Ah, Instagram. Our favourite form of escapism. There’s nothing we like more than collapsing on our bed/couch/floor after a long day and scrolling endlessly until we pass out.
What a time to be alive.
Instagram exploded into our lives back in 2010 and now we wonder what we ever could have done without it. How would we get the specific self-gratification that only comes in the form of ‘likes’? How would we have discovered ‘Insta-celebrities’ and ‘Insta-models’? We may never know. But what we do know is Instagram is actually a space bubbling with creativity. It’s a chance for designers, artists, photographers and creatives alike to share their work and things that inspire them.
Below, find our favourite LGBT Instagram accounts for your perusal pleasure.
Nicolette Mason rose to internet fame as a fashion and lifestyle blogger after graduating from Parsons School of Design. She is now a contributor to a plethora of sites and is the contributing editor at Marie Claire. Mason and her wife, Ali, were married last year and her custom Christian Siriano dress was to die for.
Melissa Langley started Lez Backpack while she was living abroad. Now located in Texas, U.S., Langley posts pictures of her and her girlfriend, Christina Bly’s travels.
Lara Hotz is a Sydney-based photographer who specialises in (particularly gorgeous) photos of weddings. Her account is filled with dreamy photoshoots and real-life weddings that will keep you scrolling all night. Hotz (bottom right) married her long-time love last year.
4. @WhoDoDatLikeDat (Samira Wiley)
While we’re still (SPOILER) in mourning for Samira Wiley’s Orange Is The New Black character, Poussey, the actress recently announced her engagement to OITNB screenwriter Lauren Morelli. Her Instagram is filled with pictures of her and the cast, Morelli and enough selfies to make it seem like Poussey never left us.
5. @KateJustKnits (Kate Just)
Kate Just is an artist based in Melbourne, Australia and posts pictures of her knit work creations. If you were already considering staying in tonight, this account will make you want to take up knitting and never leave the house again.
Actor, Colton Haynes came out earlier this year and subsequently broke the hearts of millions of teenage girls worldwide. Haynes’ Instagram is a hilarious mix of videos, self-reflections plus his Halloween costumes are next level.
Gender Fluids is exactly as the name sounds, it take submissions from gender fluid people the world over and shares them on their account. It’s like the thing you never knew was missing from your feed but would now never give it up for the world.
Lorenza Tessari lives in Italy with her girlfriend. Her account will make all your wanderlust-filled dreams come true as the couple document their travels through Europe.
Jacobson took her star turn a few years back after co-creating, writing and acting in hit TV series, Broad City. The comedian, author and creative is currently rumoured to be dating Portlandia star, Carrie Brownstein. Jacobson’s account is filled with sketches and pictures with her bestie, Broad City co-creator, Ilana Glazer.
Mickalene Thomas is a NYC-based artist, specialising in collages and elaborate paintings. Thomas’ account is filled with her art and photography.
Delevigne, supermodel and pioneer of the au-naturale eyebrow movement, is known for making fun of herself on her account, while posting memes and candid pictures with her celebrity friends.
George Takei is a goddamn national treasure. The Star Trek actor and LGBT activist, mainly posts pictures of memes and hilarious photos, but occasionally blesses us with a picture of the man himself.
Pink Iceland is an (you guessed it) Icelandic-based LGBT wedding and travel expert. Not only will you get to see happy couples celebrate their love for one another, but you’ll also get glimpses of the breathtaking Icelandic landscape in the process.