These Two Gay Besties Stick Glow Sticks, Rice Krispies, Balloons And More In Their Beards

And lest we not forget fruit salad.

Colors of Summer ⛵️

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Meet Brian & Johnathan, collectively known as The Gay Beards, two best friends from Portland, Oregon who “tend to think the world needs more love & laughter.” To achieve this, they stick things in their beards. Anything, just about.

Flowers. Moss. Candles. Feathers. Fruit Salad. Paint. You name it.

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According to them it can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 5 days to figure out what they’re going to put in them.

We asked the pair for the origin story behind their iconic beard designs.

Since we are best friends (practically brothers), it wasn’t surprising to anyone that we took on our beardventure together.

One day we set out on a mission to take funny pictures with our beards, using flowers from our garden (I know this response screams Portland). Once we put those first flowers in our beards though, the rest was history.

We’ve always been creatively ambitious people, but we really wanted The Gay Beards to be a source of inspiration and humor for both beard lovers and haters alike.

Easy on the eyes, voluminous on the beards, these Porlandians are as creative as they are cute.

Check out some of their most bizarre creations bizarre.


  1. Feather Beard

    Colors of Summer ⛵️

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  2. Love Wins Beard

    Love Always Wins

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  3. Rice Krispie Beard

    Happy National Rice Krispies Treat Day! #thegaybeards

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  4. Lit Beard

    "Can we hurry? My beard is getting hot.." #thegaybeards

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  5. Fruit Salad Beard

    Fruit Salad.

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  6. Sprinkle Beard

    SPRINKLES. #thegaybeards

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  7. Balloon Beard

    Up, Up and Away

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  8. Moss Beard

    "I swear I can feel something moving in my beard.."

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  9. Dum Dum Beard

    It's okay to be a Dum Dum.

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  10. Glow Stick Beard

    You make us glow

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  11. Glitter Beard

    Glitter. It's What's For Dinner

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  12. Daffodil Beard

    Don't ever stop wishing ✨

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Want to learn how to flower beard? Check out their video below.