Why I'm Coming Out As Gay

  • Published on Jun 17, 2019
  • Behind the scenes of Eugene Lee Yang's coming out video, "I'm Gay:" a never-before-seen look inside the mind of a young artist and his complex, dark struggles with his identity, his work, his public persona, and his private life.
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Comments • 34 307

  • Dravid Singh - Centennial Sr PS (1506)

    You look like a damn carcass in the thumbnail

  • Andrew Childers
    Andrew Childers 3 hours ago

    We love you Eugene no matter what

  • Mammy Bluegum
    Mammy Bluegum 6 hours ago

    This is your mental illness problem
    • Sense of self as worthless or bad
    • Lack of connectedness to supportive adults and peers trying to get you mental help
    • Lack of alternative ways to view "differentness" due to your illness
    • Lack of access to role models because of your mental illness
    • Lack of opportunities to socialize with other gays/lesbians except at gay bars
    • Lack of being accepted by normal people because of you may have STD’s
    • The risk of contracting HIV or having STD’s
    • Always defensive because normal people distance you from them because they know of your illness and you will not

  • A Bag Of Queers
    A Bag Of Queers 6 hours ago +1

    "this is the most expensive Coing out video ever"

  • Did you call me a thot

    Bruh Eugene is a fuckin genius

  • Katherine Bracewell
    Katherine Bracewell 8 hours ago

    Eugene! This video really touched my heart! I've been following the try guys for years, and while I always enjoyed watching you I never really felt like I knew you! I could feel how closed off and reserved you where, but this video changed everything! It's the most open and honest you have ever been and it made me love you soooo much more! You do you! And I'm gonna love you no matter what! I hope you find your happiness because you are good enough and you deserve it!! 😘😘😘

  • Nope Nooe
    Nope Nooe 9 hours ago

    Too me Eugene was my inspiration, like I looked up to this man because I thought he was the type of guy who would get bitches in 2 seconds but I guess not😐

  • Candaice Chui
    Candaice Chui 10 hours ago

    is anyone else crying

  • Abby Taylor
    Abby Taylor 11 hours ago

    I fucking love Kim Chi! And I absolutely love you Eugene x

  • Zee
    Zee 14 hours ago

    i always thought Zach was the gay one... didn't expect that

  • m2012o1
    m2012o1 15 hours ago

    This was absolutely amazing. Thank you.

  • Dbodzz Youtube
    Dbodzz Youtube 17 hours ago

    Why are you gay

  • Trowa71
    Trowa71 19 hours ago

    I'm cis-straight, and I am super fucking moved. This whole project was gorgeous. I can't even.

  • jungkook’s high on banana milk

    now I’m just wondering if Eugene is gonna be the wife or husband lmao

  • jungkook’s high on banana milk

    Eugene: Why I’m Coming Out As Gay
    Me: *_I need to be a boi now_*

    I so support gays and lesbians UwU

  • Amelia Camilleri
    Amelia Camilleri 20 hours ago +1

    This is amazing. I can't relate but I understand how hard it is to have homophobic people in your life. My papa will get mad even if I mention the word "gay". His asked me many times before " Your not lesbian right? ". I love my papa but his comments really make me mad. I'm scared to make a homosexual friend because I don't want them to be treated bad just because he's stuck in his old ways. My brother has always seemed like he might be homosexual. I can't be sure completely but he has said he was gay. Of course my papa tells him to "not talk like that". I don't care how old he is. He shouldn't be talking to anyone who comes out like that. I don't know why I went on this rant but I just hate knowing there's so many hurting people out there just because they have a preference that's not what is called "normal". Thank you for listening. But please like this video and give it all the support. And go check out Eugene's coming out video. It is a masterpiece!

  • Adeyeye Samuel
    Adeyeye Samuel 20 hours ago

    Am not surprised at all it remains the rest to come out, don't watch their videos but it's so obvious

  • iviewutoob
    iviewutoob 21 hour ago

    “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! The sexually immoral, idolators, adulterers, passive homosexual partners practicing homosexuals, thieves, the greedy, drunkards, the verbally abusive, and swindlers will not inherit the kingdom of God. Some of you once lived this way. But you were washed , you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

  • Anni Girard
    Anni Girard 21 hour ago

    Thank you for being you Eugene, you are awesome and I support you! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 🌈

  • Meli Garcia
    Meli Garcia Day ago

    You know for everyone who is gay, tran and every other difference in the world be true to yourself. The hardest critic is yourself never hide who you are. If the ppl around you can't accept you then they were never really there for you anyways. I think the hardest I've ever cried is when i asked my husband what would happen if our daughter or son came out as gay? He looked me deep in the eyes came over and sat next to me and said, " baby if our kids come out and say they are gay i would hug them and tell them good for you never lie to yourself. Just try to find someone i can talk sports with lol. No just kidding. I want our kids to be able to tell us anything without fear and if they are gay it won't change anything they are still my kids and i won't treat, expect or love them any different. They are humans and we bleed together as a family." I never cry and that made me cry so hard. Never lie to yourself the struggles me face make us strong and make us who we are regardless if you are gay or straight never lie to yourself. Love yourself for your differences.

