Troye Sivan has yet again shown his ability to change someone’s life. No, we’re not talking about his music (even though it is pretty life changing), we’re talking about his impact on the LGBT community. As a gay artist whose ‘Coming Out‘ video has over four million views, Troye has never been shy of standing up for what he believes in, which has influenced his fans to be unapologetic about who they are.
One of these individuals in question is Evan. While not much is known about him, what we do know is that the transgender teen – who recently finished his last year at school – decided to come out to his father thanks to the YouTuber, at the end of last month. Evan, who can be found at @inlovetroye, courageously shared his experience of coming out with a screenshot of messages between him and his father on Twitter.
This exchange is probably the sweetest thing we’ve ever seen and it has already had masses of support from Troye fans all around the world, thanks to star himself retweeting it. The screenshot sees Evan’s father being totally accepting of his son’s choice, with him already changing his name in his phone contacts and agreeing not to tell his mother until he is ready to do so.
And it’s not just his father who has been so accepting. The tweet has now received over 23K retweets and 48K favourites with everyone standing up and supporting Evan in his decision.
This is not the first time Troye has helped a member of the LGBT community. Back in March, the Wild singer announced one of his fans coming out on stage after reading out a handwritten note he was passed by a young girl during his Blue Neighbourhood tour. The girl, who was later identified as Kelly, took to Twitter to thank Troye for giving her the courage to tell her mum, who was also in the crowd, that she was bisexual.
We are so proud of our Troye for inspiring these young people to be who they are and to not be afraid to show it. If you want to catch up on some more YouTube news, then check out this week’s episode of SLAY or NAY right here.