8 of the most touching 'coming out' videos on Youtube

Ellen Page Feels "Grateful" After Coming Out as Gay
Ellen Page Feels "Grateful" After Coming Out as Gay

In the past few years, YouTube has become a popular platform for the gay and lesbian community to publicly "come out" to family, friends, and really, the entire world.

In honor of National Coming Out Day, celebrated on October 11th each year, we decided to count down our top eight picks for the most inspiring 'coming out' videos on Youtube.

Get your tissues ready, because as is expected, things get pretty emotional!

8.) Joey Graceffa

%shareLinks-quote="It's important to be proud and open with who you are, and show people that it's okay to be gay. That's who I am and I'm not going to hide that anymore." type="quote" author="Joey Graceffa" authordesc="Youtube" isquoteoftheday="false"%

7.) Gigi Gorgeous

%shareLinks-quote="I never ever thought I was going to come out. And then when I got into high school, it just kind of got better. I just realized it doesn't f****** matter what anyone says." type="quote" author="Gigi Gorgeous" authordesc="Youtube" isquoteoftheday="false"%

6.) Connor Franta

%shareLinks-quote="For some reason, my seventh grade year, I had this thought in the back of my head, 'what if I'm gay?' And I immediately was so terrified. " type="quote" author="Connor Franta" authordesc="Youtube" isquoteoftheday="false"%​

5.) Tom Daley

%shareLinks-quote="Come Spring of this year, my life changed massively when I met someone and they make me feel so happy, so safe, and everything just feels great. And well, that someone is a guy. " type="quote" author="Tom Daley" authordesc="Youtube" isquoteoftheday="false"%

4.) Troye Sivan

%shareLinks-quote="This is the majority of the reason I'm doing this today, is because I hope people like 14-year-old Troye are going to find this video." type="quote" author="Troye Sivan" authordesc="Youtube" isquoteoftheday="false"%

3.) Ingrid Nilsen

%shareLinks-quote="This is not something that I chose. It is something that is a part of me, and has always been a part of me." type="quote" author="Ingrid Nilsen" authordesc="Youtube" isquoteoftheday="false"%

2.) The Rhodes Bros

%shareLinks-quote="I literally feel like 10 million pounds have been lifted off my shoulders...Basically what we want our message to be moving forward from all of this, and with this video, just to be yourself." type="quote" author="The Rhodes Bros" authordesc="Youtube" isquoteoftheday="false"%

1.) Ellen Page

%shareLinks-quote="Regardless for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility. I also do it selfishly, because I'm tired of hiding and tired of lying by omission." type="quote" author="Ellen Page" authordesc="Human Rights Campaign, Youtube" isquoteoftheday="false"%

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