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Beauty YouTuber NikkieTutorials came out as a transgender woman in an emotional video. Here are 4 other trans YouTubers

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Beauty YouTuber Nikkie de Jager, better known as NikkieTutorials, came out as transgender on her channel Tuesday.
Being transgender refers to when a person does not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth based on their genitals and hormone levels. Transgender people can fall within a binary gender, like man or woman, or identify as nonbinary - neither male or female.
A number of other prominent YouTubers have come out as transgender on their channels over the years, advocating for transgender rights and standing up for LGBTQ youth.
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Beauty YouTuber NikkieTutorials says she was blackmailed before coming out as a transgender woman

Beauty YouTuber NikkieTutorials says she was blackmailed before coming out as a transgender woman

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Nikkie de Jager, the 25-year-old behind the wildly popular YouTube channel NikkieTutorials, came out as a transgender woman in an emotional video addressed to her audience of 12 million.
But while the beauty guru said she always intended to come out, she had wanted to do so on her own terms - and that opportunity was taken from her.
De Jager says she was blackmailed by people who knew she was transgender and wanted to sell her story to the media. She didn't provide any details about who those people may be.
"I know you are watching this," de Jager said. "They...
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Inside the life of NikkieTutorials, a beauty YouTuber who just came out as transgender in a new video

Inside the life of NikkieTutorials, a beauty YouTuber who just came out as transgender in a new video

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Nikkie de Jager is a 25-year-old makeup artist and YouTuber who's more commonly known by her screen name, NikkieTutorials .
She hails from Wageningen, Netherlands, and began posting makeup tutorials online in 2008. She now has more than 12.4 million subscribers, and is the first-ever global artistry advisor for Marc Jacobs.
De Jager has also collaborated with brands like Ofra Cosmetics, and given makeovers to celebrities like Lady Gaga and Ashley Graham .
In an emotional YouTube video posted on Monday, de Jager came out as a transgender woman .
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Beauty YouTuber NikkieTutorials came out as a transgender woman in an emotional new video

Beauty YouTuber NikkieTutorials came out as a transgender woman in an emotional new video

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Beauty YouTuber Nikkie de Jager, who goes by NikkieTutorials online, came out as a transgender woman in a new video .
She says she wanted to come out on her own terms, but that the opportunity was taken from her, and said people have been blackmailing her and threatening to share her story with news media.
Instead, de Jager shared an empowering message about self-love and acceptance to her fans, which include more than 12 million YouTube subscribers.
"Growing up, I think the number one thing I'm the most thankful for is my mom, love you...
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