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‘Walk the Moon’ singer Nicholas Petricca comes out in emotional video

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Nicholas Petricca, lead singer of the rock band Walk the Moon, has revealed he is bisexual in a post commemorating pride season.

Petricca, who lends his vocals to the popular songs “One Foot,” “Shut Up and Dance,” and “Anna Sun,” shared his story via Instagram.

“Hi, my name is Nicholas, I’m the lead singer of a band called Walk the Moon, and I’m bisexual,” Petricca declared in the video. “Today is the last day of Pride Month here in the year 2020 and I think it’s time that I said that.”

“My whole life I have passed for a ‘normal person’ – a cisgender straight guy – and this has afforded me a life of privilege,” Petricca admits. “Virtually no name-calling or bullying or hardship around my sexuality really at all. My heart is with so many LGBTQ+ human beings who have had a much more challenging experience than I have. My heart is with so many LGBTQ+ human beings who have had a much more challenging experience than I have.”

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Petricca then invoked the words of Harvey Milk to encourage others to come out as well. “I believe in what Harvey Milk said… (I’m paraphrasing) that when the collective as a whole, when people as a whole realize that we are everywhere; that we are your children, that we are your mothers and fathers and brothers and sisters; that we have been with you and among you and are you and have been this whole time. That’s the moment when the myths, the bullying, and the inequality will end.”

Petricca then went on to affirm that LGBTQ people everywhere are loved, whether they’ve ever acted on their feelings or not. “I hope you have the best year of your life. I love you, and happy f*cking pride,” he concluded.

Though he didn’t make a point of mentioning, Petricca also wore a Wizard of Oz t-shirt while recording the video. Any friend of Dorothy is a friend of ours.

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today is the last day of Pride Month here in the year 2020, and i think it’s time i said that. my whole life i have passed for a “normal person”, cisgender straight guy, and this has afforded me a life of privilege.  virtually no name-calling or bullying or hardship around my sexuality really at all.  my heart is with so many LGBTQ+ human beings who have had a much more challenging experience than i have.  AND i believe in what Harvey Milk said… (i’m paraphrasing) that when the collective as a whole, when people as a whole realize that we are everywhere… that we are your children, that we are your mothers and fathers and brothers and sisters… that we have been with you and among you and are you and have been this whole time… *that’s* the moment when the myths, the bullying, and the inequality will end. so to the extent to which this message serves that end, and to the extent to which it serves you – whoever you are watching this, whatever your situation is, if this gives you a degree of courage, confidence, if this gives you 1% more permission to be unapologetically yourself – then f u c k y e a h.  i’m here to say:  i am Bisexual.  i have feelings for, am attracted to both men and women, and i have had experiences with both men and women, and i’m proud of it.  i believe that sexuality is a spectrum, and i believe that most people probably live somewhere in between these far ends, heteronormative ends of this spectrum.  and i believe that you can be an LGBTQ+ person whether you have had a particular type of experience with someone yet, or ever, in your life. i want you to know whoever you are, however you’re built, however you were created, however you share your love with another human being, I LOVE YOU.  and God loves you.  Jesus loves you.  the Universe loves you.  and whatever the social-normative-narrative-programming-mainstream-whatever would have us believe – you are 100% grade-A beautiful perfect complete human being, and you are loved.  and 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. *continued in comments*

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