Why I'm Coming Out As Gay

Publicat pe 17 iun. 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.
A documentary video by Kane Diep @kanediep
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  • eugene can say he is a q̶u̶e̶e̶r̶ gay man you are a amazing role model

  • Why the fuck is every youtuber comming out as gay now

  • Its almost July be straight

  • Wait is eugene gay??? If so then good job for wat ever

  • I thought he was already “out” before coming out. I feel like it was just a known fact that Eugene was gay?

  • Who didn’t know??? Lmfao he looked gay from the start lmao with the hair n shit

  • Eugene is such an inspiration, i feel so blessed having someone as him on this planet.

  • but we knew already.... who didnt know

  • I love how youtube keeps putting this on trending

  • Damn the “are you finally happy” part made me cry. I loved the whole production and how creative Eugene is. For that video to have no lyrics but speak volumes is truly amazing.

  • Well that was gay

  • I hope you finally find the happiness you deserve, cause you deserve it all. Ill always support you Eugene

  • And he's still more masculine than the rest of the try guys...

  • I'm Half Chinese, half Malaysian British person and also my parents have divorced. my mum has always hoped I was straight but I recently found out I was Bi and felt afraid to tell anyone and after watching both you and another one of my role models stories of coming out I've decided come out. I've looked up to you since I started watching The Try Guys. Thank you, Eugene

  • As an LGBTQ girl myself, I'm glad you did this for you. It doesn't matter what anyone in the internet thinks in the end. It's about you and the ones you love. Also, it was a beautiful video and you did an amazing job.

  • As a gay I already knew you were gay 😚

  • this wasn't public knowledge before now?

  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍. It's sad that people have to worry about what other people think. It's his life and nobody's else's life.

  • I fucking knew it

  • I feel so bad now for being like “why hasn’t Eugene been in the videos :((“ cause I realize now that he’s been working so HARD for this project and I’m so proud of him

  • I’m just so proud of Eugene for making this and for finally being able to express who he really is. I’ve been following the try guys for a long time now and I’m so happy for him and so glad that he has been able to come this far. I love you so much Eugene and never stop doing what you do. You put smiles and many people’s’ faces and inspire those who need inspiration the most. You are an idol, an icon and a truest amazing human being.

  • Eugene you did so well Im proud of you Welcome to the wolrd of GAY All the haters willingly walk to hell Cuz your Gayness is too much for them

  • We support youuu 🌈🌈🌈

  • First Dan Howell now you! This is the best few days of my life.

  • I’m so proud of him😭it must have been hard to come out it was hard for me but it was 100% harder for him I can only imagine but I know it will be all worth it in the end of the day 😊❤️no matter how hard it was to come out ❤️he’s definitely gonna impact a lot of lgbt out here including me he’s showing us hes gay it’s hard but you can love yourself ❤️❤️❤️

  • God he's strong

  • I've been watching the try guys for years. I like you as a person and really REALLY admire you as a creator. You did an amazing job

  • Its OK to be different I hope everyone is themselves in the future Happy pride month 👏👏👏🎉🎉

  • Fuck fags lol

  • I kinda thought he was gay tbh

  • Um this was no surprise to anyone!

  • I don’t know what to say except that I love you and will support you no matter what

  • I wholeheartedly support Eugene and the message he is sending. Anyone that doesn't, can sit down and explain to me why.

  • If people hate you for being gay,JUST DAB ON DEM Oof

  • This was simply wonderful!

  • after seeing this, then rewatching the original video, i’m sobbing again. thank you for your openness, for your voice, for fighting. not only for yourself for but for others.

  • The people who try and push the idea that everything is positive all the time can cause more harm then good. Because it creates this idea of “oh I’m sad”/“I’m having a hard time” as the incorrect way to being dealing with your emotions and your identity and can make it hard for people to except and find pride in who they are. What’s good and healthy to be told is you can feel everything that your feeling and still make it to the goal of happiness and pride despite having times of sadness. So thank you Eugene for being open about the fact that you’ve experienced a lack of confidence, and a deep sense of self hate because it tells other gay Asian men that they can have felt that too but still find pride and self love.

