From King Princess to Hayley Kiyoko, these queer GIFs paint a thousand words
BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE
Sometimes a GIF says it all, amiright? And, luckily for us lez/bi and non-binary lot, some of our very favourite lezgends, bicons and queeroes have gone to the trouble of making bespoke GIFs using their own fair faces and bods, and expressing a whole host of emotions so we don’t have to.*
*It’s probably a lot healthier to express your emotions IRL.
Anyway, whether you’re a pro at the art of “GIFage” or you need a few pointers to get you started, it’s always best practice to have a few essentials stashed in your digital library – and what better theme to build upon than some of our fave, queer celebs? (You’re so welcome).
Christine And The Queens – aka Chris
Just fallen in love? Turning down a job offer? Feeling emotional and need to let your pals know? Our Chris has got your covered on all of the above. It must be said she has a real… je ne sais quoi as a floating head.
A little less flexible than Chris’s selection, you’ll have to reserve your VHS-inspired KP GIFs for conversations focusing mainly around floating in the clouds, golden, silk pyjamas and, um, wearing golden silk pyjamas while floating in the clouds. Niche.
Hayley Kiyoko – aka The Lesbian Jesus
I mean, Hayley’s your human if you want to have a detailed, GIF-based convo. The Lesbian Jesus really has the whole range of human emotions covered in her official GIF selection, but here’s just a few to get you started.
Much like The Lesbian Jesus, Marika’s GIF selections are old classics by late 2019 standards, but they’re also an eclectic bunch. Perfect for having a flirt, dishing out a slow clap or expressing a “D’oh!” moment – all the essentials, really.
Queer Eye – The Fab Five
The Fab Five will always have a place in our hearts – and our WhatsApp conversations. They’ve really aced it, it has to be said. Take your pick people, there’s really a JVN for every occasion.
(I’m not sure what’s happening to Karamo in the last GIF, but it’s definitely a handy one to have in your repertoire, kids).
You’re welcome, world.
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