gay Travel
We first met Simon and Marco in Milan and they are a super lovely couple.
They focus on beautifully aesthetic travel content that inspires us to book the next flight to wherever they are! They also run LGBTQ+ travel group trips for the Italian travel market.
25. Aisha & Lexie (@TheQueerNomads) – Queer Travel
When it comes to power couples, Aisha and Lexie are leading the way both with their Instagram account, Queer Nomads, and for all the work they do beyond.
Aisha is an entrepreneur, activist, cultural producer, she runs an LGBTQIA+ travel group called Moonlight Experiences, is Head of Community Engagement for UK Black Pride, and a trustee for GiveOut – an international LGBTQIA+ Foundation that supports the battle for LGBTQIA+ rights across the world.
And if that’s not enough, she was recently recognised as one of the top 10 LGBTQIA+ Trailblazers by Attitude Magazine.
24. Karl & Daan (@CoupleofMen) – Gay Travel
We love Karl and Daan! We just want to give them a huge hug!
We first met in Chicago for Pride and then spent time together in Berlin. They are pioneers in the gay travel field running their gay travel blog, instagram account, winning awards from Lonely Planet and ITB and they are also co-authors of the 1st German gay travel book, Couple of Men – Ein Männerpaar reist um die Welt (A couple of men traveling around the world)!
23. Alysse (@ReadytoStare) – Plus Size Lifestyle and Travel
Alysse is leading the way when it comes to plus size styling inspiration, as well as LGBTQ+ travel tips.
She is active on multiple platforms so if you are looking for some plus size inspiration, give her a follow!
22. Oriol (@oriolpamies)- LGBTQ Activism and Travel
Put your tongue away! Oriol is founder at Queer Destinations whose mission is to create safer and more inclusive touristic spaces for the LGBTQ+ community.
He is an LGBTQ+ activist and talks about tourism, marketing, and diversity and inclusion.
If that’s not impressive enough he is also currently a board director for one of the biggest LGBTQ+ travel associations, IGLTA.
21. Josh Harrison (@its.joshharrison) – Queer Nightlife
Josh is a queer nightlife host, dancer, model and seriously into his fitness.
We first met Josh on our trip to Slovenia and later that year ended up in the London Pride parade together!
He is constantly giving us fashion inspiration and it doesn’t hurt that he’s a pretty boy so go check him out:
Follow this gay instagrammer @its.joshharrison
20. Max Siegel (@theyrequeer) – Transgender & Neurodiversity inclusion speaker
Max is a Transgender speaker, content creator and activist based in London. Max works with brands and corporates on their internal and external DEI, LGBTQ+ and Transgender Inclusion initiatives. He specialises in sharing lived experiences and creating campaigns that align with his key values; representation and authenticity.
We have seen Max speak on a number of occasions and have learnt so much from the content he shares. Max also advises on LGBTQ+ marketing, content creation, sobriety, travel and online abuse.
Follow Max and keep informed @theyrequeer
19. Michael and Matt (@michaelandmatt) – Gay Lifestyle and Travel
Get ready to fall in love. Michael and Matt are super lovely guys sharing their everyday life and some great travel content. They are also on a surrogacy journey and it has been eye opening to learn about the process and hardships along the way.
On the less serious side, they are a lot of fun and create a lot of skit based content that will keep you scrolling for hours.
Follow their gay instagram account @michaelandmatt
18. Maartje Hensen (@maartjehensen) – LGBTQ+ Travel
Maartje runs the super popular LGBTQ+ Travel Blog, Once Upon a Journey.
She is author of The Pride Atlas and when it comes to photography, is an absolute professsional – we love her content and the way she opens up to her community to share the highs and lows of everyday life.
17. Justin Liv (@justinliv) – Fashion
Constantly giving us outfit envy, if you are looking for some style inspiration make sure to follow Justin.
Based in New York, we love his get ready with me and styling videos on Instagram.
16. Roxanne Weijer (@roxonajourney) – Food and LGBTQ+ Travel
Rox is a traveler, foodie, sports lover, queer person whose account brings all these elements to life in a fun and beautiful way.
On her website she offers a range of easy vegetarian and vegan recipes for you to try out yourself. This ties into her travels around the world which have broadened her cooking inspiration
Follow her journey on Instagram @roxonajourney.
15. Calum McSwiggan (@calummcswiggan) – Gay Travel
Calum is a writer, filmmaker, YouTuber and radio presenter who is passionate about LGBTQ+ representation.
We met Calum during our press trip to Slovenia and had a fun night out in Ljubljana! His Instagram is full of his latest adventures, a lot of mesh tops and plenty of rainbows.
