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YouTuber Eugene Lee Yang Comes Out as Gay in Powerful Video

YouTuber Eugene Lee Yang Comes Out as Gay in Powerful Video

Eugene Lee Yang has come out as gay in a deeply personal new music video.

The 33-year-old YouTube star and filmmaker – known for his work with BuzzFeed and The Try Guys – came out to fans in the powerful visual titled “I’m Gay,” which The Try Guys dropped on Saturday (June 15).

The five-minute video – written, directed, and choreographed by Eugene – features contemporary dancing and music by ODESZA.

“I created this music video as my personal way of coming out as a proud gay man who has many unheard, specific stories to tell,” Eugene tweeted. “I withheld because of fear and shame shaped by my background but I promise to give my full truth in the rest of my life’s work.🏳️‍🌈.”

“The music featured is by the incredible @odesza,” Eugene Lee Yang added. “I’ve also created a fundraiser for the @TrevorProject to help save LGBTQ+ lives. Coming out is a lifelong process – your safety always comes first – but know that there’s a vibrant community waiting to welcome you with open arms.”

“For the LGBTQIA+ community,” the video reads at the end.

ICYMI, YouTuber and BBC host Dan Howell also came out as gay this week.

I’m Gay – Eugene Lee Yang
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