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Growing up as confused young gay boys we didn't have the Internet at our disposal to learn more about ourselves and the “feelings” we were going through. Thankfully, today there is an entire universe of super inspiring LGBTQ YouTubers who discuss everything gay-related that we wish our younger selves could have seen.
Over the past decade, there are a handful of gay YouTubers that we've followed religiously like Davey Wavey and Josh Rimer, who've kept us entertained and informed about everything LGBTQ. But the one thing we've loved seeing over the past few years is the rise in vlogs dealing with transgender-related issues. Long may it live!
In this article, we celebrate the best gay YouTubers out there that are proudly flying the rainbow flag for our community. These are the guys (and girls) at the forefront of the online LGBTQ community that you need to check out right away…just don't forget to hit that all-important Subscribe button whilst you're there, eh?!
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What makes a good gay YouTuber?
There are many factors that we think make a gay YouTuber someone you want to follow and subscribe to. The most important, of course, is that they talk about prominent LGBTQ issues. These can include anything from relationships, family, transitioning, lifestyle, dating, and even the best toys to use…!
We also focus on current YouTubers, in other words, channels that still publish videos on a weekly/monthly basis as there are a number of gay YouTubers out there who have strayed and their channels have become inactive.
Finally, the most important thing of all that makes a YouTuber one we want to watch more from are those that are engaging, personable, relatable, and above all, entertaining to watch! Make sure you also check out who we rate as the best gay Instagrammers and gay TikTok accounts to follow.
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Check out our own Nomadic Boys Gay Travel YouTube channel where we post some of our best vlogs from around the world. Heading to Toronto and want to know where the best hangouts are? Or maybe you want a glimpse from our romantic luxury cruise in the Galapagos, or to see what it was like traveling on the Trans Siberian as a gay couple? We've got your curiosity covered!
Davey Wavey has pretty much become a whole brand by now, with his blog, Facebook, and TWO different YouTube channels!
His main channel is wickydkewl, where he posts useful videos about gay lifestyle as well as more entertaining ones relating to all sorts of hanky panky activities, including a range of entertainment celebs reacting to different things on camera. We love DaveyWavey because his channels are refreshingly and unashamedly out there, leaving nothing to the imagination!
Davey's videos are excellent also sources of information for gay guys who might be feeling a little lost and in need of guidance. Ever wondered how various positions work? Or how to clean yourself down below? Davey Wavey has got you covered. And, of course, there are plenty of thirst traps thrown into the mix, some even censored out by YouTube.
Davey Wavey also has his DaveyWaveyRaw channel, which has similar content to wickydkewl but from a more personal angle. Here he also chats with his audience about his life, offering invaluable guidance on different parts of gay lifestyle.
Stevie is the cutest femme lesbian, who moved from LA to London and vlogs about gay relationships, dating, lifestyle, fashion, and more. Similar to Davey Wavey, she offers plenty of indispensable advice for lesbians on things like how to wear certain toys(!), how to finger a girl, and how to scissor, along with more general dating advice like how to find a girlfriend.
Some of her videos are also more about her own life, explaining why she moved from LA to London, filming her reactions to trying British snacks for the first time or home decorating adventures. For lesbian ladies having a fashion crisis, she will also hold your hand and guide you into dressing high femme.
We think it's amazing that there are such open and public YouTube channels like Stevie and Davey's, where young confused gay teens can find so much useful advice for navigating their own lives and relationship advice.
3. Luke Wale
Luke Wale is a FTM trans guy who doesn't really vlog about one thing, instead sharing lots of parts of his life, art, family, music and transition. Luke's incredibly honest videos about his journey, from coming out as trans, starting to take testosterone and recently having top surgery, is surely a great source of information for other young trans people who might be feeling uncertain about their future.
Luke's videos are not all about transitioning though, with some really lovely music videos he's made also released on there and some quite soothing videos of him painting to music that are just so nice to watch. Make sure you check out his music video of lonely little cloud ~ 1984, we love it!
Since Luke's been releasing YouTube videos for TEN YEARS there's also plenty to discover and make you feel like you've known him forever, especially as he's so honest about all aspects of his life.
4. Living Rosa
Tara and Mandi Rosa are the married moms of four little girls behind the gay family channel of Living Rosa. They have been vlogging for four years and have shared all the details of their journey to motherhood through IVF, as well as what it's like raising four children under the ages of five, (including twins) and with two dogs in the house!
