If you’re a millennial, you spend approximately 97% of your time on the web, and you might have found that a lot of the web caters to the perspectives of the straight (mostly male) world, and that’s disheartening to lesbian and bisexual women.
For that reason, we’ve rounded up 16 of the best lesbian and bi vloggers with YouTube channels that you should subscribe to, like, yesterday.
So let’s dive in, shall we?
Arielle heads up our list as a YouTube legend, and has been making YouTube videos for over seven years. Maybe longer. She’s known for her willingness to be open and address all the issues pertaining to lesbians and LGBT people at large, and she never shies away from uncomfortable topics. We love her for candor, and the educational aspect to her videos, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that she’s adorable! Arielle posts new videos on Thursdays and Sundays, and we highly recommend that you subscribe right HERE.
Bria and Chrissy
The beautiful lesbian couple basically ticks off just about every genre of YouTube videos. They have serious discussions about mental health, bullying and coming out but counterbalance it with more light-hearted videos, like comedy skits and viral challenges.
A favourite of their comedy videos is 10 Worst Ways to Break Up featuring a line that will someday be used in the first half hour of a romantic comedy: “I want to propose…that we see other people.”
They’re also a musical duo as well, performing their own songs- sometimes political- and just to warn you, the Dear Chick-Fil-A song will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day.
We were lucky enough to have them perform at our AfterEllen party last year, and since then, the pair have won their legal case against revenge porn AND they’re engaged! Congrats again Bria and Chrissy!
Picture: MyHarto via Twitter
There’s a high chance that you already know who Hannah Hart is. There’s an even better chance that you’ve seen a couple of episodes of her weekly series My Drunk Kitchen and attempted to recreate it while cooking after a night out (I mean what, I’ve never done that).
Hannah is a great all-rounder in terms of YouTube content. Not only does she do a fair amount of comedy videos, like 17 Ways to Pretend You’re Listening, but also takes the time to discuss mental health issues like the importance of self-esteem and what depression feels like (which really hit home).
Photo: Amber’s Closet via Twitter
When I first got linked to Amber’s channel, it was a clothes swap challenge with her girlfriend, Ava, and I felt Amber’s pain at wearing fake eyelashes. They’re such a cute couple that I then went through all of the videos of both of them and every single one is amazing.
Ingrid’s channel is basically YouTube in miniature; shopping hauls, hair tutorials, and glam-it-yourself hacks. She’s been on YouTube since 2009, which is a lifetime in social media terms, and is truly a Queen of the site.
Whilst it’s not the majority of her channel, Ingrid has two coming-out videos: one where she first came out as gay and a follow-up video this year to answer some questions about what it’s like to come out. She described the experience as “terrifying” but “one of the most valuable things that you can do”.
She tackles the trans bathroom ordinance in a video entitled: “What if YOU couldn’t use the bathroom?”, and mental health issues like anxiety and stress.
Photo: Ello Steph via Twitter
I wish that I had someone like Steph around when I was a teen. She’s a keen advocate of safe, consensual sex (as I hope everyone reading this is), honest about her own experiences as a lesbian with issues like bullying and dating, and promotes body positivity and self-love wherever she can.
As a grown-up, I even learned a lot from her.
Basically, if you have a teen in your life send them to her channel (regardless of their sexual orientation/gender identity). They need to hear what she has to say. And so do you.
The Gay Women Channel via UnsolicitedProject
Most of the entries on this list focus on one lady (or couple), but The Gay Women Channel features various different hosts for diverse series; sometimes the topic is sexuality or gender identity, sometimes it’s a cat video (because legally, every seventh video on the web must be a cat video) but you’ll always be laughing in the end.
You know the stereotype that women aren’t funny? This channel destroys it.
Carlie and Doni
Photo: Carlie and Doni via Twitter
This musical comedy duo met in 2005 and began writing songs about their IRL experiences (being unemployed, being single) which has branched out into just hilarious videos in general. How could you not like beautiful women with a regular segment called Wake N’ Bake where they do things like fry hot dogs in marijuana oil?
They performed at our AfterEllen party last year in LA, and here’s a reminder of how much fun that was!
Now This Is Living
This adorable lady uploads vlogs about her day to day life, including drinking games, travelling vlogs, and prank videos where she tries to scare her (now ex-) girlfriend and epically fails. Sorry Shannon, it was a good try.
