Teenage YouTube Star Wraps Up Pride Month by Coming Out as Transgender
There are only a few days left in June, which is officially known as LGBT Pride Month. Thousands from the queer community celebrated the special time by participating in parades, fundraisers, etc., and countless other used it as an opportunity to come out — Emma Ellingsen, a YouTube star and Instagram model, is one of those people.
The 15-year-old Norwegian girl revealed to her YT subscribers that she is transgender in a video posted over the weekend.
She explained, “I found out that I was transgender when I was eight or nine. That was when I first knew it was possible to be transgender. I saw this documentary about these people being transgender and I was like, ‘Huh?!’ That was how it all started and how my process started.”
After she watched the documentary a bunch of times, the teen came out to her mom in the form of a message. She simply told her mother that she “wanted to be a girl” and got nothing but support.
“I’ve been very lucky because I’ve always had very great friends and very supportive family and people around me.”
Emma said that while she is not currently on hormones (she’ll start in a couple months), she does take medicine to block the testosterone from starting male puberty.
While many of her viewers were shocked at her reveal, because they had no idea she was trans, they were ultimately very accepting and praised the blonde for being so open and honest…as they SHOULD!
These 6 YouTube stars came out as transgender last year:
This YouTube star announced he identifies as gender fluid, which is part of the transgender community, back in February.
"Like most teenagers, I'm still figuring it out," Brendan said at HRC's Time to Thrive conference. "I'm starting to identify as one, or as part, of the trans community. I can't really label it, because, you know, some days, my more feminine side comes out — the 'she.' Some other days I don't feel like putting on my fabulous mask, and the 'he' comes out, and I'm totally okay with that. And I don't know who I am, or where I will be going in the future, who I will be 10 years from now but I'm still a teenager. I just like the limitless feeling of it, and I'm perfectly fine with who I am now. I just identify with both genders, so I go by the pronouns he or she and it's just what I'm happy with."