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7 of the Most Popular Coming Out Videos on YouTube

Many famous YouTubers choose to come out as LGBTQ+ through their YouTube videos. Coming out as LGBTQ+ through YouTube videos are a great alternative rather than coming out in other ways. This is because YouTube videos will reach all of their fans and are much easier for them to produce. Additionally, these coming out videos by famous YouTubers make it easier for other people who are struggling and inspires them to come out to their friends and family. In this article, you will read about the most popular coming out videos on YouTube.

Lucas Cruikshank

Famous YouTuber and former Nickelodeon actor Lucas Cruikshank revealed that he is gay through a YouTube video in 2013. Lucas is known for playing the character Fred Figglehorn on Nickelodeon along with other TV shows. He has also won the Teen’s Choice award in 2009. Also, Lucas was raised in Columbus, Nebraska with his parents and seven siblings. They all knew that Fred was gay for three years before he told his fans. In the video, Lucas tells fans that his friends and family members have known for awhile but he was unsure of when to tell his internet fans and followers. Lucas began his coming out video as a regular Q&A video but then came the question “Are you gay?” Lucas answered and stated that it was weird to actually say it on camera but is now very happy that he came out to his fans.

Troye Sivan

Another famous star who came out as gay in a YouTube video is Troye Sivan. Troye states that coming out was a very difficult task but he is so glad to be able to be himself. He did not want to sign his upcoming record label “closeted” so he decided to come out as gay right before he signed the deal. Troye also states that coming out has helped him to now be able to write music that is completely honest. Since this, Troye encourages his fans to come out when they feel is safe to do so and that being gay is nothing to be ashamed of. Troye Sivan’s YouTube video allowed him to come out as gay to his fans in a quick and less stressful way. He is now an advocate for LGBT awareness and inspires many of his fans.

Connor Franta

Additionally, Connor Franta is also a famous YouTuber has come out as gay on YouTube. He is mainly known for his comedy videos. He uploaded a six-minute video on YouTube where he discussed his sexuality and told fans that he is gay. Also, Franta expresses that coming out on YouTube was very difficult because he was unsure about how people would react. Thankfully, Franta received support and love from his fans which decreased his stress. He now encourages his fans to stop hiding from themselves and just be themselves which will only help them in the future.

Shane Dawson

Shane Dawson is a Youtuber who has been on the platform since 2005. He has over 14 million subscribers and came out as bisexual 2 years ago through a YouTube video. Many videos were posted to his channel regarding his sexuality and coming to terms with it. In a lot of these videos, Shane also opened up about his rough relationship with his dad, as well as his mental health throughout his childhood. Many people find his videos hard to watch as they are very emotional but Shane has always found it important, to be honest with his viewers. He doesn’t want to have to put on a fake persona for his social media audience and instead uses his negative experiences to help others. He’s also written two books about his experience being bullied as a kid for his weight, and sexuality. These books have helped others learn to accept who they are and seek help for mental illnesses.

Ingrid Nilson

In 2009, Ingrid Nilson created a youtube channel to post videos for fun. She uploaded lifestyle and beauty videos and developed a large following of people who love to watch her videos. It wasn’t until mid-2015 that she blew up for a coming out video that currently has over 17.3 million views. She has also grown her channel to 3.8 million subscribers and still currently uploads a few times a week. Nilsen says it took her a long time to work out how she wanted the video to go. Although she felt a massive weight being lifted off of her shoulder, Ingrid also worried a lot about how her audience would react to her video and feared if they would love her the same. Since the upload, she has received incredibly positive responses to her video. Also, Ingrid learned that patience, understanding, and truth are all very important and vital to being successful and happy.

Joey Graceffa

Joey Graceffa revealed that he is gay in May of 2016 through a music video called “Don’t Wait.” This music video took place in a medieval forest where he met a ‘prince.’ Then, they kissed which revealed to his fans that he is gay. Many fans were shocked but showed their outpouring support on Twitter and other social media sites. He is a vlogger, comedian, gamer, actor, author and many more. Joey Graceffa has been creating YouTube videos since 2007. He even decided to not continue college so he could pursue his YouTube career. Also, he is obsessed with The Hunger Games and often ends his YouTube videos with “May the odds be ever in your favor. Goodbye!” His vlogging channel on YouTube includes daily vlogs along with vlogs featuring other popular YouTubers. Additionally, Joey Graceffa appeared in the TV show Victorious, The Amazing Race, and Kickstarter: Storytellers.

Gigi Gorgeous

Giselle Loren Lazzarato, known as Gigi Gorgeous first revealed that she is transgender in 2013 and then revealed that she is a lesbian in 2016. She is a YouTuber, TV star, actress, and model. In 2013, Gigi Gorgeous came out as a transgender woman and then documented her transition as years went on. She became extremely popular after an incident in Dubai where she was deported due to being transgender. In 2017, Gigi Gorgeous released a documentary about her life along with her transition. Her documentary is called “This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous.” She appears in Shane Dawson’s short film called “I hate Myselfie.” Along with all of this, she advocates for LGBT Youth. She frequently attends conventions to benefit LGBT Youth. Gigi Gorgeous uses her popularity status to bring awareness to the issues transgender individuals are facing. Also, she is an advocate for anti-bullying.



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