12 LGBT Periscope Accounts You Need To Be Following

Because Facebook is so last season.

You may have heard about it already, or even experimented with it a bit already, but for those who are unaware, the latest social media must-have is Periscope.

Related: 11 Snapchats You Need To Be Following

Unlike other platforms, Periscope allows the user to live video broadcast. After realizing just how unique this experience would be for consumers, Twitter actually bought the app for $86 million earlier this year in order to implement it within their already established brand.

Which is all to say, Periscope is the must-have app of the moment.

Here are 12 LGBT Periscopers you need to be following.

  1. Rosie O’Donnell, @Rosie


    Rosie isn’t afraid to speak her mind, and that’s exactly why we love her so much. While she may no longer be on The View, we hope Rosie continues to bring that unfiltered energy to her Periscope where we’d happily listen to her sound off on Hot Topics any day.

  2. Janet Mock, @JanetMock

    attends The 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

    A smart, beautiful and bold activist transforming our world for the better, Mock also earns points as a friend of Oprah’s. While Oprah may have indeed Tweeted Janet during Sunday’s VMAs, we wouldn’t mind if the two collaborated for a Periscope moment (might we suggest Mock join Oprah in picking fresh veggie’s in Mama O’s garden).

  3. Andy Cohen, @Andy

    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 06: Andy Cohen attends Entertainment Weekly celebrates guest editor Andy Cohen at Locanda Verde on August 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)

    While we have yet to see a video from Andy, we can only hope we will get to see many broadcasts of him hanging with his famous pals (Cher and Anderson Cooper preferably), as well as broadcasts from behind-the-scenes of those infamous Housewives reunion tapings. Meow!

  4. Jordan Roth, @jordan_roth

    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 15: Broadway Producer Jordan Roth attends TrevorLIVE New York honoring Sir Ian McKellen, Representative Ryan Fecteau and Johnson & Johnson for the Trevor Project presented by Wells Fargo and Kevin Potter on June 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Trevor Project)

    Following Jordan Roth is the solution for theater lovers unable to make it to New York to experience The Great White Way. Jordan is the owner and president of Jujamcyn Theatres, which owns and operates five Broadway theatres. Through his Periscope he pulls back the curtains giving rare glimpses backstage of Broadway.

  5. Dustin Lance Black, @DLanceBlack

    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09: Dustin Lance Black and Tom Daley attend as the Dallas Cowboys play the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL match at Wembley Stadium on November 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

    Not only is Dustin an Oscar-winning filmmaker, but his work has pushed boundaries, igniting conversations and helping bring awareness through his work with the Human Rights Campaign and The Brain Tumour Charity. Oh, and we can’t forget to mention he’s dating the one and only Tom Daley. So, maybe one day we will be blessed with Tom on Dustin’s Periscope.

  6. Michael Buckley, @buckhollywood

    Opening night. I love this theater! You can get tickets at the door. 8pm tonight. Come! Yay!

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    Whether Michael has something to say about Miley’s latest outfit or his love for Dominos, he’s always using social media to try and make others laugh. From seeing him attending a big YouTube event to showing how his videos are filmed, there’s never a dull moment with the Buck.

  7. Ellen DeGeneres, @TheEllenShow


    With Ellen’s Periscope–which she has yet to use!–we hope to see lot of dance moves, jokes and a whole lot of behind-the-scenes from her talk show. Along with that, she should use Periscope to continue her scare series that she so often does with her guests. Remember when she scared Taylor Swift? Priceless.

  8. Jared Eng, @JustJared

    PALM SPRINGS, CA - APRIL 10: Blogger Jared Eng attends the Official H&M Loves Coachella Party at the Parker Palm Springs on April 10, 2015 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for H&M)

    If you are a pop-culture junkie, you’ll want to follow Just Jared founder Jared Eng’s Periscope, where you may seem him out with some of your favorite stars. Better yet, you just might catch some previews of his interviews before they hit his site.

  9. Justin Mikita, @JustinMikita

    PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 11: Justin Mikita (L) and actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson attend the Fifth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 11, 2014 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Veuve Clicquot)

    From lawyer to husband, businessman to cancer survivor, Justin is a man of many titles. Along with all of his powerful projects (which included working oith the American Foundation for Equal Rights to overturn Prop 8), he’s married to Modern Family star, Jesse Tyler Ferguson (also on Periscope).

  10. Ariel Foxman, @ArielFoxman


    Following fashion insiders is a must on social media if you want to stay up to date on evolving trends. As the Editorial Director for both InStyle and Stylewatch, Ariel will always keep you updated on the latest and greatest in the world of fashion.

  11. Freedom to Marry, @FreedomToMarry

    DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 23: Thousands of people celebrate in Dublin Castle Square as the result of the referendum is relayed on May 23, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. Voters in the Republic of Ireland were taking part in a referendum on legalising same-sex marriage on Friday. The referendum was held 22 years after Ireland decriminalised homosexuality with more than 3.2m people being asked whether they want to amend the country's constitution to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. Ireland voted overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex marriage in a historic referendum. More than 62% voted in favour of amending the country's constitution to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. It is the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage through a popular vote. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

    There are so many organizations out there on social media doing incredible work, but Freedom to Marry is easily one of our favorites (after all, they’re part of the reason we can today get married!). Through Periscope you can go along for the exciting ride right along with them, from their events around the country, to their every day office life.

  12. Hudson Taylor, @Hudsonism

    So proud to have the #Padres support @AthleteAlly by signing our pledge. Oh and this jersey rocks!

    A post shared by Hudson (@hudsonism) on

    As the founder of Athlete Ally, Hudson is on a mission to spread tolerance in the athletic world. As a champion for LGBT rights, Hudson is ready to end stereotypes and work to unite the community. Not only is he an activist, but not too bad on the eyes either. Just saying!