Lohanthony is the handle of YouTuber Anthony Quintal. Quintal attracted a large following on YouTube and Vine throughout the 2010s, garnering attention for being an openly and proudly gay teenager. However, after returning to YouTube in 2020, he had deleted all of his videos, denounced his sexuality, and said that he would be practicing “Christian celibacy,” raising concerns from his fans.
Quintal is a Massachusetts-born YouTuber who began posting videos onto his channel on January 13th, 2012. One of his most popular videos, titled “Calling All The Basic Bitches,” features him swinging his leg (mirror shown below, left). The segment was included in an episode of Tosh.0 (shown below, right)..
Turn to Christianity
On August 18th, 2020, Quintal uploaded a video to his YouTube channel announcing that he had embraced Christianity after weeks of his social media featuring bible verses (shown below, left). He deleted all of his channel’s videos and his subscriber count. On August 21st, he released a video saying he had been a victim of sexual assault as a young boy when an older child at a daycare took advantage of him. He explained his feeling that the encounter led him down a path of drugs and homosexuality. He stated that when he came out as gay it felt insincere and he was now practicing celibacy. “God showed me that my celibacy is the way. God showed me that chastity is the way. God showed me that abstinence is the way. God showed me that I do not need to find His love in His creation, but rather I can find His love in Him, the creator” (shown below, right).