The month of June is named Pride Month to commemorate the 1969 riots that occurred at New York‘s Stonewall Inn, which sparked the modern gay rights movement.
Rainbows are popping up all over to recognize the impact that LGBTQ+ people have had on the world, and your Instagram feed doesn’t want to feel left out.
So we’ve rounded up some of the coolest travel LGBTQ+ Instagram accounts for you to help brighten up your screen.
There are joint couple accounts that are actually #relationshipsgoals. We mean, seriously, there’s a picture of a couple walking the beaches of South Africa surrounded by cute little penguins (the_globbers, I’m looking at you).
There are accounts of users who are single, living their best life, who’ll make you want to book a flight right now.
And accounts that showcase the cool things people are doing with their lives. Like, a wedding photographer that travels the US snapping pics of LGBTQ+ newlyweds.
Go ahead—stalk, admire, follow, live through vicariously, whatever.
Check out some of the top accounts below:
This account is not for the single-light-hearted. Nomadicboys is @StefanArestis’s and @SebastienChaneac’s joint Instagram that’s full of photos proving that life after marriage can look just as exciting as life before. They’ll prove quickly to be the cutest couple you know when you scroll through their photos that showcase just how in love they are, all over the world.
This is the photo we were talking about, with the cute penguins, and the perfect beach, and the aesthetics — it’s too much. Luca and Alessandro make their joint Insta look like they’re on an infinite effortless international journey. They make themselves look like they just belong in all the gorgeous, exotic places they visit. Definitely check out this account for vacation spot inspiration.
Another couple Instagram, but we promise this one will warm your heart. Roxanne and Maartje literally write in their bio: “Two girls travelling happily ever after” — and you can tell they mean it. In all of their photos, t hey’re laughing, smiling, and genuinely enjoying each others’ company. The two aren’t taking photos for the sake of it, they’re documenting the happiest moments in their lives. Too adorable.
Finally, a non-couple LGBTQ+ travel Instagram. Zander Hodgson makes it look so easy to be so put together. His Instagram has a moody, wanderlust vibe that features a style with stormy lighting and unique angles. The pics of his solo travels look indulgent and luxurious, proving that all you need for company is yourself for a good time.
Tara Beth’s photography will melt your heart. Her work truly captures the warmth, love, and pureness of people who just want to be together more than anything else. Though her photography isn’t limited to LGBTQ+ couples, she specifically identifies as an international LGBT+ wedding photographer. Her photos look rustic, raw, and real. If you follow her, be ready to feel all kinds of things.
Get it? A couple of men who are a couple? Yeah, you did. This account really encapsulates the feeling of just being. They document the exciting trips they take and don’t seem to take themselves too seriously. In their photos, you’ll find them taking selfies, kissing, cuddling, laughing, and sometimes, just holding hands. Be ready for bright colours and dreamy lighting.
If you scroll through Adam’s Instagram account, you’ll find that his entire library of photos is one huge rainbow. The Instagrammer truly has an eye for the aesthetic. This account almost seems like Adam’s travel journal. He posts pictures of food, architecture, and of himself having a grand old time, proving that you don’t need to travel far to enjoy the sights around you.
Sometimes celebrating pride means jumping into a pride parade, and that’s what these two Instagrammers are doing. Scrolling through their account, you’ll find quickly that they’re just a married couple who want to have a good time — and that they have a great sense of humour (check out the matching pink sunglasses they have on in every other photo).
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These last ones really are unique. The Cales have separate Instagram accounts that document the same trips, but you wouldn’t have been able to tell just by looking at their photos. The two women may be married but they have completely different styles. Look through their lenses and see what they’re experiencing on their adventures.