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YouTube personality Tyler Oakley was born on March 22, 1989, in Jackson, Michigan. The digital star has acquired more than 8 million subscribers on his YouTube channel -- and that number is rising. It all started for Tyler back in 2007 when he began turning on his webcam in his freshman dorm room at Michigan State. After graduation, he unsuccessfully applied for a job at Google. But in 2011, he accepted a position working in social media -- only to quit to pursue his real passion: making videos for YouTube. It took him a good five years, but Tyler was able to find great success on his channel. Tyler is a proud advocate for the LGBT community and is a big supporter of the Trevor Project, which helps LGBT youth. One of his most-viewed videos is titled "How Mom Knew I Was Gay," which has been seen more than 6 million times. He's also a moviemaker and author: In 2015, Tyler released the documentary "Snervous," an emotional look at his relationship with his biological father. That same year, his book "Binge" hit No. 2 on The New York Times Best Sellers list. Tyler has said that his book is one he would have needed when he was in high school.