The lead singer for popular indietronica band Passion Pit has come out as gay.
As reported by SPIN, frontman Michael Angelakos shared the revelation in a recent interview with author Bret Easton Ellis on the writer's podcast. On his decision to publicly share this part of his life, Angelakos said,
I've told very few people in my personal small circles because I don't know how to talk about it, you know? Talking with you -- we've talked before -- when someone understands what you do and what you make, it disarms you a little bit, and you can just be yourself because you don't have to defend your work... This is the kind of situation every artist wants to be in -- to talk to artists they really admire. When this was all happening recently, finally, I just decided it might be best to talk about it here. I don't really know what happened, but it's just one of those gut feelings. It's the same gut feeling I had when I said, OK, I kind of just need to talk to people about the fact that I am. I'm gay. And that's it. It just has to happen. This was exactly the type of situation where I don't feel like I'm being threatened.
The singer also opened up about his recent divorce from Kirsty Mucci and how the process contributed to his own understanding of his sexuality. "I just wanted so badly to be straight, because I love her so much," he said. "I think that was one of the most painful things when we decided to separate."
According to a tweet from the singer, he looks to be getting all of the support he needs.
Welcome to the family, Michael!
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