“When I was about five, I remember feeling like I was scared because I knew something was different about me. I always felt that I kind of knew.
My parents were always really open-minded, I didn’t grow up in a homophobic household at all, but even so, somehow I knew that it was not the norm and I thought that it was not OK. Even at a really young age, I don’t know where that influence came from but it was there.
I remember I cried when I realized that I thought Zac Efron was really hot. I cried. And felt really sick.
I went away and started doing my research, that was when I started to become a lot more comfortable.
I watched coming out videos on YouTube and heard people speaking about their experiences and realized that I wasn’t a freak.”— Troye Sivan speaking to Attitude about his self coming-out process.