Canadian YouTube star Lilly Singh came out as bisexual on Twitter on Sunday (February 24).
In an inspirational post to her 5.75 million followers, Singh, better known to fans as Superwoman, called her sexuality, as well as her race and gender, her “superpowers,” encouraging fans to do the same.
“Female. Coloured. Bisexual. Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time,” she wrote. “But now I’m fully embracing them as my superpowers.”
Other LGBTQ YouTubers – Hannah Hart, who’s a lesbian; Shane Dawson, who’s bisexual; and James Charles, who’s gay – showed their support of Singh’s announcement.
I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!! 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
— Hannah Hart (@harto) February 25, 2019
I am so proud of you sister!!!!! 🏳️🌈🌈
— James Charles (@jamescharles) February 25, 2019
Fans also responded with support and love, while also checking off the “boxes” that gave them superpowers.
I'm so proud of you Lilly. I also want to thank you. My friend come out as Bisexual last month & ever since she has I've been thinking of doing the same. At 33 it is still difficult to embrace this part of me, but seeing my friend and now you be so brave….gives me courage🌈💜
— Britt Page (@pixypage) February 26, 2019
I commend you for your courage to speak your truth. I know it wasn't easy for you, but just know that you have the love and support of so many people.
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— Michelle Brown (@MICKIE66) February 25, 2019
Singh responded to the support Monday (February 25), tweeting, “Thank you so much for the love and positivity. Words can’t describe how much it means. I appreciate you all. Group hug.”