Popular content creator and YouTuber Adam Beales came out as gau last Friday in an emotional video.
Better known to his fanbase as simply Adam B, the Northern Ireland native’s nine-minute coming-out video, which he shared with his 3.42 million YouTube subscribers, explored his journey with sexuality as well as praising his family for their undying support of him.
The video startswith Beales walking into the frame and waving a Pride flag.
"So…I'm Gay… I said it," he said with a smile of relief on his face. The video then transitioned to the internet personality sitting down with his whole family, who were there with him right from the moment he told them.
"That's the best feeling ever – being able to love life, to wake up in the morning and feel like nothing at all has happened. It was the best," Beales said.
Beales started "noticing things" when he moved to Manchester to work on Blue Peter, a children's program where he was a host/presenter for two years. In Manchester, he said that he also found other parts of himself because he was in a new city and had way more personal responsibilities since he was now living alone. But this also gave him the opportunity to try new things.
"One big thing I've been working on recently is just being more me and being more happy, and I just wanna let you guys know that you let me open up and be more myself," Beales said. "And I'd just like to let you know I'm gay."
After telling his Blue Peter family, he was met with love, tears, and hugs.
Beales also said he wants the video to be a message to everyone to help them to talk about whatever is hanging over them and whatever is on their mind.
"Outside of this, the important message is just to open up and talk about whatever's on your mind," he said. "This is about anything – anything that you feel like you're worried about or anything that you want to speak about – just open up."
"Because opening up to these guys was the best thing ever. Honestly, I was instantly a hundred times, a million times better when I told them," he continued, gesturing to his family.
"I'm happy now," he said at the end of the video, revealing he and his boyfriend driving around in a car.
Congrats on living your truth, Adam! Welcome to the family!