Gigi Gorgeous, a 24-year-old trans woman, has been vlogging on Youtube for eight years. If you go back far enough you can find the video where she came out as gay and then, in 2013, the one where she came out as a trans woman. In her newest video, Gigi comes out as a lesbian.
The Canadian model/actress has over 2.3 million YouTube followers and has appeared on Project Runway, Entertainment Tonight, E! Celebrity Style Story, and numerous MTV shows and commercials. She’s walked in fashion shows, appeared in tons of magazines, and won a LogoTV Trailblazing Social Creator Award in 2014 for her work with LGBT youth.
“I fell in love with somebody, and that person happens to be a female,” Gigi says a few minutes into her coming out video, before continuing to talk about how this identification happened.
Gigi Gorgeous has been inspiring her viewers and fans for a long, long time, and she’s continuing to do so in this video. While the video is focused on her own coming out, she also spends a ton of time talking directly to fans who might be going through the same thing. “I want to let anyone out there questioning their sexuality or what’s normal or how they should act that it’s okay to feel this way,” she reassures her fans, telling them that even though she herself is surprised to identify this way, “no one can tell me otherwise because it’s my sexual identity, just like it’s your sexual identity. Don’t let anyone bully you or tell you that you are something that you don’t feel that you are, and take a stand for who you are.”
Gorgeous has shown her girlfriend, Nats Getty (yes, model/oil heiress Nats Getty) in a few other videos, but she hasn’t actually come out as a lesbian until now. In her videos with Getty, Gorgeous hits up fashion shows via private jet, hangs out on a yacht, and generally seems pretty thrilled to be alive.
She’s visibly nervous and excited in the video, but she says so many wonderful things and by the end of the video you can see her happiness radiating out of her body. She’s clearly in love, and it’s something she’s never felt before. “I’ve been in several relationships with men and I’ve experienced a relationship and companionship with men, but I’ve never experienced this feeling until I met this girl” Gorgeous says, “and that’s how i know that i’m a lesbian.” She also talks about how not only being in this relationship, but knowing this part of her, helps her to feel comfortable, saying “I would not have seen falling in love with a girl from a mile away, but now that I’m here and now that i’m telling everyone and officially letting everybody know, I feel super happy.”
It’s really awesome to see a young trans woman celebrity come out as a lesbian and be in a relationship with a masculine-of-center cis lesbian. You don’t see that very often — hardly at all, really. Often in queer women’s communities, trans women don’t feel desired or even desirable, and there are very few examples of trans lesbian celebrities, so Gigi Gorgeous is a welcome addition to that club.
With this video and being public about her relationship, Gigi Gorgeous is continuing to be a role model both for trans women, queer cis women and all other people who consider themselves to be allies to ether group or feminists. Gorgeous and Getty make a, well, gorgeous, couple and they look extremely happy together, we wish them all the best and give our sincerest congratulations to Gigi, we’re happy to have you on our team!