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We brought some of our favorite YouTubers together to share their stories as a part of an exclusive This Free Life interview series. In each vid, you’ll get the scoop on these YouTubers and see why they live tobacco free. Scroll down to watch them all. 

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People using screen readers may not be able to fully view information in this file. The content for this video is: Julia Nunes - With Miles v11 - Option B A woman with a long blond bob and a jean jacket, Julia, sits in a bedroom next to a black man with long pink hair and a pink bra, Miles. JULIA: Hello, everyone. MILES: (whispers) Hey. JULIA: (whispers) Hey. It's me, Julia Nunes, in Miles Jai's room. MILES: How you doing? Welcome to my room. JULIA: We're here because This Free Life brought us together... MILES: Mm-hmm. JULIA: To do an LGBTQ&A. Miles, would you introduce yourself to everyone? MILES: Well, my name is Miles. I have a channel on YouTube called MilesJaiProductions. Makeup tutorials, parodies, drag queens, pretty things, this is MilesJaiProductions. [burps] (singing) I'm gonna party. JULIA: So round one. What's your best impression? What's your fave? MILES: My favorite impression is Nicki Minaj. (clicks tongue) My name is Nicki Minaj, Nicki Lewinsky, Nicki the Harajuku Barbie--(laughing) That's me. (barks) JULIA: (laughs) I love your work. MILES: Thank you. Nicki doesn't actually do that. I just play, like, an extremely exaggerated version of her. JULIA: What is your life right now in a song? MILES: Okay, just play something. Julia strums a playful melody on a ukulele while Miles sings and gestures with her manicured hands. MILES: (clears throat) (singing) Right now I'm out here in LA. Trying to date, but boys won't say "Hey." And even though I'm gay, I look so pretty, and all those boys, they be like "Bye, baby, bye, baby." Ay- yee-ay, ay-yee-ay. I'm out here doing my own dang thing. I try to be out here dropping it all low, but they just don't know about me 'cause they ain't in the know. Julia squints and Miles smirks into the camera. JULIA: Miles? MILES: Yes. JULIA: I have a really important question. MILES: Okay. JULIA: What would you say is your emoji? MILES: The sparkly heart emoji. JULIA: (gasps) MILES: Like, uh... JULIA: Mm-hmm. MILES: That one really just encompasses my entire being. JULIA: Mm-hmm. MILES: It's, you know, pink. It's got sparkles. I was like, "This is me." I also like using the girl who has her hand out like this. And then I put sparkles at the end so it looks like she's like throwing sparkles. (laughs) JULIA: Oh. MILES: Like-- JULIA: That's you! MILES: Yeah. JULIA: I wish there was one with pink hair. MILES: What about you? JULIA: Um, I have a new emoji, courtesy of a gift you gave me. MILES: Oh, I love that. JULIA: It's the princess emoji. MILES: The princess with a little bob, little cute voluminous bob. JULIA: Voluminous bob. Round two. Deeper, more intimate. I feel like I know you really well, and I want to know if there is something about you that people just get wrong. They just assume, and it's not right. MILES: Well, for starters, a lot of people think that I am trans. And I am not. So I have to correct people and, you know-- or that I'm a drag queen. And I am also not that. At least not yet. Pronouns I normally use are "he" and "him." But "she" is fine as well. So I'm not very specific on those kinds of things. JULIA: Brings us to round three. MILES: Mm-hmm. JULIA: We're gonna talk about living tobacco free. MILES: What about Tabasco? JULIA: Tabasco is great on eggs. Just so we're clear, we're talking about being tobacco free, not Tabasco free. So do you know anyone who smokes regularly? MILES: Yeah, I do. My mom smokes. And actually, my brother just took it up, I feel like, not too long ago. So I saw my mom do it. I'm seeing my brother do it and I just wouldn't want that for myself. But I'm still gonna be there for them, so that way, you know, I can help them stop and just, you know, feel better. JULIA: 'Cause it is such a hard thing to get over once it's got a hold of you, like, they're gonna need... MILES: Mm-hmm. JULIA: Support and love. I think it affects our community at a much higher rate. MILES: Treat yourself right. Treat yourself. I feel like a lot of LGBT people smoke because of all the things that LGBT people specifically have to go through. But I feel like there's other ways that you can incorporate, like, positive energy into your life and not something negative. So you could sing. You can dance. You can act. You can eat fruit. You can have Tabasco sauce. JULIA: (laughs) You can do ukulele videos. MILES: You can do laughing yoga. JULIA: You can cut your own hair. MILES: You can also listen to me talk to you right now. JULIA: You can listen to another person talking in the same video. That one is me. MILES: That's her. JULIA: I'm the other one. Thank you, Miles Jai. MILES: You're welcome. JULIA: For doing a LGBTQ&A with me. MILES: Anytime. JULIA: Thank you This Free Life for bringing us together. This is a budding friendship. Welcome to Los Angeles. MILES: Thank you. JULIA: If you want to check out Miles Jai's amazing videos, he has, like, a million different kinds. What's your channel name? MILES: My channel name is MilesJaiProductions. JULIA: Check that out. MILES: Yep. JULIA: I'll put a link in the description. Keep following me on the Internet. 'Cause I like it. The screen splits into a trio of small video windows on the left side of the screen over a jewel toned rainbow flag backdrop. Two people are visible in each video window. Julia and Miles dance and play around with a wig and a ukulele in the top video. On the right side of the screen, white text is visible. Upbeat music playing. ON SCREEN TEXT: ON SCREEN TEXT: MILES INTERVIEWS JULIA CHASE INTERVIEWS RICKEY STEPH INTERVIEWS COURTNEY WATCH MORE LGBTQ&A VIDEOS YouTube/ThisFreeLife This FreeLife For any more help, please email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov

