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Brendon Urie: “This is me coming out as pansexual.”

Brendon Urie was always known to be a free spirit if you’ve ever watched him perform with Panic! At The Disco or in Broadway’s Kinky Boots. He was NEVER afraid to be who he was, despite what others may think. And that’s one of the many things that we love so much about him.

In a recent interview today with PAPER, Brendon came out as pansexual. Although many of his fans aren’t surprised, it’s making headlines, and it’s honestly nice that he has officially said it. Why? Not because we’re nosey about his sexuality. But because him saying this is going to help so many kids and adults out there who are struggling with who they are.

This simple quote can change so much, even if it’s just for one person.

Brendon Urie: "This is me coming out as pansexual."
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Check out some of the interview with PAPER below:

I remember reading yours and Ryan’s strip club was a gay strip club.

Actually my first bar was a gay bar, I got in underage technically. Ryan was 18 and I was 17 I think. We played a show somewhere in Texas. These two girls invited us out and she knew the bouncer so we just got in. I remember just being hit on all night and it was awesome. I was getting drinks all night. These guys would just come up and I was like, “I’m flattered but I’m not interested but thank you.” They were like, “We’ll get you interested sweetheart.” I was just like, This is dope.

You also don’t buy into the old masculinity tropes.

No. I’m married to a woman and I’m very much in love with her but I’m not opposed to a man because to me, I like a person. Yeah I guess you could qualify me as pansexual because I really don’t care. If a person is great, then a person is great. I just like good people, if your heart’s in the right place. I’m definitely attracted to men. It’s just people that I am attracted to.

So you’re pansexual.

I guess so, I guess this is me coming out as pansexual.

Did you find yourself as a young man having to really come to terms with your sexuality?

It was never weird for me. I know that it made a few people uncomfortable, when somebody gets uncomfortable about me doing what I used to call “stage gay.” It kind of presses me to want to do it more.

What’s “stage gay”?

For our first headline tour I would go up to Ryan our guitar player, and like kiss him on the neck or kiss him on the mouth and he would be so mad. I was like, I just want to kiss you bro. I would hang out with friends and after five or six beers we’re just kind of like smooching on each other. People just get hammered and fool around.

To read the rest of the interview, click HERE

Between speaking his mind to donating $1 million to GLSEN, the leading education organisation in America working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for LGBTQ youth, Brendon Urie is truly an icon. Keep up all the great work Brendon, you’re doing such an amazing job. <3

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Written by Melanie Gomez

My name is Melanie Gomez (25) and I graduated with a BA in print journalism with music management as my minor. I loved music since I was a kid because it was always a way my family and I bonded, as well as a way to express myself on my own time as I got older. I’m not a singer and I don’t play an instrument, so my way of being part of the music industry is by getting to write about the music I love in various reviews and through my concert photography. Another goal? To make people smile.

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