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Ethan Hethcote

Nominated in LGBTQ+

About Ethan Hethcote

Gay rights have come a long way in the past few years, but there is still an epidemic of bullying and loneliness for members of the LGBTQ+ community, no matter how successful. Ethan Hethcote, the vlogger, media guru, and partner of fellow YouTube personality MarkE Miller, knows this as well as anyone. In March, he put his feelings into words in a powerful video entitled “The Worst Part About Being Gay,” in which he recounts times in his life when he felt on the cusp of being accepted, only to be set back by bullies and bigots. As he so eloquently puts it, “Coming out of the closet isn’t the end of our journey to loving ourselves.” His usual mix of fun, playful videos don’t undermine his serious advocacy, but rather provide a forum for the real acceptance so many need.

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