Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees Comes Out
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:55:57
Tyler Glenn — the lead singer for the Utah group Neon Trees and a Mormon his whole life —has come out.
Glenn revealed the news of his sexual orientation in Rolling Stone, saying, "I've always felt like I'm an open book, and yet obviously I haven't been completely."
Glenn knew was gay since he was a young child, but kept his sexuality a secret for a long time. "I had my crushes on guys throughout high school, but it was never an overwhelming thing until my twenties," he revealed. "Then I'd be dating girls and in love with my straight friend and it was the worst feeling in the world."
Of course, his religion certainly factored into the situation. He said, "We were always taught, and I hate this word, 'tolerance.' The only time that felt different was when the Prop 8 thing came up," he said. That is a reference to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spent an estimated $22 million fighting same-sex marriage in California in 2008.
Glenn came out to friends and family in October of last year while the band was working on the band's new album Pop Psychology.
Bravo to Glenn for being brave to come out to his fans!
Will you check out Pop Psychology, out next month?