YouTube is the world’s most popular online video-sharing platform, with over 2 billion users each month and more than a billion hours of video watched every day, as of May 2020. Owned by Google, with headquarters in San Bruno, California, YouTube has local versions in more than 100 countries. YouTube has transformed the media landscape by allowing anyone with an Internet connection to freely distribute videos to mass audiences. Whereas trans people have often been the object of representations made by and for cis people, YouTube has enabled hundreds of thousands of trans people to create and distribute images of themselves on a global scale. Trans YouTubers post many genres of video and have also innovated trans-specific genres, like transition video blogs (vlogs). Some trans ...

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