"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, or or not your new identity but just realizing your own identity," he said.
From there, he said, while not anyone wants to or has to come out, he said his decision to do so -- and doing so in a safe environment -- was the "best thing I've ever done in my entire life."
Sivan continued, explaining that he came out just before he signed his record deal because he didn't want to risk anyone telling him not to come out.
"I didn't want to ever give anyone that kind of power," he said. "It sort of allowed me from day one to write music that is completely, completely honest. And that was something as a musician and as a career person I had always kind of wondered about my entire life, like am I ever going to be able to actually make music that is genuine to me and sing about the people who I want to sing about? So it was a pivotal moment for me career-wise too."
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