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Trisha Paytas Comes Out As Nonbinary

Trisha Paytas Comes Out As Nonbinary

Trisha Paytas Comes Out As Nonbinary

The YouTube star says TikTok helped them learn more about their gender identity.

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YouTube personality Trisha Paytas is opening up about their gender identity and publicly coming out to the world as nonbinary. 

In a recent video posted to their YouTube channel, the infamous vlogger, mukbanger, and former Celebrity Big Brother contestant credited popular social video app TikTok and the young, upcoming generation of creators — specifically Generation Z — with helping them learn more about the nonbinary identity and how it feels most right for them.

"I'm nonbinary and I have to give credit to TikTok and Gen-Z," they said. "That seems like the perfect label for me." 

Later, when a fan on Twitter asked which pronouns they use now that they've come out as nonbinary, Trisha confirmed that they use they/them pronouns now. 

"Hey @trishapaytas, what pronouns are you comfortable right now with me using in my videos about you?" content creator @allegedly_adam asked. "I don’t want to make any mistakes moving forward."

"This is so sweet," Trisha replied. "They/them is my preferred at the moment. I really adore you. Thank you for this." 

No stranger to controversy, Trisha was widely criticized back in 2019 for being transphobic after they released a bewildering, now-deleted YouTube video where they said they identified as a transgender despite also identifying as the gender they were assigned to at birth. 

Trisha has since apologized for the 2019 gaffe, saying they didn't understand what being trans or nonbinary meant back then, but now, thanks to research are now more well-informed.

"That video was never meant to be offensive or a troll," they said. "It came across as bad and wrong and I didn't know 'nonbinary' back then. I really just thought, 'I'm really a male.'"

They continued: 

"This is what I’ve been struggling with for so long, is for people to just accept that I’m all genders and no genders at once. The more I was researching nonbinary, I was like, 'This is the label. This is who I am.'"

Watch Trisha talk about their continuing journey with their gender identity in the video below. 

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Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel