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After Growing Up in the Closet, Connor Franta Has One Regret

After Growing Up in the Closet, Connor Franta Has One Regret

After Growing Up in the Closet, Connor Franta Has One Regret

The YouTube star posted a video touching on one regret he has from his past.


In December of 2014, YouTube sensation Connor Franta came out quite publicly after posting a personalized video discussing his sexuality. Franta followed up a year later with a "then vs. now" style update on gay life out of the closet.

Yesterday, Franta penned his thoughts once again about some of his truths, this time referring to one particular regret he feels in the aftermath of his coming out.

Franta stated that he regrets missing opportunities in high shcool—where he was deeply closeted—to fully recognize and act on his attraction to other boys. He felt cheated of those experiences because of his fear, and ultimately wishes now that he had done more back then.

"Growing up, a typical thing for a lot of kids to go through is having feelings for another person, being attracted to other people, and then following through with those feelings, they kiss another person, they hook up with another person." Franta said. "All of these things are very normal. They're very natural things to do as you're coming into your sexuality, as you're growing up. I just can't help but think since I was in the closet so long, I was in the closet until I was 21 years old, that I was oddly denied of that as a kid. It's something that frustrates me and it's something that I regret not doing or being able to do."

The YouTube star, known for his clothing line Common Culture (featured at Urban Outfitters), and his best selling book A Work In Progress, is now prepping for the forthcoming release of his new book Note To Self, which is set to hit shelves later this year in April.


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