What a truly inspiring video — Connor Franta, a popular YouTuber, opened up to his 3.6 million subscribers in a new video. Holding back tears, the brave 22-year-old came out as gay to his viewers — watch the vid!
The influence that YouTube stars have on their audience is on the rise and it is extremely heart-warming to witness these individuals using their power to positively impact the world. Connor Franta touched many lives after he posted a coming out video on Dec. 8 — are you proud of him? We are!
Connor Franta Coming Out Video — YouTube Star Opens Up To 3.6 Million Subscribers
“You don’t know the biggest thing that’s happened to me this year,” Connor started off saying in the video. He shares many aspects of this life on the web for millions to see every single week, however, he has not yet addressed the topic of sexuality with his viewers, until now.
“Today, I want to be open and honest and tell you that I am gay,” he shared. He went on to tell the touching story of how he came to terms with his sexuality and when he decided to tell his friends and family.
“I am making this video because I was sick of having to think constantly about what I was doing, what I was saying, what I was wearing, I don’t want to have to think about everything I do. I just want to be able to be me and not be afraid. I’m sick of censoring myself. This is just one little part of who I am and I am not going to let my sexuality define or confine me, its part of me, it’s not all of me,” Connor explained — well said!
He then went on to say, “I am making this video for anyone who needs it…I know it’s scary but don’t be afraid. You are who you are and you should love that person.” Holding back tears, he continued, “I don’t want anyone to hold back who they are, it’s not ok.”
In true Conner fashion, he ended the video in a positive tone and asked his viewers to give the video a big thumbs up!
Fans Show Connor How Proud They Are In Comments
Connor’s viewers left some love for the YouTube star in the comment section after watching the inspiring video.
HeyItsEmz x: “I am so proud of you, this really does take guts to come out and say who you are and I support you no matter what. Nothing has changed I still feel like this is just another video but a bit of truth<3″
Océane Silver: “Your sexuality does NOT define how great of a person or of a vlogger you are. Homosexual or not, you are still Connor Franta, you still got talent and trust me, we still love you.”
Elettra Tse: “Connor please know that we can’t be more proud of you for doing this, to pluck up your courage in front of millions of people across the world :) I can assure you that this whole thing makes NO DIFFERENCE at all :”) l love your videos, I love hearing you talk, I love your humor, I love your personality”
HollywoodLifers, are you proud of Connor for being brave and coming out in his new video? What would you want to say to him after watching? Let us know in the comments below!
— Shira Benozilio