10 Lesbian, Bi, & Queer Black Women Who Are Slaying Life

Bask in the fabulousness of these fierce queer Black women who are shaping our culture, making a difference, slaying the ‘gram, and making waves.

In honor of Black History Month, bask in the fabulousness of these fierce queer Black women who are shaping our culture, making a difference, slaying the ‘gram, and making waves. These wildly creative women are a source of constant inspiration for us. If you’re not following these women already, what the hell are you waiting for?

Get ready to feel motivated and inspired.

1. Allison Graham

 

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Allison Graham is a stylist by day and an influencer by night. She gives killer fashion inspo for babes wanting to dress more masc. Her website offers a “Jamaican born lesbian’s perspective on Menswear & Life.” We love following Allison Graham for her impeccable style, real personality—and not to mention, she and her girlfriend are so beautiful together. Graham even participated in a video shoot for GO where she recounted her first ever Pride experience. Follow her for dapper suits, swaggy street fashion, and wise words @shedoeshim.

2. Ericka Hart

 

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Ericka Hart is a sex educator, racial/social/gender justice disruptor, writer, cancer warrior, and activist. Her Instagram is the place to go if you want to learn, open your mind, unlearn oppressive and judgmental thinking, and also bask in how beautiful she is, inside and out. If you’re a regular of Sephora, like me (I need to snip my credit cards), then you’ve probably seen her s t u n n i n g campaign for Benefit Cosmetics. Follow her for more wisdom, humor, and gorgeousness @ihartericka.

3. Janelle Monáe

 

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Obviously, you know who Queen Janelle Monáe is, and obviously, we couldn’t leave her off this list. As she iconically stated in an interview with Rolling Stone last year: “Being a queer black woman in America… someone who has been in relationships with both men and women, I consider myself to be a free-ass motherf*cker,” Monáe is breaking down barriers for queer Black women everywhere. And we’re still not over the PYNK video. Follow her @janellemonae.

4. Amber’s Closet

 

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YouTube star Amber’s Closet is an actress and advocate whose channel features challenges, comedy skits, motivational videos, fashion, vlogging about her everyday life, LGBTQ topics, and more. She writes: “I first started my channel to help others that may be struggling with their identity, to break stereotypes, as well as to show my style.” Follow her @amberscloset.

5. Danielle Cooper

 

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Danielle Cooper is a YouTuber covering topics such as fashion, lifestyle, travel, and love. Her sexy style will have you loading up your online shopping cart with button-ups and trousers to emulate her chic and polished look. Follow her @shesagent.

6. Lena Waithe

 

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All hail Lena Waithe. Whether she’s creating, wearing a rainbow cape to Met Gala, making an empowering speech for queer youth, or gracing the cover of Vanity Fair, she is a power player in Black queer women’s visibility. Plus, she looks SO sexy in a suit. Follow her @lenawaithe.

7. Young MA

 

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Boundary-pushing rapper Young MA is unapologetically gay. She also just directed a hot lesbian porn film on Pornhub. She used to live in my building, and my roommates and I would regularly try to get her attention and invite her to our parties to no avail (except the time she nodded at us… you know, the lesbian nod). Anyway, she’s an incredible musician and a Black queer icon. Follow her @youngma.

8. Ashley C. Ford

 

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Ashley C. Ford is an incredible writer. She candidly, honestly, and hilariously talks about her bisexual identity. Seriously, if you want to laugh and cry at the same time, read Ashley C. Ford. Follow her @smashfizzle.

9. Lizzo

 

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We are SO EXCITED that Lizzo insinuated that she *might* be a member of the LGBTQ community in this Buzzfeed video. Know that there’s already a line of thousands of queer women wanting to date the viral flute-playing, singing, dancing, slaying sensation, and I would like to jump on that line. Lizzo is taking the world by storm, blowing people away with her incredible talent and beauty while she’s at it. Follow her @lizzobeeating.

8. Munroe Bergdorf

 

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It almost hurts to look at Munroe Bergdorf, she’s so damn angelic. She’s a model, activist, the LGBTQ+ editor at Dazed Beauty, and the face of Bluebella Lingerie’s Love Yourself campaign, just to name a few. Follow her @munroebergdorf.

9. Juliana Huxtable

 

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Juliana Huxtable is an artist, DJ, model, and poet who lives in NYC. In her art, Huxtable explores the intersections of race, gender, queerness, and more. Her work has been featured in group presentations at MoMA PS1 and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among other venues. She is also hot AF. Follow her @julianahuxtable.

10. Ari Fitz

 

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Ari Fitz is a YouTuber who “tells stories about identity through fashion & beauty.” Her style plays with gender, stops hearts, and turns heads. Follow her @itsarifitz.


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