Queer Spotlight #2: 5 Rad Queers To Follow

Queer Spotlight #2: 5 Rad Queers To Follow

From artists, to vegan home cooking to safe spaces, we present 5 rad queer accounts you should be following on social media.

Here at Liverpool Queer Collective we love to shout about the brilliant queers who are paving the way for LGBTQ+ visibility, entertaining and empowering queer and trans folks across the North West (and beyond).

Check out and support this lovely lot - and let us know who we should feature next.

Queen Zee

Queen Zee

Queen Zee is a Liverpool legend and has paved the way for queer folk to be unapologetically themselves, loud and proud.

Lead singer of the eponymous band Queen Zee has caused a stir in the alternative music scene, smashing the gender binary while smashing up a few stages!

Queen Zee’s debut album was released earlier this year to rave reviews in the music press.

They’re playing numerous festivals over the summer so if you’re into pop punk music then give them a follow online then head to a gig near you soon.

Follow that queer:

Instagram: @queenzeeuk

Facebook: @queenzeeuk

Twitter: @queenzeeuk

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The Bagelry

This fab, queer-owned independent bakery and cafe is situated in Liverpool’s China Town.

Natalie who owns the venue is a rad babe and always welcomes you with a smile, and a selection of tasty treats on the counter!

You can hire the cafe for private events and we recently ran our Telling Tales storytelling event in there and wow! - that was quite an atmosphere in their cosy, queer space.

They also run a regular chill out event called Coffee and Turntables where DJ’s play chilled sets whilst you sip on your drinks and relax.

Follow that queer:

Instagram: @bagelrypool

Facebook: @TheBagelry.Liverpool

Twitter: @Bagelpool

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Chef & Char

Liverpool Queer Collective’s very own Char and her partner Emma run this vegan foodie Instagram account.

There’s a daily image, showcasing some very yummy meals, mixing treats they have found on their travels with their own home-cooked meals. Plus Emma (aka Chef) is always willing to share her recipes on request.

I have sampled Emma and Char’s cooking on a number of occasions and I must say it was very impressive! If you are looking for some food inspo then head on over to their Instagram.

Follow that queer:

Instagram: @chef_and_char


Golden Axe Makeup

Alex Clark of Golden Axe Makeup is an absolute genius when it comes to her art.

Just a short flick through her portfolio and you really can see what a talent she is. Alex is a hair and makeup artist for fashion, editorial, video, bridal, film and stage hailing from Liverpool. I first had the pleasure of experiencing Alex’s work when she did the makeup for my partner Ashleigh’s promo shoot for her most recent theatre piece “HIP HIP I’M GAY!” The result was boss!

Give her a follow on social and drop her a line to talk about your upcoming projects.

Follow that queer:

Instagram: @goldenaxemakeup

Facebook: @GoldenAxeMakeup

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The Proud Trust

Manchester LGBT+ Centre, operated by The Proud Trust, has been going since the 1970’s and is a lifeline for city’s LGBTQ+ youth.

The Proud Trust run regular groups and activities, as well as running a cafe from its Sidney St residence.

The organisation’s founder Sally Carr is a remarkable person who received an MBE in 2012 for services to young people. The Proud Trust has raised hundreds of thousands in funding to undergoing extensive work to rebuild and design the space, bringing it into the 21st century.

Show your support and send them some social love.

Follow that queer:

Instagram: @the_proud_trust

Twitter: @TheProudTrust

Know someone we should be shouting about?

Let us know at hello@liverpoolqueercollective.co.uk

Got something to say? We are always looking for contributors.

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