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23 Queer & Lesbian Celebrities You Must Follow on Instagram

Who doesn’t love to scroll on Instagram?! Whether it is to stalk people, to get inspired, or just because you are bored. Lesbian Instagram is there for all your needs! Say hello to a timeline filled with queer female and lesbian celebrities and bye-bye to boredom.

Some of these famous lesbians exclusively post super hot pictures, some share cute (couple) pictures, and others use their platform to influence and share their on-stage lives.

There are more and more lesbians on Instagram, and we love it.

And more women are opening up about being queer, bi, or non-identifying. It’s so important our stories get told in the offline and online world.

Representation matters, and together we can make the world a more welcoming place.

ENJOY following these famous lesbian celebrities on Instagram.

P.S. Are you also still waiting for Kristen Stewart to join Instagram? We definitely are. But luckily there are some other badass lesbians to follow – and other queer female celebrities.

Famous Lesbians on Instagram

In this article we will tell you about famous lesbian celebrities, famous lesbian couples, and queer celebrities on Instagram.

Let’s start with the famous lesbian celebrities!

  1. Megan Rapinoe

Gosh, we enjoyed watching Megan Rapinoe during the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2019. We love her pink hair and the epic pose she did after scoring against France.

Megan Rapinoe is a professional American soccer player. She plays for Reign FC in the American Women’s Soccer League and plays for the United States women’s national soccer team.

In 2019, Megan won the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year award, making her the 4th woman to win the award. 

Rapinoe is not only famous for her amazing soccer qualities, but she is also an activist. She openly fights for equal pay in the soccer world and is an advocate for multiple LGBTQ+ organizations.

In 2012, Megan came out in Out Magazine publicly. She already knew she was a lesbian since college. Since 2016, Megan is together with basketball player Sue Bird.

On @mrapinoe Rapinoe shares pictures of her daily life, photoshoots, everything about soccer and sometimes a sweet picture with her girlfriend Sue. They got engaged in 2020 and announced it with a sweet picture on Instagram!

You might have seen Megan shine in an episode of the new lesbian show The L Word: Generation Q.

Megan is a famous lesbian celebrity you won’t regret following! 

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  1. Hayley Kiyoko

Hayley Kiyoko, one of the lesbian artists in the world you should know!

Her song ‘Girls Like Girls’ and all her other lesbian songs about women is something we need in the world. She empowers her queer fans and Hayley is a true gay icon. 

Hayley Kiyoko is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. In her younger years, she acted on various shows and movies on Nickelodeon and Disney Channel. This way she could support her music ambitions. 

She came out in sixth grade but knew she was lesbian from the age of six. Hayley is currently single. 

If you go to a concert by Hayley Kiyoko, don’t be surprised to see girls throwing their bra on stage. Which Hayley happily tries to catch!

Kiyoko is one of our favorite famous lesbians on Instagram to follow, as she’s funny, inspiring and often shares behind the scenes posts. Also, a plus: she’s seems very honest and real!

Check out Haley Kiyoko on @hayleykiyoko or on Youtube!

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  1. Kate Moennig

The next celebrity lesbian Instagram account is from Kate Moennig! She is one of the lesbian celebrities on the list we probably all know.

As Kate plays Shane in the famous lesbian show the L Word! Shane is one of the main characters in the original the L Word seasons but also stars in the new L Word: Generation Q.

There is no the L Word without the androgynous Shane. She is an icon. 

Kate Moennig, full name Katherine Sian Moennig, is an actress from the United States. And while she is mainly known for her role in the L Word, she also played in Ray Donovan and Young Americans

Before joining the L Word, Kate dated guys, but while recording the show she figured out she liked girls. She’s from an environment that’s not very open, so on the show, it was the first time she experienced people who were so proud and confident.

Kate and Ana Rezende are a married lesbian couple since 2017. Ana is a musician from Brazil.

On @kateomoennig, you see that Kate is a huge animal lover, especially cats, as she shares many pictures of them.

She also shares behind the scenes of the new the L Word series.

Kate Moennig lesbian celebrities

  1. Samira Wiley

Samira Wiley plays the cute Poussey Washington in the lesbian Netflix show Orange Is the New Black. She is an American actress and also plays in The Handmaid’s Tale, The Sitter and Social Animals

Wiley is married to Lauren Morelli, one of the writers of Orange Is the New Black. They fell in love while filming OITNB, and they got married in 2017.

Morelli realized she was a lesbian while filming OITNB. Such a cute lesbian love story.

Samira and Lauren are super sweet together, and they love to show personal pictures online.

Follow @whododatlikedat for many of those. These two are such cute lesbian celebrities!

Samira Wiley lesbian celebrities

  1. Ruby Rose

What’s a list with lesbian celebrities without Ruby Rose on it?! Ruby Rose is from Australia, and she got super famous with her role in Orange Is the New Black.

She played the super hot Stella in season 3 and many fell in love with her right away. Even Piper! She instantly became a famous lesbian celebrity.

Besides acting, she does many more things. Ruby is a model, DJ, writer, and television presenter too. We haven’t seen Batwoman yet, but Ruby Rose stars in season 1, she plays Batwoman! It’s the first TV show ever to have an LGBTQ superhero as the main character.

Batwoman is a lesbian, and so is Ruby Rose! Sadly, Rose will only play in the first season, not in others to come. You might have seen Rose in Pitch Perfect 3 too.

Rose uses feminine pronouns but is gender fluid. If you haven’t seen her short film Break Free yet, check it out. It’s a gender-fluidity tribute wherein she transforms from a feminine woman to a man in a suit. 

At the age of 12, Ruby came out as a lesbian. Right now, it’s unclear if she’s dating somebody. In the past, she dated Jess Origliasso (one part of the Veronicas) and Phoebe Dahl. 

Follow Ruby on @rubyrose for many amazing, and hot, pictures.

Ruby Rose famous lesbians

  1. Leisha Hailey

Is Alice your favorite the L Word character too? Leisha Hailey plays the role of Alice in the L Word. Alice is one of the main characters in the original the L Word show, but also in the new the L Word: Generation Q.

Like Shane, there is no the L Word without Alice, right?! 

Leisha is born in Japan, but her parents are both American. Besides acting, she has a musical career too. She got famous singing in the pop duo the Murmurs

At the age of 17, Leisha came out as a lesbian. For a long time (2011-2016), she dated Camila Grey.

Their relationship became famous worldwide after they weren’t allowed to go on a Southwest Airlines flight as a flight attendant asked Leisha and Camila to stop kissing. 

Follow Leisha on @leishahailey for fun behind the scenes and to learn about her lesbian podcast with Kate Moennig. PANTS is the podcast of the two famous lesbians!

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  1. Lena Waithe

Next on this list with lesbian celebrities is the amazing Lena Waithe. Lena is an actress, producer, and screenwriter from the United States.

In 2017, she won an Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Emmy Award for writing an episode of Master of None. Making her the first black woman to win that award. The episode was broadly based on Lena’s story of coming out as a lesbian to her mom. 

She also produced and acted in the LGBT Netflix show Dear White People and created The Chi. In addition, she does the voice of the first openly LGBTQ character in a Disney movie. Go and watch the animation movie Onward

Lena is an LGBTQ activist both offline and online. In 2019, she was part of New York’s LGBT Center’s Stonewall riots campaign. It’s important to her that we all embrace everybody in the LGBTQ community. And we agree!

In 2019, Lena divorced her wife Alana Mayo after a two-month marriage.

Check Lena out on Instagram @lenawaithe.

Lena Waithe lesbian celebrities

  1. Cynthia Nixon

If you are a S*x and the City lover (like us) you know about this pretty redhead named Cynthia Nixon! Cynthia plays Miranda Hobbes in the famous series.

