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YouTube personality Connor Franta Comes Out

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YouTube personality Connor Franta, 22, who has more than 3.6m subscribers and more than 156 million views, published a video on Dec. 8 to tell his fans that he is gay, saying he has accepted who he is and is ‘happy with that person’. In a video called, "Coming Out," Franta explains his struggle with accepting his sexuality over the years and deciding how he should tell his world.

"I was tired of running. I was tired of hiding. I just want to be me and not be afraid."

Franta said he first thought he might be gay when he was 12, but was “terrified” because he was from the Midwest and that was “not a normal thing there”. He dated girls in high school, but said he “felt nothing”, and even became depressed as a result of hiding his feelings.

“I thought about it so much that I became obsessed with it … and became depressed.”

Connor once made a video called "I'm not gay" (which actually was about a million other things, but at one point he talks about liking the movie Bridesmaids and a big arrow pops up pointing at him that said "not gay" - he seemed to feel the need to clarify since it sounded like a "chick flick" but Bridesmaids is like the furthest thing from a chick flick ever and watching a chick flick doesn't make you gay...but I digress). The point is he's grown from the old days.

He sought advice from other vloggers and bloggers ultimately deciding he wanted to give support and advice to his viewers, too:

 “You are who you are and you should love that person."

'TrevorLIVE LA' Honoring Robert Greenblatt, Yahoo And Skylar Kergil For The Trevor Project

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Celebs turned out 'TrevorLIVE LA' Honoring Robert Greenblatt, Yahoo And Skylar Kergil (above, accepting the Youth Innovator award) for The Trevor Project. Spotted were Jesse Tyler Ferguson and husband Justin MikitaJack FalaheeDarren Criss, and Wentworth Miller. Samantha Ronson DJ'd the after party.

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka with Their Kids at Disney

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Having a great time in @waltdisneyworld hosting the Candlelight Processional at EPCOT. Harper is in heaven..!

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And the award for cutest family at Disney goes to...Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, and their kids! 

David and Gideon are digging these Disney days, too. Great @waltdisneyworld memories all around..!

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Extra Sprinkles: Adam Lambert in London, Ump Comes Out, Gay Santa, DC Bans Teen Conversion Therapy

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Had so much fun last night w @jadeylittlemix

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Adam Lambert in London - Instagram

MLB Umpire Dale Scott comes out - ABC

FDA reconsiders ban on gay blood donors - NBC

There's a gay Santa Claus and it's no big deal - CNN

D.C. Councilmembers react to use of gay slur at former mayor's memorial service - WJLA

DC bans gay conversion therapy for teens - Time

Adam Lambert Posts Selfies

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All The Machines Had Been Disconnected...

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Adam Lambert posted a bunch of selfies including one super trippy one. I'd want to capture that impressive quiff on camera, too! 

Voice in My Head

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It's all in my head...

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Harry Styles Calls Patrick Dempsey "Outrageously Handsome"

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While in Australia to attend the ARIA Awards, Harry Styles was asked which celebrity left him star struck. His answer? McSteamy himself - Patrick Dempsey

"He’s an OUTRAGEOUSLY handsome that man, isn’t he? He is truly, I mean you look at him and go WOW."

One interviewer asked the other "Is that McSteamy?" And Harry says:

"He is steamy as well."

Harry's been dropping hints left and right lately for anyone who's been paying attention. First it was Harry's "Not that important" response when Liam said being female was something he looked for in a girl. Next it was Harry's "Don’t knock it til you try it" comment to Niall when Niall complained about having to pick a male celebrity for who he was going to be rumored to sleep with next. And now we've got Harry's "outrageously handsome" comment about Patrick Dempsey. I feel like this is Harry right about now: 

 

Country Singer Billy Gilman Comes Out Today, Too!

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Another country singer came out today. Billy Gilman, who became the youngest singer to land a Top 40 hit on the country music charts at age 12 with 2000's "One Voice". He also revealed he's had a partner for 5 months. In the video, he worries about how the country music industry will react to his news and congratulates Ty Herndon, who came out today as well.

You know, it's difficult for me to make this video not because I'm ashamed of being a gay male artist or a gay artist or a gay person. But it's pretty silly to know that I'm ashamed of doing this knowing that because I'm in an genre and industry that is ashamed of me for being me. That said, I want to say that all of the country artists that literally I grew up with - Keith Urban, Vince, Lee Ann Rhimes and all of these wonderful friends of mine have been nothing but supportive. Not that they knew but they've just been such wonderful people.  

Congrats to both Billy and Ty for coming out! Visibility is important!  

Country Star Ty Herndon Comes Out: 'I'm an Out, Proud and Happy Gay Man'

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(Ty Herndon with Kristin Chenoweth after the 'I Am Harvey Milk' Benefit Concert October 6 in NYC)

Country singer Ty Herndon revealed "I'm an out, proud and happy gay man," to PEOPLE. The 51-year-old singer first wondered if he was gay when he was about 10 years old and began coming out to close family members at age 20. Ty, who has a long-time partner named Matt, was married to women twice before coming to terms with his sexuality. Ty says both ex-wives knew he was gay.

"I have made a lot of mistakes in my life. They've been my mistakes, and I own them. I've done a lot of work around forgiveness with people that I've hurt and people I've not been honest with because of my sexuality." 

Ty thinks country music has made great strides, especially Kacey Musgraves winning Song of the Year at the CMAs for her LGBT-positive hit "Follow Your Arrow," a moment that made the singer well up in tears.

"There's never been a song more affirmative of that in country music, and it's our CMA Song of the year. I felt so proud of my city. I hope that trend continues; I pray it does." 

In addition to his PEOPLE feature, Ty appears on Entertainment Tonight tonight at 7 p.m. ET in his first interview since coming out.