The genres vary this week, as always. We’ve got beauty vlogs, lifestyle vlogs, cooking vlogs, music vlogs, talk show set ups, and a bunch of other types of content! One thing is for sure, and the whole point of this entire project: these are all LGBT+ YouTubers. A lot of them are here on Tumblr too! So I added their @’s for you as well.
If you think I’ve mislabeled someone (as in, if I have put them in this list or in the gifs above when they aren’t LGBT+), please tell me immediately as there’s nothing I value more than accuracy - I will be sure to follow up. In addition! If you’ve got recs, don’t hesitate to send them my way(particularly LGBT+ YouTubers who are people of color - I was underwhelmed to see the vast yet not so diverse YouTube vlogging landscape when it came to popularity.)
Next week: LGBT+ HISTORY - a compilation of academic journals, articles, autobiographies, YouTube videos, and other types of media that cover the long and too often glossed over history of the vast and diverse LGBT+ community. If you have any recommendations, send them my way!
Enjoy: LGBT+ YOUTUBERS
Pero Like - “Pero, like… You know what we mean. Weekly videos of tu vida.” A Latinx-oriented vlog in which one of the YouTubers is Salvadoran and gay, but LGBT topics are not the main thing they vlog about
Claudia Boleyn - A bisexual YouTuber who makes videos about mental health and social justice issues
Miles Jai (giffed above) - Posts improv sketches, parodies, “beauty tutorials”, as well as vlogs
Kat Blaque@katblaque (giffed above) - “Opinion Vlogger, Children’s Illustrator and Thrift Store Addict”
Sara@rnashallah (giffed above) - Totally not putting her up here because we’ve been mutuals on Tumblr for like mad long and I’m just very fond of Sara as a person. She vlogs about her life and tbh that alone is worth a sub in my book!
Eileen W.@peeves (giffed above) - Another good friend of mine (let me live). HILARIOUS, sarcastic, honest, and is pretty much always there to Validate You, so support her and subscribe!
Kid Fury@signedfury - “Born in Miami and raising hell in New York City, Kid Fury is a media mouthpiece with a whole lot of nerve. This channel is one of many avenues Fury uses to cover life, pop culture and more with a unique and sharp flare of truth, shade, and fuckery.”
Watched the LEGO Batman movie a few days ago. It’s one of those movies where I like the characters more than I like the movie itself. A lot of the jokes fell flat for me and it had some really out of place emotional scenes that were a bit cringe, but watching the characters just mess around and do stupid stuff was fun.
The only “emotional scenes” that worked for me were the Batman/Joker ones, and yes, the slash is entirely appropriate. With sentences like “I don’t currently have a Bad Guy. I like to fight around” from Batman, to the Joker fondling himself when telling Batman that he “can’t fight any of thiiiis anymore” it’s clear what the movie makers were going for. Heck, Batman even says “I don’t do ships!” when the Joker talks about their “special relationship”. All those scenes just get better the more ridiculously emotional they get.
My favorite part was the K-Pop music video at the end, specifically Robin and Joker’s costumes, hence the white glitter. (Apparently Joker is part of the Bat Family after he and Batman makes up?)
I really didn’t. Why would I? Stan was my best mate. We’d
been friends since high school.
I hadn’t meant to kill him. I just wanted him to shut up.
All I did was tap him on the head with my hockey stick, for crying out loud.
And then down he went, making a mess along the way. Crashing into stuff,
grabbing onto furniture. Do you have any idea how long it’ll take me to clean
up all that blood?
Anyway, like I said. Stan was my man. He was my homie, my
bromie, my Steve Buscemi. I trusted him with my life. But just now, when I left
my room to get a drink, I come back and what the hell do I see? Stan was
messing around my laptop. Just clicking on shit and looking at my personal
stuff. So right there, it was clear that Stan was in the wrong.
And then what happens? He goes absolutely insane. He starts
yelling and calling me names and demanding explanations about some pictures I
got on my laptop. In my own house! I tell him to calm down but he wasn’t having
any of it. So I did what I gotta do. I shut him up. Maybe a tad too
enthusiastically, but it was an honest mistake. Killing him, I mean.
I know what you’re wondering about right now. What pictures?
I’ll come clean, alright? They were pictures of Stan’s
But, look – it’s not weird. I’m dating her. I’m her
boyfriend. So naturally, I’m going to have some pictures of her in my laptop.
But Stan doesn’t understand. He’s a great guy, but we don’t see eye to eye on
some things. Like Steph.
I first met Steph a year ago. I was at Stan’s crib, just
hanging and chatting when this absolute babe walked past the living room. I
mean, she was so sexy. Va-va-vroom and
all that. The way she moved, the way she carried herself, she had such an air
of confidence that impressed me right away.
I knew I had to have her.
But I knew I had to take it slow. I had to gain her trust.
Turn on the charm, make her fall back in love with me. So that was exactly what
I did. Whenever I was at Stan’s place, I would drop in to Steph’s room and say
hello. Gradually she become more comfortable around me, and our conversations
grew longer. I learned about her hobbies, her favorite music, her favorite TV
shows, and all that.
I also learned that she loved ice-cream. So on our very
first date, I brought her out to this really classy ice cream parlour downtown.
Bought her her favorite flavour – chocolate chip, in case you’re wondering.
After that, we went to the theatre and watched this movie that she had really
been looking forward to. It was a great date.
But here’s the thing about Steph. She’s a lovely lady, but
she’s very conservative. She doesn’t like, shall I say, the hanky panky
business that relationships usually entail. I tried to cop a feel one time on
one of our dates and she didn’t go for that at all. Said she wasn’t
Here’s what you gotta know about me. I’m a gentleman. If my
lady is no ready, then I’ll do the waity. I respected her preferences and our
dates remained purely verbal. No tactile movements at all.
But here’s another thing you gotta know about me. I’m a
dude. I have needs and desires. So if my lady wasn’t gonna give me action, I
gotta get them from somewhere else. But I didn’t wanna cheat on Steph too, so I
couldn’t go messing around with other girls.
So I compromised. I went to the hardware store and bought a
couple of surveillance cameras. You know, the sort that you can hide in corners
and on top shelves to watch people. And they were the good kinds, too. With a
click of a button from my laptop, I could take pictures from the livestreaming
videos. What can I say? Only the best for my lady. Then one day while Steph was
using the loo, I installed them in her room. Easy peasy. One on the top shelf
facing her bed, and one on another shelf, facing her closet.
It was all going great. I had tons of fantastic pictures and
videos of Steph.
And then Stan had to step in. Almost threw a wrench in my
plans, what with all the yelling and hollering. Luckily, there was no one else
in my house. I would have hated to remove the cameras from Steph’s room!
So anyway, that’s that. I just wanted to get this off my
chest. Stan thought that I’m a bad guy, but I really am not. I truly, truly, love Stephanie from the bottom of
Speaking of Steph, I really should get going.
This entire thing with Stan almost threw my A-game off. I’d almost forgotten
that we’ve got tickets to go see Steph’s third grade dance recital. I would
have hated to miss that!