YouTuber Connor Franta Comes Out
Connor Franta has come out as gay in a new video published on his YouTube channel.
The 22-year-old explains how he opened up about his sexuality with family and friends, as he was “sick of censoring” himself.
YouTube star Connor Franta has come out as a gay in a video to his fans. Franta opened up about his sexuality in a video uploaded to his YouTube channel, which currently has over 3.6 million subscribers.
He said 2014 is the first year he has truly felt comfortable with himself, having struggled with his identity since he was 12 years old, adding that those struggling with the same feelings should not be afraid…
“I’m making this video for anyone who needs it, It’s OK. It may not seem like it right now, but you are gonna be fine. I know it’s scary, but don’t be afraid. You are who you are, and you should love that person. I don’t want anyone to have to go through 22 years of their life afraid to accept that.”
Since uploading the video, Connor has received a lot of supportive messages from his online contacts, which he’s been thrilled about.
i am completely overwhelmed by all the kind, loving words pouring in right now – from the bottom of my heart & top of my soul, thank you <3
— Connor Franta (@ConnorFranta) December 8, 2014
Even if you’ve never heard of Connor, his story is one we can all relate to. (And you can’t argue with 3.8 million subscribers!). Check out the video here…