  • I'm so happy for Eugene and amazed by his strength to do/produce/release a video like this! Imagine how many people this can/will help and motivate!!

  • Eugene: "I'm insecure." Welcome to most of the human race, Eugene. Most of us are insecure. I don't mean that in a negative, nasty way at all. You aren't alone in your insecurity. I don't think you have to be "different" to be insecure. I'm a straight, white person and frankly don't give a damn what color your skin is (black, yellow, brown, red, white, or purple) or how you express your love (gay, bi, straight, or whatever). What matters to me is who you are in the inside (where we pretty much all look the same, gender differences aside). You're Eugene on the inside and that's just who you ought to be and it's just fine by me--insecurities and all. Just be Eugene and if someone is ignorant enough to care that you're Asian and gay, then you're better off without them.

  • First Jazzmyne and Curly, and now Kane? I did not expect these names to be in association with the Try Guys at this point in their careers. Damn, Eugene really reached out for this video.

  • Eugene you are the most beautiful human being no matter you are always loved wherever you're gay or not just continue to be you

  • Hi everyone! Just thought you'd like to know that I'm straight. I know you were all wondering. Doesn't matter if you don't even who I am, what's important is that you know my sexual orientation.

  • It’s so beautiful to see him living his truth! He should be really proud of himself!Happiness may not a destination but it is a journey love every moment of joy along the way!🌈✨

  • Eugene....i love you. Okay. I LoVe yOu

  • Shit I thought this happened years ago

  • Why I’m Milking The Shit Out Of This.....

  • 😗❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  • To the 2.1k who disliked this video: *I just want to talk*

  • ready? and 1-2-3-4 you're still. beating. me. 21:04

  • I am bisexual, just so everyone knows, and pretty much all my friends aren’t straight like; gay, asexual, trans, pansexual etc. So... yea. I support 100%!!!

  • This, this is why the Try Guys are a successful bunch. They all have their own individual spaces and they function well together and separately. Eugene your video is beautiful. We love you! 😍🏳️‍🌈

  • YES EUGENE YES. (PS is that Nikita's ex 😂)

  • It makes me sad that we are still living in times where Coming Out videos are still a thing and the thoughts that involve them. Since you all left BF, Eugene seems to be lighter, more open, as if a weight has rolled off his shoulders. I am proud of you, Eugene. You are worthy. You are a genuine human being. Be you.

  • I love you so much, you are so amazing and very inspiring 😊🙏

  • Freaking amazing, Eugene... and the rest of the Try Guys. This was wonderful.

  • Why the f*** is there a trump birthday card commercial in front of the video

  • I have so much love and admiration for Eugene! The video was so incredible and I keep rewatching it and sharing it and talking about it. I am grateful for his contributions to the lgbtq+ community. I am grateful for how his efforts, art, and other expression is helping other queer folks, and other marginalized communities. I think it is especially cool how he used the video to support fundraising efforts for the Trevor Project. And also how supportive the Try Guys are of this project and him in general. My heart breaks seeing how much pain birthed a project like this. I obviously have a very different experience than Eugene, but as a mentally ill queer trans person who has a tendency to pour himself into projects and efforts to uplift others in the margins I relate, deeply. I'm so looking forward to future try guys videos. I feel like this channel is somewhere I can turn to to laugh and forgot about worries for a while. But simultaneously, they use their platform to make light of important topics like chronic pain and psychical health effecting mental health, and gender and sexual identity, etc. And even though the video depicts that ongoing conflict, it's existance in itself is a beacon of hope.

  • Would’ve never guessed 😅

  • nobody nobody at all 10:21

  • 14:38 FH4 Soundtrack gang wya

  • Watching Eugene talk about his fear of people disowning him really hit home for me. My grandmother practically raised my sister and I because my parents weren't around much. She's very conservative and has mentioned her distaste towards LGBTQ issues many times and it crushes me. I'm out to everyone except her and I can't shake the feeling that I'm lying to her about who I am but I'm scared if I tell her I might lose her and that will break me. I'm lost and scared but I'm proud of who I am and I'm working on making that enough for me.

