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.