Singer Boy George believes that a gay person is not obligated to come out.

Appearing on Piers Morgan Live, the 52-year-old George – famous for his androgynous style of dressing – weighed in on the recent coming out of Michael Sam, a 24-year-old college football player and solid NFL draft prospect, by saying that he didn't mind someone being closeted so long as they are not anti-gay.

(Related: Obama, Thomas Roberts weigh in on Michael Sam's coming out gay.)

“One of the funny things about coming out public is that people always encourage you to do it, and then when you do it, they say, 'All you do is talk about being gay.' So, you can't win,” George told host Piers Morgan.

“When I was younger, I was a little more kind of gung-ho in that everyone should come out. Now I think, if it makes you happy come out. If it's going to make you miserable, don't come out. Just don't have a go at other gay people. So long as someone isn't attacking gay people, I don't care if you're in the closet.”

He added that the gay community needs more allies like Ben Cohen.

(Related: Ben Cohen: Sport shouldn't discriminate against gays.)

“Because no one is going to listen to us queens, you know, screaming for equality,” George said. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)