Julia Nunes Interviews Miles Jai

Miles Jai turned it all the way up for This Free Life. Check out how he always keeps his look kawaii in this LGBTQ&A vid.

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People using screen readers may not be able to fully view information in this file. The content for this video is: Julia Nunes - With Miles v11 - Option B A woman with a long blond bob and a jean jacket, Julia, sits in a bedroom next to a black man with long pink hair and a pink bra, Miles. JULIA: Hello, everyone. MILES: (whispers) Hey. JULIA: (whispers) Hey. It's me, Julia Nunes, in Miles Jai's room. MILES: How you doing? Welcome to my room. JULIA: We're here because This Free Life brought us together... MILES: Mm-hmm. JULIA: To do an LGBTQ&A. Miles, would you introduce yourself to everyone? MILES: Well, my name is Miles. I have a channel on YouTube called MilesJaiProductions. Makeup tutorials, parodies, drag queens, pretty things, this is MilesJaiProductions. [burps] (singing) I'm gonna party. JULIA: So round one. What's your best impression? What's your fave? MILES: My favorite impression is Nicki Minaj. (clicks tongue) My name is Nicki Minaj, Nicki Lewinsky, Nicki the Harajuku Barbie--(laughing) That's me. (barks) JULIA: (laughs) I love your work. MILES: Thank you. Nicki doesn't actually do that. I just play, like, an extremely exaggerated version of her. JULIA: What is your life right now in a song? MILES: Okay, just play something. Julia strums a playful melody on a ukulele while Miles sings and gestures with her manicured hands. MILES: (clears throat) (singing) Right now I'm out here in LA. Trying to date, but boys won't say "Hey." And even though I'm gay, I look so pretty, and all those boys, they be like "Bye, baby, bye, baby." Ay- yee-ay, ay-yee-ay. I'm out here doing my own dang thing. I try to be out here dropping it all low, but they just don't know about me 'cause they ain't in the know. Julia squints and Miles smirks into the camera. JULIA: Miles? MILES: Yes. JULIA: I have a really important question. MILES: Okay. JULIA: What would you say is your emoji? MILES: The sparkly heart emoji. JULIA: (gasps) MILES: Like, uh... JULIA: Mm-hmm. MILES: That one really just encompasses my entire being. JULIA: Mm-hmm. MILES: It's, you know, pink. It's got sparkles. I was like, "This is me." I also like using the girl who has her hand out like this. And then I put sparkles at the end so it looks like she's like throwing sparkles. (laughs) JULIA: Oh. MILES: Like-- JULIA: That's you! MILES: Yeah. JULIA: I wish there was one with pink hair. MILES: What about you? JULIA: Um, I have a new emoji, courtesy of a gift you gave me. MILES: Oh, I love that. JULIA: It's the princess emoji. MILES: The princess with a little bob, little cute voluminous bob. JULIA: Voluminous bob. Round two. Deeper, more intimate. I feel like I know you really well, and I want to know if there is something about you that people just get wrong. They just assume, and it's not right. MILES: Well, for starters, a lot of people think that I am trans. And I am not. So I have to correct people and, you know-- or that I'm a drag queen. And I am also not that. At least not yet. Pronouns I normally use are "he" and "him." But "she" is fine as well. So I'm not very specific on those kinds of things. JULIA: Brings us to round three. MILES: Mm-hmm. JULIA: We're gonna talk about living tobacco free. MILES: What about Tabasco? JULIA: Tabasco is great on eggs. Just so we're clear, we're talking about being tobacco free, not Tabasco free. So do you know anyone who smokes regularly? MILES: Yeah, I do. My mom smokes. And actually, my brother just took it up, I feel like, not too long ago. So I saw my mom do it. I'm seeing my brother do it and I just wouldn't want that for myself. But I'm still gonna be there for them, so that way, you know, I can help them stop and just, you know, feel better. JULIA: 'Cause it is such a hard thing to get over once it's got a hold of you, like, they're gonna need... MILES: Mm-hmm. JULIA: Support and love. I think it affects our community at a much higher rate. MILES: Treat yourself right. Treat yourself. I feel like a lot of LGBT people smoke because of all the things that LGBT people specifically have to go through. But I feel like there's other ways that you can incorporate, like, positive energy into your life and not something negative. So you could sing. You can dance. You can act. You can eat fruit. You can have Tabasco sauce. JULIA: (laughs) You can do ukulele videos. MILES: You can do laughing yoga. JULIA: You can cut your own hair. MILES: You can also listen to me talk to you right now. JULIA: You can listen to another person talking in the same video. That one is me. MILES: That's her. JULIA: I'm the other one. Thank you, Miles Jai. MILES: You're welcome. JULIA: For doing a LGBTQ&A with me. MILES: Anytime. JULIA: Thank you This Free Life for bringing us together. This is a budding friendship. Welcome to Los Angeles. MILES: Thank you. JULIA: If you want to check out Miles Jai's amazing videos, he has, like, a million different kinds. What's your channel name? MILES: My channel name is MilesJaiProductions. JULIA: Check that out. MILES: Yep. JULIA: I'll put a link in the description. Keep following me on the Internet. 'Cause I like it. The screen splits into a trio of small video windows on the left side of the screen over a jewel toned rainbow flag backdrop. Two people are visible in each video window. Julia and Miles dance and play around with a wig and a ukulele in the top video. On the right side of the screen, white text is visible. Upbeat music playing. ON SCREEN TEXT: ON SCREEN TEXT: MILES INTERVIEWS JULIA CHASE INTERVIEWS RICKEY STEPH INTERVIEWS COURTNEY WATCH MORE LGBTQ&A VIDEOS YouTube/ThisFreeLife This FreeLife For any more help, please email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov

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Miles Jai turned it all the way up for This Free Life. Check out how he always keeps his look kawaii in this LGBTQ&A vid.

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People using screen readers may not be able to fully view information in this file. The content for this video is: Julia Nunes - With Miles v11 - Option B A woman with a long blond bob and a jean jacket, Julia, sits in a bedroom next to a black man with long pink hair and a pink bra, Miles. JULIA: Hello, everyone. MILES: (whispers) Hey. JULIA: (whispers) Hey. It's me, Julia Nunes, in Miles Jai's room. MILES: How you doing? Welcome to my room. JULIA: We're here because This Free Life brought us together... MILES: Mm-hmm. JULIA: To do an LGBTQ&A. Miles, would you introduce yourself to everyone? MILES: Well, my name is Miles. I have a channel on YouTube called MilesJaiProductions. Makeup tutorials, parodies, drag queens, pretty things, this is MilesJaiProductions. [burps] (singing) I'm gonna party. JULIA: So round one. What's your best impression? What's your fave? MILES: My favorite impression is Nicki Minaj. (clicks tongue) My name is Nicki Minaj, Nicki Lewinsky, Nicki the Harajuku Barbie--(laughing) That's me. (barks) JULIA: (laughs) I love your work. MILES: Thank you. Nicki doesn't actually do that. I just play, like, an extremely exaggerated version of her. JULIA: What is your life right now in a song? MILES: Okay, just play something. Julia strums a playful melody on a ukulele while Miles sings and gestures with her manicured hands. MILES: (clears throat) (singing) Right now I'm out here in LA. Trying to date, but boys won't say "Hey." And even though I'm gay, I look so pretty, and all those boys, they be like "Bye, baby, bye, baby." Ay- yee-ay, ay-yee-ay. I'm out here doing my own dang thing. I try to be out here dropping it all low, but they just don't know about me 'cause they ain't in the know. Julia squints and Miles smirks into the camera. JULIA: Miles? MILES: Yes. JULIA: I have a really important question. MILES: Okay. JULIA: What would you say is your emoji? MILES: The sparkly heart emoji. JULIA: (gasps) MILES: Like, uh... JULIA: Mm-hmm. MILES: That one really just encompasses my entire being. JULIA: Mm-hmm. MILES: It's, you know, pink. It's got sparkles. I was like, "This is me." I also like using the girl who has her hand out like this. And then I put sparkles at the end so it looks like she's like throwing sparkles. (laughs) JULIA: Oh. MILES: Like-- JULIA: That's you! MILES: Yeah. JULIA: I wish there was one with pink hair. MILES: What about you? JULIA: Um, I have a new emoji, courtesy of a gift you gave me. MILES: Oh, I love that. JULIA: It's the princess emoji. MILES: The princess with a little bob, little cute voluminous bob. JULIA: Voluminous bob. Round two. Deeper, more intimate. I feel like I know you really well, and I want to know if there is something about you that people just get wrong. They just assume, and it's not right. MILES: Well, for starters, a lot of people think that I am trans. And I am not. So I have to correct people and, you know-- or that I'm a drag queen. And I am also not that. At least not yet. Pronouns I normally use are "he" and "him." But "she" is fine as well. So I'm not very specific on those kinds of things. JULIA: Brings us to round three. MILES: Mm-hmm. JULIA: We're gonna talk about living tobacco free. MILES: What about Tabasco? JULIA: Tabasco is great on eggs. Just so we're clear, we're talking about being tobacco free, not Tabasco free. So do you know anyone who smokes regularly? MILES: Yeah, I do. My mom smokes. And actually, my brother just took it up, I feel like, not too long ago. So I saw my mom do it. I'm seeing my brother do it and I just wouldn't want that for myself. But I'm still gonna be there for them, so that way, you know, I can help them stop and just, you know, feel better. JULIA: 'Cause it is such a hard thing to get over once it's got a hold of you, like, they're gonna need... MILES: Mm-hmm. JULIA: Support and love. I think it affects our community at a much higher rate. MILES: Treat yourself right. Treat yourself. I feel like a lot of LGBT people smoke because of all the things that LGBT people specifically have to go through. But I feel like there's other ways that you can incorporate, like, positive energy into your life and not something negative. So you could sing. You can dance. You can act. You can eat fruit. You can have Tabasco sauce. JULIA: (laughs) You can do ukulele videos. MILES: You can do laughing yoga. JULIA: You can cut your own hair. MILES: You can also listen to me talk to you right now. JULIA: You can listen to another person talking in the same video. That one is me. MILES: That's her. JULIA: I'm the other one. Thank you, Miles Jai. MILES: You're welcome. JULIA: For doing a LGBTQ&A with me. MILES: Anytime. JULIA: Thank you This Free Life for bringing us together. This is a budding friendship. Welcome to Los Angeles. MILES: Thank you. JULIA: If you want to check out Miles Jai's amazing videos, he has, like, a million different kinds. What's your channel name? MILES: My channel name is MilesJaiProductions. JULIA: Check that out. MILES: Yep. JULIA: I'll put a link in the description. Keep following me on the Internet. 'Cause I like it. The screen splits into a trio of small video windows on the left side of the screen over a jewel toned rainbow flag backdrop. Two people are visible in each video window. Julia and Miles dance and play around with a wig and a ukulele in the top video. On the right side of the screen, white text is visible. Upbeat music playing. ON SCREEN TEXT: ON SCREEN TEXT: MILES INTERVIEWS JULIA CHASE INTERVIEWS RICKEY STEPH INTERVIEWS COURTNEY WATCH MORE LGBTQ&A VIDEOS YouTube/ThisFreeLife This FreeLife For any more help, please email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov

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Julia Nunes

Julia Nunes is amazing even when she's not singing. Check her out on This Free Life's LGBTQ&A video.

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People using screen readers may not be able to fully view information in this file. The content for this video is: Julia Nunes - With Miles v11 - Option B A woman with a long blond bob and a jean jacket, Julia, sits in a bedroom next to a black man with long pink hair and a pink bra, Miles. JULIA: Hello, everyone. MILES: (whispers) Hey. JULIA: (whispers) Hey. It's me, Julia Nunes, in Miles Jai's room. MILES: How you doing? Welcome to my room. JULIA: We're here because This Free Life brought us together... MILES: Mm-hmm. JULIA: To do an LGBTQ&A. Miles, would you introduce yourself to everyone? MILES: Well, my name is Miles. I have a channel on YouTube called MilesJaiProductions. Makeup tutorials, parodies, drag queens, pretty things, this is MilesJaiProductions. [burps] (singing) I'm gonna party. JULIA: So round one. What's your best impression? What's your fave? MILES: My favorite impression is Nicki Minaj. (clicks tongue) My name is Nicki Minaj, Nicki Lewinsky, Nicki the Harajuku Barbie--(laughing) That's me. (barks) JULIA: (laughs) I love your work. MILES: Thank you. Nicki doesn't actually do that. I just play, like, an extremely exaggerated version of her. JULIA: What is your life right now in a song? MILES: Okay, just play something. Julia strums a playful melody on a ukulele while Miles sings and gestures with her manicured hands. MILES: (clears throat) (singing) Right now I'm out here in LA. Trying to date, but boys won't say "Hey." And even though I'm gay, I look so pretty, and all those boys, they be like "Bye, baby, bye, baby." Ay- yee-ay, ay-yee-ay. I'm out here doing my own dang thing. I try to be out here dropping it all low, but they just don't know about me 'cause they ain't in the know. Julia squints and Miles smirks into the camera. JULIA: Miles? MILES: Yes. JULIA: I have a really important question. MILES: Okay. JULIA: What would you say is your emoji? MILES: The sparkly heart emoji. JULIA: (gasps) MILES: Like, uh... JULIA: Mm-hmm. MILES: That one really just encompasses my entire being. JULIA: Mm-hmm. MILES: It's, you know, pink. It's got sparkles. I was like, "This is me." I also like using the girl who has her hand out like this. And then I put sparkles at the end so it looks like she's like throwing sparkles. (laughs) JULIA: Oh. MILES: Like-- JULIA: That's you! MILES: Yeah. JULIA: I wish there was one with pink hair. MILES: What about you? JULIA: Um, I have a new emoji, courtesy of a gift you gave me. MILES: Oh, I love that. JULIA: It's the princess emoji. MILES: The princess with a little bob, little cute voluminous bob. JULIA: Voluminous bob. Round two. Deeper, more intimate. I feel like I know you really well, and I want to know if there is something about you that people just get wrong. They just assume, and it's not right. MILES: Well, for starters, a lot of people think that I am trans. And I am not. So I have to correct people and, you know-- or that I'm a drag queen. And I am also not that. At least not yet. Pronouns I normally use are "he" and "him." But "she" is fine as well. So I'm not very specific on those kinds of things. JULIA: Brings us to round three. MILES: Mm-hmm. JULIA: We're gonna talk about living tobacco free. MILES: What about Tabasco? JULIA: Tabasco is great on eggs. Just so we're clear, we're talking about being tobacco free, not Tabasco free. So do you know anyone who smokes regularly? MILES: Yeah, I do. My mom smokes. And actually, my brother just took it up, I feel like, not too long ago. So I saw my mom do it. I'm seeing my brother do it and I just wouldn't want that for myself. But I'm still gonna be there for them, so that way, you know, I can help them stop and just, you know, feel better. JULIA: 'Cause it is such a hard thing to get over once it's got a hold of you, like, they're gonna need... MILES: Mm-hmm. JULIA: Support and love. I think it affects our community at a much higher rate. MILES: Treat yourself right. Treat yourself. I feel like a lot of LGBT people smoke because of all the things that LGBT people specifically have to go through. But I feel like there's other ways that you can incorporate, like, positive energy into your life and not something negative. So you could sing. You can dance. You can act. You can eat fruit. You can have Tabasco sauce. JULIA: (laughs) You can do ukulele videos. MILES: You can do laughing yoga. JULIA: You can cut your own hair. MILES: You can also listen to me talk to you right now. JULIA: You can listen to another person talking in the same video. That one is me. MILES: That's her. JULIA: I'm the other one. Thank you, Miles Jai. MILES: You're welcome. JULIA: For doing a LGBTQ&A with me. MILES: Anytime. JULIA: Thank you This Free Life for bringing us together. This is a budding friendship. Welcome to Los Angeles. MILES: Thank you. JULIA: If you want to check out Miles Jai's amazing videos, he has, like, a million different kinds. What's your channel name? MILES: My channel name is MilesJaiProductions. JULIA: Check that out. MILES: Yep. JULIA: I'll put a link in the description. Keep following me on the Internet. 'Cause I like it. The screen splits into a trio of small video windows on the left side of the screen over a jewel toned rainbow flag backdrop. Two people are visible in each video window. Julia and Miles dance and play around with a wig and a ukulele in the top video. On the right side of the screen, white text is visible. Upbeat music playing. ON SCREEN TEXT: ON SCREEN TEXT: MILES INTERVIEWS JULIA CHASE INTERVIEWS RICKEY STEPH INTERVIEWS COURTNEY WATCH MORE LGBTQ&A VIDEOS YouTube/ThisFreeLife This FreeLife For any more help, please email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov

Rickey Thompson
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Chase Ross

A beautiful soul. Founder of the popular trans YouTube channel, FTMtranstastic, Chase Ross talks with This Free life about why his transition makes him want to take care of his body. 

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People using screen readers may not be able to fully view information in this file. The content for this video is: Julia Nunes - With Miles v11 - Option B A woman with a long blond bob and a jean jacket, Julia, sits in a bedroom next to a black man with long pink hair and a pink bra, Miles. JULIA: Hello, everyone. MILES: (whispers) Hey. JULIA: (whispers) Hey. It's me, Julia Nunes, in Miles Jai's room. MILES: How you doing? Welcome to my room. JULIA: We're here because This Free Life brought us together... MILES: Mm-hmm. JULIA: To do an LGBTQ&A. Miles, would you introduce yourself to everyone? MILES: Well, my name is Miles. I have a channel on YouTube called MilesJaiProductions. Makeup tutorials, parodies, drag queens, pretty things, this is MilesJaiProductions. [burps] (singing) I'm gonna party. JULIA: So round one. What's your best impression? What's your fave? MILES: My favorite impression is Nicki Minaj. (clicks tongue) My name is Nicki Minaj, Nicki Lewinsky, Nicki the Harajuku Barbie--(laughing) That's me. (barks) JULIA: (laughs) I love your work. MILES: Thank you. Nicki doesn't actually do that. I just play, like, an extremely exaggerated version of her. JULIA: What is your life right now in a song? MILES: Okay, just play something. Julia strums a playful melody on a ukulele while Miles sings and gestures with her manicured hands. MILES: (clears throat) (singing) Right now I'm out here in LA. Trying to date, but boys won't say "Hey." And even though I'm gay, I look so pretty, and all those boys, they be like "Bye, baby, bye, baby." Ay- yee-ay, ay-yee-ay. I'm out here doing my own dang thing. I try to be out here dropping it all low, but they just don't know about me 'cause they ain't in the know. Julia squints and Miles smirks into the camera. JULIA: Miles? MILES: Yes. JULIA: I have a really important question. MILES: Okay. JULIA: What would you say is your emoji? MILES: The sparkly heart emoji. JULIA: (gasps) MILES: Like, uh... JULIA: Mm-hmm. MILES: That one really just encompasses my entire being. JULIA: Mm-hmm. MILES: It's, you know, pink. It's got sparkles. I was like, "This is me." I also like using the girl who has her hand out like this. And then I put sparkles at the end so it looks like she's like throwing sparkles. (laughs) JULIA: Oh. MILES: Like-- JULIA: That's you! MILES: Yeah. JULIA: I wish there was one with pink hair. MILES: What about you? JULIA: Um, I have a new emoji, courtesy of a gift you gave me. MILES: Oh, I love that. JULIA: It's the princess emoji. MILES: The princess with a little bob, little cute voluminous bob. JULIA: Voluminous bob. Round two. Deeper, more intimate. I feel like I know you really well, and I want to know if there is something about you that people just get wrong. They just assume, and it's not right. MILES: Well, for starters, a lot of people think that I am trans. And I am not. So I have to correct people and, you know-- or that I'm a drag queen. And I am also not that. At least not yet. Pronouns I normally use are "he" and "him." But "she" is fine as well. So I'm not very specific on those kinds of things. JULIA: Brings us to round three. MILES: Mm-hmm. JULIA: We're gonna talk about living tobacco free. MILES: What about Tabasco? JULIA: Tabasco is great on eggs. Just so we're clear, we're talking about being tobacco free, not Tabasco free. So do you know anyone who smokes regularly? MILES: Yeah, I do. My mom smokes. And actually, my brother just took it up, I feel like, not too long ago. So I saw my mom do it. I'm seeing my brother do it and I just wouldn't want that for myself. But I'm still gonna be there for them, so that way, you know, I can help them stop and just, you know, feel better. JULIA: 'Cause it is such a hard thing to get over once it's got a hold of you, like, they're gonna need... MILES: Mm-hmm. JULIA: Support and love. I think it affects our community at a much higher rate. MILES: Treat yourself right. Treat yourself. I feel like a lot of LGBT people smoke because of all the things that LGBT people specifically have to go through. But I feel like there's other ways that you can incorporate, like, positive energy into your life and not something negative. So you could sing. You can dance. You can act. You can eat fruit. You can have Tabasco sauce. JULIA: (laughs) You can do ukulele videos. MILES: You can do laughing yoga. JULIA: You can cut your own hair. MILES: You can also listen to me talk to you right now. JULIA: You can listen to another person talking in the same video. That one is me. MILES: That's her. JULIA: I'm the other one. Thank you, Miles Jai. MILES: You're welcome. JULIA: For doing a LGBTQ&A with me. MILES: Anytime. JULIA: Thank you This Free Life for bringing us together. This is a budding friendship. Welcome to Los Angeles. MILES: Thank you. JULIA: If you want to check out Miles Jai's amazing videos, he has, like, a million different kinds. What's your channel name? MILES: My channel name is MilesJaiProductions. JULIA: Check that out. MILES: Yep. JULIA: I'll put a link in the description. Keep following me on the Internet. 'Cause I like it. The screen splits into a trio of small video windows on the left side of the screen over a jewel toned rainbow flag backdrop. Two people are visible in each video window. Julia and Miles dance and play around with a wig and a ukulele in the top video. On the right side of the screen, white text is visible. Upbeat music playing. ON SCREEN TEXT: ON SCREEN TEXT: MILES INTERVIEWS JULIA CHASE INTERVIEWS RICKEY STEPH INTERVIEWS COURTNEY WATCH MORE LGBTQ&A VIDEOS YouTube/ThisFreeLife This FreeLife For any more help, please email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov

Chase Ross
INTERVIEWS

Rickey Thompson

Watch this LGBTQ&A with street style icon Rickey Thompson who sings about being happy and talks about why he lives tobacco free.  

