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The best places to find queer joy on Instagram


This post is part of Me, online, Mashable’s ongoing series digging into online identities.

If you were a queer kid growing up in the early ’10s, Tumblr, not school, was where you found community.

Tumblr was home to some of the internet’s gayest Disney Princess memes. It was where you went for the best transmasc fashion, queer Harry Potter fan fiction, lesbian spells, and sometimes even a little bit of love. Queer teens disproportionately used the platform, studies found. 

But Tumblr’s financials are bleak, and its role in queer culture has quietly diminished. Instead, it’s Instagram — an equally visual medium somewhat sheltered from Reddit’s trolls, Twitter’s bots, and Facebook’s morons — to which queer culture has moved.  Read more…

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