Living Rosa is a wonderful channel for those who just want to see a real messy family living their life, who just so happen to include two moms. And did we mention that their daughters are ADORBS? Just be warned, watching Living Rosa videos may make you start to feel super clucky, no matter your gender or who you love!
Channels like Living Rosa are so important for visibility, showing the world that gay couples can be just as good at being parents as anybody else. It's also lovely to see how totally accepting the girls' friends and family are about their lives.
Justin and Nick are a very cute gay couple who share their lives together on YouTube (as well as Instagram and Twitter). They create videos on all sorts of things, from their morning routine (with their just as adorable pup!) to home tours, Harry Potter, attending Pride, and lots of fabulous gay travel.
What can we say, it just seems like Justin and Nick are two guys after our very own hearts! Along with lots of gay couples travel, we just enjoy laughing at some of their silly couple life extracts, but they do get serious sometimes too. They've interviewed young activists who took part in “March for Our Lives” and even talked to the DNC Chairman Tom Perez.
On top of all that, they even share beard care, makeup and occasionally cooking videos as well. Keep your eyes peeled for adorable cameos from their dog and cat, not to mention their romantic engagement proposal video.
We can't resist a good pop tune and the lesbian duo of Bria and Chrissy definitely deliver, along with fun videos of their lives together. Obviously, we love listening to their music (which is also available on iTunes and Apple music) but we equally enjoy their silly, and sometimes saucy, videos where they attempt different YouTube challenges or just talk in general about life as lesbians.
Bria and Chrissy also get serious though, sharing deeply personal stories about their personal experiences, traumas and issues with YouTube itself shutting down LGBTQ+ content on their own platform. It's refreshing to hear the real story from other gay video creators, and hopefully we can all help to ensure nobody's voice gets erased from YouTube.
As well as their main YouTube channel, Bria and Chrissy also have a more personal one called Wonder Warriors you might want to check out. Here they post workout videos and daily vlogs, so it's a bit more behind the scenes of what happens over on their main channel.
7. Josh Rimer
We've actually interviewed Josh before about gay life in Canada, but we also encourage you to check out his YouTube channel! In 2019, Josh was crowned Mr Gay Canada and lots of his videos show him attending gay Pride events all over the world with his well-deserved title.
More recently, Josh has been inviting his audience into the logistics of planning a gay wedding (to fiancé Heath), which includes both a homophobic resort not wanting them and ultimately having to cancel their wedding due to the pandemic. Of course, plenty of people have been in the same boat with the pandemic but that a resort, in gay friendly Puerto Vallarta no less, doesn't want to host a gay marriage is pretty shocking in this day and age.
We love watching Josh and Heath visiting gay destinations, especially ones we haven't been to yet like Australia! We're so jealous… But we also enjoy the little glimpses into daily life, which just help to prove that gay couples are no different from hetero couples.
Julie Vu aka Princess Joules aka Mama Sparkles, is a stunning woman who vlogs about all aspects of her male to female transition, transgender dating and relationships, along with a healthy dose of makeup tutorials and fun YouTube challenges. She was actually one of the first YouTubers to completely document her entire transition – talk about a trailblazer!
Along with sharing honest videos about transitioning, Julie has also made videos highlighting issues such as domestic violence, showing how it affects both cis and trans people. She's even given her audience an honest look at her own personal experiences with domestic violence.
She also makes plenty of light-hearted content though, often looking at the funny side of life. In 2019, Julie was Miss International Queen Canada and she's also made videos about her travels as a transgender woman in Asian countries, which is definitely inspiring for other trans travelers.
Arif and Ricky are a gay couple that created a whole other world of art for themselves when they got together. The Wonderland part of “In Wonderland” combines their shared love of art, theater, Disney and dreams, all bundled up to spread a positive LGTBQ+ message via their YouTube channel, website and social media channels.
They have both trained as life coaches, so define themselves as gay life coaches, looking to help others find their path to happiness. Via their YouTube videos they provide lots of tips and advice for gay viewers about relationships, coming out, family issues, and more.
We love how fun and colorful their channel is (not to mention the boys themselves!), as well as enjoying watching their sillier videos about gay couple challenges. Arif and Ricky have also been renovating a motorhome in order to join the tiny house living movement, which has been very interesting to follow!
