The Importance of LGBT Role Models

Gay Jewish Australian pop star Troye Sivan has an important message of love for young LGBT people

Troye Sivan has spoken out about the lack of young LGBT role models he had while growing up.

The 21-year-old explained in an interview with the Paper that public figures like George Michael and Ricky Martin were a different generation to him, but the lack of representation has spurred him to be a figure for younger LGBT people.

In an interview Paper, the publication asked about his role models growing up, and whether they affected the influence on his career.

They asked: “Growing up, did you have any LGBTQ role models that you looked up to? Or did the lack of representation influence you to do what you’re doing today?”

“I think the latter. I think the lack of representation is definitely something that kind of shaped the way that I’m trying to mould my whole career,” Sivan explained.

“I remember the first gay kiss that I ever saw on TV and how much it blew my mind. And I never saw it again for a number of years.

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