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MrBeast YouTube Star Kris Tyson Just Came Out as a Trans Woman

MrBeast YouTube Star Kris Tyson Just Came Out as a Trans Woman

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"I am a woman. I've never said that publicly, but I've been fully confident in that decision for over a year now."

MrBeast’s YouTube channel boasts over 170 million subscribers, and now, one prominent trans woman.

Kris Tyson, a co-host on MrBeast’s channel who also hosts Beast Reacts, has officially come out as a transgender woman.

"I am a woman," she told fellow YouTuber Anthony Padilla in an interview uploaded this weekend. "I've never said that publicly, but I've been fully confident in that decision for over a year now."

In April, Tyson announced publicly that she had begun Hormone Replacement Therapy two months earlier when a “fan” made a tweet asking what happened when her appearance changed.

She followed up that tweet saying, “Informed consent HRT saved my and many others’ lives. The hurdles gnc people have to jump through to get life-saving gender-affirming healthcare in a 1st world country is wild to me. Just let people make informed decisions about their own bodies.”

While Tyson remembers that some people took that as her coming out as a trans woman, she says she hadn’t actually done that until yesterday. She explained that when she first started growing out her hair and changing her appearance, she just knew she “was not cisgender.”

“For a while, I was trying gender fluid,” she told Padilla. “I was like, what's making me feel like I'm bi-gender? What is tying me to this masculinity? And really, it was after a lot of talking with a therapist and a lot of self-reflection, I realized it was really just the societal pressure of, 'You're Chris from MrBeast. You're the guy that starts the fires. You're the guy that builds the stuff.' And like, my whole life, I've enjoyed doing those things, but I've never really felt like ‘the guy.’”

She announced that she will continue going by Kris on the internet, but has a new name among family and friends.

“For the longest time, even to say it to some of the closest friends, it would make my hands shake. I would get so nervous,” she said about coming out. “But now, I can say I’m a woman. I’m happy to say I”m a woman. It’s something that’s honestly so freeing.”

Congratulations to Kris!

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Mey Rude is a journalist and cultural critic who has been covering queer news for a decade. The transgender, Latina lesbian lives in Los Angeles with her fiancée.

Mey Rude is a journalist and cultural critic who has been covering queer news for a decade. The transgender, Latina lesbian lives in Los Angeles with her fiancée.