Monday, March 17, 2008

The Feeling's Lead Singer, Dan Gillespie Sells says 'Pop Stars Should Come Out of the Closet'

The Feeling’s frontman Dan Gillespie Sells (pictured center) has urged more pop stars to come out. In an interview to publicize the Feeling’s upcoming album, Join With Us, he told the Daily Record:
“The world would be a healthier place if people were more honest about their sexuality and the entertainment industry would be healthier if people were more honest full stop. The more of us who come out, the easier it is for others. My advice for anyone considering coming out would be to do it for themselves. It’s not fun living a lie.”
Gillespie Sells announced his homosexuality in Attitude magazine in 2006. He has also been open about having lesbian parents and a gay uncle. In the article, Gillespie Sells called his family a “kind of poster family for civil liberties organisations. The first time I discovered not everyone had two mums and a dad was when I went to school.”

Gillespie Sells is one of only a handful of successful British musicians in recent years to have come out. Others include Will Young, Stephen Gately from Boyzone, George Michael and Ian ‘H’ Watkins of Steps fame.

Join With Us, was released on February 18th.

WATCH VIDEO: The Feeling - Join With Us

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