YouTube Stars Ari Fitz, Hannah Hart, and Amber’s Closet Open Up at Out Web Fest

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AfterEllen went to Out Web Fest where we celebrated what it means to be out, loud, and proud with these amazing LGBT and ally YouTubers!

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Lily Khuu, Entertainment Reporter/Sarah Woodward, Video Journalist

Our favorite content creators opened up about the reason they created their YouTube channels and how it has impacted the LGBT community as a whole.

Ari Fitz seeks to normalize all identities through her work.  “I make videos and I don’t ever apologize for the fact that I am queer, I am brown, I am female, I am androgynous.”

Sarah Woodward

Sarah Woodward

Hannah Hart talks about being an LGBT public figure with a conservative family.   “I dealt with so much of my own homophobic tension growing up that not only becoming– but embracing –being a role model and an LGBT public figure has given me the opportunity to grow at a scale and a rate that I had never anticipated.”

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Sarah Woodward

Amber from Amber’s Closet shares how she sometimes ends up in tears when meeting her fans because her videos have literally saved their lives.  “[They’ve] told me that I helped save them from suicide.”

Sarah Woodward

Sarah Woodward

Behind the Scenes with AfterEllen:

 

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