You also might know Cynthia from the lesbian Netflix show Ratched, Law & Order or from Broadway!

Cynthia is also known to be an activist and advocate for LGBTQ+ rights in the USA. Especially for the rights of gay marriage.

During a gay right rally she met her wife Christine Marinoni, who’s also an activist. The lesbian couple got married in 2012, and they have a son together.

In a 2020 interview with Attitude, Nixon explained why she identifies as queer. She feels like queer fits her identify best. “I feel like ‘queer’ is an umbrella term, and it includes my formerly straight self too,” she said.

Follow Cynthia Nixon on her page @cynthiaenixon! And make sure to watch the empowering video ‘Be a Lady, They Said’ on her page.

The video is about the conflicting messages society is giving to women. It went viral on Instagram, and we can totally get why.

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  1. Lea DeLaria

You’ve probably heard of the u-haul joke. If not, a u-haul lesbian refers to the joke that lesbians are very likely to move in together very fast (on the second date).

Lea DeLaria created that joke! She used it when she performed as a lesbian comedian in 1989. 

“What does a lesbian bring on a second date?”

“A U-Haul.”

You probably know Lea from Orange Is the New Black, where she plays Carrie Black. Better known as ‘Big Boo’. Besides acting and making jokes on stage she’s a jazz singer too! 

Lea was engaged to Chelsea Fairless, but she sees herself as a lesbian bachelor that just wants to have fun. The lesbian couple never got married and separated in 2017.

Follow Lea on @realleadelaria to see funny and personal pictures of her.

Lea DeLaria famous lesbians

  1. Jacqueline Toboni

We got to know Jacqueline Toboni through the L Word: Generation Q, and we were a fan of this lesbian celebrity right away!

She plays Sarah Finley, one of the new main characters of the series, who’s the assistant of Alice (Leisha Hailey).

You might know her from the TV series Grimm too. We also spotted her in a few episodes of Easy!

Jacqueline is from the United States and grew up in California. There have been many questions about her orientation, but who cares right?! Currently, she’s dating the Australian actress Kassandra Clementi.

Follow Jacqueline on @jtoboni for fun, cute, inspiring and political pictures!

Jacqueline Toboni lesbian celebrities

  1. Tegan & Sara

No, Tegan & Sara aren’t a famous lesbian couple. Tegan Rain Quin and Sara Keirsten Quin are the identical twin sisters forming the Canadian band Tegan & Sara.

Both are openly lesbian celebrities and are advocates for LGBT equality.

You’ve probably heard their music (maybe without knowing it) as their songs are used in famous lesbian shows and lesbian movies like the L Word Generation Q and the lesbian Christmas movie Happiest Season.

They also appeared in an episode of the L Word in season 3.

On their shared account @teganandsara they are pretty active.

During the difficult times in 2020, they created a show on Instagram called Where Does the Good Grow, to entertain their fans.

Lesbian band with lesbian artists Tegan and Sara
Photo @teganandsara

  1. Taylor Schilling

More OITNB actresses on this list with lesbian celebrities?! Yes one more!

We love it how many lesbian actresses played in the famous show, or found out they were lesbian after they starred in it. Taylor Schilling plays the main character Piper Chapman on OITNB.

Taylor has had relationships with both men and women. But right now she is in a relationship with a woman. During Pride 2020 she announced on Instagram her relationship with Emily Ritz.

It isn’t clear how Taylor identifies, though she has said in the past she doesn’t fit any label and box.

Follow Taylor on Instagram @tayjschilling. Although Taylor doesn’t have many posts, we love following her for new project updates, personal photo’s, video’s and to join her and Jane Fonda saving the climate.

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  1. Nikki Blonksy

Okay we love Instagram, but lesbian TikTok is hot and happening too. And Nikki Blonksy showing us why. Many people use the platform to come out, including Nikki Blonksy.

Nikki Blonksy is an actress, singer and dancer from the Unites States. She got famous after she played in Hairspray, starring next to Zac Efron.

June 2020, Nikki posted a video dancing on Daniana Ross’ song I’m Coming Out. The caption of the video was ‘”Hi, it’s Nikki Blonsky from the movie, I’m Gay!”. Yes to coming out this way!

Nikki has had a non-binary partner, but is currently single (as far as we know!).

Follow her on @nikkiblonsky or check her out on TikTok @therealnikkiblonsky. Her Instagram bio says ‘Mama, I’m a Gay Girl Now!’.

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Famous Lesbian Couples on Instagram

Let’s continue with some famous lesbian couples on Instagram!

  1. Ashlyn Harris & Ali Krieger

Ashlyn Harris is the badass goalkeeper of the United States women’s national soccer team. Together with Megan Rapinoe, she won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. In the National Women’s Soccer League in the United States, she plays for Orlando Pride.

Ashlyn is known for her style and tattoos. Besides her interest in soccer, she loves surfing, skateboarding, music, and fashion.

She’s an LGBTQ icon, and so is her wife Ali Krieger. Ali also plays in the United States women’s national soccer team. They are already together for years, but only publicly came out as a couple in 2019. They got married in 2019 too. 

Why didn’t they publicly talk about their relationship earlier? They were afraid to lose their jobs and/or sponsorships, though they are proud they can openly support the LGBTQ community now. 

And we love reading about their lesbian stories. In 2021, they adopted a kid.

Follow @ashlynharris24 and @alikrieger for their amazing style and soccer pictures.

Gotta love these two lesbian Instagrammers!

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  1. Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi

Ellen DeGeneres is for sure among the most famous lesbian celebrities in the world. And together with her wife Portia de Rossi they are one of the most famous lesbian celebrity couples in the world.

Who hasn’t seen The Ellen DeGeneres Show? But she does a lot of other things too. She’s a lesbian comedian, actress, writer, has her own lifestyle brand called ED and you might recognize her voice when you watch Finding Nemo and Finding Dory.

In 1977, Ellen came out in the magazine Time. With the words ‘Yep, I’m Gay’ she covered the front page of the magazine. Afterward, she talked about her coming out on the Oprah Show. 

Ellen is married to Australian American actress and Portia de Rossi. They are together since 2004 and got married in 2008. 

On @theellenshow Ellen shares many (funny) videos of her show, but sometimes we get to see a cute picture with Portia too. Ellen is in the top 10 most followed users on Twitter.

Don’t forget to follow @portiaderossi on Instagram as well! 

In 2020, Ellen got big in the news for the toxic work environments she created on her show. Since Ellen has been an important lesbian figure and pioneer we still want to include her on this list with famous lesbians.

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  1. Sarah Paulson & Holland Taylor

Yes to more amazing lesbian couples and lesbian celebrities!

Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor are a famous lesbian actresses couple. You probably know Sarah Paulson from Ratched, American Horror Story, The People Vs OJ Simpson, and Ocean’s 8.

And Holland Taylor from The Practice and Two and a Half Men.

Sarah and Holland are in a relationship since 2015. Holland revealed in an interview she was dating a younger woman, and later we found it was Sarah Paulson. Holland identifies as gay and Sarah describes herself as fluid.

Follow Holland Taylor @hollandvtaylor and Sarah Paulson @mssarahcatharinepaulson on Instagram.

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Queer Celebrities

Visibility matters! And so does diversity. We want to dedicate this part of the article to a few queer celebrities that came out as bi/queer.

Some queer women of this list never exclusively identified with a label.

  1. Tessa Thompson 

This amazing actress had to be on this list with queer and lesbian celebrities! Tessa Thompson plays Valkyrie in the Marvel superhero movies.

Valkyrie is the first-ever openly LGBTQ character in a Marvel movie. And we can’t wait for the next Thor: Love and Thunder movie in 2021, as Valkyrie is going to get a queer storyline. 

Tessa Thompson herself doesn’t like to talk about labels, but she openly talks about being attracted to both women and men. She has been close to American singer-actress Janelle Monae, but she likes to keep things private. 

