Miles McKenna is a popular YouTuber known for his LGBTQ activism. Miles is a transgender and identifies himself as male. With over 1.19 million subscribers on his YouTube channel ‘MilesChronicles’, he is best known for his vlog entries related to his sexuality and gender identity. Miles has an incredible sense of humor and also makes a lot of comedic videos. His fans love him for his honesty, vulnerability, and courage to stand up for himself in this largely homophobic world. A few years ago, Miles had confessed to his fans that he is not straight. While several of his fans were supportive and offered positive words, not everyone took the news in a good way. In fact, the disclosure that he is not straight angered his parents so much that he was thrown out of the house! Miles’ boldness and courage in coming out openly in front of almost a million fans have made him an icon for LGBTQ rights.
- Miles McKenna was confused as a child about his sexuality and gender identity. He created a YouTube account as a means of dealing with his angst and soon started posting comedic videos. His videos were hilarious and attracted many followers to his channel. With time, as he grew more comfortable with his audience, he decided to come out to them and announced in a video that he is not straight. While he received a lot of support from his fans, he also had to deal with a flood of hateful comments. It was especially painful for him when his parents kicked them out of the house on learning that he is not straight.Recommended Lists:
Recommended Lists:Months of struggle followed but eventually he bounced back. In order to help other youngsters struggling with their sexuality, he posted a video titled ‘HOW TO COME OUT TO HOMOPHOBIC/TRANSPHOBIC FAMILY’ in July 2016 in which he advised the viewers on how to talk about their sexual orientation with unsupportive family members. This video, along with another one ‘SO I'M TRANS*,’ which he posted in January 2017 made him an icon for LGBTQ rights.As someone who has struggled a lot with his own sexual orientation and gender identity, Miles McKenna is extremely supportive of his viewers. By sharing his personal experiences, he motivates his fans to embrace themselves for whatever they are and not pretend to be something that they’re not. Numerous youngsters belonging to the LGBTQ community consider Miles as their role model and derive moral courage by watching his videos.