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YouTube star Brendan Jordan comes out as transgender

YouTube star Brendan Jordan comes out as transgender

Viral video star Brendan Jordan comes out as gender fluid at HRC conference

Viral video sensation Brendan Jordan is now claiming membership to the transgender community.

The YouTube star, who became famous with energetic posing during a live local news broadcast, was took the stage at last week’s Time to Thrive seminar. The conference, sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, National Education Association, and American Counseling Association focuses on safety and inclusion for LGBT teens.

In Jordan’s introduction of trans model Andreja Pejic, the teenager said like most youngsters he is ‘still figuring it out.’

‘I’m starting to identify as one, or as part, of the trans community,’ he said.

However,  he noted that term might not be wholly adequate.

‘…Some days, my more feminine side comes out — the “she.” Some other days I don’t feel like putting on my fabulous mask, and the “he” comes out, and I’m totally OK with that. And I don’t know who I am, or where I will be going in the future, who I will be 10 years from now but I’m still a teenager. I just like the limitless feeling of it, and I’m perfectly fine with who I am now. I just identify with both genders, so I go by the pronouns he or she and it’s just what I’m happy with.’

There are many reasons to like Jordan, but the most important one is that he’s always advocating for teens like  him. Whether it’s on his own channel or as the face of an American Apparel campaign.

Below is a video of his speech.

h/t: NewNowNext