If you’ve ever fallen down a TikTok rabbit hole only to realize hours have passed and you have no idea how you got from where you started to where you ended up, no judgment, it’s so easy to do. There’s just so much content, but let's be honest, much of it is not worth your time.
That’s not to say none of it is either, after all without TikTok, how would lesbians have soap opera-esque drama playing out before their eyes? From dances to informational videos to the aforementioned queer tea, TikTok has so much to offer. But if you’re only following the same verified accounts that are shoved onto your For You Page, you might be missing out on a really great community on the app. So if you want some new accounts to follow, here are seven queer, Latinx TikTokers to check out.
1. Baggio Ardon
Baggio Ardon is an El Salvadorian, Mexican, and queer TikToker. His account’s bio reads “Bird, Culture, Food,” and on Instagram he writes that he is “sharing culture through art & design.” His TikTok is full of commentary on Latinx culture, videos with his bird Peque, and educational videos on everything in his culture such as Dia de los Muertos.
2. Kim Guerra
Kim Guerra’s TikTok is only one extension of what she does on the internet. Badass x Bonita is the name of her business as well as her TikTok. Guerra identifies as a “queer woman of color” and has many videos celebrating just that. She posts videos with motivational words, others that show off her products, and others that just talk about her identity as a queer Latina. One of her most-liked videos is of her Chavela Vargas “Pinche Lesbianas” shirt she designed (Vargas was a Mexican singer who came out as a lesbian later in life). When Guerra first came out, the women in her family called her a “pinche lesbianas,” which roughly means, “f*cking lesbian,” as if that were the dirtiest thing someone could be. But her abuela backed her up as all good abuelas should.
3. Lucy Thinks Aloud
Lucy Thinks Aloud, or Lucía on some platforms, is a trans Mexican TikToker. She posts videos about trans rights, especially the hate and violence trans people receive in public, with one of her most popular videos showcasing the sign, “Stop Trans Genocide.” She also describes herself as a “Latina, opera singer, professional complainer” on Twitter, and posts videos displaying her impressive singing voice.
4. Harvey Guillén
Harvey Guillén is a little different than a lot of accounts on here, in that he’s an actor you’re likely already very familiar with as he plays the lovable Guillermo de la Cruz the FX series, What We Do in the Shadows and most recently stepped into the role of Nightwing aka “bubble butt” Dick Grayson on the HBO Max original animated series Harley Quinn. And his TikTok is a fun collection of his travels with his costars and fun videos on set.
5. Gabrielle Cerberville aka Chaotic Forager
If you’re a nature buff or just like making natural meals from things you find in your backyard, first maybe do your research on what’s safe to eat. And second, you need to follow Gabrielle Cerberville aka Chaotic Forager on TikTok. Their content is all about mushrooms and educating people how to forage carefully. They has an immense love of mycology aka the study of funghi and it’s very apparent in her work. So before you eat something even though you’re certain it was on a pizza you had last week, check Chaotic Forager first. And even if you don’t forage, her videos are absolutly fascinating.
6. TheQueerPastor aka Pastor Nicole Garcia
Religious trauma can happen to anyone, but it especially impacts queer kids who grew up in a staunchly religious, Latinx household. And that’s why figures like Pastor Nicole Garcia matter so much. Under the TikTok user name @TheQueerPastor, Pastor Garcia shares videos dispelling hate against queer people and breaking boundaries by being a pastor herself. She made history as an Evangelical pastor and identifies as a “transgender Latine with an opinion.” Her church, Westview Church in Boulder, Colorado is considered an “affirming, welcoming community.”
7. Bryan Hernandez
Just like Bryan Hernandez’s bio on Instagram says, he is “here to make you laugh.” As a first-generation Domincan-American, Hernandez posts hilarious skits oftentimes dressing up to fully make the jokes pop. Aside from being in a Hollister campaign and serving many looks on his Instagram, Hernandez’s most popular videos combine internet memes and pop culture references, like his video “Dominicans in Bridgerton.”