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.”
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.