Coming out videos are always emotional and the latest one to crop up on our radar has made us cry more than a few tears. Bethany Leigh, a young British fashion and beauty YouTuber, has been on our radar for a while. With her always-on-trend style and sassy Twitter slays, she’s become a firm favourite in our sub box. So when she uploaded a video simply called “Coming Out”, we knew we’d need to sit down with a cup of tea and take in the entire ten minute video.
“I hope so much that my family don’t have a different opinion on me because for some reason I’m so scared that they will and I’m already not that close to my family and I’m just so scared that I’m going to be pushed away” said Bethany through tears before she even introduces the video. The YouTuber tells viewers that she’s nervous about filming, having only really spoken about her sexuality with five people she’s close to- which makes us even more proud of Bethany for uploading.
Through the video Bethany reveals she’s bisexual: “I like men and women and that’s a very scary thing to say” the 16 year old admits. Claiming she’s always known she’s been attracted to women, Bethany says she found Mary Poppins attractive when she was younger in the same way a straight woman would find a man attractive. And it wasn’t until she was 14 that she actually began to fancy men attractive.
However, it’s not all positive as Bethany reveals she’d ideally like to be straight if she could choose and is worried about the mass of hate she might get on her video: “I feel like gay people aren’t accepted, really”.
Bethany’s video comes at a prominent time after a gunman killed 49 people and injured 53 in Florida’s Pulse club in a homophobic attack.The gunman, Omar Mateen, was later revealed to be a regular of the club and had apparently been a member of a popular gay dating app.
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