To celebrate Coming Out Day, Billboard and GLAAD invited LGBTQ musicians and members of the music industry to share their coming out stories. Among the participants were Neon Trees‘ frontman Tyler Glenn, radio personality legend Elvis Duran, PVRIS’ Lynn Gunn, MNEK and Scissor Sisters‘ Jake Shears.
In her coming out clip, rising pop singer-songwriter Gia explained how she came out to her parents with her music video (for her debut single “Only A Girl”).
Brooklyn-based rapper Cakes da Killa shares his story about how his mother found a love note from a boy when he was 8-years-old. He quickly shoved the note in his mouth and ate it.
Electro-R&B singer/producer Sakima and poet Andrea Gibson also shared their stories. Check out links to each video below.
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