Besides reading really, really good writing, nothing is quite as beneficial to a budding writer’s evolving skills as following really, really good writers. Below, I’ve compiled a list of five of my favorite LGBTQ writers and editors on Twitter. I’ll link to a few of their best pieces of advice, funniest or most insightful tweets, or most exceptional written/edited pieces.
Follow these lovely folks, some of whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with personally, for queer AF humor, awesome links to pieces they’ve written or edited, and nuggets of writerly wisdom. Enjoy, and happy reading! Let me know who your favorite LGBTQ writer or editor is in the comments below.
1. Trish Bendix (@trishbendix)
Managing Editor, Grindr’s Into; former EIC of After Allen; she/her/hers
Highlights: Rich White Lesbians, Get Your Sh*t Together
Exclusionary lesbians are the reason some don’t want to identify as such anymore. Then they lament about the loss of our identity and culture when they are destroying it by employing a transphobic ideology based on an unfounded fear created by white, religious conservatives.
— Trish Bendix (@trishbendix) July 7, 2018
2. John Paul Brammer (@jpbrammer)
Staff Writer, Them; formerly wrote for NBC Out; he/him/his
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) July 17, 2018
3. Meredith Talusan (@1demerith)
Executive Editor, Them; she/her/hers or they/them/theirs
One advantage of having dated mostly straight men until recently is that I don't run into my exes at Pride events. Maybe the only advantage lol.
— Meredith Talusan❄️ (@1demerith) June 5, 2018
4. Cameron Glover (@blkgirlmanifest)
Writer, bylines at NewNowNext, Allure, Wear Your Voice magazine, Bitch, and more; Podcast co-host, Nerds of Prey; she/her/hers
A reminder: to label a Black woman as a “WoC” is not only incredibly anti-Black, but racist AF and rooted in misogynoir.
Beyonce is Blackity Black Black Black. Her performances are Blackity Black Black Black. This is all important.
Check your anti-Blackness at the door.
— cameron. (@BlkGirlManifest) April 15, 2018
5. Zachary Zane (@zacharyzane_)
Writer and editor, bylines at The Advocate, Pride, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and more; columnist at Bi.org; he/him/his
Fake news. https://t.co/8pF7YKMb1D
— Zachary Zane (@ZacharyZane_) July 4, 2018