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Best Gay TikTokers

If you're like us, you may be (slightly) obsessed with gay TikTok. Sure, there are literally millions of talented people creating TikTok videos, but there are really some talented and funny LGBTQ TikTokers out there. It was a hard decision but we picked out some of the best TikTok creators.


@julianburzynski EUPHORIA FINALE PT.1 #euphoria #alexademie #sydneysweeney #jacobelordi #barbieferreira #wigs #zendaya #hunterschafer ♬ original sound - Julian Burzynski

You can catch Julian Burzynski performing and dancing around NYC but if you're not in town, you definitely need to follow them on TikTok. We're kind of obsessed with the Euphoria series.


@jakezora This made my mom cry 🏳️‍🌈❤️ #gay #gayteacher #gaytiktok #teachersoftiktok #bullies #school #schoollife #teacherlife #lgbt #lgbtq #thenandnow ♬ Without Me - rapidsongs

Jake is out of Detroit and is a gay teacher who just so happens to be an artist, self-professed nerd, and so much more. If only we had teachers like this when we were in school.


@_brogz DISCLAIMER: We never say this to punish her, this is her "settle" command 😂 @ateacupgamer #dogs #dogsofttiktok #lgbt #gaytiktok #rescuedog ♬ original sound - Brogz

Watching Brogan and Ismay's videos had us cracking up especially the spaghetti post or the woman eating a sandwich with a spoon. They say to enjoy Ismay's chaos but we find it all quite hilarious and love the way they approach life.


@max_balegde I used to think I was a nice person but evidently not #fyp #uk #help ♬ original sound - Max_Balegde

Max has 1.8 million followers and over 162 million likes on all of his videos. We had a hard time narrowing down our pick for this post but since we can relate to this content, we ran with it. Even the giraffe.


@dxesi_ Just wait for it #fyp #lgbt ♬ Woman - Doja Cat

What can we say about Desi that you won't figure out for yourself after watching a couple of videos? Desi is mesmerizing to watch and the love that followers give is pretty amazing and we have to agree.


@daddyseang Gay Dads Q&A🌈👨‍👨‍👦‍👦👋🏻 #fyp #foryoupage #lgbt #pride #parents #trending #parentsoftiktok #dadsoftiktok #gay #gaytiktok #couple #viral #daddy #f ♬ follow meee taytlaurel - taytlaurel

​Parenting. It's tough but these gay dads seem to have it all worked out. Or do they? While their content is fun and is surrounded around family life, they answer questions on everyone's mind. They touch on bullying, whether they ever thought they would have a family, and what it's like to be an LGBTQ+ parent. It's a sweet and heartwarming account to follow.


@cropttopboi wait for it #fyp #gay #lgbt ♬ God Made Girls - RaeLynn

Dillon is a gay teach out of Pittsburgh and is a former military person. These days finds cropttopboi posting videos about his boyfriend, life as a teacher, and well, how to properly wear a crop top (and so much more).


@caseyiscrazy ✨The Real Housewives of Disney✨ Ep. 3 (Part 2 of 2) 👸🏽 whose side are you on? 🤷🏽‍♂️#therealhousewives #gaytiktok #disneyprincess ♬ original sound - C A S E Y

Casey had us spitting out our water with this Real Housewives of Disney episode. We couldn't stop laughing and you'll soon see why. Get in, it's going to be a crazy ride!


@tyreeceinheels Wait for it … #fyp #viral #tiktok #lgbt #gay #foryou #foryoupage #drag #transformation #trend #trending ♬ original sound - toohot4scotty

Tyreece works their magic and you can tell by this fairy godmother post. Let's be honest, we've all done this move right, just not as graceful? How do they DO that?


@thedarcymichael Plant faddy radiating such good vibes . #plantdaddy #planttok #adhd #neurodivergent #planttips ♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys - Kevin MacLeod & Kevin The Monkey

Lastly, and certainly not least, Darcy and Jer. Who doesn't love Canada's favorite ADHD househusband and his loveable husband Jer? Watch this video of Darcy aka plant faddy.

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Like many of the recent Marvel Cinematic Universe films, LGBTQ+ fans awaited the release of Thor: Love and Thunder in open anticipation of the inclusivity that both Marvel and Disney had promised. However, the fans were only setting themselves up for disappointment when the film was finally released.

Despite passionate assurances from studio heads to key actors, Thor: Love and Thunder was NOT spectacularly gay. It wasn’t even that good…

Premiere Night Promises

A bolt of lightning cuts across a rainbow on a dark and stormy night.

Lightning bold across the sky

Photo by Bill D.

Standing on the red carpet at the London Premiere of the film, director and actor Taika Waititi and fellow cast members Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson were offered up the inevitable question: “How gay is the film?

Amidst some laughter from the crowds, Waititi gestured towards Portman to respond. The actress (who plays Thor’s love interest, Jane Foster, throughout the franchise) raised the microphone to her lips and thought for a moment, before delivering a quiet yet fateful: “So gay!

