Neon Trees’ frontman Tyler Glenn came out as gay in an interview for the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone, in which he talks about his first crushes and his feelings on fellow LGBT celebrities.
“I really love all of the sports figures that are coming out recently,” Glenn told Rolling Stone. “I appreciated Michael Sam was like, ‘I want to be able to go to the movies and hold hands with my boyfriend.’ Even hearing him say ‘boyfriend,’ I was just like, that’s cool.”
Glenn, a Mormon, also talked about his church’s feelings on homosexuality, saying he was “always taught, and I hate this word, ‘tolerance.'”
After Rolling Stone published excerpts from the Tyler Glenn story on its site yesterday, Glenn took to Twitter to tell the world he’s a “happy and healthy Mormon gay pop star.”
Read the rest of the story at RollingStone.com today or when the issue hits newsstands March 28.