David Archuleta comes out as part of the LGBTQ+ community

Jun 13, 2021 0 comments




Singer-songwriter David Archuleta officially comes out as part of the LGBTQIA+ community, and THAT'S another win for everyone! 


The former "American Idol" contestant shares in a lengthy Instagram post that he came out as gay to his family in 2014 but then had similar feelings for both genders, suggesting "a spectrum of bisexuality." He also referred to himself as a person who doesn't "have too much sexual desires and urges as most people," noting the traits for asexuality.



"I like to keep to myself but also thought this was important to share because I know so many other people from religious upbringings feel the same way," Archuleta began his lengthy post. "I've been open to myself and my close family for some years now that I am not sure about my own sexuality. I came out in 2014 as gay to my family. But then I had similar feelings for both genders so maybe a spectrum of bisexual. Then I also have learned I don't have too much sexual desires and urges as most people which works I guess because I have a commitment to save myself until marriage. Which people call asexual when they don't experience sexual urges."



The now 30-year-old singer said that it's uncomfortable for him to share this personal aspect of his life, but he wanted to bring more awareness to people in a similar situation.


"I don’t feel comfortable sharing it, but felt I needed to to bring more awareness to people in my same situation and let you know you’re not alone," he wrote in the post . "You can be part of the LGBTQIA+ community and still believe in God and His gospel plan."


"I just invite you to please consider making room to be more understanding and compassionate to those who are LGBTQIA+, and those who are a part of that community and trying to find that balance with their faith which also is a huge part of their identity like myself," he wrote. "For me to find peace the reality has been to accept both are real things I experience and make who I am."


Archuleta's most recent studio album, Therapy Sessions, was released in May 2020.




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