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YouTube celebrates the LGBT+ community with powerful Pride video

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YouTube has released a powerful video in support of Pride.

The clip highlights the diversity of the LGBT+ community, and features videos of Pride marches, same-sex families, popular LGBT+ YouTubers like Tyler Oakley, and even Drag Race’s RuPaul and Shea Coulee.

“I was told to wipe off my makeup and be a boy,” says male makeup artist Patrick Starrr in the video. “What they should have told me was to be myself.”

Related: YouTube’s Restricted Mode has been fixed to stop it from blocking LGBT+ content

The video has received over 3.5 million views in just one day, but has also had 150,000 ‘downvotes’ and attracted homophobic backlash in the comments section, proving there’s still a long way to go to achieve equality.

“By not changing who you are, you are changing the world,” says YouTube of the video.

Watch the inspiring clip below.

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