Tyler Glenn, frontman for the Utah-based alternative rock band Neon Trees, discusses being gay for the first time publicly in the latest issue of Rolling Stone.

“I've always felt like I'm an open book, and yet obviously I haven't been completely,” Glenn said in the interview available online Tuesday.

Glenn said he's known he was gay since he was a child but remained closeted.

“I really love all the sports figures that are coming out recently. I appreciate Michael Sam was like, 'I want to be able to go to the movies and hold hands with my boyfriend.' Even hearing him say 'boyfriend,' I was just like, that's cool.”

He added in a tweet to his nearly 29,000 followers: “Yes. I am a happy and healthy Mormon gay pop star. I don't know what it all means, but I'm ok with it.”