The Truth About Troye Sivan's Sexuality

Troye Sivan burst onto the scene and suddenly he was popping up everywhere (via Billboard). Maybe you know him from his popular YouTube channel, where he has millions of avid subscribers, or maybe you spotted the gorgeous Aussie in the music video for Ariana Grande's hit song, "Thank U, Next." Suffice it to say, it's highly likely you're aware of Sivan even if putting a face to his suitably unique name might be difficult.

As the multitalented star acknowledged in an interview with NME Australia, "Ultimately, my dream did come true, which is crazy." When it comes to his career hopes going forward, Sivan — who acts, sings, and more — shared, "And all I want for the future is to be able to keep doing it. Keep creating, and have people want to listen, or watch." He can hardly believe his luck thus far.

Sivan counts famous types like Kacey Musgraves as his friends, but he still feels like he has to prove himself in many ways, telling NME emphatically, "[It's important] to be real and stand for something." Of course, the Australian import has already found himself becoming an activist simply by virtue of being open about his sexuality.

Troye Sivan took his time coming out to the world

Troye Sivan's message was among the most awesome and inspiring coming out videos on YouTube. Back in 2013, an impossibly youthful-looking Sivan took to his channel to reassure fans, "I'm still gonna make the same videos. I'm still the same Troye," clarifying this was just "some new information" about him. The Aussie content creator recalled how he'd told his best friend he was gay at the age of 14, thereby gaining the courage to tell his father.

Acknowledging how lucky he was to have such supportive friends and family, Sivan shared, "If anything, it just brought me and my friends a lot closer and me and my family a lot closer." In a follow-up video, posted to the site in 2015, the actor admitted coming out on YouTube "completely changed my life." He's not wrong, with Sivan's career launched into the stratosphere in the years since, as he delved into music, acting, fashion, and makeup.

For those looking for advice on coming out, Sivan told Dazed, "The first step and the hardest step is coming out to yourself." He continued, "Realizing who you are and your identity — once you've gotten past that process — make sure you're in a safe environment. And if you feel it is a safe environment, I would highly, highly recommend coming out. I can speak from personal experience and say it's been the best thing I've ever done in my entire life."

The Aussie pop star still struggles with his identity

Troye Sivan has been out and proud for a while now. But, as the pop star informed Another Man magazine, he has no interest in being a gay icon, explaining, "I'm one voice of so many that are missing. There are plenty of other people who need to be heard first." The "Three Months" star is still figuring out who he is, arguing that there's a big difference between coming out and being your authentic self (via the Gay Times). 

"Growing up in a society where I didn't want to be gay for the first 15 years of my life, I was terrified of it," Sivan divulged. "That's still in there and I'm personally trying to work it out." Further, the hit-maker revealed to The Guardian how he initially felt pressure to tamp down his more feminine urges. Happily, Sivan has gradually learned to be more accepting of himself. Notably, however, the pop star took issue with an invasive question about his sexual preferences. 

Per Buzzfeed News, Sivan wasn't impressed at being asked whether he was a top or a bottom by an Australian gay magazine. As Sivan clarified, "I speak about sex in my music on my terms, when I'm in control . . . That does not open the flood gates [and] give anyone a pass on basic manners." Likewise, Sivan made it clear straight male artists aren't subjected to the same line of questioning.