In honour of the start of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month today we wanted to share some of our favourite 2SLGBTQIA accounts that we have been loving following. These influencers have not only brightened our feeds but have taught us many incredible lessons along the way!
If you have been following me for a while you will (hopefully) recognize this amazing name, Anthony Salituro. Anthony and I met while we were in Hawaii and I have been obsessed with him and his husband ever since. Not only does Anthony have the best fashion sense, but he also owns and runs a local clothing boutique, here in British Columbia, Jardines Domaine. If you are not already following Anthony or Jardines Domaine, do yourself a favour and follow them asap! Psst… stay tuned as Anthony and his husband Logan are taking over the blog this month and sharing their surrogacy journey!
2. Coach Carey
Raia’s positivity and zest for life radiates through everything that she does. Raia has contributed some amazing blog posts to our site over the last year (you can check them out, here!) and we have learned so much from her and continue to. Raia is a Life Coach and Motivational Speaker and shared her journey on losing 300lbs on the blog. Raia’s goal is to help others achieve and maintain confidence using the steps and methods based on individual/group needs. Raia is also The Director of Strategic Partnerships at The Get REAL movement. Their main focus is helping combat 2SLGBTQ+ discrimination in schools, camps, and workplaces.
If you haven’t already given Coach Carey a follow on IG, what are you waiting for?! Your Insta feed will be filled with the most positive vibes and encourage you to turn your dreams into your reality!
I get tagged in so many amazing posts on Instagram and one day while I was scrolling IG, Christopher tagged me in one of his posts and it stopped me in my tracks. The photo was stunning and edited with our presets so naturally, I ended up scrolling his feed and just LOVED how beautiful and creative it was. In his bio, I saw that he was interested in fashion and I asked Mindy to reach out to see if he would be interested in contributing a fashion piece to the blog! Make sure you give him a follow on IG, his feed and fashion tips will not disappoint! Also, stay tuned for a new blog by Chris Allen coming to the blog later this month!
4. The Fab Five
If you have a Netflix account and you haven’t binged watched Queer Eye yet, please stop what you are doing and watch the entire series! It is such a heart-warming show on helping others live their best life. Plus, the hosts Tan France, Karamo, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, and Antoni Porowski are so inspiring and motivating to follow!
5. Blair Imani
We discovered Blair Imani’s account last year and are we ever glad we did! Blair is a critically acclaimed historian, author, educator, and influencer. Her viral Instagram series Smarter In Seconds is based on making abstract concepts more concrete and digestible. She is the author of Read This to Get Smarter: about Race, Class, Gender, Disability, and More, and Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream, and Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History. Her work centers on women and girls, global Black communities, and the LGBTQ community. Blair Imani is dedicated to making the world a better place and amplifying the voices and work of those fighting the good fight. Blair’s account will fill your feed with beautiful images and informative videos!
I don’t know about you, but during the pandemic, I picked up a few books to fill some of my time in quarantine. One of those books was Untamed by Glennon Doyle! Her book is absolutely inspiring and a really easy read. Glennon is an author, activist, the founder of Together Rising, and the host of the We Can Do Hard Things Podcast. If you haven’t given her a follow yet, do yourself a favour!
Priyanka is a source of positivity and laughter, being the first time Canada has hosted a Drag Race she represents Canada as a whole being the first-ever winner, and her personality is infectious! Please give her a follow if you are looking for motivation and a good laugh.
8. Shaun T
Shaun T is a Beachbody fitness trainer. He is best known for his home fitness programs for adults and children which include T25, Insanity, Hip-Hop Abs, Cize and Let’s Get Up! His Instagram account is a place to go when you are looking for some extra motivating, and positivity!
ALOK (they/them) is an internationally acclaimed gender non-conforming writer, performer, and public speaker. They are the author of Femme in Public (2017) and Beyond the Gender Binary (2020). They are the creator of #DeGenderFashion: a movement to degender fashion and beauty industries and have been honored as one of HuffPo’s Culture Shifters, NBC’s Pride 50, and Business Insider’s Doers. Over the past decade, they have presented at more than 500 venues in 40 countries. They currently serve as a Contributing Editor to The White Review.
10. Leslie Jordan
Leslie is an actor, writer, and singer. He is best known for his roles as Lonnie Garr in Hearts Afire, Beverly Leslie in Will & Grace, several characters in the American Horror Story, Sid in The Cool Kids, and Phil in Call Me Kat. If you are looking for an account that will have you laughing in stitches, be sure to give Leslie a follow!
Well, there you have it! Our favourite 2SLGBTQIA Instagram accounts that you need to follow ASAP! Stay tuned as we have an amazing line up contributors we are featuring on the blog this month.
Happy Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month!