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YouTuber Charlie McDonnell shares new pronouns in gender announcement

YouTuber Charlie McDonnell shares new pronouns in gender announcement

After stepping away from regular vlogging, McDonnell has shared a 'gender reveal' with her fans on social media

YouTuber Charlie McDonnell has shared their new pronouns in a gender reveal announcement on social media.

McDonnell - who first joined the video sharing site in 2007 and now has over two million subscribers - uploaded a simple selfie on Instagram as part of their gender reveal.

The post sees McDonnell smiling, with shoulder-length hair, clear-rimmed glasses, and a yellow t-shirt.

McDonnell included an emoji of the transgender flag and wrote in the caption that she was making a ‘gender reveal’ to their 152,000 Instagram followers.

She wrote: “Still going by Charlie but the new pronouns are she/they!”

The filmmaker, screenwriter and Twitch streamer has been inundated with warm and positive reactions to their reveal, including from It’s a Sin creator Russell T Davies.

“Hello Charlie! Much love,” he commented, with a red heart emoji.

Fellow YouTuber Jackson Bird said: “Ah so happy for you, Charlie!” while content creator Kickthepj wrote: “Very happy for you Charlie!”

One fan said: “I love you, Charlie - you are brave and beautiful.”

Along with three crying emojis, another shared: “I just started watching more of your current content after growing up with your channel and seeing you thriving like this makes me SO happy OMG.”

One lovely message left by a fan read: “It's lovely to meet you again Charlie.”

While another message of support said: “We can see your soul sparkling through your eyes!”

Charlie shared her news on Instagram.

Charlieissocoollike - Charlie’s YouTube channel - was the first in the UK to reach a milestone of one million subscribers, as well as achieving more than 300 million views over a 15-year period.

However, the channel’s content has been removed as the videos are no longer viewable on McDonnell’s profile.

McDonnell announced she was stepping away from YouTube to spend more time in screenwriting and television production, however, her channel still has 2.12 million subscribers.

On 6 March 2019, McDonnell announced via Twitter that she officially quit YouTube to focus on screenwriting.

Despite stepping away from social media vlogs, she recently started sharing content on Twitch, where she plays different games and interacts with her fans in live stream chats.

McDonnell was born and raised in Bath, Somerset and she created her YouTube channel on 3 April 2007.

If you want to speak to someone in confidence about your gender identity, contact Mindline Trans+ on 0300 330 5468. The line is open 8pm–midnight Mondays and Fridays and is run by trans volunteers.

Featured Image Credit: @coollike/ Instagram / Twitter

Topics: LGBTQ, YouTube