Anthony Callea caused a bit of stir when he came out earlier this year. The Australian Idoler consistently and persistently denied his homosexuality until a radio show hot inadvertently opened the closet door. Now that he’s out, however, Callea claims to be a happier chap.
I used to have this barrier up, part of me was scared. Releasing that weight off my shoulders has made me feel comfortable with myself; comfortable with anyone around me too. It’s a lot easier for me to walk into a room. There are no secrets any more.”
What does Callea have to say to gay people hiding behind a straight facade? “You only live once, so why try to live a completely different life?” If only some American Idols knew that, huh?