LGBTQ+ illustrators from around the world use their artwork to communicate their messages of equality and empowerment. In doing so they challenge outdated perspectives of sexuality and gender. There are so many superb LGBTQ+ artists over on Instagram, but I have gone ahead and picked out just 15 of our team’s combined favorites. Drop them a follow and embrace #QueerArt and #QueerLove this Pride Month and all year round.

15 LGBTQ+ illustrators to start following this Pride Month

#1 Gabriella Grimes

Gabriella Grimes is a 24-year-old Black non-binary artist who lives in Philadelphia whose work is emotional, colorful, and diverse. Followed by more than 85,000 people over on Instagram, Gabriella aims to validate the experiences of people of color who are LGBTQ+ through celebrating queer diversity.

#2 The Cute Brute

Based in Brooklyn, The Cute Brute’s often risqué illustrations are predominantly male-focused and showcase the artist’s irreverent humor. His bright artwork

encapsulates his experience of life and and includes themes such as the joy of queer sex, political resistance, and their passion for life.

#3 Art Queer Habibi

Art Queer Habibi’s art work portrays the lived experience of people who are LGBTQ+ in areas of the Middle East and North Africa. An anonymous independent artist, his work focuses on the everyday lives of queer people in countries where they are oppressed.

#4 Florence Given

21-year-old Florence Given is a Sunday Times best selling author and an award-winning illustrator and influence. An artist, influencer, writer and social activist, her work celebrates women and their bodies and her own bisexual identity. After amassing over 605k followers on Instagram, her debut book Women Don’t Owe You Pretty sold 100,000 copies within just six months of publication.

#5 Miguel Hernan

One of our favorite LGBTQ+ illustrators, Miguel Hernan uses phenomenal linework to capture the unique and diverse beauty of masculine and feminine forms. Miguel’s illustrations are both simplistic and intricate and often showcase queer love in all of its forms.

#6 Wednesday Holmes

London-based Wednesday is an illustrator, designer, writer, and queer community organizer

They use art to conceptualize their mental health and to explore their experiences as a nonbinary lesbian in a heteronormative world. In 2019, Instagram made a short documentary about Wednesday’s art, which has since had almost 10 million views. Today, Wednesday shares their vibrant artwork and imagery with 248k followers online.

#7 James Jeffers

Located in Tampa, Florida, James Jeffers celebrates all forms of love with illustrations that are bright, colourful and fun.  He is a unique illustrator and artist with a distinct signature style, which he shares with almost 3, 000 Instagram followers. We particularly love his style icon series for artwork dedicated to the men that he admires.

#8 Mohammed Iman

Born and raised in Queens, Mohammed Fayaz’s illustrations are realistic depictions of the daily lives of queer people of color. Also known as Brohammed, they often play with notions of gender whilst embracing their queer Muslim identity.

#9 Alva Skog


Using bright colours, Alva’s art empowers women and celebrates femininity. Swedish Alva Skog currently has 22.2 k followers on Instagram (and counting) and she was recently included on the Forbes 30 under 30 List. Whilst not solely focusing on LGBTQ+ themes, her work celebrates diveristy in all of its forms, questions heteronormative values and smashes stereotypes.

#10 Gay Stuff Studio

The Gay Stuff Studio celebrates ‘ diversity and love with art’; sharing queer imagery and art work with over 2, 000 followers on Instagram. As well as being LGBTQ+ illustrators, they also sell a fabulous selection of pins, including pride pins and body positivity amongst others. 

#11 Bobby Lynn Larson

Portland-based Colombian artist Bobby Larson describes her own work as ‘Howdy Homo’ Also known as Bobby Lynn, she has been heavily influenced by females country stars of the 1960s and queer pioneers from across the 20th century. With over 56k followers on Instagram, her bio promises bootlegs and big boobs under a Stetson brim.

#12 Andrew Ahern

Based in Manchester, UK, Andrew Ahern’s illustrations often include pop culture and sci-fi references. His most notable work so far has been his Stromtrooper exhibition. This portrays Star Wars’ marines of the Galactic Empire in cute pop culture moments and transformed into iconic celebs.

#13 Sam Kirk

Sam Kirk’s work celebrates culture and feminism; inspiring pride and showcasing underrepresented communities. From Chicago, Kirk previously worked in the advertising industry for over a decade, but decided to pursue a full-time career in art in 2010.

#14 Shanée Benjamin

Art director and illustrator from Brooklyn, Shanée Benjamin is an incredibly talented artist whose vibrant illustrations communicate messages of social justice. A Black lesbian woman, she currently has almost 21k followers on Intsa where she shares her LGBTQ+ artwork.

#15 Fredrik Andersson

A Swedish illustrator based in London, Fredrik Anderssen’s art tackles topics sexuality and gender and includes diverse representation from across the queer spectrum. Created with a touch of humour, his work is often NSFW

A note to the illustrators

Hi illustrators! If you’re reading this then first, I really hope you enjoyed our selection of other awesome LGBTQ+ artists. Second, we’d love, love love to collaborate with you and give you an artist profile in our postcard design store. Please reach out if you’d like to hear more about how this works!

