What are the best lesbian YouTube channels?
A look at YouTube’s top lady-loving ladies and why you should hit “subscribe” on every single one of their channels!
Imagine a world without YouTube.
It seems crazy to think that less than 15 years ago, the video platform we all know and love didn’t exist.
When I was first coming out, YouTube had only just been created—and it was a fraction of its current size. Even when it became more popular, there were very few LGBT content creators uploading videos. As a baby queer, the only place I could really find information about coming out was on text-heavy websites and message boards—not very exciting!
LGBT teenagers today are so lucky. If I’d had YouTube when I was growing up, I’d have found it so much easier to learn about my sexuality, find young lesbian and bisexual role models I could look up to, and—most importantly—be confident with who I was and am.
These days, there are so many incredible women-loving women on YouTube creating professional, relatable, beautiful videos. While I wish I’d had lesbian YouTubers in my life when I was younger, I take a lot of joy in watching them as an adult!
Here’s my pick of ten lady-loving ladies in the incredible universe that is YouTube. (In no particular order (because we’re all about equality, right?)
1. Jessica Kellgren-Fozard
Not only does Jessica have an excellent first name (okay, I’m biased!), but she produces delightfully informative content. Jessica is a deaf and disabled lesbian who vlogs on issues affecting the LGBT and disabled communities, and makes gorgeous videos about history, vintage beauty, and married life with her wife Claudia and their two adorable dogs. Jessica is the role model I wish I’d had when I was a young girl, and she and Claudia are serious #couplegoals.
Start with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Ogv1aCb_Q
2. Stevie Boebi
Wherever you are in the world, you probably had little to no LGBT sex education. Fortunately, the internet can fill that gap. Stevie is one of the finest sex educators YouTube has to offer. A confident, funny, fiercely intelligent role model, Stevie makes awesome videos on all aspects of lesbian sex and relationships. So if want to make a girl feel good—whether for the first or the five-hundredth time—you know where to go.
Start with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQcUPxj6mZ4
3. Riley Dennis
Riley is a trans lesbian content creator (recently engaged to her equally adorable fellow YouTuber girlfriend Fiona–congrats, ladies!). Definitely check out Riley’s channel for her clear, concise, informative videos on trans topics. As a trans ally, I’ve learnt a lot from Riley’s content. She also blogs about sex, polyamory, politics and social justice in a kind-hearted and accepting way. She’s pretty damn great.
Start with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC_EueJEpmk
4. Rose & Rosie
No list of lesbian YouTubers would be complete without Rose & Rosie—one of the most successful lesbian couples on the platform ever. They boast over 850,000 subscribers, have won several prominent LGBT awards, and have even published a memoir, “Overshare”, with an accompanying documentary! Rose identifies as a lesbian and Rosie as bisexual, and the bisexual visibility on their channel is amazing. They’re also hilarious.
5. Jade Fox
Jade is a recent discovery of mine, and why did I not find her sooner? She’s hilarious, talented, and makes videos on a really wide and interesting range of topics. A skilled comic, she makes skits and sketches that are super-relatable (one of my favourites being “If Introverts Were Honest on Dates”), and she has a whole series of videos analysing different aspects of lesbian culture—from the haircuts to Instagram lesbians!
6. Rowan Ellis
Rowan is a nerdy, blue-haired, feminist powerhouse who makes thought-provoking and super-smart videos about pop culture through a queer lens. There’s loads of juicy stuff on her channel about the depiction of LGBT people in film and television, fun videos about gay history, fascinating takes on mental health, and a hilariously relatable rant about why Captain Marvel is DEFINITELY GAY. Oh, and there’s a lot of Disney.
Start with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riKVQjZK1z8
7. Allie & Sam
I discovered Allie and Sam through their Instagram, which has a huge worldwide following. These girls live in Halifax, Canada with their golden retriever Lily and their black cat Ferguson, and are currently in the late stages of planning their wedding. Recently, their wedding gowns arrived—and I couldn’t be more excited for them! Allie and Sam show that it’s so possible to be a happy, successful femme lesbian—and to live your best life with the woman of your dreams.
Start with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CILYQNZSWQw
8. Drea Berlayne
Drea is a filmmaker and musician who makes YouTube content about being, in her words, a “flaming homo”—and on overcoming dark times to live your best life. There’s so much great advice on her channel, which is rich with content on all aspects of her life. She’s also really cute with her girlfriend Ronnie (you’ve probably come across their joint Insta—it’s pretty rad). Subscribe to her Patreon for even more quality content!
Start with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NthQUqhIRTs
9. Shannon Beveridge/Nowthisisliving
Shannon Beveridge, best known for her channel “nowthisisliving”, has been a staple of lesbian YouTube for years now, and she remains one of the best. Her videos are always polished, she’s not afraid to tackle difficult subjects, and she’s really candid with her viewers about emotions. She also posts a really wide variety of content—so there’s something for everyone.
Start with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABVLch9k_uk
10. Wegan/What Wegan Did Next
Ahh, Wegan. The OG YouTube lesbians! Over a decade ago, Whitney and Megan were two femme lesbians on opposite sides of The Pond who met on the internet and fell in love. Now married and living together in the UK, Wegan have been making content as a couple for longer than anyone else on this list. They’re all about femme visibility—they even started a femme dating agency called Find Femmes! Their videos are for you if you’ve ever been told you’re “too girly” to be gay.
Start with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meF_PI2dwos
About the author
Jessica is an actor and writer based in London, England. She writes about green & ethical living, sustainable fashion, and LGBTQ & feminist topics. She only buys second-hand and ethically-made clothes, and documents her ethical fashion journey over on her Instagram, @jessrachelmac. Jessica loves going on adventures with her girlfriend Bee and befriending as many dogs as she can! Check out her blog at jessicamcclellan.com.