10. Matt and Blue
Matt and Blue are a gorgeous married gay couple who vlog about life in a small country town in Colorado with their son, a dog, a horse, a cat and chickens. It's refreshing to see a channel featuring gay men doing things like riding horses and DIY, that are usually seen as just for straight guys. Matt and Blue definitely bring out the cowboy side in us!
These two cuties also share honest glimpses into their fatherhood journey, vlogging about why they chose to adopt and what it was like adopting as two men. Additionally, they muse about life as a gay family in a small town, what it was like coming out to their families and how they make their marriage work.
Make sure you check out their channel for cute videos of family life, “gay dudes building things” (that's their title!), renovation, and gardening. Just be warned, it will make you start dreaming about having your own little farm!
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Bernardo and Adam are a Brazilian/American couple who love to travel just as much as us! After meeting in Brazil they moved to Portland, Oregon and began their journey both as husbands and as video creators on their YouTube channel.
They recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary and while they share plenty of inspiring travel content we're also impressed by how they have adapted to life during the pandemic. While their more recent videos focus on their life in Oregon, if you go back a bit there are also plenty of fun ones from when they were living in Brazil and Bernardo tried to show Adam how to be more Brazilian!
We especially enjoy the videos the guys make about staying in unique accommodation or their many ‘firsts' such as “first time on a 17-hour first-class train ride” and “first time at a fair”. Bernardo and Adam are also excellent film editors, with almost cinematic sections of beautiful scenery accompanied by lovely music.
12. Loving Life Fam
The Loving Life Fam channel originally started off as recipes shared by Victoria, but this evolved to show more of her family life with wife Regina, son Ariel and two pet snakes. Loving Life Fam is a smorgasbord of delicious recipes, reviews of foods, travels and LGBTQ+ family life.
Victoria and her family also regularly share “mukbang” videos, where they talk to the camera about everything under the sun during a meal. Like with some of the other YouTubers we've mentioned, we love seeing other gay people just normalizing gay life. Yes, you can be gay and be married and raise a child and travel and it's all perfectly normal!
Both Victoria and her wife Regina have a Ukrainian accent (although they live in Canada) which we also enjoy listening to. We also love drooling over all the food and trying our hands at making the recipes which Victoria shares.
Vinny Vaillancourt is the fabulous guy behind the V-Squared channel, where he posts about his life as a gay man. We've mentioned other YouTubers being real/raw or honest already but Vinny really takes this to the extreme – sharing intimate videos about love, relationships, dating, breakups and divorce.
It's probably hard for Vinny himself to look back over past videos with his exes, but we applaud him for not deleting them or trying to erase relationships that ended. Vinny's videos on his own and with his partners show an exuberant and loving person who isn't afraid to try again when things don't work out.
As well as relationship challenges he talks frankly about his life, travels, and moving to the UK from the US. He's even got some healthy recipes (including vegan banana bread) and workout tips for those looking to stay well. We also enjoy it when he asks (and answers) the real all-important gay relationship questions like, “can bears date young guys?”!!!
Max Emerson is another gay guy we love and have written about previously in our post on the best gay Instagrammers. He has plenty of fun Max Travel videos of, you guessed it, his travels – which are usually our faves. But Max also shares plenty of funny content on gay dating and relationships too.
Also, how freaking GLORIOUS is Max's intro for his videos?! I mean, a unicorn vomiting rainbows? We stan a true icon. Make sure you check out his series of “revenge dates” because they are equally as hilarious and feature a funny little intro as well.
Max has also ventured into the world of drag on the “Drag Babies” project, although it's really not surprising that his channel is so good since he's an actor, writer, producer and director himself. That's right, Max has appeared on Glee and even released two short films and a full-length movie. He's a man of many talents, which you should go and check out!
At the ItsLex_ channel, Lex and her husband share insights into their daily lives as a cis-transgender couple. Lex is a cisgender woman while her husband is a transgender (FTM) man. They share their intimate stories about what it was like for both of them when Val came out as transgender and then transitioned.
Additionally, Lex and Val are parents to son Zavier and twin sons Cairo and Malakai, so they also share plenty of parenting content along with their IVF journey. As if all that wasn't enough, Lex has also been open about her struggles with postpartum anxiety and depression. I mean, if we were dealing with three kids under the age of three, we'd probably struggle too!
Like most of the channels we're sharing here today, Lex and Val are doing so much by just showing viewers how normal it is for a cis-transgender couple to live their lives as parents and partners. Even straight couples are sure to find Lex and Val's journey to a family via IVF informative if they are thinking of going the same route.
