'Panic! at the Disco's frontman Brendon Urie comes out as pansexual
During the sprawling interview with PaperMag, Urie also dismissed rumors of having relations with former bandmate Ryan Ross, claiming that he's just 'stage gay' at times.
'Panic! at the Disco' frontman, Brendon Urie has come out as pansexual. In an interview with Paper magazine, published on Friday (July 6), the singer opened up about longstanding fan rumors about his sexuality and the #MeToo movement.
As PaperMag notes, Urie addressed his own sexuality while discussing letters from fans who have thanked him for helping them embrace their bisexuality; even when he never openly came out as queer himself. These letters were prompted by his 2013 single 'Girls/Girls/Boys,' which was inspired by a threesome he had at the ridiculously young age of just sixteen.
“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 stated. “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.”
"I guess this is me coming out as pansexual," Urie added gingerly.
Urie, who has been married to Sarah Orzechowski for five years, shares that coming to terms with his sexuality “was never weird” for him as a young man. Urie had previously identified himself as straight and then 'sexually fluid,' but now the singer now seems to prefer a label more inclusive.
In the sprawling, detailed interview, Urie also put a rest to fan rumors and fanfiction about his relationship with former bandmate Ryan Ross. He stated that he would perform “stage gay” during early tours, kissing Ross on the neck or mouth during concerts, but that there was nothing more to it. The singer also apologizes for using the term “barsexual” in the past to describe his tendency to kiss friends when drunk!
Urie and his band Panic! at the Disco dropped their latest album 'Pray For The Wicked' late last month. The album is currently sitting comfortably at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 charts, making it the second P!ATD album in a row to debut at the top of the charts. You can stream the entire album below via Spotify.
In related news, last week, Urie announced a partnership with GLSEN to help launch GSA (Gender & Sexuality/Gay-Straight Alliance) clubs in schools across the United States. He recently pledged $1 million through his newly launched Highest Hopes Foundation.