A note to everyone else…

Don’t stop here! Check out these amazing travel influencers from the LGBTQ+ community or learn more about Pride Month, how to celebrate it and writing empowering messages here.

And remember, an active way to support the queer community involves buying from artists in the community like those presented here, being supportive all year round (not just waving a rainbow flag during Pride Month) and educating yourself on how to become more inclusive. But actively listening is a great start!

When the views leave you speechless, the food is indescribable, and there’s simply no words for the weather, it’s no wonder you’re stuck for a caption! Luckily, we have 60 short travel quotes for Instagram that’ll set the travel blogger inside of you free.

Our 60 favorite travel-inspired sayings and phrases will make the ideal caption for your Insta! Feel free to copy and paste and start sharing your awesome images on social media (or by postcard!)!

We’ve included short and sweet classic phrases, funny captions, sentimental travel-inspired expressions, as well as famous quotes about the joy of travel.

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Short Travel Quotes for Instagram

These phrases are ideal if you prefer to keep your captions short and sweet. They are also the perfect choice for anyone who is in love with the places still on the bucket list and waiting to be explored…

A short travel quote for your Instagram post regarding routine
  • I have found my happy place.
  • Keep calm and travel on!
  • I have a calling to be where I’m not.
  • Friends that travel together, stay together.
  • Stars cannot shine without darkness.
  • I travel so my life is not disrupted by routine.
  • Too blessed to be stressed!
  • Go that extra mile.
  • When traveling, the potential for adventure is endless.
  • One year= 365 opportunities.
  • You are your only limit.
  • I need some vitamin SEA in my life.
  • Don’t be a tourist. Be a traveler.
  • Travel + good friends =  Life-changing moments!
  • Work hard, travel harder.

Funny Travel Captions for Social Media

A light-hearted approach, these short travel quotes for Instagram are bound to make your followers smile!

Short travel quotes for Instagram like this 99 problems one are relatable
  • I’ve got 99 problems. But I am on vacation, and I am ignoring them all.
  • Better to see something once than to hear about it a hundred times.
  • I’m a travel addict on the road to recovery. Just kidding! I’m on the road to the airport.
  • “No place is boring if you’ve had a good night’s sleep and have a pocket of unexposed film.” – Robert Adams
  • Maybe you can’t buy happiness, but you can buy plane tickets. (And what’s the difference really?)
  • I Googled my symptoms. Apparently, I need another vacation.
  • Life is short, and the world is wide… So I best get started on my next adventure!
  • Travel as much as you can. As far as you can. As long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.
  • Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return.
I'd rather have a passport full of stamps than a house fully of stuff - short travel quote for instagram
  • I’d rather have a passport full of stamps than a house full of stuff.
  • I don’t know the question, but travel is the answer.
  • “Jet lag is for amateurs.” – Dick Clark
  • Let’s wander where Wi-Fi is weak, the beer is cheap, and the weather is beautiful.
  • “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene
  • “Travel is like knowledge, the more you see, the more you know you haven’t seen.” – Mark Hertsgaard.

Deep Ideas for Your Instagram Caption

It is a big world out there, with something to discover around every corner. These particular short travel quotes for Instagram posts offer a deeper look at the life-altering nature of exploring our world.  Guaranteeing #travelgoals, one of these captions is bound to be the perfect message to compliment your post.

  • “Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” – Matthew Karsten
  • “It’s not the destination; it is all about the journey.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Addiction to travel is simply a calling to be where you are not.
  • Tripophobia: The fear of not having any travel vacations currently booked.
  • “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Bear
  • It will be difficult, but difficult doesn’t mean impossible.
  • “Until you step into the unknown, you don’t know what you’re made of.” – Roy T. Bennett
  • Constantly searching for views that take your breath away.
  • “Take only memories and leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle
'We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us' is a perfect Instagram caption idea
  • “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”
  • “We cannot discover any oceans until we have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – André Gide
  • “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert
  • A desire to travel is a desire to understand one’s own existence.
  • Find a beautiful place, and then get lost there.

Famous Instagram Travel Caption Ideas

Although we cannot choose where we come from, we can at least choose where we are going. Famous authors, celebrities, and philosophers have been inspiring wanderlust for centuries. These beautiful quotes make for great Instagram caption ideas… Here are our favorites:

Lewis Carol's quote, about a Lifetime of Adventures, is one of the best short quotes for Instagram captions
  • “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag.
  • “To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen.
  • “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine.
  • “The journey, not the arrival matters.” – T.S. Eliot.
  • “Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing”-Dr. Seuss.
  • “Once a year go someplace you have never been before”- Dalai Lama.
  • “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them”– Mark Twain.
  • “Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.”- Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland).
  • ‘A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles’- Tim Cahill.
  • “Not all those who wander are lost.” —J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” —Lao Tzu.
  • “The gladdest moment in human life, methinks, is a departure into unknown lands.”– Sir Richard Burton.
A motivational caption idea for Instagram about good travelers
  • “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” — Lao Tzu.
  • “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” — Henry Miller.
  • “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius.
  • “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain.

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