  • ༺• Annika Curley •༻

    i was watching bts how exactly did i get here..?

  • Alivia Nuttall
    Alivia Nuttall Day ago

    I think people should just let people be who they want to to be. I am very happy for Eugene.

  • Lauren Cox
    Lauren Cox Day ago

    Are we not going to talk about the "Son, you can have two cranes"????

  • Junglecock 2.0
    Junglecock 2.0 Day ago

    Okay but who tf is the 17K dislikes they boutta catch hands

  • Junglecock 2.0
    Junglecock 2.0 Day ago

    I think we can all agree that Eugene is such a great role model.
    I love you Eugene!!!!

  • shatteredmxxn Moon

    Gay was a toxic word for me because I got bullied and told that even though I wasn't and I am the same way as you were or are I did cry through this and the video

  • Karoline Pinkau
    Karoline Pinkau Day ago

    Love him
    Absolutely love him

  • Sun Child :P
    Sun Child :P Day ago +1

    This feels weird but.....Try Gay! Get it....like not Try Guy.....No?.......Ok

  • Anoushka Singh
    Anoushka Singh Day ago

    I wonder if 10 years later if the LGBTQ+ couples will be considered just as "normal" as strsight couples. Kinda like how its in the Sims.

  • Delisia Jyotsna Martis

    This video took so much energy from you and it is clear in the behind the scenes shot. I cannot believe how self lessly you've acted at this point. I am astonished at the human race right now and reassured about its capability to show empathy.

  • smithcut3
    smithcut3 Day ago +1

    *Eugene in 2016*
    Girls: wow he is so hot I want him
    *eugene in 2019*
    guys: fuck yeah our turn

  • Trevvoo
    Trevvoo Day ago

    i just started watching you guys and I'm proud. you deserve happiness man congratulations.

  • michael hipolito

    I'm an Asian and straight but i cried while watching this video and then rewatch the coming out video while crying. I felt how hard it must've been knowing who you are and what can make you happy for years but too afraid to embrace it.

  • Avamia Bussiere
    Avamia Bussiere Day ago +1

    1 like means more love for eugene

  • Lady Sarcasm
    Lady Sarcasm Day ago

    I stand by the fact that all hot guys are either taken or gay. I totally can’t wait to see who Eugene has as his future try husband.....🥰
    He’s always been my favorite try guy( no offense to the rest) and this has only strengthened my love for him as a person. This shows how truly strong he is and will always be. Everyone who truly cares about you is in your side Eugene! 🤗

  • Bonnalina Fuzbunny
    Bonnalina Fuzbunny Day ago +1

    Makes sense that you cried a lot. Capricorns are known to be very emotional and a bit dramatic.

  • Jinxxs
    Jinxxs Day ago

    So uhm.. I'm pan and basically if I tell my parents I KNOW they will be like "Oh, it's a dumb phase" Or "Get out" Or even "You don't know what your talking about, your still a kid"

  • h y
    h y Day ago

    because your faggot

  • Emily kruger
    Emily kruger Day ago

    the laugh at 0:14 is me in front of my parents when i came out

  • Kromosome S
    Kromosome S Day ago +1

    -_- unsub lol

  • TheSadlowskis
    TheSadlowskis Day ago

    I knew you where gay

  • Nathaniel Elliott

    We love you and I bisexual
    we all love you

  • Natalie Whitaker
    Natalie Whitaker 2 days ago

    I’m bi and closeted and this video just meant so much to me. It’s so relatable and thank you Eugene for being so brave to really put yourself out there

  • Minnie
    Minnie 2 days ago

    I’m so proud of him

  • Amy Liao
    Amy Liao 2 days ago

    Eugene is so brave!!!!!!!

  • wiltedcherrytree
    wiltedcherrytree 2 days ago

    i don't even have the confidence to tell my parents i'm gender-fluid
    but that's amazing
    he can genuinely express himself in the way that he truly feels
    not everyone has the self-confidence for that

  • Litchey Naartjie
    Litchey Naartjie 2 days ago


  • Blaze Wolf
    Blaze Wolf 2 days ago

    I cried so much when he talked about opening the letter to himself about him being finally happy. I wrote something really similar and I can genuinely say "I felt that".

