"I don't want to discount what anyone in the LGBTQ movement has been through," he says. "But for me, owning up to who I am has made [my sexuality] a nonissue."
"When I was younger, the goal was to make people cry when I sang," he says with a laugh. "But it wasn't getting me any cool points with the kids in school."
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"I used to watch Australia's Next Top Model in secret," says Sivan, glancing down at the stark white polish he painted onto his fingernails. "I was scared that fashion was a gay thing. But once you come out, every day you have to push the boundaries a little bit. You have to live unapologetically."
With a fan army of 3.7 million Twitter followers and the third-most-subscribed YouTube channel in Australia -- besting countrymen 5 Seconds of Summer and Iggy Azalea -- it's clear young fans both gay and straight "identify with Troye's coming-of-age process and his fearless vulnerability and idealism," says Arjun Pulijal, senior director of marketing at Capitol Music Group.
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