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Troye Sivan On His 'Fun' Sexuality And The One Thing He Keeps Private

"I can do whatever I want, and no one will bat an eyelid."
Pop singer Troye Sivan graces the cover of Out magazine's May issue. 
Pop singer Troye Sivan graces the cover of Out magazine's May issue. 

Pop star Troye Sivan is quickly establishing himself as a queer icon for the millennial set, and it's a role that he does not take lightly. 

The 20-year-old singer-songwriter, who came out publicly as gay in a 2013 YouTube video that has since been viewed over six million times, got refreshingly candid for the May issue of Out magazine. In the interview, Sivan opens up even further about his sexuality. Still, there's one thing he wants to keep private: his relationship status. 

"I feel like I share everything about myself, like everything," he said. "That's the one thing – I should keep something to myself." Calling relationships "so weird," he added, "You care so much for that person and you become best friends, and then it seems so abrasive to me that people break up. That concept. The whole idea of it. As someone who is just starting to venture into romantic endeavors, that’s been a very strange thing I never thought about before. People get hurt, and that’s something I’m learning."

The pop singer is quickly becoming a queer icon for the millennial set. 
The pop singer is quickly becoming a queer icon for the millennial set. 

When it comes to describing his own sexuality, he quipped, "Fun. Is that weird? Fun is how I feel. Fun is kissing boys and kissing girls sometimes. I can do whatever I want, and no one will bat an eyelid."

Sivan, who was raised Jewish, also spoke about his song "Heaven," which he wrote about being gay in a religious upbringing. It was a process he now calls "very therapeutic." 

"It was me thinking about how hard I try to be a good person and then feeling like, before I even opened my eyes as a little baby – because I think I was born gay – I was a sinner," he said. "All of those are very standard, but very confusing and hurtful conversations that you have to have with yourself as an LGBTQ person. Those kinds of songs mean a lot to me." 

Read the full Out magazine interview with Troye Sivan here

Sivan wrote "Heaven" about growing up gay in a religious community. 
Sivan wrote "Heaven" about growing up gay in a religious community. 
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