There are popular gay twitter communities or spaces that are still active nowadays even if there are growing sentiments of anti-LGBT on Twitter. Some of them have hidden messages to reach out to LGBT users. We listed down here the famous gay twitter communities or spaces.
A global campaign called Fetrah urges followers to spread the message that homosexuality is a “rejection of human instinct.” It has used techniques that bypass global social media moderation to target LGBTQ users.
People attracted to more than one gender have existed throughout recorded history, but specific identity labels like bi and pan are relatively new. Until recently, the majority of research on bisexuality focused on relationships between same-gender partners.
During the Harlem Renaissance, a distinctly black LGBTQ culture took shape. This movement brought with it a flourishing of literature, art and music that centered black lives. It also introduced a new language that challenged social structures and demonstrated how race, sex and sexuality distinctions were actually intersecting and fluid.
By the 1970s, visibility for bisexuality was growing as the gay liberation movement gained momentum. The first article about bisexuals to appear in a gay magazine was published, and the first bisexual organization was established. As more bi+ people found each other, alliances and collective actions for visibility grew. Newsletters like The Bisexual Expression and The Bi Monthly emerged. Spaces for counseling, support and education began to be carved out in cities across America.
During the AIDS epidemic, feelings of bisexual exclusion intensified. A few years later, the first national bisexual rights march was held. And in 1984, the first bisexual pride flag was flown at Stonewall. While the LGBT community continues to face a fight for visibility and rights, learning about LGBTQ history can help inform future activists. This is the goal of BiHistory, which highlights notable queer icons and activists like 17th-century opera singer Julie d’Aubigny and Norval Morrisseau, the famous Anishinabe artist.
A wildly popular podcast host, writer for a new sci fi series, and all around internet hero, Ira is not only hilarious but also smart. From skewering C-list celebrities to well-rounded critiques on race in America, his tweets have the ability to make you laugh and think at the same time. Follow Ira to get a taste of everything gay Twitter has to offer.
The reigning short king of Twitter has been making waves since his debut, with appearances on the Late Show and a column in Out magazine. His tweets have the ability to take you from laughing out loud to launching into a group chat about queer identity and back again. His tweets are always well-rounded and thoughtful.
A booming start-up in the social media space, Queer Spaces is a force for good. As the largest platforms fail LGBTQ users, Queer Spaces is leading the way with safety as a top priority. The app offers safer communities based on shared interests.
Twitter may have banned a former president who helped stoke a deadly insurrection, but it’s still an incredibly safe place to post nonviolent, consensual nudes and homemade gay porn. That’s because Twitter’s media policy allows any user to upload photos and videos of up to two minutes and 20 seconds—and the platform’s users are taking full advantage of that sex-positive policy.
Spaces, a new social platform from LGBTQ tech company Hornet Networks, offers safe spaces for communities based on shared interests and passions. It’s a timely solution to the need for community-centered platforms that prioritize organic connections over profit-driven agendas that further marginalize people. The app’s first-of-its-kind Safety Pledge makes its commitment to LGBTQ people clear.
If you’re interested in joining a Space that shares your interests, you can find them on the app’s Discover page. Or you can create your own Space. When you start a Space, you can name it, choose an avatar and set the privacy settings to make your conversation as public or private as you want. In addition, you can add listeners to your Space and control their speaking privileges. Creating a Space also lets you share it live to your Twitter newsfeed so others can join in real time. For participants who are deaf or hard of hearing, you can enable captions to make the conversation more inclusive.
A popular anti-LGBTQ campaign known as Fetrah has been spreading throughout the Middle East and gaining traction online. The campaign opposes LGBTQ rights on religious grounds and encourages followers to reject homosexuality. It has garnered a large following in the MENA region and generated numerous viral hashtags. However, its popularity is waning. Using Meltwater Explore and CrowdTangle, DFRLab investigated interaction with the campaign by analyzing tweets, posts, and images including its main visual signature—a pink and blue rectangle representing a gender binary.
The campaign’s supporters have been using a free image generation service called Twibbonize to overlay pictures with the Fetrah flag and its slogan, “There are only two genders.” Its Twitter bio links out to a service that will automatically generate an image featuring the pink and blue frame.
Despite the widespread support, some users have started to use the campaign to harass and threaten queer people. One queer Arab user who criticized the campaign in DMs and Twitter Spaces rooms reported that he had received multiple messages from people asking him to be thrown off buildings or killed.
While DFRLab hasn’t been able to verify whether the harassing messages were linked to Fetrah, it is possible that some of them are. The Twitter account of the campaign has since been suspended after a month of operation. The accounts of the group’s leaders have also been blocked by Meta, Facebook’s parent company, though users can still post in their name on other platforms.