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YouTube Debuts Inspiring #ProudToLove Video in Support of Same-Sex Couples

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How many tissues do you have next to you? (If the answer is anything short of an entire box, you’re going to need some more.)

In honor of the Supreme Court’s historic decision to legalize gay marriage in all 50 states, YouTube showed their support by releasing a video titled #ProudToLove – Celebrating Marriage Equality and LGBT Pride Month.

The two-minute video includes several clips from YouTube stars’ own channels, sweet snippets from same-sex couples’ weddings and moving words from celebrities who have come out.

“I needed to learn to love myself before I could expect other people to love me for that,” Joey Graceffa told viewers in a 12-minute video (highlighted in #ProudToLove) he posted in May.

Ellen Page, Ellen DeGeneres Laverne Cox and Janet Mock speak about their own experiences in the emotional video, which includes Page’s powerful speech at last year’s Time to Thrive conference.

“I’m tired of hiding,” the actress told the audience, “and I’m tired of lying by omission.”

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The sentiments of these vloggers, stars and activists were echoed by President Barack Obama at a news conference following the Supreme Court’s landmark decision. Obama acknowledged the “heroes” who “came to believe in themselves and who they were. [They] slowly made an entire country realize that love is love.”