Gay Christian rock star comes out after 20 years in the closet
A gay Christian rock star has come out as gay, talking about having spent more than two decades in the closet.
Trey Pearson, the lead singer of Everyday Sunday, came out to fans and supporters in a letter.
He said: “I have tried not to be gay for more than 20 years of my life… it’s my life. This is me being authentic and real with myself and other people. This is a part of who I am.”
Pearson has two daughters with his ex-wife Lauren.
In the letter, he says his ex-wife is “the most supportive, understanding, loving and gracious person I could ever ask for.”
The former couple have said they plan to remain friends, and hope that they can raise their children in a happy atmosphere.
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Facing up to the fact that other Christian artists have come out as gay and seen their record sales fall, Pearson remained optimistic.
He writes: “I realise a lot of gate-holders in that industry may want to never play my songs again, due to fear—but I also think the world is changing—and I think there are a lot of people out there that want to be a part of this conversation.”
Another high profile Christian rock star Vicky Beeching came out as gay in 2014, saying: “God loves me just the way I am, and I have a huge sense of calling to communicate that to young people.”
Check out Calculate by Everyday Sunday, below: