ACTIONABLE RESEARCH ON GEN Z AND MILLENNIALS

Queer influencers have transformed coming out for Gen Z.

Queer influencers have transformed coming out for Gen Z. For LGBTQ influencers like Shannon Beveridge and Ingrid Nilsen, YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok have become spaces to share coming out stories in a “real, accessible, and credible way.” Many young people find their stories more relatable than big name celebs featured on the cover of glossy magazines, like Ruby Rose or Megan Rapinoe. The rise of these queer influencers has helped to normalize the coming out process for young people, and followers often see them as sources of support—and inspiration. (i-D)