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We’re #ProudToLove the LGBT community on YouTube

By Raymond Braun

YouTube Entertainment Marketing

Since our first upload, YouTube has strived to give everyone a voice. Over the past eight years, we’ve been inspired and amazed by the ways that people have used YouTube to broadcast their message, empower their community, and even catalyze social change.

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community on YouTube is a shining example of this. YouTube is a place where LGBT people and their families, friends and supporters can create awesome entertainment, share stories, and change the world.

From the hilarious to the heartfelt, our creators know how to make an impact. Check out this new video highlighting some of the amazing ways the LGBT community has come together on YouTube: 

In time for a series of Pride parades and celebrations around the world, YouTube celebrates this historic Pride Month by showcasing a great collection of LGBT-themed videos on the YouTube Spotlight channel. We hope you’ll join in the global spirit of Pride by uploading a video to YouTube responding to the question: Who, what, or why are you #ProudToLove? (Please be sure to include #ProudToLove in the title so others can find your video!)

At YouTube, we’re proud to stand with the LGBT community to support equal rights and marriage equality--we believe that everyone has the right to love and be loved. Pride Month may be coming to a close, but we hope YouTube is a place where you can feel proud and build a community all year long. 

Raymond Braun, YouTube Entertainment & LGBT Marketing, recently watched "#ProudToLove YouTuber Edition!"