Wegan and Luclyn are
not only YouTube's leading lesbian long-distance couples, talking
about struggles, snuggles and sexuality to an audience of 14
million, but they are also becoming the women young gay women
around the world look to for reassurance, guidance and
companionship. Kaelyn, Lucy, Whitney and Megan have
found themselves the role models of a queer generation and with
huge announcements on the way, their success saga is set to
I first came across Kaelyn Petras and Lucy Sutcliffe
one lazy afternoon around 18 months ago. A friend tweeted about
their YouTube channel and, intrigued, I started watching their
videos. Originally set up by British film student Lucy and American
veterinary student Kaelyn as a way of documenting their time
together and dealing with their long distance relationship, their
channel featured montage videos, Q&As, challenges and hour upon
hour of sweet Sapphic entertainment. I was instantly hooked.
Here were openly gay girls, of similar age to me,
speaking freely about topics I cared about (sushi, cats and careers
being just some of them), and they made me feel that being a
feminine-looking gay girl was the most natural thing in the world.
No musician, celebrity or TV plot had ever managed to do that
It wasn't long until I stumbled across the videos of
their friends Whitney Bacon and Megan Evans, long-distance
relationship survivors and femme visibility advocates, on their
channel, What Wegan Did Next.
Now settled in a gorgeous home in Windsor, they had
already notched up (and filmed) four years of their long-distance
relationship. Their videos focused on holidays, style and fashion
and living with disability. With an emotional engagement in Hawaii
and a civil partnership ceremony in the bag, their bank of
heart-warming videos was pure gold.
Within minutes of exploring both channels I found
myself immersed in their corner of YouTube, a place where
acceptance, support and female empowerment was upheld by young gay
voices, a rare thing in an online world filled with trolls and
Little did I then know that just over a year later
they would be shooting their first DIVA cover.
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