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Singer Ryan Beatty comes out and is “proud to be a raging homosexual”

Bea Mitchell June 29, 2016
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The ‘Every Little Thing’ singer announced the news on Instagram and Twitter.

US singer Ryan Beatty has taken to social media to tell his fans that he’s gay.

“proud to be a raging homosexual. it’s taken 20 years of suffocating in the closet for me to become comfortable enough to say it, but now I can finally breathe. i did it!,” the 20-year-old wrote on Instagram.

The California native followed up his announcement on Twitter, writing: “i’m so happy i’m gay”.

“i’m so grateful to have friends and family that support me and just want me to be happy. that’s unconditional love.”

“thank you to anyone who’s reached out to me with the supportive words. I’m so happy”.

Beatty’s debut EP Because of You debuted at number 1 on the iTunes Pop Charts and number 7 on the Top 100 in 2012.

His single ‘Hey LA’ was featured in an AT&T campaign against texting while driving. Beatty is scheduled to release his new single ‘Passion’ on July 1.

Last week, a new poll suggested that most members of the LGBT community feel the need to lie about their gender or sexual identity.

A poll of more than 1,000 LGBT people – commissioned by Pride in London – asked members of the community how they felt about discussing their private lives in public.

A massive 74% said they still felt the need to hide their sexual orientation or gender identity.

A further 59% of respondents said they felt threatened by other people’s attitudes and behaviours towards them.

 

More: coming out, Music, social media, US

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