Troye Sivan's Powerful 'Heaven' Video is a Celebration of LGBTQ History

Troye Sivan

Ahead of Trump's inauguration tomorrow, OUT cover star Troye Sivan released today a video for his Blue Neighbourhood single, "Heaven," which features pop vocalist Betty Who and reflects on his struggles as a 14-year-old balancing sexuality and religion. The powerful Luke Gilford-directed visual splices together shots of Sivan in black-and-white with clips of historic LGBTQ moments, putting a mirror to the strong queer community that has longtime helped drive forward politics and social acceptance for us all.

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In our interview with Sivan, he told us writing "Heaven" was a theraputic experience: "It was me thinking about how hard I try to be a good person and then feeling like, before I even opened my eyes as a little baby—because I think I was born gay—I was a sinner," he said. "All of those are very standard, but very confusing and hurtful conversations that you have to have with yourself as an LGBTQ person."

Watch Troye Sivan's "Heaven," below.

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