Barely a moment had passed before the gathered fans went wild and Taika Waititi gave his own verdict: “Super gay!”. Tessa Thompson made no statement on the ‘gayness’ of the film, instead opting to swing her microphone around suggestively. As more cheers erupted, a second round of “super gay” slipped out of Waititi’s mouth, before he urged the fans to enjoy the film.

Thor: Love and Thunder’s LGBTQ+ Potential

Thor’s movie-goers were definitely hyped up for a gay extravaganza and they had a specific character in mind. The fan-favorite Valkyrie, played by Tessa Thompson, stumbled her way into the MCU during Thor’s third film, Ragnarok. The Asgardian warrior won many people over with her wit, sarcasm, and pure badassery.

After the events of Avengers: Endgame *spoilers*, Thor Odinson gives up his claim to the throne of Asgard and names Valkyrie as king in his stead. This left many fans excited to see what would become of the character, especially after certain revelations were made at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con:

“As a new king, she has to find her queen. So that’ll be her first order of business.”

With these words, Tessa Thompson threw her LGBTQ+ fans into a frenzy, with heavy expectations for the then-upcoming fourth installment of the Thor films. Indeed, in an interview with the LA Times, shortly before the film's release, Tessa Thompson was asked to comment on the sexuality of her character. She responded with several promising remarks, including “there’s a lot of folks that are righteously very hungry for that representation to exist in these movies, as am I”.

*Warning: spoilers ahead!*

So, How Gay Was Thor 4?

To put it simply: not gay at all. Not only did Valkyrie end up without a fabulous new queen, her non-heteronormative sexuality only got the barest mention (a brief line about a previous, now dead, girlfriend). Valkyrie may have made bedroom eyes at some pretty ladies before an action scene spoils the moment, but that’s about as much as we get.

The film does get some credit for introducing a trans character in a minor yet significant role. Thor returns to his people (after a brief stint as a Guardian of the Galaxy) only to find out that the daughter of one of his closest (and deceased) friends is now a boy. The issue is, whether due to personal prejudice or some alien inability to grasp the concept of being transgender, it does take Thor a frustrating few moments to come to terms with the change. And to stop deadnaming.

In fact, the only concession to the queer community was Taika Waititi’s extraterrestrial character Korg finding a husband in one of the closing scenes. This heartfelt moment was somewhat underscored by the revelation that Korg’s entire species is male, meaning he had no other choice but to be ‘gay’.

This Is Not Marvel’s First Queerbaiting Attempt

Close up of an eye reflecting an unknown scene as a rainbow crosses the image.

Photo by Harry Q.

This is, by far, not the first time that LGBTQ+ fans have been sorely disappointed by the workings of Marvel and Disney. In fact, people across many social media platforms have been chiding expectant viewers for once again falling for classic queerbaiting tactics. “Being queerbaited by the MCU is like being a golden retriever with a human who always pretends to throw the ball”, one Tumblr user declared.

Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson, was the perfect moment for the MCU to introduce its first lesbian lead. Larson’s character seemed to have an intense relationship with another woman, going so far as to help raise her child (before Larson’s Carol Danvers disappeared from Earth for 6 years). Despite leaning into several romantic tropes, the status of their relationship was never fully fleshed out. However, it was also the franchise’s first female-led superhero movie, so maybe they thought that introducing her as a lesbian would make the film too awesome.

The heavily anticipated Avengers: Endgame was also slated to introduce the MCU’s ‘first gay character'. While many fans were excited, particularly as this would be the second of Larson’s appearances on screen, the big gay build-up was a massive letdown. The film’s director Joe Russo made a cameo as a blip survivor mourning the loss of his husband. A five-second throw-away scene that had no impact on the outcome of the film. Big whoop...

Even when we did see a film with a gay lead, The Eternals, there were also ten other straight leads. At that point, it just seemed more like basic probability than an attempt at pushing LGBT+ superheroes into the spotlight.

Why Can’t Disney Let Marvel Be Gay?

The big problem with allowing a few characters to be anything other than cishet is that there are still many countries in the world that outlaw homosexuality. As much as we like to think that the MCU is being made for comic book fans, we all know the purpose of the films is to make money for Disney. And without certain markets in Asia and the Middle East, Disney wouldn’t be raking in up to (and over) one billion dollars per theatrical release.

Is There Any Hope For LGBTQ+ Fans In The MCU’s Future?

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the second in the much-loved Black Panther arc, will be released in cinemas this November. The studio has confirmed that the film will contain a queer character. Actress Michaela Coel will play Aneka, a warrior, and trainer of the king’s guard. Whether or not her diversity will stand out in the film (let alone endure for more than a 10-second scene that can be easily cut) remains to be seen.

Next year’s The Marvels film, starring Brie Larson, Iman Vellani, and Lashana Lynch may offer the MCU a chance to redeem itself in the eyes of its LGBT+ fans. The studios may feel it’s finally time to offer us the heartwarming lesbian relationship between Larson’s Carol Danvers and Lynch’s Maria Rambeau that seemed to be teased in the first Captain Marvel. Don’t raise your hopes too high, though, as you may yet end up as a stubborn golden retriever waiting for a cinematic universe to finally throw that rainbow ball.