GLSEN on Tuesday announced that it would honor YouTuber Connor Franta at its upcoming Respect Awards in Los Angeles.

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, works to create a safe space in schools for children who are or may be perceived to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

The group said in a press release that the GLSEN Respect Awards “showcase the work of students, educators, individuals and corporations who serve as exemplary role models and have made a significant impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.”

“Connor Franta has carried the message of respect to millions of young people online, and his authentic self-expression is the type that we envision for all of the youth we serve,” said GLSEN Executive Director Dr. Eliza Byard.

Franta, 23, came out gay at the end of 2014 in a video simply titled Coming Out. In an interview earlier this year with gay glossy Out, Franta described coming out as “the best thing I've ever done with my platform.”