With 5.6 million YouTubers subscribed to his channel and over 350 million views, his video diaries offer a window into the life and mind of this 24-year-old entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author.
Life is not always rainbows and butterflies, though. In our April issue, we sit down with Connor to discuss his battle with depression, how coming out wasn’t a cure-all, and about our individual and collective roles in the fight for LGBT+ equality.
“We’re in a day and age where actually I can change things and a lot of people can change things – and it’s a crazy concept to me,” Connor says of having five million-plus subscribers during the time of ‘Trump’s America’.
Later adding: “I’m 24 and I really do have a voice. I have influence on a large group of people and that’s special. I want to utilise that, and that’s amazing, I should be proud of that.”
— con (@ConnorFranta) March 17, 2017
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— con (@ConnorFranta) March 20, 2017
Elsewhere in the issue, the world-exclusive interview with all the queens from Season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race; Nicholas Afoa becomes the first Disney theatre star to pose for a gay magazine; comedian Richard Gadd on using comedy to deal with sexual assault; Dan Matthews, SVP of PETA, on throwing pies at Anna Wintour; LDN Muscle’s brothers on their game-changing approach to fitness; plus, style, travel and community features.
You can download the latest issue of Gay Times here, which also includes an exclusive digital-only second cover.