Video Blogger Ingrid Nilsen Comes Out as Gay in Latest Video
YouTube and internet video blogger Ingrid Nilsen has come out in her most recent video post, which was published on June 9, 2015. Nilsen has been posting videos for nearly 6 years.
The emotional video begins with Nilsen declaring “I’m gay. It feels so good to say that!” She goes on to talk about when she first “knew” she was gay, and states that it’s something that has always been a part of her, but not something that she could be open about.
"I grew up in an environment where homosexuality was not universally accepted.” Because of this, she goes on to describe how she locked away her feelings because she wanted to be loved and accepted.
She says she always had crushes on girls when she was younger, but influences caused her to change her course as she grew up, even dating guys throughout her teenage years.
Eventually, she says, she was “ready to come out", and she feels lucky to have the support of her friends. She ends by saying that she is proud of who she is, and she won’t apologize for that. “This is me, and the fact that I’m gay is a part of me.”
You can watch the full 19-minute video below: