Anxiety and modern life: young LGBT+ YouTube star on the price of fame

Connor Franta, for whom life is more manageable now, aims through his work to make others feel less alone

03 October 2021 - 17:47 By HUGO GREENHALGH

Fame brings influence, but it can also take a heavy toll on mental health, said US YouTube star and entrepreneur Connor Franta, who has amassed millions of followers since coming out as gay on the video-sharing platform seven years ago.

Franta, whose new book on love, loneliness and modern life will be published this month, said his celebrity status had worsened his underlying anxiety...

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