Learn with them: Our top queer content creators that you (and your child) should know!

by | Apr 25, 2024 | Resources & Support | 0 comments

It can be really tricky to source reliable, suitable and educational content. Especially if you are not a parent who is part of the community. So, Pride and Joy have done it for you! Here are our Top 5 content creators that we feel both you and your child will love as a resource for learning all about the world of LGBTQIA+.

Blair Imran
Blair Imani (she/her): Intersectional Expert

Blair Imani is an American author, historian, and activist. She identifies as queer, Black, bisexual and Muslim. 

Imani specialises in the education of intersectionality. Thanks to her accessible YouTube platform and successful trio of books, she has been promoting inclusivity  for over ten years.

Imani’s YouTube series in particular, “Smarter In Seconds”, is brilliant for easy-to-understand videos around topics such as consent, discrimination, and environmental protection. They are suitable for children as they are easy to digest and use accessible language. Imani is a brilliant role model for all children –  though particularly queer children – who are looking to learn more about intersectionality as a concept.

Alok Vaid-Menon (they/them): Trans Activist 

Vaid-Menon is an activist for violence against trans and gender non-conforming people.

Vaid-Menon is an advocate for bodily diversity, gender neutrality, and self-determination and is particularly prolific on Instagram. They post informative posts that break down Queer History. 

Vaid-Menon is excellent for older Queer children who are looking for resources on all things Trans and Non-Binary. Their Instagram posts are very easy to read and also contain sources to help you and your children complete further reading.

Alok Vaid-Menon
Jameela Jamil
Jameela Jamil (she/her) : Shameless Podcast

Jameela Jamil is a Bi-sexual British actress, activist and podcaster. 

Whilst not directly about queerness, Jamil’s podcast ‘I-WEIGH’ is centred around conversations involving shame and self-acceptance

Jamil’s podcast, though not specifically for queer people, looks into why self acceptance – whether that be around sexuality or identity – can be tricky. Her conversations with celebrity guests are hilarious and thought provoking, which is perfect for older children. When we speak about queer education, it’s not always the hard facts that matter. There is a lot of education to be done around the tools of self acceptance and Jamil’s podcast hilariously articulates these lessons. 

Aaron Rose Philip (she/her): Disability Dialogue

Aaron Rose Philip (pronounced A-ron) is a black, transgender, and physically disabled model.

Through her interviews with magazines and photograph

Not only do her campaigns focus on high fashion and queerness, she also uses her platforms to speak about what it is like to be queer and disabled. Often, education around intersectionality negates disability and so her work is not only eye-opening but encouraging. Her work is brilliant for younger audiences, as her simple photograph campaigns leave a lot of room for discussions surrounding inclusion, which is the purpose of her work. 

Aaron Rose Philip
Marc Thompson
Marc Thompson (he/him): Sexual Health Hero

Marc Thompson is an activist, health promotion specialist and podcaster. His Charity “The London Friend” is the oldest charity of its kind, supporting the health and wellbeing of queer people.

He has been at the forefront of HIV activism and prevention in the UK for over 30 years after his own diagnosis. He also uses his platform to educate about queer sexual health and protection alongside his charity.

Whilst it’s not the only part of queer education, sexual health is still important and schools do not often delve into Queer specific protection in too much detail. He has several podcast episodes about his own experiences and his charity’s website is well stocked with information surrounding queer sex. It is a particularly good site for parents looking to approach tricky conversations with their older, queer children.