Tyler Glenn, the recently out frontman
for the Utah-based alternative rock band Neon Trees, discussed Adam
Lambert and Morrissey with gay glossy Out.
The 30-year-old Glenn came out in the
latest issue of Rolling Stone.
In a tweet to his nearly 29,000
followers, he added: “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.”
Glenn said he was inspired to come out
by a marathon of LGBT-themed documentaries.
“The fear surrounding coming out went
explained to Out. “It was just as simple as saying this
is what I want and I want to be happy.”
Glenn told Out that he's
attracted to masculine men: “I think Morrissey is sex.”
He also addressed failing to mention
Adam Lambert in the Rolling Stone interview when he complained
of the lack of openly gay musicians.
“I've gotten tired of kind-of gay or
straight people being pop culture's gay [spokespeople] – like
Macklemore,” he told Rolling
Stone. “It makes me wonder, 'Are we ready for an actual
gay pop star and not just the safe straight guy saying it's OK?' I
appreciate the fact that Michael Stipe was able to just be who he
was, and it rarely overshadowed the music.”
“I didn't want him to think I was
leaving him out. I'll use Out.com to say I enjoy [Adam Lambert],”