Connor Franta celebrated his 24th birthday today, September 12th. As he has done for the past few years, he used his birthday as an opportunity to raise money for a good cause. Instead of fans sending him birthday presents, he asked them to donate to a charity of his choice.
Connor announced that he released two new articles of clothing through his brand, Common Culture. Both of the products, a white t-shirt and a white hat, feature a bright rainbow across the front. 100 percent of the proceeds will go directly to a charity called GLSEN, which helps create safer school environments for LGBTQ+ youth.
— common culture (@commonculture) September 12, 2016
Connor said that he has a personal connection with the cause that GLSEN supports. One of his biggest fears as a child was what would happen to him if he came out as gay while he was in school. It is very important to him to try to help LGBTQ+ youth face the issues he feared as a child.
In his video, Connor also thanked fans for all the love and sweet messages they’ve shown on Twitter, especially under the hashtag #HappyBirthdayConnor.
— aiyla (@FAlRYTROYE) September 13, 2016
— dylan (@meltedyouth) September 12, 2016
— cynthia ? (@ConsCocoa) September 12, 2016
Some of Connor’s friends also wished him a happy birthday.
Happy birthday my dearest period, cell phone, brain, internet and many more to come. You (and your insta) make me happy @ConnorFranta <3
— Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) September 13, 2016
— Ricky Dillon (@RickyPDillon) September 12, 2016
CON BON ILY I HOPE YOU HAVE THE BEST BDAY EVAAAAAA. ?? @ConnorFranta
— Trevor Moran (@TrevorMoran) September 12, 2016
Happy 24th birthday to Connor Franta, from all of us at CelebMix! Looking for a way to celebrate Connor’s birthday? Check out these articles we’ve written about him!
Will you be purchasing the rainbow hat or shirt? Let us know on Twitter @CelebMix.