The Third YouTube Star of the Week Has Just Publicly Come Out as Bisexual
While Vanessa Martinez’s coming-out story was super emotional and Dodie Clark’s was cute and quirky, the third YouTube star to come out as bisexual this week’s upload was very different than most.
Mickey Sanchez a.k.a RocketGirlYT wanted to let her viewers know that she likes both men and women, but didn’t want to make an “emotional video whatsoever” because she doesn’t “care that much” about her sexuality because it’s not a big deal at all. But even though the 17-year-old’s video was much more nonchalant than most of the heartfelt coming-out stories we’re used to seeing, she still managed to explain how she came to terms with herself beautifully.
“I didn’t just wake up one day and say, ‘I am bisexual,'” she said. “I knew that I liked girls, I guess, when I was really little. I have this vivid memory of me at the baseball field when I was in the third grade… and I remember thinking in my head that if I told girls I was a boy I’d be able to hold their hands and stuff, because that’s what I wanted to do.”
But while she was attracted to girls from an early age, it wasn’t until years later that she figured out you can like both genders.
“I remember being in 8th grade on the way home from school and I was texting one of my really good friends at the time, and I was just like, ‘I have a huge crush on this girl; two girls!’ I think I like girls, but I definitely like boys, and I guess I came to the conclusion that I was bisexual.”
Even though Mickey was “freaking out at first, because [she] was going through a lot at the time,” the nerves only lasted for about a week before she fully accepted herself and embraced the idea of being openly bi. But while she definitely doesn’t hide her sexuality from people, she has only really told her immediate family and close friends “because [she doesn’t] think it’s any of [strangers’] business.”
13 more YouTubers who came out in a YT video:
Connor has over five million subscribers on YouTube and back in 2014 he decided to tell all of them that he was gay. Before his December 8 video titled "Coming Out," he had denied that he was homosexual and even posted a video months before called "I'm Not Gay." During his video, he talked about how he dated girls in the past to "be normal," but then started to really think about his true sexual identity in college. Connor was truthful and very articulate throughout, and ended the vid by saying, "I don't want anyone to be afraid; I don't want anyone holding back who they are." So inspirational!