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.
Brendan Urie officially came out now I guess https://t.co/hiLyf5tMwH— bhar (@bhar)1530891071.0
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.
HEY uhhhhh Brendan Urie specifically identifying with/ using the word pansexual is so so so important to so many wh… https://t.co/2NgB6LoIzr— Rachael L 💖💛💙 (@Rachael L 💖💛💙)1530902057.0
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.
UMMM??? BRENDAN URIE CAME OUT AS PAN?????? BOTH THE EMOS AND THE GAYS ARE THRIVING!!!!!!! https://t.co/RRR7iBJb77— 𝔩𝔦𝔩 𝔠𝔥𝔞𝔭𝔰𝔱𝔦𝔠𝔠 (@𝔩𝔦𝔩 𝔠𝔥𝔞𝔭𝔰𝔱𝔦𝔠𝔠)1530904622.0
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.
how the fuck does an editor look at an interview where that Brendan Urie comes out and write a headline that's NOT "Pan! At the Disco"— The Handsomest F-22 (@The Handsomest F-22)1530927661.0
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.
brendan urie came out as pan and it only makes sense. a hetero could not have made a fever you can’t sweat out, it’s just not realistic— jaboukie young-white (@jaboukie young-white)1530894622.0
I kind of feel like Brendan Urie being pansexual has been pretty obvious since P!ATD became a solo project. Either… https://t.co/No9xSLQWpN— DJ Criboi (@DJ Criboi)1530907441.0
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.
Brendan Urie: This is me coming out as pansexual. :’) Me and literally everyone in the world https://t.co/FaQOFaxBph— The Josh™ 🎮🌈 (@The Josh™ 🎮🌈)1530905753.0
Fans online have been extremely supportive!
Brendan Urie has officially come out as pansexual! This is not a drill! I repeat: this is not a drill! My baby emo heart is so happy!— 🔮Ari Freyjasdottir🔮 (@🔮Ari Freyjasdottir🔮)1530917370.0
BRENDAN URIE came out as pansexual wow i finally feel validated😂😂— ℒᎯℛᎯ🥀 (@ℒᎯℛᎯ🥀)1530917204.0
Brendan Urie just came out as Pansexual and the gay heavans have opened and 13 year old closet case me is screaming— i dont feel so good, mr. stark (@i dont feel so good, mr. stark)1530907625.0
brendan urie coming out as pansexual saved 2018— self proclaimed cutie pie (@self proclaimed cutie pie)1530901947.0