Walk The Moon singer Nicholas Petricca comes out as bisexual: ‘I have had experiences with both men and women and I’m proud of it’
Walk The Moon singer Nicholas Petricca came out as bisexual last week as Pride month drew to a close.
The 33-year-old, who started the band in 2006 during his college days, made the big announcement on his Instagram page.
‘My whole life I have passed for a “normal person,” a cisgender straight guy,’ he said, ‘and this has afforded me a life of privilege, virtually no name-calling or bullying or hardship around my sexuality really at all.’
Big reveal: Walk The Moon singer Nicholas Petricca came out as bisexual last week as Pride month drew to a close
Nicholas added that ‘my heart is with so many LGBTQ+ human beings who have had a much more challenging experience than I have. And I believe, I believe in what Harvey Milk said.’
He said: ‘I believe – I’m paraphrasing here but – I believe that when the collective, as a whole, when people as a whole realize that we are everywhere, that we are your children and we are your mothers and fathers and brothers and sisters, that we have been with you and among you and we are you, we have been this whole time, that that’s the moment when the myths and the bullying and the inequality will end.’
In his original quote Harvey Milk was encouraging gay Americans to come out of the closet to the people they know ‘As difficult as it is,’ because: ‘Once they realize that we are indeed their children, that we are indeed everywhere, every myth, every lie, every innuendo will be destroyed once and all.’
Nicholas continued in his video: ‘So to the extent to which, to the extent to which this message serves that end, and to the extent to which it serves you, whoever you are watching this, whether, whatever your situation is, if this gives you a degree of courage, confidence, this gives you one percent more permission to be unapologetically yourself, then f*** yeah.’
Singing up a storm: The 33-year-old, who started the band in 2006 during his college days, made the big announcement on his Instagram page; pictured onstage last year
He said: ‘I’m here to say I’m bisexual and I have feelings for, am attracted to, both and women, and I have had experiences with both men and women and I’m proud of it.’
The crooner feels ‘that sexuality is a spectrum, and I believe that probably most people live somewhere in between these far ends, heteronormative ends of the spectrum.’
Nicholas felt ‘that you can be an LGBTQ+ person, whether you have had an experience with someone, a particular type of experience with someone yet, or ever in your life.’
His experience: ‘My whole life I have passed for a “normal person,” a cisgender straight guy,’ he said, ‘and this has afforded me a life of privilege’
He told his fans that ‘whoever you are, however you’re built, however, you were created, however you share your love with another human being, I love you.’
The singing sensation insisted that ‘God loves you, Jesus loves you, the universe loves you, and whatever the social normative narrative programming mainstreaming whatever would have us believe, you are 100% grade-A beautiful, perfect, complete human being, and you are loved.’
Nicholas noted that ‘for you to be 100% free to be yourself, this is vital, and it’s vital to our future, it’s vital to the whole world, and to me, that you are free to be yourself, ‘cause that’s the only way we’re gonna get shit done around here.’
Warm words: He told his fans that ‘whoever you are, however you’re built, however, you were created, however you share your love with another human being, I love you’
He dished: ‘That’s the only way you are gonna realize your life’s purpose, your highest, most high destiny. And that’s the kinda world we’re building.’
Nicholas concluded: ‘That’s what we’re up to. That’s what I’m here for. So I hope you have the best year of your life, and I love you, and happy f***in’ Pride.’
The Shut Up And Dance singer finished up his video by affectionately blowing a kiss to his more than 100,000 Instagram followers.