Is This The Greatest Transgender Coming Out Video Of All Time?
Coming out to your friends and family isn’t always easy. Coming out as transgender maybe even less so, it can even be confusing for loved ones to understand.
Not for 24-year-old Henry Tadebois from Australia, though. He used this incredibly honest and funny video to explain in simple terms the changes he’s about to undergo as he transitions to “a different twinkle of the rainbow”.
The video, which has now been viewed over 60,000 times, uses a brilliant combination of tongue-in-cheek lols, fun graphics and snazzy costume changes to answer many of the questions people may have about being transgender. Henry also explains a few things that will change in his life, as well as inviting any and all questions his friends and family may have. Simply put by Henry:
"I just need to make the outside match the inside."
Speaking to The Huffington Post about the number of views on the video Henry said, “Maybe some have been educated by it, which is great. Maybe it's helped someone else who is also coming out of the closet - that's even better.”
That’s not the only inspiring transgender coming out video circulating the internet this week though. Jordan Raskopolous, lead singer of Australian comedy band Axis of Awesome, has also utilised the infinite powers of YouTube to come out in an amazing video titled ‘What’s Happened To Jordan’s Beard?’
Raskopolous uses the video to address comments online about her shaving off her beard and explains her transition saying, “If I wanted a shot at a happy life and a happy future, then I needed to transition.” She explained that she “will carry on doing exactly what I was doing before, and I’m gonna be f**king awesome”.
She also offered this great piece of advice to any haters:
We absolutely love both these videos and we hope they will inspire others to feel more confident in their gender identity.
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