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Tyler Glenn, frontman of Neon Trees, comes out as gay

Michael O'Neill

Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees

“I’ve always felt like an open book, and yet obviously I haven’t been completely”

Tyler Glenn of the pop group Neon Trees publicly came out as gay during an interview with Rolling Stone.

Glenn is the energetic lead singer of one of pop’s best current rock bands. Neon Trees hails from Utah, and have released two albums to date, “Habits”, and “Picture Show.” The band’s upcoming album “Pop Psychology” is scheduled for release next month.

Glenn revealed that he has known he was gay since he was a young boy, admitting he had crushes on male friends and classmates while growing up. He always kept his sexuality a secret largely because of his Mormon faith.

According to Tyler Glenn, the new album will touch on some of the emotions surrounding his coming out. Glenn told some of his close friends and family late last year while he was writing songs for the new record.

Glenn admits that his conservative background was large factor in his timing, stating that his opinion of the Mormon church began changing around 2008 regarding its stance on gay marriage in California.

Tyler Glenn revealed in his interview with Rolling Stone “I’ve always felt like an open book, and yet obviously I haven’t been completely.” 

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