Neon Trees frontman Tyler Glenn is convinced very few of his fans were shocked when he opened up about his sexuality in a Rolling Stone article last month (Mar14) because he wasn't a great closeted gay man.
The Everybody Talks hitmaker 'came out' in the interview, admitting he wanted to live his life as an open book for his fans.
He tells U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America, "I'm 30 and a part of my stage mantra has always been self-acceptance, and I figured it's never too late to self-accept yourself (sic), and, for me, it was about coming out and being open to the fans.
"I don't think it was that shocking; I don't think I was doing a very good job hiding it, so here I am."
Glenn hopes that his big reveal will inspire other closeted gay performers to come forward and open up about their sexuality, insisting the time has never been better after MACklemore & Ryan Lewis turned the spotlight on equal rights at the Grammy Awards in January (14), when they performed their hit song Same Love as 33 same-sex couples exchanged vows.
Glenn says, "It's powerful, it's good. I think we need more gay representation now. I think the world is ready for more gay musicians and I think there are some fantastic ones now and I think there's room for more."