Brendon Urie came out as pansexual in an interview with Paper magazine.


Brendon Urie just came out as pansexual—and his fans are here for it

'I guess this is me coming out as pansexual.'


Kris Seavers


Posted on Jul 7, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 11:43 am CDT

Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie revealed that he’s pansexual in a Paper magazine interview on Friday, igniting fan excitement on Twitter and spiking search volume for the LGBTQ term.

“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 told the magazine about his views on traditional masculinity. “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 am attracted to.”

He added: “I guess so, I guess this is me coming out as pansexual.”

Any Panic! at the Disco fan (read: retired or active emo kid with a love for pop punk) will gleefully say it they knew all along, but the revelation still blew up Twitter with praise and solidarity.

BuzzFeed News reports that Urie’s Highest Hopes Foundation donated $1 million to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education at the end of June (aka Pride Month).

Following Urie’s news, Google searches for “pansexual” surged. Merriam-Webster defines the identity term as “of, relating to, or characterized by sexual desire or attraction that is not limited to people of a particular gender identity or sexual orientation.”

In April, Janelle Monáe’s coming out to Rolling Stone magazine increased the query on the dictionary’s website by 11,00 percent.


H/T BuzzFeed News

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*First Published: Jul 7, 2018, 9:06 am CDT