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Popular YouTuber Shane Dawson Comes Out As Bi: “I Wished I Was Gay”

Screen Shot 2015-07-08 at 9.04.19 AMIn a video that is as emotional as it is long, popular YouTuber Shane Dawson speaks about his coming to terms with being bisexual.

“There’s a lot of coming out videos of people who are gay or lesbian, and they’re so confident…but I’m not that. I don’t know who I am 100 percent,” he says, shedding light on a topic that is often overlooked in the LGBT experience.

Confused from an early age and turning to food in adolescence as a way of coping, or “eating all the feelings” as Shane puts it, it was only after losing the weight and dating girls in his early 20s that he realized there were facets of his identity he was actively ignoring.

He broke up with his girlfriend of three years, Lisa, whom he still cared deeply for.

“I wished I was gay because that would be easier — I could just say ‘I’m sorry Lisa, I’m gay.’…But that’s not what it was.”

Watch it below: