Is Coming Out Video Real?

A gay teen had big news to share with his mother - and the world. But the video's authenticity is being questioned.

“Finally got the strength to come out to my mom,” says Dan Brian, a gay teen on his YouTube page. “I decided to post this so that I could share my experience with you. Hopefully it will be an inspiration to those who do not have such supportive families.”

The video – which shows the young man bracing to tell his mom that he’s gay – has quite a few touching moments, but not everyone’s so sure it’s authentic (mom spends a lot of time looking at the camera).

“I want you to be happy in life,” his mother tells him, “and not be afraid to be who you are.”

What do you think? Does it even matter if the video’s set up if it helps other parents accept their gay kids?

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