In the world of internet stardom, Justin Bieber’s rise to fame may be the most prominent example of YouTube’s cultural impact. The YouTube phenomenon can be seen everywhere from TV and magazines to music. But a specific collection of YouTubers receive minimal representation; they are LGTBQIA individuals…. specifically the queer women of YouTube.
Whether you’re looking for a geeky girl with a Pokemon obsession, an androgynous fashion model or just some simple cooking recipes you can do while drunk, here’s a group of lesbian and bisexual women on YouTube you need to check out.
Creator: Arielle Scarcella
Type of Content: In-depth taboo subjects and hysterical sketch comedy videos.
Ariella Scarcella’s channels thrive on having open, diverse LGBTQIA conversations. Controversial topics like the difference between butch lesbians & trans women and how misogyny effects lesbians are discussed. Her GirlfriendsTV channel has dedicated weeks to trans women and pansexuals. Scarcella has seen her fair share of hate on the internet but she never lets that stop her from confronting controversial complex LGBTQIA questions and issues.
Type of Content: Rapping parody videos from alter egos and improvised comedy sketches.
Hart’s hysterical YouTube channel is full of satirical, low-brow comedy featuring her many crazy characters rapping about how to make hood mac and cheese and an improvised R-rated sketch about shenanigans while riding around the ghetto. Even when Hart takes the time to sit down and talk to the camera one on one, she never forgets to put a smile on her face, send some fan love with competition giveaways and turn some of her bad situational rants into a sidesplitting, glass half full twist; ending each video with her signature dimpled smile.
Creator: Hannah Hart
Type of Content: Drunk cooking rants, travel, day in the life tips and laughably awful puns
The majority of Hannah Hart’s pun filled videos should come with their own alcohol warning. Hart has created a following with her drunken kitchen videos which include her slurring words, losing balance and wide-eyed drunk philosophy babble. Hart has even cooked with major celebrities like Lance Bass, Jamie Oliver, Mary-Louise Parker and John Green. Recently Hart released her first cookbook My Drunk Kitchen Book full of original recipes, life tips and tons of laughs.
Creator: Ari Fitz
YouTube Channel: It’s Ari Fitz
Type of Content: A fashion forward exposé on different androgynous female styles and LGBTQIA related videos.
Most Viewed Videos: How to Kiss (Lesbian Edition), Tomboyish LA: Meet YouTuber Amber
You may remember Ari Fitz from her time on MTV’s Real World: Ex-Plosion season where she saw some controversy for her androgynous style. She took lemons and made lemonade with her YouTube fashion web series Tomboyish where she interviews women with similar style including YouTuber Sarah Croce. She wrote the book How to Look Sharp in the Summer, and has taken to Kickstarter to fund her Tomboyish productions. Fits hopes to take the series to Europe and expand the idea of what the androgynous female style translates to overseas.
Creator: Ashley Mardell
Type of Content: Discussing LGBTQIA topics & mental issues over beers, and some cheeky comedy challenges with fellow YouTubers.
Ashley Mardell’s videos vary greatly. Mardell is not afraid to get deep including talking about her complexities and fluidity within her own identity and bisexual bashing. However, she is never scared to get downright silly with other YouTubers in the videos getting drunk while having a spelling bee and playing F***, Marry, Kill: YouTuber edition.
YouTube Channel: Ambers Closet33
Type of Content: One on one closet confessions, friendly couple challenges, and day in the life videos.
Amber produces everything from funny sketches like how to pick up a stud (starring her über-feminine alter ego Ambrosia), to real talk like dealing with heartbreak. The Stem vs Fem segments feature Amber and her girlfriend, Kiarra, performing challenges such as the surprise ending heel race and a winner-less dance battle.
Creator: Ebony, Denise & Olivia
YouTube Channel: OliviaHas2Moms
Type of Content: Cute day in the life videos and deep discussions about being gay parents.
OlivaHas2Moms stands alone as an all access gay parenting channel. Olivia’s mothers, Ebony and Denise, allow viewers into the lives of their modern family where they discuss everything like dealing with a toddler with medical conditions, and answering Olivia’s many questions including the gender of the more masculine Denise, and Ebony’s labor and delivery. To those that live outside of the LGBTQIA community, Ebony, Denise and Olivia might not fit the stereotypical family unit, but the honest depiction of a loving family is clear.
Creator: Becca Canote
Type of Content: Geek filled utopia of topics and reviews on different geek related media.
Becca Canote’s channel represents the rarely talked about LGBTQIA geek nation. Whether it’s geeking out to the return of the 8th Doctor Who or discussing rom-com ideas infused with Pokemon, Canote leaves no geek franchise unturned. Her love of comics, movies, games and anything geeky has also led her to co-host Geek & Sundry’s Geeking Out series featuring topics like why gay geeks matter and bisexual misrepresentation in the media.
Type of Content: Hysterically blunt stories, reviews on pop culture and comedy sketches with other YouTubers.
Most Viewed Videos: Nicki Minaj “Beez In The Trap” Official Music Video Review, So you don’t like oral…
Nothing about FoxyHotMess’ videos should be thought as a mess. She’s a great storyteller, telling personal, funny stories like how she bounced back from repeated dating rejections. She also makes some wonderfully cringeworthy comedy sketches about intimate and unsolicited sexual advances. She also collaborates with fellow YouTubers like SoundlyAwake and Ari Fitz on hilarious videos. Jade keeps her videos very real and unfiltered; her honesty is both fearless and refreshing.
Type of Content: LGBTQIA related discussions, many YouTube collaborations and some song covers.
ElloSteph’s content expands through a wide variety of videos. Her topical videos seek to decipher and highlight the misrepresentations of lesbians on TV, homophobic societies on college campuses, and how bringing attention to these issues makes a difference. But she also tells personal stories, like her discussion of being a gay Jew that give her channel an original point of view.
Did we miss any of your favorite queer women on YouTube? Let us know in the comments!
Photo by FoxyHotMess