As our 2019 society slowly and steadily becomes more accepting of people with different identities and beliefs, more and more people are hopefully able to feel more comfortable in their own skin.
Unfortunately, the last few years has seen society take a few unfortunate steps back thanks to a number of reasons.
However, that hasn't stopped the likes of Nikita Dragun from being a shining light in the social media world, speaking out for those in the transgender community who aren't given a voice.
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Who is Nikita Dragun?
Nikita Dragun, whose real name is Nikita Nguyen is an American YouTuber and social media star who, over the past few years, has built up an impressive following that numbers in the millions.
Nikita's biggest following, by quite some way, is over on the image-sharing social media site Instagram where the influencer has racked up a mind-boggling 5.5 million followers.
On YouTube, where Nikita first began her social media career in earnest, she boasts a subscriber count of over 2.5 million.
Her video content, more often than not, focuses on things like makeup tutorials, Q&As and general vlog content.
Is Nikita Dragun transgender?
Nikita has made the point several times over the years that she is indeed transgender and a lot of her early content revolved around her transition.
Nikita was born a male back in January 1996 but is reported to have started wearing dresses from an early age.
It is understood that Nikita truly underwent her transition while at college, which would have been at around the same time as her YouTube career taking off.
Other transgender YouTubers
Of course, Nikita is only one of a large and growing number of trans YouTubers out there.
She joins the like of Jeffree Star, Samantha Lux, Stef Sanjati, Jeydon Wale and Gregory Gorgeous to name but a few.
For more transgender YouTube creators check out Feedspot's list of 100 transgender YouTubers who all post content ranging from their transitioning experience to everyday vlogs.
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