“It was the best thing I’ve ever done in my entire life.”
by Danielle Sinay
In honor of yesterday’s National Coming Out Day, Troye Sivan opened about his experience coming out in a video for Rolling Stone.
“The first step and the hardest step, I reckon, is coming out to yourself and realizing kind of who you are and dealing with the realization of your new identity,” he told the magazine.
“If you feel like it is a safe environment I would highly recommend coming out. Not everyone wants to or has to of course, but for me it was the best thing I’ve ever done in my entire life,” he continued.
He also discussed about how his decision to come out affected his career, explaining that he didn’t want to sign his record deal until he came out, “just in case they tried to tell me to not come out…So I came out right before I signed the deal,” allowing him to “write music that’s completely completely honest.”
We’re so happy for and proud of Troye for being his most most authentic self! Hopefully he’s inspiring others to do the same.
If you’re planning on coming out, make sure to check out the Human Rights Campaign’s super helpful guide to help you come out comfortably, and if you need extra support or advice, call the GLBT National Youth Talkline at 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7745).
Check out all of Troye’s advice here: