Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie has recently come out as pansexual in an interview with Paper.
There had been long-standing questions about the singer’s sexuality, which he addressed with honesty, citing both his marriage and tendency to kiss bandmates on stage, behavior he had previously been criticized for calling “barsexual” and has since apologized for.
“I’m married to a woman and I’m very much in love with her but I’m not opposed to a man because to me, I like a person,” he said. “Yeah I guess you could qualify me as pansexual because I really don’t care. If a person is great, then a person is great. I just like good people, if your heart’s in the right place. I’m definitely attracted to men. It’s just people that I am attracted to.”
The singer also discussed his status as a queer influencer despite not having come out before his interview with Paper. His band’s 2013 Single, “Girls/Girls/Boys,” which was inspired by a threesome Urie had as a teenager, is widely seen as a bisexual anthem and has prompted fans to write to the singer, thanking him for helping them embrace and accept their bisexuality.
His coming out coincides with a recent partnership with GLSEN, which Urie announced last week to help establish GSA (gender & sexuality/gay-straight alliance) clubs in schools throughout the country via a personal pledge of $1 Million through his Highest Hopes Foundation.
You can read the rest of his interview, here.