YouTube vlogger Hannah Hart will be honored at the San Francisco GLAAD Gala in September. The non-profit that recognizes innovators who advocate for LGBT acceptance and equality in media plans to honor Hart with its Davidson/Valentini Award during its 2016 Gala on Sept. 8.
Hart, who counts more than 2.5 million subscribers on her YouTube channel, is the creator of “My Drunk Kitchen” and is known for being a leading voice on the internet for the LGBT community. Being “out” since her channel’s inception in 2011, Hart has used her celebrity to vocally advocate for the LGBT community and has gone on to create videos on the subject of coming out and living as a gay woman.
Listed on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in 2015, Hart is definitely a YouTube star to have on your radar. So what is there to know, in a nutshell? Read on for these five quick things to know about her.
1. She Hosts Celebs on Channel, 'My Drunk Kitchen'
Hart’s initial claim to fame was her “My Drunk Kitchen” series, which features episodes where she gets inebriated while cooking. As the show has progressed, Hart has featured guest celebs on the series, including comedian Sarah Silverman, Lance Bass and even chef Jamie Oliver.
2. She Also Launched a Series Called 'Coming Out'
In 2012, a year after “My Drunk Kitchen” launched, Hart released a new video series called “Coming Out.” In the eight-part series, Hart discusses her own experiences coming out and living as a gay woman. From getting nervous around girls to the topic of marriage, Hart covers a range of personal topics in a smart, refreshing and engaging manner.
3. She is a New York Times Best Selling Author With Another Book on the Way
Hart published her first book, “My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut,” in 2014. The cookbook — which includes recipes, stories and drawings that reflect the content on Hart’s YouTube channel — spent six weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List. Hart’s second book, “Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded,” is set for release in October 2016.
4. She Starred in a Film With Fellow YouTube Stars Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart
In 2014, Hart starred alongside fellow YouTube stars, Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart in the comedy-drama "Camp Takota." The film follows a camp counselor and her three friends, and was also co-produced by Hart.
5. Hart and the Crew Return for a New Film Called 'Dirty 30'
Hart, Mamrie Hart and Helbig are set to return to the big screen again in the new film "Dirty 30." It is produced by Lionsgate and follows a house party gone completely wrong. Then comedy is set for release Sept. 23 in select theaters and in digital HD.