I am ready for myself to fall in love with someone, no matter who they end up being, and have been since I was 12. Boy or girl.
— Eva Gutowski (@lifeaseva) August 31, 2016
Eva is one of the leading YouTube stars with her MyLifeAsEva lifestyle channel with more than 7 million subscribers and 2.5 million followers on Twitter. Eva is also nominated for Streamy Awards in Lifestyle category and starring in a YouTube Red comedy series Me And My Grandma.
Now she has become a part of a large LGBTQ community, inspiring others to accept their identity and break out of society’s stereotypes of what love should be. “Why would you limit your love to half of what it could be, based off of being scared to “not be normal”. No, love is for everybody to share. Let yourself love whoever you fall in love with. Don’t let your brain decide what boundaries your emotions have.”
Although her fans expressed support and joy for her announcement, saying they love her no matter what, there were some negative comments. Some of them were saying she can’t be bisexual because she never dated a woman. In fact, she just recently broke up with her boyfriend Alex Hayes. Some thought she was only doing it to get attention. Eva responded to the mean tweets saying, “Just because you haven’t dated someone of the same sex does not mean you can’t be taken seriously as a bisexual. Accepting yourself as being bisexual is not pledging to be “different”. It’s pledging to be honest.”
A lot of people have defended her against the haters, expressing their support and thanking her for becoming another strong member of the LGBTQ community.
— SheThePeople (@SheThePeopleTV) September 6, 2016
No matter what, Eva was still very brave to come out as bisexual and her story will definitely help other young men and women and inspire them to be themselves despite all the haters.