An online petition has been created to show support for the LGBTQ+ community on YouTube after the popular media platform added a filter enabling a 'Restricted Mode'.

The filter prevents viewers from discovering videos covering LGBTQ+ related topics and hides them from the feed on their platform. 

Daniel James created the online petition on encouraging others to express their disagreement with YouTube and their decision to do this stating that: "everyone should have access [to] LGBTQ+ across the platform without restrictions."

The "Get YouTube to remove LGBT+ Videos from the Restricted Mode" petition has already gathered over 600 signatures since it launched on Saturday.

On June, 26 2016, YouTube released the video "#ProudToLove - Celebrating Marriage Equality and LGBT Pride Month" on YouTube Spotlight.

The video was published soon after Gay Marriage was legalised in the USA and received a lot of support from around the world with over 7.2 million views.

Over the last few days, several LGBT Vloggers have accused YouTube of hiding their material through the “Restricted Mode” feature.

Restricted mode is an optional feature that automatically filters content.

According to Google, which owns YouTube, they “use community flagging, age-restrictions, and other signals to identify and filter out potentially inappropriate content.”

It’s off by default and can be turned on or off on each page, but it can also be locked to prevent changes on that browser.

British YouTube Vlogger, Rowan Ellis, whose bio states that she makes videos about “pop culture from a feminist and queer perspective” has been posting videos for over two years. On Thursday, she posted a video criticising YouTube for allowing this to happen.

Rowan's video is among those that are being hidden in 'Restricted Mode'.

Other restricted videos include a video of a lesbian couple reading their wedding vows to each other. 

A globally organised tend attempt is scheduled for 1am (UK time) and 8pm (EST) TONIGHT using #WeAreNotInappropriate in the hopes of raising awareness. 

The petition will be passed to YouTube and its CEO, Susan Wojcicki.

You can sign it by clicking here.