• Aaron & Austin Rhodes (YouTube)Source: YouTube
Coming out is a defining moment in an LGBTI person's life and it’s become common for people to share their stories online. Here are a few that are definitely worth watching.
By
Patrick Campbell

4 Dec 2015 - 11:48 AM  UPDATED 4 Dec 2015 - 11:48 AM

Troye Sivan

Coming out to the world at the age of 18 showed Troye Sivan to be an open and confident teenager. This video changed the way a lot of people saw YouTube and gave another big push to Sivan’s growing career. He even credits his peers’ coming out videos as part of his inspiration to do this.

Shane Dawson

One of the most recent videos from one of the original YouTubers, Shane Dawson's video features a long and emotional story. Dawson comes out as bisexual and talks about the abuse and turmoil he's gone through to get to this point. It’s an incredibly confronting video, but also an important to watch.

Ingrid Nilsen

This video is long, but well worth taking the time to watch. Discussing her upbringing and how past relationships before coming out affected her, Ingrid Nilsen's video is a real insight to the life of any young LGBTI person.

Tom Daley

The British diver made headlines in 2013 when he posted a video to YouTube confirming that he was in a relationship with a man. The video touches on the difficulty of maintaining a private life whilst being a personality in the media, and is incredibly relatable.

Aaron & Austin Rhodes

These two brothers did an unusual version of the coming out video, sharing the raw and emotional footage of them telling their father. The video gives us intimate access to the boys' brave moment, and the breathtaking response from their father.

Ellen Page

This was one of the first videos to truly spark change. Ellen Page is not just a young adult on YouTube sharing her thoughts every week; she is a world famous, celebrated actress, opening up about her personal and private life with the world on Valentine's Day 2014. This is a speech that will resonate with everyone.

Joey Graceffa

Joey Graceffa is one YouTube's most famous vloggers and for a long time, sexuality was not a topic that he discussed on his channel. Now, Graceffa has a new air of happiness and freedom in all his videos, no longer hiding or pretending to be something else.

Connor Franta

For a long time, Connor Franta was adamant that he was straight. That changed in 2014 when he gained the confidence to be open with himself and the rest of the world.

Ellen Degeneres

An oldie, but a goodie. Not technically her “coming out”, this is the first interview Ellen did after revealing she was a lesbian, and gives incredible insight into what it was like back in the '90s. The actress and comedian opens up to Oprah in one of the most ground-breaking and important interviews of the time.

Recommended Viewing
"I'd turn to the internet when I had no one else" Troye Sivan
YouTube wunderkind Troye Sivan: on coming out, finding fame on the internet, and being a musical polyamourist.