YouTubers share almost everything with their fans. That includes every big life announcement, including coming out YouTube videos. "Coming out" refers to the act of sharing one's sexual, romantic, or gender identity and preferences for the first time. These YouTubers decided to use coming out vlogs to share their stories, and the results are pretty emotional. It's not an easy thing to tell one person, so imagine telling millions! There are some pretty emotional coming out videos on this list.
Who are some YouTubers who came out on video? The number might actually surprise you, and there are some pretty well-known online personalities on this list. Canadian glamour vlogger Gigi Gorgeous came out as transgender via a YouTube video. NikkieTutorials is another of the famous transitioning YouTubers. She recently came out as part of the trans YouTubers community with a video. Lucas Cruikshank (a.k.a. Fred Figglehorn) brought up the topic of him being gay casually during a Q&A, smiling the whole way through.
The Shane Dawson coming out video, on the other hand, stands out as being especially tear-jerking. The Ingrid Nilsen coming out video was also very emotional. Other heartbreaking coming out stories include Eugene Lee Yang's beautiful music video, and The Rhodes Bros both coming out to their father. Some famous YouTubers decide to come out on a different social media platform. For example, the Lilly Singh coming out news was revealed on her Twitter account.
Some of the best LGBT YouTubers are super brave for sharing their sad coming out videos with their viewers. In doing so, they encourage others who are coming out to be confident in themselves. Take a look at the inspiring YouTubers' coming out videos below!
Nikkie de Jager (born 2 March 1994 in Netherlands), better known by her YouTube channel name NikkieTutorials, is a Dutch makeup artist and beauty blogger. She gained online popularity in 2015 after her YouTube video, "The Power of Makeup," went viral and inspired countless videos of women showing their faces with and without makeup. As of November 2017, her YouTube channel had more than 8 million subscribers. Forbes magazine named de Jager one of the top ten beauty "influencers" in 2017. In 2017, she also won the award for "YouTube Guru" at the Shorty Awards and the award for "Choice Fashion/Beauty Web Star" at the Teen Choice Awards. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Wageningen, Netherlands
Eugene Lee Yang (born January 18, 1986) is an American filmmaker, actor, and internet celebrity, best known for his work with BuzzFeed (2013–2018) and The Try Guys (2014–present). As a YouTuber, his videos have been viewed collectively more than 2 billion times. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Pflugerville, TX
Ingrid Nilsen (born February 2, 1989) is an American YouTube personality from Rowland Heights, California. Nilsen began a YouTube channel with the name Missglamorazzi on October 23, 2009, because she wanted to share her feeling of confidence with other people and push herself to overcome her fear of public speaking. She told herself to do something that scared her, and creating a YouTube channel fell under that category for her. In her videos she covers topics such as fashion, lifestyle and make-up. Nilsen currently has over 4 million subscribers. Nilsen also maintains a second channel on YouTube entitled "TheGridMonster" on which she posts her vlogs and more candid content. In late 2014, ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Orange County, CA