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

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

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

Jul 7, 2018, 9:17 am*

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Kris Seavers 

Kris Seavers

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.

https://twitter.com/vaItersin/status/1015249050629820416

https://twitter.com/kaitxnic/status/1015301690013179904

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.

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