Christian rock star Trey Pearson will perform at next weekend's Columbus LGBT Pride festival.

The 35-year-old lead singer of Everyday Sunday came out gay last week in a letter first published by the Religious News Service.

During an appearance on ABC's The View, Pearson discussed growing up in a home and church “where I was taught that God hated homosexuality.”

(Related: Trey Pearson: My dad hugged me after I came out gay.)

In an interview with gay glossy The Advocate, Pearson said that his coming out journey was mentored by Rob Bell, a progressive Christian author and former minister. Pearson recalled Bell saying, “The truth is the safest place in the universe.”

Pearson is currently working on an album slated for the fall. He'll perform Friday, June 17 at Columbus Pride.