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10 LGBT New Yorkers we’re following on Twitter (and so should you)

Follow these queer hometown cuties on Twitter. They're some of the funniest New Yorkers, and they're totally retweetable.

Written by
Ben Lerman

We get it. It can be nearly impossible to pull all the weeds from your Twitter garden. Your once fertile field of humorous observations has become an overgrown tangle of embarrassing self-promotion, esoteric tag-team celebrity banter and that most dreaded Twitter killjoy: minutiae overshare. Some of the funniest New Yorkers or even briiliant authors might not be able to tailor their talents to the tweet. But there are still tweeters out there who care enough to play the game of self-promotion while still keeping it interesting. Follow this list of LGBT New Yorkers on Twitter, and enjoy a perennial bouquet of word-flowers.

LGBT New Yorkers to follow on Twitter

Joel Kim Booster


Joel Kim Booster is comedian, writer and actor who’s been seen on MTV and Logo.

Claudia Cogan


Claudia Cogan is a stand-up comedian who has appeared on Last Comic Standing.


John Early


John Early is an actor and comedian whom you may have seen on Broad City, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, High Maintenance and 30 Rock.

Cole Escola


Cole Escola is an actor, writer and performer who plays Matthew on Difficult People and was half of Logo’s Jeffrey & Cole Casserole.


Tim Federle


Tim Federle was a Broadway dancer and is now the author of award-winning YA novels and punny cocktail recipe books.

Saeed Jones


Saeed Jones is an award-winning poet and writer. He is currently the literary editor at Buzzfeed.


Chris Kelly


Chris Kelly is a staff writer for Saturday Night Live and a film director. His autobiographical movie, Other People, is currently in postproduction.

Richard Lawson


Richard Lawson is a film and TV critic for Vanity Fair and host of its podcast about the Oscars, Little Gold Men.


Erin Markey


Erin Markey is a writer, actor and comedian. Her absurdist style makes her a regular favorite at downtown venues like Joe's Pub.

Bowen Yang


Bowen Yang is an actor and comedian whom you can see perform at UCB and the PIT in NYC and online at Above Average, The Onion News Network and College Humor.

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