  • Anybody feel bad at 16:04

  • So he spend all that money to say something everyone knew😐 that's extra af for no damn reason.


  • Alpha males been knowing

  • thank you eugene for sharing this beautiful part of your life with us and every time someone like you comes out, it gives me more confidence to be unapologetically myself. i'm bisexual and i have a boyfriend, so it's easy for me to hide my sexuality (bisexuals are still valid and just bc i'm in a straight relationship doesn't mean i or any other bisexual isn't lgbtq) i've always thought that i'm never coming out to my family, but as i get older and become closer to my parents i can't help but feel like i'm hiding so much from them. one day i'll have the courage to come out, and it'll partly because of you. thank you so much ily

  • No matter who you are and no matter what you do, there will always be some people not liking you. We love you Eugene. Happy Pride! 🥰🌈

  • why are you gay? :)))))

  • im so proud of Eugene! Im bi and Trans and im proud! I love you Eugene!

  • Nothing will ever top Pride Month 2019. Never

  • Eugene I’m so proud of you. I’m learning from you and I respect you. 💜

  • i literally can’t wait for the videooo

  • Is he gay though?

  • A lot of people are happy. It’s different for everybody. What gives you joy? What gives you contentment? What makes you feel safe? In those times, that’s when you’re happy. Some people don’t recognize it. Because they’re looking for something that they will never find. They’re trying to mimic what makes others happy.

  • Kshshshcnsj most emotional spearheaded of 201947

  • Bruh we already knew you were gay

  • One of the try’s is bi and we love it

  • As a member of the LGBT+ community living in Texas with a...confusing at best family and dream of acting/writing for the screen and stage, Eugene has always been one of my biggest inspirations and seeing him coming out and being open is...so beautiful. I fucking love you guys 💖


  • shit you made me cry again... thank you

  • i’m so happy for eugene.. it’s suprising how the seemingly most confident people also have insecurities, i’m glad that he has finally been able to overcome his fear

  • fuck nooooooooooooooooooo

  • Wished I could give this more likes +1 💕

  • I thought we all knew he was gay??? o-o?? Was it some sort of secret??

  • stop wasting oxygen from normal sane people

  • Seriously who cares I'm legitly asking

  • good for you Eugene :)


  • We're so proud of you Eugene.....❤️💜💛💚💙 You've made me cry a lot over the past few days xxx totally in a good way 😉

  • i come from a family who is spanish, religious and divorced so my childhood wasn’t always great either especially when i came out as transgender and gay to my mother, she yelled. she hit. she tried to kick me out numerous times. i had a severe overdose in february due to my family’s homophobia + transphobia and just having the guilt and loneliness crush me up inside and as i transitioned out of the hospital in april, i’m still fighting. and my mom has learned to accept me as i am. i feel like my story and many other people’s stories can show how people CAN change and how you CAN get better. although it takes so much time and patience, it is possible.

  • Im so so so so proud of you for being able to do this. We didnt go through the same things, not even close, (im a white afab trans queer pansexual aromantic), but honestly, like i get it. I may not see it in exactly the same way that you did, but i know how hard it is to put yourself out there, even to close friends, let alone millions of strangers on the internet. I do hope that one day, eventually, hopefully soon, youre happy. And even if what you said is true, and nobody is finally happy, then i hope that youre at least content. I wanna thank you for all youve done for the community, for everyone of us. Congratulations on being you. I hope you can be truely, purely you one day, and have everyone that matters love you for it.

  • No one: Literally no one: Not a single fucking soul: Eugene: I’m gay

  • did anyone else keep pausing to read everything at 4:18 lol

  • Eugene becoming more and more human - this is so beautiful and amazing ❤️

  • You’re such a beautiful human being Eugene

  • Excuse me one second, I need to go watch rupauls drag race

  • i’m crying

  • He looked gay, had a feeling he was gay