Joey Graceffa has come out as gay in his new music video, and it’s nothing short of a fairy tale.
On May 16, the YouTube star released the video for “Don’t Wait," which flashes between reality and a magical world. The video features goblins, a witch and, of course, a prince who turns out to be Graceffa’s love interest. At the end, the two share a happily-ever-after kiss in the woods.
After the video went live, Graceffa's fans and other YouTubers took to Twitter to share their love and support.
— Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) May 16, 2015
— Alfie Deyes (@PointlessBlog) May 16, 2015
@JoeyGraceffa so unbelievably proud of you! what a courageous & beautiful video - i couldn't be happier for you.
also, happy birthday 😊🎉
— Connor Franta (@ConnorFranta) May 16, 2015
— Megan Darbyshire (@megd_howell) May 18, 2015
— pizookie princess666 (@lepecynthia) May 18, 2015
— 《♡Radically Sad♡》 (@ohwellhaveakiki) May 18, 2015
Graceffa also tweeted his feelings about the video, saying it was "really really special" to him.
You guys have no idea how emotional I am right now. Thank you all so much for ur amazing comments and tweets! I’m crying my eyes out! <3
— Joey Graceffa (@JoeyGraceffa) May 16, 2015
After 8 years of this topic being the most discussed thing on my YouTube channel. To FINALLY be open felt incredible.
— Joey Graceffa (@JoeyGraceffa) May 17, 2015
The positive response for "Don't Wait" comes right before the release of Graceffa's memoir, In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World, which comes out May 19. By sharing his story, the YouTuber hopes to help others.
"I really just hope that it will be able to help some of you guys out there going through similar struggles that I went through and do some good in the world."