YouTube star, activist and author Tyler Oakley will speak at 7:30 p.m. March 29 in Kimball Recital Hall.
With more than 7.5 million subscribers on YouTube and more than 23 million followers across his social-media platforms, Oakley has established himself as one of the world’s most influential LGBTQ+ vloggers. With an undying love for all things pop culture, his quick wit and an innate sassiness, he creates videos that are hilarious, engaging and unapologetically personal.
Oakley’s book, “Binge,” was a New York Times bestseller for 11 consecutive weeks. He has been a consultant for both Barack and Michelle Obama on using digital platforms to connect with youth. He has also won Teen Choice Awards, Streamy Awards and a Webby. Oakley was named one of Time Magazine’s 30 Most Influential People on the Internet and Next Generation Leaders, was included in The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 25 Digital Stars list two years in a row, and was named to Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 list and Out magazine’s Power 50 list.
On March 29, Oakley will discuss his experiences behind the scenes in Hollywood and his rise to fame through YouTube.
The event, sponsored by UPC Nebraska, is free for students with a valid NCard and $5 for faculty, staff and the public.