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Coupled? Single? In need of a good mid-afternoon gay sob? We’ve got you. The rise of YouTube has done wonders for LGBTQI exposure. With heaps of accounts run by LGBTQI YouTubers and focused on LGBTQI issues, it’s never been easier to find a home in our community. Sure, there have been issues with YouTube demonetising and age-restricting queer content (seriously, hun?), but on the whole, things are moving in the right direction. Yay! Here’s DIVA’s take on five lez-bi YouTuber couples guaranteed to make your heart melt.
Sam and Alyssa
LA-based wives Sam and Alyssa Darling are the queens of secrecy. In 2017, they secretly got married (no biggie ladies, no biggie), and now they’ve taken it to the next level. Announcing on 30 March that they were indeed pregnant, these little darlings (pun fully intended) have stirred up quite the gay frenzy in the past couple of weeks. Baby Darling (aw) is set to arrive on the scene in October 2019: having found their donor in March 2018, Sam and Alyssa had been trying to get pregnant for a whole year. What’s more: they managed to keep the whole thing under wraps. Congratulations, ladies.
Tiff and Jess
Naturally, we had to place Tiff and Jess next to their pals, Sam and Alyssa. The fiancées (if you didn’t know they were engaged – which rock have you been hiding under?) featured in the Darlings’ “TELLING OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS WE’RE PREGNANT!!!” video, and their reactions were adorable. The two have been together for four years and engaged for three months. Watch this space!
Rose and Rosie
No lez/bi couple-related listicle would be complete without a shoutout to our queens, Rose and Rosie. Need we elaborate? We love you, ladies.
Jessica and Claud Kellgren-Fozard
Dedicated DIVAs and YouTube fans alike will likely recognise this beautiful couple from Jessica’s interview with DIVA last year. Jessie and Claud melt our little gay hearts. Married since 2016, the two are like real-life Disney Princesses. Speaking about her own experiences with her deafness and disability, Jessie is at the forefront of the fight for disability rights for LGBTQI people. You go, girl.
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• Equality • Loving and living with someone who has an illness or disability can be complex! One of the best ways Claud treats me is also one of the most annoying… 😏 She always presumes competence. She doesn’t decide what’s too difficult or uncomfortable for me, she won’t open a jar until I push it her way, she won’t lift something until I nudge it and make her do it, she won’t step in and tell someone I’m deaf when they’re trying to get my attention. It’s incredibly annoying but also wonderful to have someone respect my autonomy in that way! As much as I say want her to just step in and do things… it would probably be more annoying. She also respects that it’s my energy that is limited and thus it’s my choice how to spend it- even when she disapproves of me working too hard! This is turning into a love letter to my wife but the point I really want to make is that I never feel like a child, even though she’s technically ‘more capable’ than me, I always feel like an equal ♥️ . . . 📸: @rachel_movitz_photo . . . . . #JessieAndClaudQs #lesbianwedding #gay #lesbiansofinstagram #lesbian #lesbiancouple #disability #girlswholikegirls #loveislove #invisibledisability #chronicillnessawareness #gaymarriage #marriedmybestfriend #chronicfatigue #chronicillness #twobridesarebetterthanone #weddingdress #goodnewsfeed #lovegrowshere #our_everyday_moments #twobrides
Anna and Angelica
Here at DIVA, we feel it’s our sacred duty to cherish the smaller lez/bi YouTuber couples as well as the larger ones. Sweethearts Anna and Angelica have been together for four years and married for (almost) two. The couple live in Sweden, and they’re completely adorable. What’s more, the pair run an Instagram (@ourqueerlove) with tons of beautiful photos to make your queer heart melt.
Get stuck in, DIVAs.
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this is a message for anyone who’s been having a rough couple of days, weeks, months, or even years!! we know that life can be sooo hard and draining at times. it can feel as though we’re suffocating in a never ending cycle of pain, as if there’s no way out. but please please remember to take it easy. breathe. reach out to someone; a friend, teacher, parent, family member, neighbour, just anyone, someone! be proud of the things you achieve, whether that’s finally getting out of bed for a while, going on a walk, replying to text messages after being MIA for days, pushing yourself to do what you actually enjoy doing, learning to love yourself, and so on! remind yourself of how far you have come, how much you have survived! just know that WE are incredibly proud of you. 💗 ___ what is something you’re proud of achieving recently???🌸 ___ also, we just want to say a massive thanks to @lucyandyak for these beautiful dungarees!!! colourful clothing never fails to make us feel confident and empowered, especially during dark times!🌟 #lucyandyak #gifted
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