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15/02/2016 07:29 GMT | Updated 15/02/2016 07:59 GMT

Transgender Man Henry Tadebois Comes Out To Friends And Family In Genius Video

Coming out as transgender to your family and friends isn't easy, which is why Henry Tadebois decided to tell his loved-ones with a hearty dose of humour.

"[The video's] original purpose was just to inform my friends of my transition - I never expected it to be enjoyed by so many people and it's been amazing receiving everybody's encouraging and appreciative messages," Tadebois told The Huffington Post.

"Maybe some have been educated by it, which is great. Maybe it's helped someone else who is also coming out of the closet - that's even better.

"But if people can just get a laugh out of it that'd be enough to know I've entertained someone and put a smile on their face."

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In the video, which has now been viewed more than 67,000 times on Youtube, the 24-year-old explains that his voice is likely to become lower as he transitions from female to male.

He jokes that he may also get smellier, spottier and more muscly, but reassures friends he is still the same person they all know and love.

"It'll take a little getting used to and you might slip up in the beginning, but don't worry I won't be offended - it doesn't happen overnight. Don't be afraid to ask me any questions you may have," he says.

"And just so you know, this doesn't change my personality traits, mannerisms or even bad habits. I'll still be the same person that you've always known.

"I just need to make the outside match the inside."

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