It’s #GayleyKiyokoWeek on Twitter and Instagram, Which Means Hayley Kiyoko Kissing Girls

Hayley Kiyoko is young, she’s biracial, she’s queer, she’s proud and she’s super talented. If you’ve listened to her music or seen her music videos or watched her perform live, you know that there’s almost nowhere else in the world you can find the level of positive gay feelings and energy that she exudes. With songs and videos like “Girls Like Girls” and “Sleepover,” she’s quickly become a favorite among queers of all ages, and is especially good to her young queer fans, many of whom come out at her concerts or find their first queer community there.

Kiyoko has a new song coming out this week and has declared it officially #GayleyKiyokoWeek (my new favorite holiday) on Twitter and Instagram. Oh, btw, that song is called “Feelings,” which is easily the gayest name for a song ever and I CANNOT WAIT to hear it! In order to celebrate #GayleyKiyokoWeek and get her fans pumped up for “Feelings,” she’s been delivering us premium gay content every day on both Twitter and her Instagram story. Earlier in the week we were treated to some behind the scenes looks into her “Girls Like Girls” and “Cliff’s Edge” videos both of which are very, very, very gay, and today things got gayer, which, I know, should be impossible.

In her terrific “Gravel to Tempo” music video, we see Kiyoko walking around a high school; she looks like an outsider, probably she’s openly queer and everyone in her high school knows it. But she comes out on top in the end by gayly dancing in the lunchroom in front of her bullies and winning the gay day. She asked her fans to vote for who she should’ve kissed in the video, and fans chose Blake, aka Headphones Girl. Well, Headphones Girl (whose real name is Chanel) knows what us fans want and she gave Hayley a kiss straight on the lips while “Careless Whisper” played in the background. It was very gay. Head over to Instagram ASAP to see the cute and gay video!

Who knows how much gayer things can get? Fans are understandably going bonkers on her twitter feed and I know I’ve watched her Instagram story multiple times. Did you see the kiss? Was it everything you were hoping for? Is Hayley your hero? What kind of gay stuff are you hoping for from the rest of #GayleyKiyokoWeek? Tell me in the comments!

Before you go! Did you like what you just read? We keep Autostraddle majority free-to-read, but it isn't free to create! And yet most readers don't support this indie queer site. Will you be one of the people who do? A+ membership starts at just $4/month or $30/year and they literally keep us from closing. Will you join? Cancel anytime.

Join A+


Mey Rude is a fat, trans, Latina lesbian living in LA. She's a writer, journalist, and a trans consultant and sensitivity reader. You can follow her on twitter, or go to her website if you want to hire her.

Mey has written 572 articles for us.


  1. Can #GayleyKiyokoWeek end with the announcement that Hayley and Demi Lovato are dating? (Or ‘Platonically making out all the time, as friendly gal pal buddies do’, in case the straight media beats Vapid Fluff to it.)

  2. We should all strive to live every week like it’s #GayleyKiokoWeek.

    (Also, Mey I first heard about her from your post about her Sleepover video and should point out that I really enjoy your pop coverage in general.)

Contribute to the conversation...

Yay! You've decided to leave a comment. That's fantastic. Please keep in mind that comments are moderated by the guidelines laid out in our comment policy. Let's have a personal and meaningful conversation and thanks for stopping by!