YouTube is full of knowledge. What’s so great about the vast amount of knowledge on YouTube is that it’s accessible, meaning literally anyone can search for what they’re looking for free and hear another person’s experience on that topic (yay accessibility!!!). This is even more important for baby queers because there isn’t a great deal of accessible resources out there for our community. Resources can be costly or they could potentially out you before you’re ready. It can be intimidating to navigate expressing your gender identity, health concerns, trans rights, sex and literally so much more.
I remember when I was first coming out to myself; I didn’t know who to talk to so I turned to YouTube. I watched queer YouTubers for hours on end. It comforted me. It helped me realize that I had a new family, even though it didn’t seem like it because I was living in rural America with no visible queers in my vicinity. Queer YouTube gave me a source of life, a connection to the queer community I had never felt before. Here is a YouTube starter kit for all my baby queers out there, go forth and be empowered!
Coming out as trans
Lesbian YouTuber ElloSteph sits down with Ryan to talk about coming out as trans. It can be scary to come out, especially in high school. The most important thing to keep in mind is your safety!
How to layer (Men’s Fashion // Tomboy Fashion)
Ari Fitz is a gay YouTuber who is known for her dapper style. In this video she gives amazing tips on how to wear layers with men’s fashion to express tomboy style.
I love being gay because…
Listen as some bigtime LGBTQ YouTubers tell you why they love being gay.
Gay top vs. lesbian top
Can the LGBTQ community be sexist as well?
Trans misogyny and sexuality
Sophia Hernandez talks about how trans misogyny has affected her life and how to stand up to it as a trans woman.
FTM health “down there”
Sexual health is so important to talk about. There aren’t a lot of resources out there for the trans community, this YouTuber is trying to change that. He’s done the research, listen and learn!
Loving a genderqueer person
Sometimes you have to forget labels when it comes to love. I love Brennen Beckwith’s perspective on this topic!
It can be hard to come out, especially when you don’t see your identity reflected in movies, books, and TV shows. It’s getting better, though! Here are some suggestions for good LGBTQ books.
My year as a FreshWoman in High School
Jazz Jennings has made quite a name for herself. But she is still a girl who has to face regular day things like the rest of us, and that includes going to high school! She reflects on her first year, as a FreshWoman in this video.
5 things you should know about being genderqueer
A lot of people have questions about what it means to be genderqueer. Activist Jacob Tobia breaks down 5 things everyone should know about being genderqueer.