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Top LGBTQ YouTube influencers 2017, by number of subscribers

This statistic shows the leading LGBTQ influencers on YouTube as of June 2017, ranked by number of subscribers. As of June 2017, Shane Dawson had the highest number of YouTube subscribers, with 9.6 million people having signed up to his channel. Tyler Oakley and Eva Gutowski followed with 7.9 million YouTube subscribers each.

Shane Dawson was not initially aligned with LGBTQ community when he first began creating videos, but came out as bisexual via YouTube in 2015. He has since received attention for his work with well-known internet personality Jeffree Star and regularly publicizes his relationship with boyfriend Ryland Adams via social media.
Also featuring in the list was transgender YouTuber Gigi Gorgeous, who has been creating videos on the platform since 2008. As of June 2017 she had 2.6 million subscribers, and in 2015 starred in Shane Dawson's debut short film 'I Hate Myselfie'. In early 2018, the star announced her engagement to girlfriend Natalia Williams.

Leading LGBTQ influencers on YouTube as of June 2017, by number of subscribers

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June 2017



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