All the biggest streamers in the world from NICKMERCS to TimTheTatMan are all straight dudes. They make great content, sure. They’re good at what they do, they’re definitely entertaining, and it’s clear why they’re incredibly popular. But there’s still a group out there rarely seen in the upper echelons of Twitch, and that’s its LGBTQ+ streamers.
The media gives these larger streamers an even wider audience when they show up in scandals, such as Dr DisRespect and his recent ban, which ended up on media giant ESPN’s site. Why not take a moment to shine a light on a different Twitch community? A community with little to no scandals and streamers committed to making positive change in the world. It’s time to sit down and watch some LGBTQ+ streamers, support them, and help them grow.
Updated January 14th, 2021 by Christopher Fain: Twitch is a great place to connect with gamers, musicians, and more. It’s also a place where members of the LGBTQIA+ congregate and discuss their favorite things. With the politically-charged mess that runs rampant in the world these days, it’s nice to settle down on Twitch. It’s a great way to support the community, especially its members of color, even if going out and marching isn’t an option.
The LGBTQIA+ tag isn’t always the best place to start when looking for someone new to follow. It can be very overwhelming to find the content many seek out, especially if they’re new to Twitch.
Malik, or Blizzb3ar as he’s more commonly known, is a queer, black streamer with a goal of creating a warm, welcoming community. He identifies as bisexual and primarily plays PC and Xbox games. His go-to’s include Raft, Among Us, and more. Blizzb3ar refers to his community as the Blizzbies which currently amount to a thriving base of 3.1k followers.
He often streams four days a week, but join the Blizzbies Discord for more information on when and what he plans to stream. Blizzb3ar is available on Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram at the same handle.
Feeling a bit spooky and cute? Join Jygglypuffdaddy for Spoopy Saturdays, along with other great content. Otherwise known as André, this gay streamer resides in Germany, playing mostly JRPGs, Nintendo games, and the occasional Dead by Daylight and Friday the 13th. With a community of roughly 1k members, this streamer is great and growing.
Watch Jyfflypuffdaddy almost any day of the week, and join the Discord to get to know him and his community better. Find Jygglypuffdaddy on both Twitter and TikTok at the same handle.
Into survival-horror, JRPGs, RPGs, and story-heavy games? Check out Justin_nick on Twitch. He’s part of the Rainbow Arcade community and has an amazing laugh that keeps every viewer cackling. Justin is a larger streamer with a community nearly 17k members strong. He plays games like Pokemon, Dead by Daylight, and if viewers are really lucky, he even cooks on stream.
GoldKarat is a London-based variety streamer who plays games such as Fall Guys, Animal Crossing, Persona, and Cities: Skylines. He’s also a member of the Meme Dream Steam Team, a group dedicated to creating unique content through graphic effects, sound effects, and more. Sometimes after playing certain games, he gives detailed reviews of them on his YouTube channel.
This bubbly, upbeat Twitch personality is also a vegan who enjoys sharing his lifestyle with his community. Join the growing 24 KARAT Club and grow with this up-and-coming LGBTQ+ streamer. Catch him every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 17:30 UK time.
Those who think regular Twitch is becoming a drag should check out DEERE. This amazing make-up artist goes live with a new drag look every stream and is a member of the Stream Queens, an all-drag group of streamers. Some streams even begin with watching the look come to life from foundation to final product. DEERE primarily plays scary video games such as Dead by Daylight, Among the Sleep, and several indie titles.
Join the community, buy some merch, and get ready for some spooks and looks. DEERE streams every Wednesday and Friday starting at 6PM PST.
For the type who loves to be short, sweet, and to the point, with a sprinkle of addictive dry humor, take a look at TeaLex. She does make-up streams some days and Persona and Pokemon the next. Additionally, Lex encourages donations to movements and foundations such as Black Lives Matter, Black Visions Collective, and Reclaim the Block before donating to her stream. She even links to them on her About page.
TeaLex is both a Discord partner and Humble partner. Follow her today, join the discord, and hop into the stream between 5PM and 6PM PST.
Cypheroftyr is an amazing Chicago-based online personality that streams, develops games, and manages a non-profit. She’s a Humble partner and Take This ambassador who hosts and produces a second stream show called Rivals of Waterdeep for her Dungeons & Dragons fans on the official Twitch D&D channel. On a regular day, Cypheroftyr plays games like Dungeon Crossing, The Sims 4, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Join the community and follow her on Twitter to keep up with her primary streaming schedule. Otherwise, watch Rivals of Waterdeep at 1PM EST and her Dragon Age games every Thursday at 8PM EST on WanderingDM.
Tokyo-based streamer Toph plays Pokemon, Animal Crossing, Pheonix Wright: Ace Attorney, and all other games cute and anime. This fun and quirky streamer keeps things light-hearted for a relaxing game session. He has over 27 emotes for subscribers, and he actively collaborates with other streamers in his niche.
Toph is a member of the Rainbow Arcade group which is dedicated to inclusivity in gaming and beyond. Follow today to join The Gacha Guild or subscribe to become an employee of Capsule Corp. Watch his YouTube channel for special unboxing and reaction videos and follow him on Twitter to stay up-to-date on his streaming schedule.
Those looking for more than video games might enjoy MermaidUnicorn. They’re a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist focusing on musical streams. This talented streamer plays about 40 musical instruments and features several of them in their streams. MermaidUnicorn studied biomedicine and mental illness in college and strives to make their community a safe and educational space on related issues.
Join this large LGBTQ+ community today and hop into the discord to keep up with the current stream schedule. The party never stops when a mermaid unicorn enters the chat.
UK-based streamer Sammymjay primarily plays horror games such as Dead By Daylight and Alien: Isolation. He’s a StreamLoots partner and advocates open, educational, and non-discriminatory discussion in his chat. Sammymjay mains Killers in Dead By Daylight, so expect most streams to reflect that. Sometimes he goes live in full make-up as a movie monster.
Join the community and follow him on Twitter and Instagram to stay up-to-date with upcoming events. Check out Sammymjay on YouTube as well to keep up with his best highlights. He streams Monday through Friday from 14:00 – 19:00 BST. Tune in for his seriously killer skills.
Actual Twitch engineer Mikecheb creates a fun and light-hearted stream primarily focused on Animal Crossing content. For the culinary fans out there, he does jump into his kitchen for a live stream every now and then. Mikecheb is a member of the Rainbow Arcade group and hosts donation streams for organizations such as The Bail Project in which he and his community raised over $2,300.
Mikecheb streams most weekdays from 1AM to 5:30AM EDT. Join the discord and learn all about his friendly and helpful community.
Gamer, musician, and full-time streamer Annie is a Radiant ranked Valorant player looking for competition. She’s built up a substantial community over the years and continues making Valorant, League of Legends, and Overwatch-centric content. Annie is a DTS Official Audio partner and Discord partner.
Her goal is to be a positive representation of the LGBTQ+ community within the Twitch and gaming spaces. Not only does she provide great gaming content, but she also enjoys educating her audience on trans issues. Tune into her Twitter and Discord to stay relevant on Annie’s current streaming schedule.
Those looking for something or someone completely different, supremely quirky, and totally random, look no further than Nikatine. She’s a Twitch partner and ambassador as well as the founder of Team Trans Gaming. Tune in for variety streaming with games like Atlas, Grand Theft Auto, and often times just general chilling on cam.
On occasion, Nikatine even cosplays during streams and if viewers are lucky, she suits up in furry wear. Join the community and prepare for very safe, very normal times. Keep up with the discord to know when she’ll go live next.