People’s identities are often questioned — whether it be by those around them or even themselves. But when you’re constantly being bombarded with questions on whether you’re a man or a woman, it’s not easy for one to feel comfortable or even accepted.

It feels like everyone needs to have a label or fit into a certain box. But now more than ever people are coming together to show the power of love and the power of pride. In this video by YouTube Spotlight, members of the LGBTQ community are honored and celebrated on who they’re #ProudToBe. 

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“Now is a time where we need to say no to the hate — to the violence,” says a brave voice featured in the video. The short clip also shines a light on YouTubers Ingrid Nilsen and Manny Gutierrez from Manny MUA who have both been an inspiration to many.  Watch the full clip above and remember to always be proud to be you. 

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