Gigi Gorgeous Is a Lesbian: Transgender Youtube Star Comes Out, Loves Her Girlfriend Nats Getty

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!

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  1. “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.”

    This. It is really beautiful and awesome and sometimes I am happy with the direction the world is going.

    • I couldn’t agree more. Many people have different definitions of bravery or who fits the part. Tese two certainly show the most outstanding kind of bravery. Bravery to the world, to themselves, and most of all to those who are blinded and set in their ways about what love or a person can or cannot be.

      We need more people to be this brave. The unconditioned heart knows no boundaries with love, or self identity. It simply feels, and loves.

  2. “but I’ve never experienced this feeling until I met this girl”

    “lesbian and be in a relationship with a masculine-of-center cis lesbian”

    These two phrases describe exactly what happened to me after meeting a cis lesbian where I work, after living so long as a male, and falling in love with her. It was a simple but profound truth I felt, of peace and happiness inside, that caused me to realize that to be happy I had to express my life as a transfemale loving a woman.

    It is probably the same type of profound feeling of truth that cis lesbians feel when they realize they only love females.

  3. This article is really feeding my need for Taller Femme / Shorter Masc of Center relationship dynamics, thank ❤

  4. This is awesome! I didn’t really know much about Gigi outside of seeing her in other people’s instagram pics every now and then, but it really is wonderful to have a famous trans lesbian out there. And they are a beautiful couple.

    I feel like I’m going to be in a good mood for the rest of the day! Don’t screw this up, world.

  5. Literally the only things I have watched on youtube besides cat videos and the first season of GBBO are My Drunk Kitchen and Carmilla…I am so old!

    All of these lovely Youtubers coming out is amazing, tho, <3 <3 to them

    • it could be worse, it could be that the only thing you watch on YouTube are old musical performances from Glee and opening numbers from the tonys

      but i had to learn a lot about lesbian youtube last week ’cause we’re trying to put a list together and my head has exploded with the impact this entire world is having on LGBTQ youth. it turns out to be a much more important force than i ever imagined.

  6. I’ve always seen her pics in the trans tags on tumblr. So, to find out she is a lesbian and dating a cute lesbian makes my queer trans heart excited and hopeful!

  7. So great girl, yes.
    “Today’s video is about me personally,because that’s all I can speak to. And now I feel confident… It’s your sexual identity… Take a stand for who you are” ???

  8. Happy for her! I really like what she has to say in that first video about labels and the long journey of always (re-)finding yourself.

        • You can disagree with someone’s comments and still provide them with the basic respect they deserve as a human being. Respecting who a person is should not be contigent on respecting all of their opinions. I don’t like plenty of things that Donald Trump says, but I’m not about start calling him “she”, because (to my knowledge) that’s just not who he is. A person’s gender and sexuality don’t change based on whether or not you like or agree with that person.

    • I agree. If she wants to call herself a woman and a lesbian, then fine. I have no problem with that. If she’s found happiness, then good for her! But to then say, “..and guys suck!” is misandrist and uncalled for. If she wants to say, “I hate men,” then fine–that’s her opinion. But, don’t say it as though it’s a fact. I’m a gay woman, and I love my brother and my dad and my grandfathers. They were and are all good, decent men. Some of the most supportive and understanding friends in my life were straight men who accepted me on my terms; even when other lesbians were unsupportive.

  9. This is probably obvious but some of the comments under her video are so gross, so just a heads up there

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