In this day and age, we are all too used to getting most of our visual feed from Youtube. Whether it is looking up a song from your past or a recipe to help you when you have unexpected guests, you cannot do without this social media platform. The best thing about Youtube is that it has everything you are looking for.
It is also a great space for talented individuals from the LGBTQ community to share their experiences and reach out to more people. In fact, there are many LGBTQ creators who have huge fan following, but a lot of these creators have been facing issues with the platform. They are of the opinion that YouTube is unfairly censoring LGBTQ content. The plaintiffs are creators of channels like Glitter Bomb TV, Queer Kid Stuff, Watts the Safeword, Chase Ross and BriaAndChrissy, as reported by a Buzzfeed feature.
The feeling of being discriminated against have been brewing for quite a long time and they finally decided to take action against Youtube as well as parent company, Google.
The Verge reports, the lawsuit alleges that YouTube uses “unlawful content regulation, distribution, and monetization practices that stigmatize, restrict, block, demonetize, and financially harm the LGBT Plaintiffs and the greater LGBT Community.”