YouTube sensation Anna Akana made a surprise revelation while delivering her acceptance speech for best acting in a drama at the 2018 Streamy Awards on Oct. 22.
— Streamy Awards (@streamys) October 23, 2018
The 29-year-old actress, who stars in the YouTube Premium original series “Youth & Consequences,” admitted to not having prepared a speech before saying, “People need us more than ever. Marginalized groups need us more than ever. I’m not only a woman of color, but I’m also a queer woman. Please get out to the polls and vote.”
I guess I came out on the streamys https://t.co/D5h0We3O4x
— Anna Akana (@AnnaAkana) October 23, 2018
After the show, Akana took to Facebook to reveal that her unplanned announcement was due to the fact that she did not expect to win and “got very inebriated.”
Fans and members of the queer community on Twitter were quick to embrace Akana and welcome her into the family.
Go big or go homo
— BAD WITH MONEY BOOK 🏳️🌈 (@gabydunn) October 23, 2018
THE QUEERS STAY WINNING! Love you Anna! So proud of you living your best life and being such an amazing voice in our community! ❤️❤️❤️
— Joey Graceffa (@JoeyGraceffa) October 23, 2018
Welcome to the party Anna 💗💜💙
— Alayna 🌻 (@MissFenderr) October 23, 2018
— kelsey darragh (@kelseydarragh) October 23, 2018
— YouTube Creators (@YTCreators) October 23, 2018