Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn: I’m Gay
His flamboyant stage antics and in-your-face fashion sense has set him apart in the pop music world, and now Tyler Glenn has a big revelation.
The Neon Trees frontman told Rolling Stone magazine that despite his conservative Mormon upbringing, he’s known he was gay since he was six years old.
Glenn explained, "I don't know what the rumors are, but we're not taught that 'homos are going to hell' on Sunday in church. Mostly it's just about Christ and his teachings."
And while he’s unapologetic about his sexual orientation, Tyler is a bit concerned that his hometown fans in Provo, Utah will be upset about his revelation- "I hope they don't feel like we're pulling the rug out from under them.”
After high school, Glenn actually went on a 2-year Mormon mission to strengthen his faith. "I was like, 'I'm 18, I'm either going to go to college, which I have no interest in because I want to be in music, or I have to go on a mission.’”
However, he never lost sight of his dream to be in a band with his friends. "We knew the band name, we knew the sound we wanted to go for. It was 2002, and the whole post-punk New Wave thing hadn't really come back yet."