Dating tyler glenn
"I appreciated [that] 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.'"After an excerpt from the article was published online, Glenn received many messages of support online. Something always would come out in the songs."He continued, "So now you know what you may have always assumed. "I'm the happiest lil weirdo i've been in my whole entire life. I don't know what it all means, but I'm ok with it."He later explained why he decided to come out via the iconic magazine in a lengthy Facebook post, writing, "I don't think I'm special for being a gay man. I didn't come out so all of you could say 'i knew it' based on the clothes I wear or the way I dance. It was music that I had always had a torrid love affair with. I had to be honest with that relationship.""It was the moment I let myself write about the years spent in falling for my straight friend or the song I let myself write about thinking it was ok to be alone forever because it was better than explaining myself. There’s a side to me, musically, I’m a big fan of R&B, a soulful quality to pop music.So instead of making a Trees album that sounded completely different from the band, it was interesting to me to do something on my own and it could sound different and that would be ok.Seeing others come out publicly in recent months inspired Glenn to do the same, notes. Do you want to be pat on the back because you can 'spot them?
Unlike, say, Catholicism or Judaism, where people sometimes identify as a member of the faith without actively participating, Mormonism tends to be more in-or-out. He might not attend church weekly, but Glenn, who served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, identifies as Mormon, as do the other members of the band. "A lot of people reached out."Among those who sent messages were local church leaders.
It was really important to have a different sound and put my name on it and make it separate.
There are a lot of pop music references on this album.
"I've always felt like I'm an open book, and yet obviously I haven't been completely," the 30-year-old musician tells the magazine, which hits stands March 28. It's been quite a real and beautiful day to have so much compassion and love coming from strangers, fans that have been there since the beginning, new fans, family, friends.
Glenn says he's known he was gay since childhood, but kept his sexuality a secret. For someone like me, the eternal self deprecator, i just want to say thank you," he wrote.