Troye Sivan Talks Being LGBTQ+ In Trump's America
Troye Sivan speaks to Teen Vogue about how the LGBTQ+ community will be stronger together in President Trump's America. Read more at MTV.co.uk.
Being the little ray of sunshine that he is, Troye Sivan is forever promoting equality, uplifting positivity, and inspiring ways of thinking that’ll make fans feel like they can take over the world.
And even in the face of adversity, he’s no different. In a recent (and awesome) interview with Teen Vogue, Troye has given his thoughts on what it means to identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community in President Trump’s America.
In a chilled but meaningful chat with close friend Hari Nef, Troye shares his intimate thoughts on growing up as gay, as well as how the internet helped him understand his sexuality, and his thoughts on the recent election result.
Revealing that he and Hari recently attended a Trump protest together in Boston, Troye agrees that Trump’s Presidency has “touched all of us”, but has a pretty inspiring outlook when it comes to looking to the future.
“I plan on spending a lot of my life in the United States, [but] I think I’ve gotten to the point where I’ve accepted defeat in the fact that Donald Trump is going to be president,” Troye says.
““But it doesn’t change my opinion. I let myself grieve for a little bit, but the most comforting thought in the world to me is that LGBTQ people have always existed."
“To think of all of the hardships and all the regimes that LGBTQ people have survived - we are such fighters," he added. "I have faith in us as a people. I know that we can survive this.”
Reflecting on the idea of himself being a role model to young gay people these days, Troye also added that he hopes his own influence and music can act as a counteractive force against homophobic hate.
“I’m just trying to show people that you can be queer, live your life, and be happy,” he explained.
“I feel like I lucked out that I was born at the right time, that now the world is ready for an openly gay male pop singer. Now I’m going to try my very hardest to pass my baton to the next person who’s even more other than me.”
You can read Troye's entire, uplifting interview over on Teen Vogue. What did we do to deserve Troye Sivan.
Words by Lucy Wood.
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