Cupid's Pulse Article: Neon Trees Singer Tyler Glenn Comes Out as GayCupid's Pulse Article: Neon Trees Singer Tyler Glenn Comes Out as Gay

By April Littleton

According to People, the leader singer of Neon Trees Tyler Glenn opened up about his sexuality, revealing that he was gay. He started sharing the news with loved ones last October. Glenn grew up in a Mormon church and says he’s dealt with a “complicated relationship” with religion. “I’ve always felt like I’m an open book, and yet obviously I haven’t been completely,” he told Rolling Stone. Glenn also explained how he’s been inspired by current sport figures openly discussing their sexuality. “I appreciated [that] 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 like, ‘that’s cool.'”

What are some ways to tell your loved ones about the one you love?

Cupid’s Advice:

You have someone new in your life, but you’re not sure how your family and friends will react to the news. You don’t want to avoid telling your loved ones about your new significant other – especially if they might find out the news from someone else. Cupid is here to help:

1. Ease your way in: Don’t just blurt out the news about your new partner right away. Have a general conversation with your family like you normally would do. Ask about their day, tell them how you’re doing, etc. When you feel like the discussion is going well, then bring up your love life.

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2. Remain calm: The worst thing you can do is freak your family out before even sharing the news. Keep a cool, calm attitude toward them. All you have to do is tell them you’re seeing someone new. Yes, you might feel a little nervous, but your loved ones shouldn’t have the feeling that something is wrong.

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3. Talk positive: Once you’ve told them the news, let them know how happy you are with your new love. The only thing that should matter to your family and friends is your happiness. If you’re enjoying the time you spend with your new partner, they should be OK with the relationship.

What are some other ways to tell your loved ones about the one you love? Comment below.