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7 Gay YouTubers you should subscribe to

Tijen Butler January 3, 2019
Gay Youtuber Joey Graceffa coming out music video

(Joey Graceffa / YouTube)

Looking for the best gay YouTubers out there? We list seven you simply have to follow and watch.

1. Connor Franta

Franta joined YouTube in 2010 and has since earned over five million followers.

In 2014, he posted a coming out video, revealing to his then 3.6 million fans that he is gay.

He had said: “I’m just going to be really honest… 2014 is truly the year that I have accepted who I am and become happy with that person.

“Today I want to talk to you guys about that and be open and honest, and tell you that I’m gay.”

He uploads videos every Monday with content ranging from lifestyle vlogs to comedy skits to inspiration films.

2. DOUG ARMSTRONG

Another notable gay YouTuber is Doug Armstrong, who is based in London, England.

Armstrong often posts entertaining and fun-filled video content, including some of his own songs.

In his song “It’s Okay To Be Gay,” Armstrong revealed that he often loses subscribers whenever he posts a video with reference to his sexuality.

3. Calum McSwiggan

With over 84,000 subscribers, Calum McSwiggan is a British LGBT+ lifestyle YouTuber, based in London.

The gay YouTuber creates content about queer culture, mental health, issues surrounding LGBT+ communities, and sex and relationships.

Two years ago, the YouTube star pleaded guilty to vandalising a car during an incident he claimed was an anti-gay attack in Los Angeles.

4. James Charles

For those who love make-up, subscribe to gay YouTuber James Charles.

The make-up artist has over 11 million followers and is an internet sensation who had to recently ask fans to stop showing up at his home.

Makeup artist and model James Charles who asks fans to stop showing up at his house
James Charles is among many excellent gay Youtubers (Frazer Harrison/Getty)

The star made the plea in a tweet, saying: “I will not hug you, I will not take a photo with you, and I absolutely will not sign your palette.

“It is extremely disrespectful & makes me feel very unsafe in my own home. Respect people’s privacy, it’s really not that hard.”

5. Joey Graceffa

With almost nine million subscribers, Graceffa uploads new content to his YouTube channel several times each week.

His official music video to “Don’t Wait“—a song about coming out—was extremely popular, with the video getting over one million likes.

The song tells a fairy tale story featuring princes, a witch and goblins. It ends with Graceffa locking lips with the prince.

6. Thomas Sanders

You may remember Thomas Sanders from the app Vine. He went viral very quickly from hilarious six-second videos, with the “story time” clips being ever-popular. If you haven’t yet seen them, you should watch them.

While many of his clips are hilarious, he also posts more serious clips with focus on the LGBT+ community.

7. Mark E Miller

And to top off our list of best gay YouTubers, we introduce you to Mark E Miller, who came out in 2012 and has since posted weekly videos.

The YouTube star hit headlines when he split with his long-time boyfriend, leaving his queer fans heartbroken. His ex-boyfriend stars in dozens of Miller’s videos, and together, they posted a video explaining their break-up.

Who are your favourite gay YouTubers?

Of course, there are dozens of excellent gay YouTubers beyond our list. But, the next time you’re up past midnight scrolling through YouTube, these profiles are definitely a great starting point for some LGBT entertainment.

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