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People using screen readers may not be able to fully view information in this file. The content for this video is: Julia Nunes - With Miles v11 - Option B A woman with a long blond bob and a jean jacket, Julia, sits in a bedroom next to a black man with long pink hair and a pink bra, Miles. JULIA: Hello, everyone. MILES: (whispers) Hey. JULIA: (whispers) Hey. It's me, Julia Nunes, in Miles Jai's room. MILES: How you doing? Welcome to my room. JULIA: We're here because This Free Life brought us together... MILES: Mm-hmm. JULIA: To do an LGBTQ&A. Miles, would you introduce yourself to everyone? MILES: Well, my name is Miles. I have a channel on YouTube called MilesJaiProductions. Makeup tutorials, parodies, drag queens, pretty things, this is MilesJaiProductions. [burps] (singing) I'm gonna party. JULIA: So round one. What's your best impression? What's your fave? MILES: My favorite impression is Nicki Minaj. (clicks tongue) My name is Nicki Minaj, Nicki Lewinsky, Nicki the Harajuku Barbie--(laughing) That's me. (barks) JULIA: (laughs) I love your work. MILES: Thank you. Nicki doesn't actually do that. I just play, like, an extremely exaggerated version of her. JULIA: What is your life right now in a song? MILES: Okay, just play something. Julia strums a playful melody on a ukulele while Miles sings and gestures with her manicured hands. MILES: (clears throat) (singing) Right now I'm out here in LA. Trying to date, but boys won't say "Hey." And even though I'm gay, I look so pretty, and all those boys, they be like "Bye, baby, bye, baby." Ay- yee-ay, ay-yee-ay. I'm out here doing my own dang thing. I try to be out here dropping it all low, but they just don't know about me 'cause they ain't in the know. Julia squints and Miles smirks into the camera. JULIA: Miles? MILES: Yes. JULIA: I have a really important question. MILES: Okay. JULIA: What would you say is your emoji? MILES: The sparkly heart emoji. JULIA: (gasps) MILES: Like, uh... JULIA: Mm-hmm. MILES: That one really just encompasses my entire being. JULIA: Mm-hmm. MILES: It's, you know, pink. It's got sparkles. I was like, "This is me." I also like using the girl who has her hand out like this. And then I put sparkles at the end so it looks like she's like throwing sparkles. (laughs) JULIA: Oh. MILES: Like-- JULIA: That's you! MILES: Yeah. JULIA: I wish there was one with pink hair. MILES: What about you? JULIA: Um, I have a new emoji, courtesy of a gift you gave me. MILES: Oh, I love that. JULIA: It's the princess emoji. MILES: The princess with a little bob, little cute voluminous bob. JULIA: Voluminous bob. Round two. Deeper, more intimate. I feel like I know you really well, and I want to know if there is something about you that people just get wrong. They just assume, and it's not right. MILES: Well, for starters, a lot of people think that I am trans. And I am not. So I have to correct people and, you know-- or that I'm a drag queen. And I am also not that. At least not yet. Pronouns I normally use are "he" and "him." But "she" is fine as well. So I'm not very specific on those kinds of things. JULIA: Brings us to round three. MILES: Mm-hmm. JULIA: We're gonna talk about living tobacco free. MILES: What about Tabasco? JULIA: Tabasco is great on eggs. Just so we're clear, we're talking about being tobacco free, not Tabasco free. So do you know anyone who smokes regularly? MILES: Yeah, I do. My mom smokes. And actually, my brother just took it up, I feel like, not too long ago. So I saw my mom do it. I'm seeing my brother do it and I just wouldn't want that for myself. But I'm still gonna be there for them, so that way, you know, I can help them stop and just, you know, feel better. JULIA: 'Cause it is such a hard thing to get over once it's got a hold of you, like, they're gonna need... MILES: Mm-hmm. JULIA: Support and love. I think it affects our community at a much higher rate. MILES: Treat yourself right. Treat yourself. I feel like a lot of LGBT people smoke because of all the things that LGBT people specifically have to go through. But I feel like there's other ways that you can incorporate, like, positive energy into your life and not something negative. So you could sing. You can dance. You can act. You can eat fruit. You can have Tabasco sauce. JULIA: (laughs) You can do ukulele videos. MILES: You can do laughing yoga. JULIA: You can cut your own hair. MILES: You can also listen to me talk to you right now. JULIA: You can listen to another person talking in the same video. That one is me. MILES: That's her. JULIA: I'm the other one. Thank you, Miles Jai. MILES: You're welcome. JULIA: For doing a LGBTQ&A with me. MILES: Anytime. JULIA: Thank you This Free Life for bringing us together. This is a budding friendship. Welcome to Los Angeles. MILES: Thank you. JULIA: If you want to check out Miles Jai's amazing videos, he has, like, a million different kinds. What's your channel name? MILES: My channel name is MilesJaiProductions. JULIA: Check that out. MILES: Yep. JULIA: I'll put a link in the description. Keep following me on the Internet. 'Cause I like it. The screen splits into a trio of small video windows on the left side of the screen over a jewel toned rainbow flag backdrop. Two people are visible in each video window. Julia and Miles dance and play around with a wig and a ukulele in the top video. On the right side of the screen, white text is visible. Upbeat music playing. ON SCREEN TEXT: ON SCREEN TEXT: MILES INTERVIEWS JULIA CHASE INTERVIEWS RICKEY STEPH INTERVIEWS COURTNEY WATCH MORE LGBTQ&A VIDEOS YouTube/ThisFreeLife This FreeLife For any more help, please email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov

Steph Frosch
INTERVIEWS

Courtney Act

Caught in the act: Courtney Act opens up about how she always stays flawless. Hear all about it in this LGBTQ&A vid.