She also takes part in viral challenges like the Blindfolded Makeup Challenge, the Chicken Nugget Challenge, and the Ice Bucket Challenge.
While she does a fair amount of fun videos, she also takes the time to focus on important issues. The video, “Shopping in the Men’s Section” exposes the ridiculousness of gendered clothing, while her coming out video shares a story to tug at your heartstrings.
Lacie and Robin
Photo: Lacie and Robin via Twitter
This married lesbian couple have been together for longer than some of the people reading this have been alive and this means that they have an absolute treasure trove of advice for how to deal with long-term relationships, homophobia, and the Dead Lesbians tv troupe.
However, my absolute favourite video from them is this one on the Trumpocalyse Bunker. Go watch it now.
One-half of YouTube couple Rosie and Rose, Rosie Spaughton takes on hair and beauty tutorials, Vlogs, and Q+As.
One of her most poignant videos is her coming out story, where she explains how hard it is to come out as bisexual, sometimes more than coming out as a lesbian because some people still see bisexuality as a choice or a phase.
She discusses how she came out to her (religious) friend who talked her out of going out with another girl and her mom who dismissed Rosie’s bisexuality out of hand because Rosie was “too young” to know her own feelings.
Photo: Sarah Croce via Twitter
Has anyone ever called your face dumb and made you smile? Well, last week, that happened to me. Sarah came back from hiatus to ask you to judge her dating profile (I’d say she was braver than me, but she’s also more attractive than me so…) and make me snort coffee out of my nose.
Actually, in all honesty, Sarah is my go-to for relatable laughs on YouTube. Just about every video has me nodding along, like “I do that too!”. Oh, and yes, those are her real eyes.
Ally Hills uses YouTube mainly to showcase her musical talents (and she has a lot) but she also does many collaborations with other LGBT YouTubers.
Some of Ally’s songs like Peacekeeper are acoustic ballads that wouldn’t be out of place in a rom-com, even the video looks like it could be set in a Nicolas Sparks’ movie.
However, she also has a decent amount of comedy songs, like: How to know if a girl is a lesbian”, a play on the stereotypes that exist regarding lesbians. According to the song, if she likes cats, wears beanies and watches Orange is the New Black, “then you’re probably in luck”.
Photo: Ari Fitz via Insta
I’m just gonna put it out there, I’m jealous of Ari’s life.
I’ve only just started watching Ari’s channel (on the recommendation of our editor) but in every single video, she’s just having so much fun; from her trip to Palm Springs to her many Lesbians React videos, to her haunted apartment (although it is beyond me how anyone can have fun in a haunted apartment). In all honesty, Ari is probably the kind of person who can have fun anywhere
She also has a separate channel dedicated to fashion and style, and although I don’t personally rock the tomboy/menswear aesthetic, I can certainly appreciate a girl who does.
Kiera Rose is an alternative vlogger with hair tutorials to dye(!) for and even a make-up tutorial to show you get a modern Snow White look, just in time for Halloween or any cosplay event.
In 2012, she uploaded a video on Bisexuality: Myths V Facts. She begins the vlog by stating: “I’m bisexual. I’m not a dead cert for a threesome. I’ve never had a sexually transmitted disease. I have a long-term boyfriend but that doesn’t mean that I’m no longer bisexual.”
Now, in the video, she implies that there are only two genders but she has since asserted that if she redid the video she would rephrase it to say that there are more than two genders but that she is attracted to men and women.
Photo: FoxyHotMess via Insta
Jade is a brilliant comedic talent who is completely underrated in my opinion (and I’m now on a mission to tell everyone about her). Even her non-sketch videos are hilarious, like her food tasting videos and her drunk Q&As.
As a fellow introvert, I really appreciated her vlog on icebreakers. She says that you should start up a conversation about Beyoncé because everybody likes Beyoncé- that’s brilliant advice. Even my grandma wants to tell you that Beyoncé is beautiful (and her knowledge of current music stopped with Dusty Springfield).
So what did you think of these vloggers? Are you about to hit subscribe on sixteen new YouTube channels? Are there any that we missed? Are you, in fact, one of these ladies? In which case, can we be friends?