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Mormon Neon Trees singer comes out

Tue 25 Mar 2014 In: International News

Tyler Glenn The lead singer of the band Neon Trees, Tyler Glenn, has come out, and revealed conflicted feelings towards being Mormon led to years of repressing his sexuality. "I had my crushes on guys throughout high school, but it was never an overwhelming thing until my 20s," the 30-year-old says in an interview with Rolling Stone, which will be out on Friday. "Then I'd be dating girls and in love with my straight friend and it was the worst feeling in the world." The musician, who served a Mormon missions, adds: "We were always taught, and I hate this word, 'tolerance,'" he says of his religious upbringing. "The only time that felt different was when the Prop. 8 thing came up.” Neon Trees’ new album Pop Psychology includes songs which explore being a closeted gay man. Glenn came out to family and friends late last year. Neon Trees opened for Taylor Swift in her RED tour to New Zealand last year. The band's track Animal peaked at number 30 on the New Zealand singles chart, while Everybody Talks hit number 37.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Tuesday, 25th March 2014 - 9:46am

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