YouTuber Connor Franta was honored at GLSEN's 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.

Franta, who came out gay at the end of 2014 in a video simply titled Coming Out, received the group's #Gamechanger Award, which was presented by soccer star Robbie Rogers.

Entertainment Tonight asked Franta, 24, on the red carpet what he was feeling when he created the video.

“I was feeling incredibly nervous. I was nervous before, during and after,” Franta answered. “But it was one of those things where I realized that coming out videos for me were such an essential part of my coming out process, which is kind of a very modern thing, and I really wanted to give back to that community … and help them come out if they needed to, or just for each individuality and make sure that people know it's okay to be yourself.”