Besides acting, Tessa also sings! And also important, she’s a huge goat lover. 

We love following power woman @tessamaethompson!

Tessa Thompson bi celebrities

  1. Cara Delevigne

Cara Delevigne is a model, singer, and actress from England. Twice she won the British model of the year award, and you might have seen her in the movies Paper Towns and Suicide Squad.

She also stars in the lesbian movie Her Smell.

In her @caradelevingne bio, she shares: ‘Don’t worry, be happy’, ‘Embrace your weirdness’, and ‘Stop labeling, start living’.

A few years ago she came out as gender fluid. She was together with the actress Ashley Benson, sadly they broke up in 2020. More about Ashley later in this article!

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  1. Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil is an actress, model, writer, radio presenter and activist from England. We’ve got to know her while watching the series The Good Place.

In 2020, Jameela felt the need to come out as queer after she was criticized for being a judge on the voguing series Legendary.

She never came out as queer because she was scared for the brutality of Twitter and as it’s not easy to be accepted within the south Asian community. She’s in a relationship with singer James Blake since 2015.

Jameela is very active on social media platforms as Instagram @jameelajamilofficial, Twitter and YouTube. Plus she has her own podcast.

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  1. Carole Baskin

The one and only Carole Baskin! Okay, not sure if you want to follow Carole to laugh at her or with her. Ever since the Netflix show Tiger King she’s a celebrity.

And people seem to want to know more and more about Carole. Especially about what really happened to her husband.

In July 2020 she posted her first Instagram picture and in October she came out as bi in an interview with PinkNews.

Carole is a known as a big cat rights activist. She has an animal sanctuary in Tampa, Florida. She starred in season 29 of Dancing with the Stars.

Follow Carole Baskin on Instagram @carolebaskincat.

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  1. Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus! She doesn’t need an introduction right? Miley Cyrus was in a long relationship with Liam Hemsworth but they broke up in 2019.

Cyrus identifies as panടexual and she inspires her fans to be whatever they want to be. 

Follow Miley on @mileycyrus for funny and personal videos and pictures. Plus she also does Instagram live once in a while!

Miley Cyrus bi celebrities

  1. Auli’i Cravalho

We simply can’t stop listening to the songs of the Disney movie Moana/Vaiana. And those songs are sung by the amazing and cute Auli’i Cravalho.

The movie was her acting debut, and you might have seen her in the Netflix movie All Together Now afterwards.

Auli’i Cravalho is an American actress and singer, born in Hawaii.

In April 2020, she came out on TikTok as bi sip-synching to ‘Those Kinda Nights’ from Eminem and Ed Sheeran. Sadly we can’t seem to find her on TikTok anymore, but luckily she’s still rocking on Instagram @auliicravalho.

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  1. Ashley Benson

Ashley Benson! We had to update this post with queer and lesbian celebrities. As we wrote about how cute and stunning Ashley Benson and Cara Delevigne are as a lesbian couple.

But sadly they broke up in 2020 (like 2020 couldn’t get any worse?!).

Don’t you agree they were such a HOT couple? During Pride Month 2019, the two celebrities confirmed their relationship and many people freaked out! Especially after they carried an explicit leather bench into their house…

Anyways, more about Ashley. Ashley Benson is an American actress and model, especially famous for her role in the series Pretty Little Liars.

She also played in the movies Spring Breakers, Bring It On: In It to Win It and the lesbian movie Her Smell (in which Cara Delevigne starred too).

Ashley hasn’t labeled herself, and we’re all for it – we know some people love labels, but we love the fluidity! Her relationship history is a wild ride.

On her Instagram account, Ashley shares beautiful fashionable pictures on @ashleybenson, and cute pictures too.

P.S. as long as Ashley still has this amazing picture of her and Cara Delevigne on her account, we are allowed to have it here too, right?!

Ashley Benson lesbian celebrities

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