You can find Calum @calummcswiggan
14. Meg Ten Eyck – LGBTQ+ Activist, Editor of @EveryQueer
Meg is a force to be reckoned with and known by her friends as the godmother of LGBTQ+ travel.
She runs the online publication EveryQueer as well as being an activist, speaker & author. She is also a Board Member for Belmond Hotels and IGLTA!
13. Munroe Bergdorf (@munroebergdorf) – LGBTQ+ Activist
Munroe is one of the most well known trans activists in the UK and we have seen her speak on many LGBTQ+ issues over the years. She is also author of the book ‘Transitional’, a model and has walked several catwalks – a trailblazer all round!
12. The Travelling Gays – LGBTQ+ Family and Travel
If you are looking for gay couple goals then check out Doug and Sanj.
We love the photography of their travels, but in the last few years their family has expanded and we love seeing their newer content on travelling as an LGBTQ+ family.
Check out their account and let them put a smile on your face @thetravellinggays
11. The Jenna Way – LGBTQ+ Travel and Vanlife
Self-described as Unapologetic, Queer & Unstoppable, Jenna creates content on queer travel from an authentic and honest perspective
In the LGBTQ+ section of her blog she talks about her life experience as a queer woman, both while travelling and in day to day life.
10. Natalie and Charlotte (@OurTasteforLife) – LGBTQ+ Travel and Vanlife
Charlotte and Natalie are UK LGBTQ+ instagrammers who cover LGBTQ+ travel and lifestyle.
Their blog ‘Our Taste For Life’ documents their adventures and experiences as a British Lesbian couple, backpacking and wander lusting around the world on a budget.
9. Darren, Tim and Leo (@thelincolnshaws) – LGBTQ+ Family
Darren, Tim and Leo open their Instagram statement with a quote we love, ‘two dads are better than none’ – we could not agree more.
They are an award winning blog covering everything about fatherhood, their adoption journey and everything they get up to as a family.
We recently talked to them about being out in public holding hands with your partner and how this can be a huge challenge – great content and discussions.
8. Tash & Marthe (@_breakingthedistance) – LGBTQ+ Travel and Family
Based in Margate, UK, wives Tash and Marthe do a little bit of everything! They have their LGBTQ+ Travel
content, as well as a podcast and will be expanding their family very soon (as you can see above!).
7. Ravi Roth (@raviroundtheworld) – Gay Travel
If you are looking for a gay account to follow on Instagram that is EXTRA AF, look no further, Ravi is the one for you.
Ravi creates great, fun and over the top gay travel content that will keep you entertained and informed. Head over to his acccount and see for yourself.
6. Jamie Raines (@jammi.dodger) – Trans Experiences
Jamie is a trans activist and the author of ‘Everything you need to know about being trans’.
We always learn from his content and he is super endearing to listen to.
Make sure to follow @jammi.dodger
5. Mufseen (@mufseen) – LGBTQ+ Activist
Mufseen is an LGBTQ+ Activist, living his openly queer life. He mostly shares content on travel, music, gym & queer rights content
He is also the Podcast Host @queer_talk
4. Tom, Jamie, Lyall and Rich (@Daddyanddad) – LGBTQ+ Family
Heading to the UK, Daddy and Dad are two dads, two boys and one blog.
They run a blog which also features tons of LGBTQ+ families, Instagram and a YouTube channel for their Daddy and Pals show.
3. Danielle and Anna (@itsvabene) – LGBTQ+ Travel
We first met this beautiful couple in Curacao, we both vaguely recognised each other from Instagram and crossed paths during the Curacao Pride Parade. We have also recently spent time together in Milan, for the IGLTA conference and also in Berlin, and we just LOVE their company!
Serving stunning photos of their queer travels, Danielle and Anna will get you inspried to book your next trip!
2. Barry (@asianmapleleaf) – Gay Travel
For travel, lifestyle and food head over to asianmapleleaf.com which is run by Barry who is a Canadian living in New York. He describes himself as a ‘pro’ traveller, writer, host and creator!
1. Kirstie & Christine (@onairplanemode_) – LGBTQ+ Travel
We love these girls! We first met at a travel conference in Brooklyn, followed by another in Milan, and again at another in Berlin and have always had the best time together.
Serving the wow factor in LGBTQ+ travel, this stunning LA based couple are award winning professional content creators, photographers and speakers.
In terms of content, they create beautiful luxury, travel, lifestyle and fashion content, as well as some more lighthearted content over on TT.
Make sure to follow @onairplanemode__
We will keep adding new people to our list as we continue on our travels! Make sure you follow all these accounts and show them some love!
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