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Tyler Oakley reflects on YouTube fame and activism

Youtuber Tyler Oakley speaks about Ubers while introducing himself at Pitt Program Council’s “An Evening with Tyler Oakley.”

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

Little did Tyler Oakley know, 12 years after he began his YouTube channel he would be sitting in the William Pitt Union speaking about his social media career, LGBTQ+ activism and life as an internet celebrity to a room full of more than 250 Pitt students — only a small segment of his fanbase.

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