On Sexual Orientation, with Hannah, Ze, Tyler, and Meg
When I was growing up, the stigma surrounding homosexuality was so severe (not in my household, but in the broader culture) that I feared I was gay because of tiny little signs that actually had very little (or nothing) to do with sexuality (like enjoying the music of the Village People). That confusion was terrifying to me because this stuff just wasn’t talked about culturally (even though my parents were super-supportive.)
Because that was hard for me, I assume that it’s hard for lots of other people, so I wanted to make a video about sexual orientation in a frank and adult way, talking about identity, love, sex, and attraction. But since my own experience is pretty limited (being pretty much totally straight) I asked some friends if they’d like to share their experiences and thoughts.
Thanks VERY much to:
Hannah Hart http://www.youtube.com/myharto
Tyler Oakley http://www.youtube.com/user/tyleroakley
Ze Frank http://www.youtube.com/user/zefrank1
Meg Turney http://www.youtube.com/user/megturney / SourceFed
For thinking great thoughts and sticking their neck out there for me.
Also, Hannah has a whole series on coming out and sexual orientation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ_8O9…
Music: Inner Light from Incomptechhttp://incompetech.com/music/royalty-…