Riyadh Khalaf is a journalist, YouTuber, and LGBT+ advocate. He is best known for his groundbreaking BBC docuseries Queer Britain in which he investigated issues affecting the queer community, including racism, eating disorders, religion, gender identity, and porn. He first came to prominence on YouTube where his comedy and LGBT+ videos made him a “gay big brother” to younger viewers looking for inspiration and help with their identities. His channel has amassed over 47 million views and been featured on outlets including CNN, NBC, The Guardian, Huffington Post, and BuzzFeed. Riyadh is now a regular host on BBC Radio 1’s Life Hacks and Unexpected Fluids shows, delving into young people’s mental health, sex and relationships.
Riyadh Khalaf is a presenter and YouTube creator and one of the internet generation's most prominent LGBT faces. His media career began at age 16 when he launched a pirate radio station from his bedroom. Since then he has presented and produced award-winning radio in Ireland and Australia. His BBC series Queer Britain aired on BBC1 and he has presented original online content for MTV UK, The Guardian and RTÉ. Riyadh's YouTube channel has amassed over 350,000 subscribers. Originally from Dublin, he now lives in London.