With it being Pride Month, the popular livestreaming platform Twitch is uplifting LGBTQIA+ creators, fundraising for various charities and educating its users on how to support the community beyond the month of June.
To kick off the month, Twitch livestreamed the OUTLOUD: Raising Voices concert, which featured performances from artists such as Hayley Kiyoko, Adam Lambert and more. Every day of the month, a different LGBTQIA+ creator will also be featured on the Twitch homepage, an amazing opportunity for streamers to find new viewers. The platform also announced that streamers will now be able to choose from over 350 new content tags related to gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality and more. This inclusive update makes it much easier for viewers to find and connect with creators.
Additionally, with every purchase of a PRIDE 2021 merchandise item, Twitch will make a $5 donation to Trans Lifeline. While fundraising to help organizations and nonprofits is an important part of supporting the community, it’s even more important to follow and uplift LGBTQIA+ creators on the platform.
Here are 11 Twitch streamers in nonbinary and other communities who you need to start watching this Pride Month—and continue supporting even after July rolls around.
Visit my Goo-Den for a vibing community all about Queer, nerd & horror culture.💜🪴
🔗 Discord (Has a Minecraft Server!)https://t.co/8jTVbXikEm
🔗 Twitch https://t.co/kTW2xXAbzY
🔗 YouTube https://t.co/TagoH2KFSd pic.twitter.com/1uEd9CUMVK
— Violet (@VibinWithViolet) June 11, 2021
The streams of full-time Overwatch player violet are the perfect combination of intense gameplay and relaxing commentary. Funky lo-fi background music and a welcoming community only add to the chill feel of the streams. Recently, violet also raised money during a charity stream for Trans Lifeline. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to crisis relief for the community, funding a hotline operated by and for transgender people.
hi!! im applebbae! im a 16 year old variety streamer! welcome to the internet!
rts and follows mean a lot B] (also turning post notifs on makes u my bff) pic.twitter.com/YZ8lR9AdOB
— Applebbae (@applebbae) June 7, 2021
If you’re looking for an entertaining Gen Z gamer, look no further than applebbae. How could you not love a streamer whose whole brand revolves around a delicious fruit? While applebbae is a variety streamer, they mainly play Minecraft while chatting with their supportive community. To kick off Pride Month, they participated in a Minecraft Pride Games to raise money for The Trevor Project.
Turtles in gaming? Say no more. HoneyedSatin is a self-described “goth thembo” who treats their viewers to turtle cams every time they stream. That’s right: You can watch them play games and see Liam and Copper (and a baby tortoise named Tiny Baby) make appearances. You can catch HoneyedSatin playing everything from lighthearted games such as The Sims 4 and Stardew Valley to more intense thrillers such as Visage and Little Nightmares 2.
hi! i’m waves, i like streaming games & art. videos to come!
⸻read my carrd byf https://t.co/Lh5FadX9ZU
⸻EXPAND this moment for:
📽️ twitch clips
⭐️ content goalshttps://t.co/WaNJhwxKou
— 🌊 waves (@waveswanders) March 12, 2021
While most people may initially equate Twitch with gaming, the art and music categories have so many talented artists of all mediums deserving of support. waveswanders is a rising star who frequently hosts streams of themselves working on their amazing digital art. In addition to creative streams, waveswanders also plays games such as Minecraft and VALORANT.
When you enter Wortermelon’s Twitch channel, you will be welcomed to the Melon Patch. Another fruit-referencing creator, Wortermelon is a variety streamer who plays games such as Heroes Of The Storm, Final Fantasy 14 and more. However, that isn’t all. On Saturdays and Wednesdays, you can find them getting into drag in the beauty and body art category.
YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR HAS RETURNED (with a variety stream!) https://t.co/wmhZlzQ5F5
— ember ꨄ (@embersparxx_) June 8, 2021
Even though embersparxx is still in high school and just started their Twitch channel in November 2020, they have quickly become a great addition to the platform’s LGBTQIA+ community. Inspired by other streamers, embersparxx’s biggest goal is to make their viewers’ days better and more entertaining. There’s no question that they have achieved that goal, playing cute and comical games such as Slime Rancher and Stardew Valley.
— EIRA 🌠 (@eirawave) June 10, 2021
eirawave is a graphic designer, illustrator and performer who cultivates a creative and welcoming environment on their Twitch channel. Tuning into a stream means watching them work on their colorful digital art (and maybe playing some games such as Bloodborne as well). For all the chill and laid-back energy you could possibly want, eirawave is a perfect choice.
You probably never think of opera music and online gaming at the same time. Enter sab_olivewood, a self-described “spooky and cozy gamer” who’s also an opera singer. Frequently playing games such as Stardew Valley, Phasmophobia and more, their Twitch channel is the place to be. Not to mention, every Friday they play Phasmophobia with a boba tea twist (aptly called “Phasmobobia Fridays”).
in june i’m going to be raising money for @Rethink_ with a bunch of fabulous twitch friends! there are 19 co-op streams planned, with plenty of donation incentives and community milestones and i’m so excited 💙🌈 pic.twitter.com/qKFHhAvsDi
— becky 🥦 (@_bckylws) May 13, 2021
beckers has a monopoly on “S” occupations, as they are a streamer, student and scientist. Streaming on their Twitch channel, they often play games such as Dead By Daylight, Super Mario Odyssey and more. Off-camera, they have a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and are currently in school studying for a master’s degree. With an authentic personality that instantly connects you with them, beckers deserves to be on your follow list on Twitch.
YO THAT’S ME 😭 https://t.co/eqpgSWrX9Q
— EvilToaster (@EvilToaster) April 16, 2021
Warmly referred to as “The Toaster” by their community, EvilToaster is a competitive Overwatch player who also indulges in various other games such as League Of Legends, Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 and more. When you tune into an EvilToaster stream, you aren’t just getting to watch awesome gameplay—you will also experience a conversation-focused stream and connect with their community.
If you’re in the mood to sit back and relax while watching a stream, give ladyalissa a chance. Not only will you find a welcoming community in the chat, but ladyalissa almost exclusively plays the coziest and most nostalgic of games. On any given stream, you can catch them playing games such as Stardew Valley, The Sims 4 and Undertale.