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I don't think that it should have come down to this. But YouTube did something SO heinous that I have to speak up. Now Youtube over its 12 year period is bound to have problems here and there. But I usually complain about them causing a problem when a certain section prior never was a problem. Now I don't hate Youtube per say in its first half of life 2005-2010. But the second half 2011-2017 has become pretty shitty. And I have decided to do a history on each year of YouTube. But before I can do that, we need to talk about YouTube's recent issue. No not the I Hate Everything issue being suspended. Not the annotations being removed despite being there since 2005. I'm talking about YouTube now banning LGBT videos. The age restriction on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender videos. And surprisingly all 3 of those problems came out in March of this year.
And out of all the YouTube problems that I EVER come across, I personally find this one to be the worst problem yet.
If you're subscribed to Rowan Ellis, neonfiona or maybe a few other YouTube channels, you know what I am talking about. YouTube is straight up age restricting videos just because they are about being Gay in some sort of fashion. And the biggest defense that YouTube is GIVING to us is that it wants to protect children. This of course is not the first time in history where this issue has occurred. It might be the first for YouTube but not in reality. (The ENTIRE 20th century.)  I mean good luck showing a gay couple in the 90's in kids entertainment. This isn't only going to be about kids by the way. Let's get the elephant out of the room how YouTube <Ahem> "Technically" supports Gay Marriage with its one YouTube video #Proud to be Coming together to celebrate identity. A very disliked video for obvious reasons. You see there's a word that can perfectly describe YouTube at the moment. And that word is "Regression." Meaning to go backwards. I mean, that's what the "Ad- vertiser" friendly bullshit was about 8 months ago.
The meaning of "protecting children" is disgusting to me on every level. I mean I could literally call YouTube the 4Kids website and most people would agree with me. Now if this was gay PORN that we were talking about, I would stop the video right there. But this is not about porn. YouTube thinks that being gay is something that should only be in let's say an X rated movie. Like it or not, children are going to hear about "Gay" in school. But unfortunately most of the time it will be used as an insult. I mean I could assume that Youtube doesn't know that there is a thing called Transgender kids. And the recent bathroom issue across America about Transgenders getting their own bathroom and people backlashing this is the icing on the cake.
YouTube is actually one of the FEW ways that queer and transyouths, bisexual youth, pan sexual youth, gay youth, asexual youth, you name it can have a place where they can communicate with each other.
Let me be right out front right now. I have my own Boyfriend. If I talked about him, would this video be restricted? I am a Genderfluid Pansexual. Genderfluid if you do not know means that a person can change their gender over time. They don't have a fixed gender per say. They do not "Stick" to one gender. They can be male one day and female the next. They are times where they could identify as both or heck, define themselves as no gender. I actually refer to myself more often as "Rebeccah" over "Ryan." As for Pansexual, it means that I love ALL genders! Man, Woman, Transgender, Genderfluid, Agender, you name it I all love. Gender is not how I define my love. I determine people by their personality. And whoever on YouTube thought that this was a "Safe" idea is on my shitlist.
This is not the right for YouTube to go around to "protect" children. Want some irony here? www.thetrevorproject.org/pages…
According to TheTrevorProject, the suicide rate is 4 to 6 times LARGER for LGBT kids over straight kids. YouTube age restricting LGBT videos is going to isolate LGBT kids more.
We need to stop the idea that talking about LGBT around children is "inappropriate" or "useless". If you don't talk about this sort of thing with your kids, they will only feel isolated and confused. My parents never told me about LGBT, so I learned all about it from the internet.  
In a national study, 40% of transgender adults reported having made a suicide attempt. 92% of these individuals reported having attempted suicide before the age of 25.
1 out of 6 students nationwide (grades 9-12) seriously considered suicide in 2016.
Each episode of LGBT victimization, such as physical or verbal harassment or abuse, increases the likelihood of self-harming behavior by 2.5 times on average.