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People using screen readers may not be able to fully view information in this file. The content for this video is: Julia Nunes - With Miles v11 - Option B A woman with a long blond bob and a jean jacket, Julia, sits in a bedroom next to a black man with long pink hair and a pink bra, Miles. JULIA: Hello, everyone. MILES: (whispers) Hey. JULIA: (whispers) Hey. It's me, Julia Nunes, in Miles Jai's room. MILES: How you doing? Welcome to my room. JULIA: We're here because This Free Life brought us together... MILES: Mm-hmm. JULIA: To do an LGBTQ&A. Miles, would you introduce yourself to everyone? MILES: Well, my name is Miles. I have a channel on YouTube called MilesJaiProductions. Makeup tutorials, parodies, drag queens, pretty things, this is MilesJaiProductions. [burps] (singing) I'm gonna party. JULIA: So round one. What's your best impression? What's your fave? MILES: My favorite impression is Nicki Minaj. (clicks tongue) My name is Nicki Minaj, Nicki Lewinsky, Nicki the Harajuku Barbie--(laughing) That's me. (barks) JULIA: (laughs) I love your work. MILES: Thank you. Nicki doesn't actually do that. I just play, like, an extremely exaggerated version of her. JULIA: What is your life right now in a song? MILES: Okay, just play something. Julia strums a playful melody on a ukulele while Miles sings and gestures with her manicured hands. MILES: (clears throat) (singing) Right now I'm out here in LA. Trying to date, but boys won't say "Hey." And even though I'm gay, I look so pretty, and all those boys, they be like "Bye, baby, bye, baby." Ay- yee-ay, ay-yee-ay. I'm out here doing my own dang thing. I try to be out here dropping it all low, but they just don't know about me 'cause they ain't in the know. Julia squints and Miles smirks into the camera. JULIA: Miles? MILES: Yes. JULIA: I have a really important question. MILES: Okay. JULIA: What would you say is your emoji? MILES: The sparkly heart emoji. JULIA: (gasps) MILES: Like, uh... JULIA: Mm-hmm. MILES: That one really just encompasses my entire being. JULIA: Mm-hmm. MILES: It's, you know, pink. It's got sparkles. I was like, "This is me." I also like using the girl who has her hand out like this. And then I put sparkles at the end so it looks like she's like throwing sparkles. (laughs) JULIA: Oh. MILES: Like-- JULIA: That's you! MILES: Yeah. JULIA: I wish there was one with pink hair. MILES: What about you? JULIA: Um, I have a new emoji, courtesy of a gift you gave me. MILES: Oh, I love that. JULIA: It's the princess emoji. MILES: The princess with a little bob, little cute voluminous bob. JULIA: Voluminous bob. Round two. Deeper, more intimate. I feel like I know you really well, and I want to know if there is something about you that people just get wrong. They just assume, and it's not right. MILES: Well, for starters, a lot of people think that I am trans. And I am not. So I have to correct people and, you know-- or that I'm a drag queen. And I am also not that. At least not yet. Pronouns I normally use are "he" and "him." But "she" is fine as well. So I'm not very specific on those kinds of things. JULIA: Brings us to round three. MILES: Mm-hmm. JULIA: We're gonna talk about living tobacco free. MILES: What about Tabasco? JULIA: Tabasco is great on eggs. Just so we're clear, we're talking about being tobacco free, not Tabasco free. So do you know anyone who smokes regularly? MILES: Yeah, I do. My mom smokes. And actually, my brother just took it up, I feel like, not too long ago. So I saw my mom do it. I'm seeing my brother do it and I just wouldn't want that for myself. But I'm still gonna be there for them, so that way, you know, I can help them stop and just, you know, feel better. JULIA: 'Cause it is such a hard thing to get over once it's got a hold of you, like, they're gonna need... MILES: Mm-hmm. JULIA: Support and love. I think it affects our community at a much higher rate. MILES: Treat yourself right. Treat yourself. I feel like a lot of LGBT people smoke because of all the things that LGBT people specifically have to go through. But I feel like there's other ways that you can incorporate, like, positive energy into your life and not something negative. So you could sing. You can dance. You can act. You can eat fruit. You can have Tabasco sauce. JULIA: (laughs) You can do ukulele videos. MILES: You can do laughing yoga. JULIA: You can cut your own hair. MILES: You can also listen to me talk to you right now. JULIA: You can listen to another person talking in the same video. That one is me. MILES: That's her. JULIA: I'm the other one. Thank you, Miles Jai. MILES: You're welcome. JULIA: For doing a LGBTQ&A with me. MILES: Anytime. JULIA: Thank you This Free Life for bringing us together. This is a budding friendship. Welcome to Los Angeles. MILES: Thank you. JULIA: If you want to check out Miles Jai's amazing videos, he has, like, a million different kinds. What's your channel name? MILES: My channel name is MilesJaiProductions. JULIA: Check that out. MILES: Yep. JULIA: I'll put a link in the description. Keep following me on the Internet. 'Cause I like it. The screen splits into a trio of small video windows on the left side of the screen over a jewel toned rainbow flag backdrop. Two people are visible in each video window. Julia and Miles dance and play around with a wig and a ukulele in the top video. On the right side of the screen, white text is visible. Upbeat music playing. ON SCREEN TEXT: ON SCREEN TEXT: MILES INTERVIEWS JULIA CHASE INTERVIEWS RICKEY STEPH INTERVIEWS COURTNEY WATCH MORE LGBTQ&A VIDEOS YouTube/ThisFreeLife This FreeLife For any more help, please email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov

Courtney Act
INTERVIEWS

Steph Frosch

Want to know who Steph Frosch is behind all those hilarious YouTube videos? Check out her interview in our LGBTQ&A.