Pride Month is in full swing, and what’s a better time to show your love and support to the queer community than now? From creating art to creating a space to raise their voices, here are some Indian LGBTQIA+ Instagram influencers you need to follow.

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1. Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju (@trintrin)

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The first transwoman surgeon in Karnataka, Trinetra aka trintrin, is one of the biggest queer Indian influencers on the ‘gram. Trinetra is a transgender woman who uses social media to educate her followers on topics around gender identity and transphobia. So, check out her Instagram for some fun learning and lots of entertaining content!

2. Alex Matthew (@mayathedragqueen)

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Alex Matthew aka Maya The Drag Queen, is an openly gay activist who promotes the art of drag in India. He also uses his platform to raise awareness on issues of gender and feminism. Alex has also done multiple workshops, live performances, TEDx talks, and much more to break stereotypes around drag artists. So if you’re new to the art, there’s no better account than Maya’s to begin with.

3. Anwesh Sahoo (@anwesh.sahoo)

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Mr Gay World India 2016, Anwesh Sahoo needs no introduction as he is an artist who does it all! From blogging, content creation, and modelling to much more, Anwesh uses his platform to inspire and educate people about the LGBTQIA+ community. So, if you want to add a pop of colour with lots of sass, humour, and great content to your feed, hit the follow button!

Related: ‘I Wanted To Kill Myself’: What It Means To Be Gay In A Queerphobic World

4. Prarthana Prasad (@shorthairedbrownqueer)

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Need a dose of laughter dipped in desiness? Well then, Prarthana Prasad is going to crack you up! A young queer content creator and influencer, Prarthana uses social media to create fun content to depict her experiences as a lesbian in Indian society.

5. Shantanu Dhope (@shantanudhope)

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Growing up, we were all taught that girls wear make-up and boys don’t. But Shantanu Dhope has broken this stereotype one liner stroke at a time. He’s a queer makeup artist who creates his own rules with his own make-up brushes. So, if you need some high-key, gorge make-up inspiration, you’ve got to check him out!

6. Maitrayanee Mahanta (@mmaitrayanee)

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Maitrayanee Mahanta is your next-door digital creator, influencer, model, and artist from Assam. She uses social media to document her life and her journey with her partner as a queer person. And honestly, her fashion fits are something you’ll absolutely love, ’cause we do!

7. Vqueeram Aditya Sahai (@vqueer)

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Vqueeram is a gender non-conforming writer, researcher, and queer activist who speaks about gender inequality, LGBTQ issues, violence, and mental health issues. So, if you’re looking to dive deep into the inequality and the issues the community faces and how you can do your bit to help and support them, you can take a lesson from him!

8. Nishtha Berry (@berrylicious_4)

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Nishtha Berry aka berrylicious, is an openly queer digital content creator who uses her platform to bust myths and spread awareness about the LGBTQIA+ community. So, if you need daily updates, a dose of fashion fits, and some amazing recommendations, hit the follow button!

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