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Troye Sivan was terrified of being gay and says the fear is still there

The 'Bloom' singer and former Attitude cover star came out as gay back in 2013

2019-10-08

Words: Steve Brown

Troye Sivan says he was terrified of being gay and the fear is still there.

The ‘Bloom’ singer and former Attitude cover star came out publicly as gay via a YouTube video on 7 August 2013, three years after coming out to his family.

However, while speaking to Harper’s BAZAAR Australia Man, the singer/songwriter admitted he was terrified of being gay and revealed the fear is still there.

He said: “Growing up in a society where I didn’t want to be gay for the first 15 years of my life, I was terrified of it.

“That’s still in there and I’m personally trying to work it out. I’m enjoying this process of pushing myself, figuring out – am I into this? Am I not? There are no rules.

“Although I came out as gay to my family, there was still a lot that I hid, the way I wanted to move, dress, speak.”