  • Kat Crew
    Kat Crew 2 days ago


    BATMAN LLAMABILL 2 days ago

    I just don't get why he thinks it's so hard to come out. Honestly it's 2019 nobody cares, especially when it's been obvious literally forever. Such a drama queen.
    P.s this isn't me being homophobe, this is me being honest.

  • Drew M
    Drew M 2 days ago

    I have known you were gay since the first days when you guys did the trying out of different foods. Years ago!


    Don't worry Eugene we will always love you no matter what. Gay or straight it doesn't matter. We love you as a person and for who you are. I'm sorry you are going through all this stress and shit. I personally understand what you are going through. I even felt this way when I came out to my mother. Please just be happy and stop stressing over this. Don't worry about what people think and do what you want. We will accept you and if people don't they don't know and love you like we do. I love you so much and I hope you find someone and become happy. 💓💜💙💚💛

  • Peggyt1243
    Peggyt1243 2 days ago

    I thought Eugene came out years ago. It seems I always knew he was gay. What is the problem?

  • pacator17
    pacator17 2 days ago

    This (Why I'm Coming Out As Gay) is a very powerful video and the way it complements the coming out video is very valuable. Thank you for you, for your talent and your vulnerability. I truly hope you can one day answer a whole-hearted "yes!" to your younger self's question whether you're finally happy. Wishing you all the best, from the Netherlands.

  • Soleil Gignac
    Soleil Gignac 2 days ago

    I genuinely appreciate all the work that went into it but it looses me once he gets into the drag queen scenes because then it turns into something of a shadow, a label. Being gay isn't a visual, your normal like everyone else, just into same sex. Where as the drag queen scene is limited to ONLY drag queens; only this "flamboyant" persona. At the end of the film, its almost demeaning to the family as all his past family members have been replaced with these "I'm better then you" queens. It's truly touching and heartbreaking to watch as he's being solidified into this new family due to how strict his old family was.
    Eugene, you truly have a gift for art, a real inspiration. I want you to know that it doesn't matter whether or not your gay. Being gay isn't a personality. I think the real message being told is that using force on your child will only drive them further away. But, I suppose that's just a personal interpretation.
    Nonetheless, absolutely beautiful story. Theres so much to analyze in the costumes, in the dance, in facial expressions. theres a story embedded into each movement as it all comes from the heart. Though it didn't inspire me to "come out" or to wear a pride flag around my neck, it did inspire me to hopefully one day, tell a story as thoughtful as this.

  • DogLover
    DogLover 2 days ago

    I wanna see Eugenes husband wear a wig and nail polish and join the try wives

  • Josue Pina
    Josue Pina 2 days ago

    Literally every single asian youtuber I've seen are gay!!

  • hahagah ya poop
    hahagah ya poop 2 days ago

    Where my gay/american/asian squad at?

  • Retarded Thomas the tank

    I'm so proud of Eugene, I'm so happy for you

  • beth moore
    beth moore 2 days ago

    I always thought he was gay so glad he is happy now.

  • divan0v
    divan0v 2 days ago


  • fayze
    fayze 2 days ago

    YES FARREN!!!!!

  • Lara Omar
    Lara Omar 2 days ago +3

    Proud is really an understatement, he poured his heart out for this and it came out so beautifully, the story the shots the hard work put into it it all makes me so happy🖤

  • Lemelia Johnson Bonner

    I'm really confused. Why did I think he's always been out and everyone already knew he was gay?

  • Abigail Snook
    Abigail Snook 2 days ago

    Eugene you are truly inspiring

  • Aaliyah Kaululaau
    Aaliyah Kaululaau 2 days ago

    I love you Eugene I’m so proud of you 🏳️‍🌈

  • Koreenth
    Koreenth 2 days ago

    Being gay here is different from how gene is. So idk what exactly is gay?

  • Hi Y'all
    Hi Y'all 2 days ago

    I'm happy that he's happy

  • Hello Kitty1015
    Hello Kitty1015 2 days ago +1

    He truly has a great mind. I have much respect for this man. Personally coming from an Asian background, I understand all the restrictions and beliefs we have to go through. And I’m a straight girl!! I can’t imagine the pain he had to go through. I applaud and look up to this man. Good Job Eugene!! 👏👏

  • Eric Tang
    Eric Tang 3 days ago

    I support you

  • Ultra Instinct Warrior

    I saw this coming and happy that he finally opened up

  • Melissa Moore
    Melissa Moore 3 days ago

    "Young Me would definitely think that Current Me is in a good place, and that's good to remember." - Eugene

  • redhatgnome
    redhatgnome 3 days ago

    This is all so beautiful

  • Mary Pienkos
    Mary Pienkos 3 days ago

    im proud. i am lgbtq+ its hard but worth it

  • GG
    GG 3 days ago

    proud of him. so proud of him. the actual video was complex, it was beautiful. also, cool how he referenced buzzfeed videos multiple times as an inspiration.

  • doombuggy123
    doombuggy123 3 days ago

    Eugene needs his own channel, or like his own production company. I feel like he’s really outgrown this RUclip nonsense. He’s a big fish in a pretty big pond. Which just speaks to his talent and drive.

  • Witch
    Witch 3 days ago

    It was a shock to me when he came out. Because I literally thought he was always gay

  • Jxggukk
    Jxggukk 3 days ago

    i don’t know if you’ll ever see this,but i’m so proud of u

  • Shakeh's World
    Shakeh's World 3 days ago +1

    He turns gay on my brother's birthday, great.

  • Atticus Jackson
    Atticus Jackson 3 days ago

    Haven’t watched the video yet but let me take a crack at it is it because... you’re gay
    (If there’s some deeper meaning don’t come for me it was a joke)

  • Sophie L.
    Sophie L. 3 days ago

    Thank you!

  • GreenEcheveria
    GreenEcheveria 3 days ago

    Jesus christ Eugene is so professional and talented, things are going to get even better I can feel it. I can't wait to see what he does in the coming years.

  • Vega Janda
    Vega Janda 3 days ago +1


  • i love gay meatballs :3


  • Kpoplover Forever
    Kpoplover Forever 3 days ago

    You go egunue💖🌈

  • RingAroundTheRosies
    RingAroundTheRosies 3 days ago +1

    I love that the black clothing represents the good and loving side while the white clothing represents the bad and repressive side.

  • The Solid Gamer
    The Solid Gamer 3 days ago

    ive always known he was gay

  • Little Sunflower
    Little Sunflower 3 days ago

    Did y'all see where his eyes were 😋(the boy Eugene was dancing with)

  • Electra
    Electra 3 days ago

    Because absolutely everyone on the internet already knew and keeping up the facade of "is he or isn't he" is unnecessary at this point.

  • tyler fun
    tyler fun 3 days ago

    The brutality of honesty can rip us apart. Being brave enough to make this video is worthy of Pride.
    I hope love surrounds Eugene and all of you.
    If I deserve happiness so do you. Find your family and hold them dear and close to your heart.

  • Destiny Leah
    Destiny Leah 3 days ago +5

    I think that’s the first time I’ve ever seen Eugene WILLINGLY hug someone.. and Zack non the less

  • M0cnas
    M0cnas 3 days ago

    these kind of people whom im hunting first on apocalypse

  • Shanez Veganess™
    Shanez Veganess™ 3 days ago

    We love you Eugene ... and we already knew you were gay :) xo

  • FungalCrayon
    FungalCrayon 3 days ago

    This video had me in tears, not just from hearing about his struggle, but also relating to maybe a little too much of it. I've never struggled with my sexuality, for the most part I've always known myself in that regard. I was never raised with expectations of who I could or couldn't love. Rather, I was raised with expectations about how I should behave. I was constantly told I was too open, too emotional, too erratic. It was difficult to keep up with me and so my step father tried to hammer out my excitability and my emotional vulnerability, and it worked far too well. By the time I was 9 I was incredibly closed off from my peers and I had no outlets so I ended up bottling all my distress and lashing out at the people around me and I hated it. My step dad had ingrained in me that there was something wrong with me and he used so much emotional manipulation that I began thinking that I was an evil person. That train of thought was furthered by my treatment of people and it wasn't until about three years ago that I realized it wasn't me who was wrong, but the people around me. That realization marked the beginning of my healing process, and knowing that other people have gone through something near identical is both heartbreaking and strangely comforting.

  • TheShadowKing
    TheShadowKing 3 days ago

    It was to obvious

  • Sabrina Santiago
    Sabrina Santiago 4 days ago

    I felt this so hard. Im Still in the closet.

  • Sabrina Santiago
    Sabrina Santiago 4 days ago

    I cried my eyes out again 😭😭😭😭😭😭 Can't stop crying over this and the coming out video!!! 💖💖💖

  • Melinda Palmer
    Melinda Palmer 4 days ago

    that video helped me come put to my mom and dad

  • Clara Winecka
    Clara Winecka 4 days ago

    I'm so proud, Eugene!! 🌈

  • Samantha Caamano
    Samantha Caamano 4 days ago

    Eugene I'm crying??? This was beautiful and I'm so glad I was born in a generation of change.