In an interview with gay glossy Out, YouTube personality Connor Franta talks coming out gay.

The 23-year-old Franta came out to his millions of fans in a video posted in 2014.

Out wanted to know what went into his decision to share his sexuality with the world.

“After I turned 20, I spent a couple of months coming out to my friends and my family. Then I spent six months existing as an openly gay person,” Franta answered. “Toward the end of it, I realized, I don’t know what’s holding me back from telling the rest of the world. I have this audience that I want to be authentic with and I want to be myself with, but I consistently am avoiding certain topics and pronouns, and I don’t want to do that anymore. I really fast tracked my experience by coming out over a year’s time to literally the world. It was the best thing I’ve ever done with my platform. It was the best experience because everyone was so warm, accepting and loving. I couldn’t have asked for anything better than that.”

When asked about those conversations, Franta said that he “sobbed the whole time” and that he “loves” being gay.

He added that he prepared for the video by watching “every coming out video on YouTube.”