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Brendon Urie Just Came Out As Pansexual And Is Giving A Big Gift To High School Gay-Straight Alliances

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In a lengthy interview with Paper, lead singer of Panic! At The Disco Brendon Urie said that he identifies as pansexual.


Urie has been married to Sarah Orzechowski since 2013, and commented:

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.




To Urie, a person's gender matters far less than the content of their character:

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.



To commemorate the end of PRIDE month, Urie donated to $1 million to GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) to help fund "gender and sexuality clubs" in U.S. high schools.



In a statement, Urie said:

For years my fans have inspired me with their determination and creativity as they have created a safe and inclusive community. I felt the time had come for me to join them boldly, to bring that energy and power to bear on the huge challenges facing our whole society.



He continued:

Some of the most inspiring leaders out there right now have come from GSAs. Working firsthand with GLSEN, student leaders everywhere, and all my fans, I want to make sure that every one of our future leaders out there has the support they need to form their own GSA and begin their work to make a better world.




Though this is the first time Urie has publicly identified as pansexual, he's long been an admired figure in the LGBTQ community, with his song "Girls/Girls/Boys," often held up as a bisexual anthem. Though the singer didn't intend for the song to have a grander purpose beyond telling the story of his first threesome, he's glad fans were able to find meaning in it:

Taking this thing that I wrote about and then changing it to be more inspiring for your own purposes, what a beautiful idea.


Fans online have been extremely supportive!






H/T - Buzzfeed, Paper, Getty Images