LGBT youth who come from highly rejecting families are 8.4 times as likely to have attempted suicide as LGBT peers who reported no or low levels of family rejection.
Also, LGBT approval has SKYROCKETED in the past decade! www.pewforum.org/2016/05/12/ch…
On Gizmodo.com, gizmodo.com/youtubes-restricte… there's this quote: "there is a bias somewhere within that process equating LGBTQ+ with 'not family friendly.'" This is honestly worse than the YouTube Ad-vertiser friendly issue because that was not targeting a specific group. And as far as I could tell, it did not get very far. But YouTube videos in the past week have been age restricted on LGBT. And videos age restricted don't make money. Another quote and it's probably the most important of them all:
Kids who want to know about different orientations and definitions and about the history of LGBT people, etc, they can’t access that when their videos are being restricted. Restricting these videos makes it harder for these kids to find information they need and the community that they’ve been missing.
I think YouTube thinks that it is from a century ago where LGBT was considered a "Sin." And I am sure some idiotic people today still think that. I mean there are countries that still have this law in affect.  YouTube allowing viewers to EXPRESS themselves is what made them popular in the first place. And now this tis what they want to distance themselves from. It'd be like a country and people hating rules there so they flee to a new country to establish new rules. But over time they go back to the rules that they ran away from. So you then ask the question "Why did they run away in the first place?"
This wouldn't bother me that much on YouTube censorship if Television was doing the same thing. Except the fact that TV is improving. I mean take a look at Steven Universe in 2015 when it showed Ruby and Sapphire. A lesbian couple shown to kids. I am aware that it had some censorship issues. But 3 seasons later, we still see them to this day no issue. Didn't we also have another cartoon from 2016 The Loud House have a gay couple in their show? Clyde's dads Harold and Howard. Both are some of the most popular cartoons on TV right now, but NOT allowed to be for kids!
Look, I'm getting tired of YouTube doing this shit. This goes beyond copywrongs and banning people for spam. This is literally shunning one of the biggest types of groups in America. NO! Across the world.
But wait, aren't their gaming channels like say, the Game Grumps that do Gay innuendo? Is homosexual innuendo allowed even if it's just audio? According to Youtube, it's no. BUT, if THIS is the standard that Youtube wants to go buy, unless it's a HYPOCRITE, it's going to have to age restrict ALL their videos and in short demonetize them. HEY! There are Youtube channels that talk about the NEWS on LGBT. Would THEY have to be age restricted as well!? I'm pretty sure some of the staff on YouTube are gay as well. And if they were trying to teach kids about the issue, they would be straight up fucked up.
I said it before and I'll say it again: It's 2017 YouTube. Fix Yourselves now.
And I am STILL calling this the worst thing YouTube has ever done for the record. I am keeping that in mind.
StarlightGGiantess5, Homestuckbrony3, Rebeccah or Ryan, out. :rage:
  • Listening to: Hatsune Miku World is Mine
  • Reading: LGBT issue
  • Watching: The Nutshack Memes and Ed, Edd N' Eddy
  • Playing: Nintendo Land
  • Eating: Grand Mac
  • Drinking: Milk
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gamma102 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017
You guys can STILL watch the videos! It's just restricted to certain schools.
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SashaNine Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017
I think Youtube addressed this the other day with kind of a half assed answer about how the gay community is the greatest thing thats ever happened to the world... I'm not gay, but the comment they gave really seemed like they were kind of just pandering, which to me is extra disgusting.
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WriterAlsoAdragon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
What the fuck?
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emperorvolcan Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Mate this is not only affecting LGBT people. I have been affected, mr enter is affected, and so is everyone else.
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Duperghoul Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Annotations are replaced with cards and end slates. No big deal.
So YouTube gets worse and worse. I don't even support LGBT, but that's no excuse for it to be censored... 
Looks like Katie will have to find another outlet to publish her short cartoons she'll make. She planned to use YouTube, but not at this rate. 
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