16. Rose and Rosie
Rose and Rosie are a married British couple who talk about a mile a minute but are really funny! They vlog about their life and relationship, with frequent reaction videos to television shows thrown in as well. The girls actually have three channels, along with their main one, including one in which they play video games together called Let's Play Games and another daily life vlog about renovations and their cute dogs called Rose and Rosie Vlogs.
In their own words, Rose and Rosie release videos of improvisational comedy, which explains why they're so funny. Even when talking about serious LGBTQ+ issues they manage to lighten the mood. Recently they have also shared their journey towards becoming mums, with Rosie becoming pregnant via a donor.
We love watching the girls discuss lesbian representation in popular culture, like when they rate gay kisses, gay ships, and lesbian stereotypes. Of course, since I am also part-British, I love their video about “Very British Problems”, and can totally relate!
17. Connor Franta
To see one of the cutest and most creative gay guys we follow on YouTube, head to Connor Franta's channel. He vlogs about his life in Los Angeles, with dreamy music and hip editing which make all his videos feel like an actual movie. He comes across as the definition of a gay hipster, and we live for it!
Connor has been active on YouTube for over 10 years and has definitely evolved over that time. He hit 1 million subscribers before coming out and did a beautiful video about his coming out in which he explained his personal struggles with growing up gay. For any young people out there thinking they might be gay, channels like Connor's show are so important, showing that it does get better!
While his style and content has changed a bit over the years, all of Connor's videos are candid glimpses into his life and who he is as a person. If you enjoy watching videos about shopping, fitness, fashion, TikToks and just random everyday life, you will enjoy his quirky channel.
18. Ambers Closet
Amber might call herself a “certified weirdo” on her channel Ambers Closet, but in reality, she is a powerhouse! She shares inspiring videos about LGBTQ topics as well as fashion, challenges, comedy skits, and everyday life vlogs. She also uses her voice and platform to urge young people to vote, provides information for those looking to support the Black Lives Matter movement and explains how defunding the police would actually work.
It's hard enough being gay in this world, without also dealing with the challenges of being a gay black woman. We don't want to minimize anything for Amber but somehow she manages to remain a truly fierce queen in spite of it all. Her fashion videos about tomboy style for lesbians are sure to be helpful for other gay women.
Along with her own content, Amber regularly interviews others in the gay community about all aspects of LGBTQ life. We also really enjoy her funnier videos about “bedroom fun” and dating!
19. Tyler and Todd
Tyler and Todd are an adorable gay couple from Canada who vlog about living tiny. They started out renovating an RV to live the #vanlife but when the worldwide pandemic hit they pivoted into building their own off-grid tiny homestead.
Whether you're more interested in RV or off-grid living you will find plenty to entertain and inform you in Tyler and Todd's videos as they've created quite a bit of content about both lifestyles. Of course, it doesn't hurt that they're both very easy on the eyes, not to mention their two gorgeous golden retrievers, Charlie and Eddie.
One of the best things about their channel is that they share honest breakdowns of the expenses incurred while tiny living and how they make money while traveling full-time (when they were able to). We love watching their RVing videos from when they were traveling America just as much as their newer building an off-grid homestead ones.
20. Elena Genevinne
Last but definitely not least on our list of favorite gay YouTubers is the glamorous Elene Genevinne, an openly transgender content creator who changes her hair color, well, a lot! She also shares makeup tutorials and transformations as well as plenty of hair-care tips.
Elena is friends with Princess Joules, another YouTuber who we spoke about earlier, so you might see one or the other on each other's channels. Most of Elena's videos just feel like you are hanging out with a friend, joking around, talking about life, fashion, makeup, and relationships. She's also not afraid to take her video camera along when shopping for her toys…!
Viewers will also find helpful tips on navigating life when transgender, with Elena's videos on dating while trans, “bedroom fun” disasters and catfishing. We can definitely say that Elena is not one to shy away from any topic, no matter how awkward or embarrassing it may be!
For more inspiration:
- Check out our guide to the best gay bloggers
- Find out which are our favorite gay travel apps and why
- These are the most gay friendly countries in the world for you to visit
- Read about our picks for the best gay holiday destinations in Europe
- As well as the gayest cities in Europe to check out
- Or you might like to visit one of the biggest gay pride events in the world