Do you hear that? That’s the sound of your 2005 crush on Brendon Urie, lead singer of Panic! At the Disco, being validated.
During a recent interview with Paper magazine the singer, who finished a stint on Broadway last year in Kinky Boots, came out as pansexual. “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,” Urie said, when it was brought up that he doesn’t subscribe to antiquated masculinity tropes. “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’m attracted to.”
When gently pressed for a confirmation, Urie obliged: “I guess this is me coming out as pansexual.”
The timing of Urie’s coming out is poetic, as the singer recently teamed up with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) to donate $1 million through his own foundation, Highest Hopes, to benefit LGBTQ youth.
“Launching the Highest Hopes Foundation with GLSEN as our first cause feels natural to the DNA of P!ATD,” said Urie in a statement. “I am beyond excited to see what we can do together. 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.”
Read Urie’s full Paper interview, here.