Neon Trees singer Tyler Glenn has revealed that he's gay.
Glenn tells Rolling Stone that he felt the need to come out because he felt it was dishonest to stay silent in the current environment. He says "I've always felt like I'm an open book, and yet obviously I haven't been completely. I had my crushes on guys throughout high school, but it was never an overwhelming thing until my 20s. Then I'd be dating girls and in love with my straight friend, and it was the worst feeling in the world."
Tyler says his decision was partly inspired by the high-profile athletes who've come out in recent times. "I appreciated Michael Sam was like, 'I want to be able to go to the movies and hold hands with my boyfriend.' Even hearing him say 'boyfriend,' I was just like, that's cool."