Connor Franta

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Connor Franta is an American YouTuber. He was born on September 12, 1992, making him twenty-three years old. Franta’s first video was uploaded in August 2010, which can’t be viewed as of now. His earliest video that is viewable is called “A HARRY POTTER BIRTHDAY”, which was uploaded on September 12, 2010. Connor was member of the collab channel, Our2ndLife. He left in July 2015 because he wasn’t happy with his personal life and felt that the collab was becoming more like work rather than fun. Connor decided to focus more on his personal channel.

In February 2015, Connor Franta, in collaboration with LA Coffee Club, created his own coffee line to help contribute to The Thirst Project. The Thirst Project is a non-profit organization to bring safe drinking water to villages in Africa who don’t have access to clean drinking water. Franta’s line of coffee is called Common Culture Coffee. For every bag sold, one dollar is donated to The Thirst Project. On April 21, 2015, Franta released his book, A Work in Progress. It took him about a year to write and perfect the book. He went on tour to help promote A Work in Progress. It sold over 200,000 copies and was on The New York Times Bestseller list for sixteen weeks.

Connor publicly announced he was gay on December 8, 2014. On that day, he released a video titled “Coming Out”. He wanted his video to be raw, so viewers can feel him on a personal level. Connor discussed his situation with his family and friends before uploading the video, and they were very supportive. Connor watched videos of other people coming out and that helped him accept himself. At the age of 12, he started to come to the realization of being gay, however that terrified him because being gay wasn’t considered a normal thing where he grew up. After uploading the video, most of the commenters were supportive and, of course, there were mean comments here and there. “You are who you are and you should love that person,” Connor stated.

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